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Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » November 21st, 2011, 3:24 pm

https://twitter.com/#!/Ken_Rosenthal/st ... 0152812544

Sources: #Orioles inquired on #Rockies' Street. Showalter wants Johnson in rotation. Rockies have liked Guthrie in past. #MLB
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Re: Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

PostPost #2 by Tucker Blair » November 21st, 2011, 4:06 pm

I would be displeased with all three things rumored by Rosenthal.

-Trading for Street would be the COMPLETE wrong move for the Orioles. The pen is the least of their worries at this point in time, and a RP is not going to help this team compete. At most he gives them 1-2 more victories.
- This would be even worse if they gave up Guthrie to get him.
-JJ to the rotation may very well happen, but I am against it. I still think his biggest value to the club is in the pen.
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Re: Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

PostPost #3 by osforlife » November 21st, 2011, 5:47 pm

Hate it.
Johnson needs to stay in the pen and be the closer.
Trading Guthrie for Street would just deplete our rotation even more. Our pen is the least of our problems at this point.
Who needs another overpriced RP? Street would be better than Gregg but to what amount?....3 more saves?
Bullpen: Johnson, Simon, Strop, Gregg, O'Day, Patton, Phillips, and supposely Chong Tae-Hyon
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Re: Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

PostPost #4 by A_K » November 21st, 2011, 6:53 pm

Not only do I hate it, but I don't even understand it. Is Jim Johnson even an upgrade over Guthrie in the rotation? Is Street even an upgrade over Johnson in the bullpen? This seems like the type of move that has a 50 percent chance of making the team actively worse.
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Re: Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

PostPost #5 by DougDE » November 21st, 2011, 7:04 pm

Its almost like they're trying to intentionally infuriate the small fanbase they have left. Hopefully this is just a ridiculous rumor
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Re: Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

PostPost #6 by Shorebirdfan » November 21st, 2011, 9:20 pm

Not of fan of this either. Certainly wouldn't accept Street for Jeremy.
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Re: Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

PostPost #7 by Matt P » November 21st, 2011, 10:47 pm

No clue why the Rockies have any interest in Guthrie.
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Re: Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

PostPost #8 by Jordan Tuwiner » November 21st, 2011, 11:15 pm

A_K wrote:Not only do I hate it, but I don't even understand it. Is Jim Johnson even an upgrade over Guthrie in the rotation? Is Street even an upgrade over Johnson in the bullpen? This seems like the type of move that has a 50 percent chance of making the team actively worse.

Exactly my thoughts.

Guthrie SP, Johnson RP > Johnson SP, Street RP
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Re: Orioles inquire on Rockies' Huston Street

PostPost #9 by Zach » November 22nd, 2011, 11:14 am

Street's era has been trending up while Johnson's has been going in the opposite direction and he has had a lower era the past two seasons. Street is also an injury risk (as my fantasy team demonstrated this year) and would not be a big upgrade if he is one at all. The mentality behind a starter and a reliever (much less a closer) is very different and requires different skills. Johnson does not have the stuff and has not been groomed to be starter like most of the reliever to starters referred to above.
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