dan72 wrote:What we need is young arms with options so that we can rest our bullpen. The reason some guys faded in stretches was primarily due to fatigue.
A team can never have enough pitching.
Old Sneakers wrote:
He's not that bad~ Just sayin'
osforlife wrote:1. Position wise, Baltimore has huge holes at second, in left, and at DH.
osforlife wrote:2. I remember reading an article on hot-stove saying the Orioles have pretty much maxed out on their salary room. Although Baltimore has many upcoming free agents, many of their players are up for arbitration raises. So supposedly, DD does not have much financial room to work with.
osforlife wrote:3. Our farm system is crap.
osforlife wrote:4. Our rotation is not good at all. Tillman, Gonzalez, and Chen are solid, but do not make them anything more than what they are; middle of the rotation starters. Bud Norris really should not be a starter, but considering what DD gave up for him, Oriole fans are probably stuck with him. The 5th spot is a mystery.
osforlife wrote:Jonathan Schoop hasn't hit well since he was nineteen years old in Delmarva. Let's actually slow down his development, stop rushing him to the next level, and see if he can actually hit in the minors. He's not ready, and the Orioles need a stopgap until he is ready.
Steve Pearce and Danny Valencia will be back next year. I hope the front office is smart enough to make them nothing more than right-handed complements. They can't hit RHP, but Baltimore finally came to their sense and let them hit against LHP by the end of the year. Also, the Orioles could platoon Jeff Baker with Ryan Flaherty.
I'd be interested in David Murphy to play left field. He doesn't come with a nasty platoon split, will come cheap, and is due for a bounce back year. He has a career line of .275/.337/.440 in Texas.
I mentally punch Mr. Duquette in the face everyday for giving up Delmonico, Hoes, Hader, Avery, and our supplementary first round pick.
osforlife wrote:Jonathan Schoop at Frederick:
Jonathan Schoop at Bowie:
Jonathan Schoop at Norfolk:
I understand he is younger than the average age in these leagues, but he's simply average at every level. Why move him up if he hasn't mastered the level? I want him to be raking in AAA before he's called up to play regularly in the majors.
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