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Who starts in left field next year?

Who starts in left field next year?

PostPost #1 by BuckMagic » October 1st, 2011, 11:10 pm

First it was Luke Scott, then it was Felix Pie, then it was Nolan Reimold, then it was Matt Angle, then it was Kyle Hudson.

Pie is gone. Hudson's not getting it. Scott is probably gone.

It's come down to Reimold and Angle unless they sign a FA. I would say a platoon but Reimold actually hits lefties poorly.

This is a tough decision because they both offer very difference skill sets. I think I would start off with Reimold in LF and give Angle the backup OF job, but it's close.

Who starts in left field next year?
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Re: Who starts in left field next year?

PostPost #2 by OriolesRedskins28 » October 2nd, 2011, 1:34 am

I agree give it to Reimold and let Angle be your 4th OF who can play fairly regularly against rightys while giving Jones and Reimold days off. But then again both Jones and Reimold hit RHP better... Reimold doesn't embarrass himself in LF (according to UZR) so his bat should make him a worthy starter.
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PostPost #3 by Shorebirdfan » October 2nd, 2011, 8:29 am

As big an Angle fan as I am, I have to agree that Reimold deserves first shot at this spot.
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Re: Who starts in left field next year?

PostPost #4 by Don » October 2nd, 2011, 10:44 am

Depending on who is signed this winter, I think the Orioles would be wise seeing if Mark Reynolds could lock down the position as well. This town feels that he is a terrible defender, but his strong suits are reaction first step and glove. It is why he looks slightly better than average a first base and would make an average defensive LF.

Nolan would be an ideal RF and it would be wise to honestly move Markakis this winter for future foundation.
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Re: Who starts in left field next year?

PostPost #5 by Don » October 2nd, 2011, 10:46 am

Better idea could be to platoon Reynolds and Reimold and simply give Reynolds 1B/DH.

I think this was something mentioned by Jon Shepard using statistics to back up my eyes on the field.
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Re: Who starts in left field next year?

PostPost #6 by Rising O's » October 2nd, 2011, 12:08 pm

Neither. Since I'm not sold on Reimold's defense, or Angle's bat, the option should be coming from outside the organization. Maybe Jose Reyes? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPost #7 by ofahn » October 2nd, 2011, 12:41 pm

Rising O's wrote: Maybe Jose Reyes?


No thank you. I would rather someone set me on fire twice in the same day.
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Re: Who starts in left field next year?

PostPost #8 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 2nd, 2011, 8:34 pm

ofahn wrote:
Rising O's wrote: Maybe Jose Reyes?


No thank you. I would rather someone set me on fire twice in the same day.

Sensed some sarcasm there.
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Re: Who starts in left field next year?

PostPost #9 by BuckMagic » October 2nd, 2011, 9:34 pm

Rising O's wrote:Neither. Since I'm not sold on Reimold's defense, or Angle's bat, the option should be coming from outside the organization. Maybe Jose Reyes? :lol: :lol: :lol:


I sense sarcasm as well but Reyes gets injured waaaaaaaaaay to often for me to consider signing him.
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Re: Who starts in left field next year?

PostPost #10 by Tucker Blair » October 3rd, 2011, 9:35 am

At this point, It has to be Nolan's job to lose. However, I would not be shocked if the Orioles bring in another guy that can play LF (Cuddyer, Dejesus are possibilities).
It remains to be seen what will happen with Scott. I could see him easily being non-tendered, but there is still a chance they try and keep him and possibly deal him at the deadline.
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Re: Who starts in left field next year?

PostPost #11 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 3rd, 2011, 7:43 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:At this point, It has to be Nolan's job to lose. However, I would not be shocked if the Orioles bring in another guy that can play LF (Cuddyer, Dejesus are possibilities).
It remains to be seen what will happen with Scott. I could see him easily being non-tendered, but there is still a chance they try and keep him and possibly deal him at the deadline.

I think Scott's a goner.
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PostPost #12 by ofahn » October 3rd, 2011, 7:45 pm

Jordan wrote:I think Scott's a goner.


I appreciate what he has done for us but it's time to move on.
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PostPost #13 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 3rd, 2011, 11:23 pm

ofahn wrote:
Jordan wrote:I think Scott's a goner.


I appreciate what he has done for us but it's time to move on.

If so, Troy Patton remains as the last piece from the Tejada trade.
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PostPost #14 by ofahn » October 4th, 2011, 8:03 am

Jordan wrote:If so, Troy Patton remains as the last piece from the Tejada trade.


If we would have traded Scott last winter (as we should have) there would be a different legacy to that trade.
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PostPost #15 by Tucker Blair » October 4th, 2011, 9:24 am

Jordan wrote:
ofahn wrote:
Jordan wrote:I think Scott's a goner.


I appreciate what he has done for us but it's time to move on.

If so, Troy Patton remains as the last piece from the Tejada trade.


Hopefully Patton can prove to be a valuable asset out of the pen next season.
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