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Who Do You See As The Orioles Second Baseman in 2012?

Who Do You See As The Orioles Second Baseman in 2012?

PostPost #1 by ofahn » January 6th, 2012, 11:42 pm

With Brian Roberts less than a sure thing for the coming season which player do you think will play the majority of innings at 2B for the Orioles this year and why? Is he already on the club?
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Re: Who Do You See As The Orioles Second Baseman in 2012?

PostPost #2 by Jordan Tuwiner » January 6th, 2012, 11:46 pm

ofahn wrote:With Brian Roberts less than a sure thing for the coming season which player do you think will play the majority of innings at 2B for the Orioles this year and why? Is he already on the club?

It'll be Andino.

I honestly don't believe Roberts will be ready until close to 2 months into the season. There have been a number of Duquette interviews where he's been asked about second base and he did not mention Roberts at all.
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Re: Who Do You See As The Orioles Second Baseman in 2012?

PostPost #3 by ofahn » January 6th, 2012, 11:49 pm

Jordan wrote:It'll be Andino.


Am I going out on a limb if I say the team will give Flaherty and Antonelli first crack at it before they hand the job to Andino?
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PostPost #4 by birdwatcher55 » January 7th, 2012, 8:16 am

Andino.. I think Roberts is done 8-)
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PostPost #5 by osforlife » January 7th, 2012, 11:43 am

I don't think Roberts will be ready. Yes, I think our second basemen of 2012 is already on the roster.
I want to say put Andino and Antonelii as super utility guys. Then have Flaherty and Adams battle it out. But from what I've heard, it looks like it'll be Andino. But I do think Flaherty will make the roster one way or the other. He was the best offensive threat coming out of the Rule 5. He is our 6th best prospect and is projected to be our 2015 DH. If he doesn't get the starting job, I think Flaherty will become a offensive-minded utility guy.
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PostPost #6 by osforlife » January 7th, 2012, 11:45 am

Oh and this is a good topic for a post considering how many options we have at second. I was gonna get around to this but you got to it first.
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Re: Who Do You See As The Orioles Second Baseman in 2012?

PostPost #7 by Tucker Blair » January 7th, 2012, 11:48 am

It will be andino. He can occasionally lead off when needed, gives us some speed in the lineup that would otherwise be pretty nonexistent , and has practically a full year under his belt. Buck seems to be fairly comfortable with him as well. I see Antonelli and flaherty(if makes the club) as backups who probably play 2-3 times a week at most. Antonelli could take more AB away though as the season progresses.

Also for some reason Adams is not very favored in the organization. At least that is what I grasp from the current roster.
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PostPost #8 by ofahn » January 7th, 2012, 1:58 pm

osforlife wrote:Oh and this is a good topic for a post considering how many options we have at second. I was gonna get around to this but you got to it first.


I had my finger hovering over the SUBMIT Button.
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PostPost #9 by ofahn » January 7th, 2012, 2:01 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:for some reason Adams is not very favored in the organization


And I don't understand why. He showed signs of a ML bat in the brief tryout he had last year. There's no question that the glove needs work but I think the team should see what improvements he has made over the winter before they dismiss him out of hand.
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Re: Who Do You See As The Orioles Second Baseman in 2012?

PostPost #10 by Matt P » January 7th, 2012, 3:48 pm

Robert Andino
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Re: Who Do You See As The Orioles Second Baseman in 2012?

PostPost #11 by ofahn » January 7th, 2012, 4:10 pm

Matt P wrote:Robert Andino


Why?
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PostPost #12 by birdwatcher55 » January 8th, 2012, 8:44 am

Interesting that nobody picked Pardo 8-)
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PostPost #13 by birdwatcher55 » January 8th, 2012, 8:46 am

ofahn wrote:
Matt P wrote:Robert Andino


Why?

I think Roberts could retire or at best be back on the DL. He has David Segui written all over him 8-)
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PostPost #14 by j.q. higgins » January 8th, 2012, 9:42 am

i think they will continue to work on adams d. i think it's possible andino, antonelli and flaherty all get significant time in the near term.

curious to see, also, if hoes is back at 2B again this year in bowie to start.
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Re: Who Do You See As The Orioles Second Baseman in 2012?

PostPost #15 by ofahn » January 8th, 2012, 10:21 am

birdwatcher55 wrote:
ofahn wrote:
Matt P wrote:Robert Andino


Why?

I think Roberts could retire or at best be back on the DL. He has David Segui written all over him 8-)


Yes, but why Andino?
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