Rising O's wrote:The Orioles should look to the guy with the best chance of being a lead-off hitter for next year. He has improved enough in his 2nd season at AAA that he warrants a longer look than September call-ups allow. There is an opportunity here the Orioles are going to miss and be forced to go into free agency with big questions about the top of the order again. Why do that when a cheap solution might be given the experience he needs to thrive in that roll?
I compare our situation with the Yankees and Gardner. They went with him out of necessity and found a capable player. We should be doing the same. Nolan is not good enough to be a starting outfielder with DH should be his primary roll (and he should be taking ABs away from Vlad). This goes for using PIe too except in rare circumstances. Go with the guys with a future in 2012.
Jordan wrote:100% agree. I don't think people realize that with Angle's defense, along with a solid .330-.340 OBP and 30+ SBs he is a very valuable player.
I would also give Kyle Hudson a look with his recent hot streak in mind.
Rising O's wrote:Who has a better arm? Angle or Hudson?
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:I couldn't agree more that Angle should be getting an extended look. With his defense, patient approach, sound hitting fundamentals, and playable speed that would conceivably allow him to bunt for hits and steal bases at the ML level would make him a massive upgrade over Pie/Reimold. It's the little things that make this team as bad as it is and starting Angle would be a step in the right direction.
Jordan wrote:Great point. After watching the Pie and Jones miscues over the past few days, fans would love having a guy like Angle who just does everything right
j.q. higgins wrote:Jordan wrote:Great point. After watching the Pie and Jones miscues over the past few days, fans would love having a guy like Angle who just does everything right
in your opinion, how much does angle's absolute lack of power negate his ability to get on base at the major league level?
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