dan72 wrote:Great article, only thing that was not mentioned was the expense to extend Manny. Before the injury fans were already clamouring for an extension for the young 3B. So are we in wait and see mode now due to the injury? Honestly I would place a higher priority on extending Manny versus extending Davis and Wieters. Manny is becoming the face of the franchise and I have no doubt his star will soon out shine Jones' s.
If I could play GM, I would rather spend the money on young stating pitching. The move I would make would be to keep Davis and trade Wieters. I doubt that will happen, Buck holds defense in such high regard.
.Old Sneakers wrote:For me, I let Weiters leave via free agency. It's clear he's going to get "Too Freaking Much!" because of the position he plays and who his agent is. Sadly not for performance.
Old Sneakers wrote:As for Davis, I am somewhat conflicted. He did everything and more last season. No one predicted he would be as good as he was at 1B. That to me is the guy you keep. It's a position the team struggled to find a solution to annually.
thezeroes wrote:To me, the core of the Orioles going forward is Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Chris Davis, and Chris Tillman. Time to see if Schoop, Urrutia and Gausman are part of this core.
thezeroes wrote:Jonathan Schoop is approaching 500 games in the Minors for Baltimore. I understand that he is still a very young man BUT how many more MiLB games would/should he play in before we are able to ascertain he is a keeper that needs to play at the MLB Level??
Old Sneakers wrote:
How many games? I don't know.
What I do know is that .225/.290/.350 batting line isn't good enough.
My point was last spring everyone was talking about how good Schoop was going to be. "Many people who are scouts think a lot of him" without ever quoting a named source. It was all hype.
He didn't have more than an average year last year and now he's looking ordinary at best. God willing he starts off on fire next spring and presses the issue himself.
TuckerBlair89 wrote:I wouldn't necessarily say it was hype. He really does have the raw tools and natural ability to become a star. Scouts are split on him though, at least from the ones I talked to last year. It is important to note that he has been pushed harder than anyone in this entire system and been the youngest person on almost every team he has played with. Now, the plate discipline must improve for him to take the next level; and it has not yet. But there isn't anyone in the entire system with plus power and plus bat speed like Schoop.
Tucker do you see Schoop having the range/arm long term to stick at 2B or will he have to change positions?
osforlife wrote:Think Bedard trade.
osforlife wrote:I could see a trade of:
Chris Davis ------ Garret Jones, Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alex Dickerson, and Kyle McPherson.
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