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Last edited 2/2/2013 7:55 PM by OsMagik
Posted: 2/3/2013 8:45 AM
oltrex wrote: I heard that Saunders was looking at a large multi-year deal - 3 or 4 years at over $10 million per, and the Orioles were looking at at most two years, or one and an option at 15 million.
Posted: 2/3/2013 9:06 AM
Posted: 2/3/2013 11:27 AM
OsMagik wrote: Even fourth outfielder Nolan Reimold has done so twice (in minors and split between minors/rookie season).
Posted: 2/4/2013 12:40 AM
DrBNic wrote: OsMagik wrote: Even fourth outfielder Nolan Reimold has done so twice (in minors and split between minors/rookie season).Where was it stated by DD or Buck that Reimold was the 4th outfielder? I didn't know that it had been decided where he was going to play.
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:30 PM
Posted: 2/15/2013 2:48 AM
oltrex wrote: I like McLouth's defense as much as anybody, but if he had hit below the Mendoza line as he did for Pittsburgh before they released him last year, or repeated his futility from Atlanta, we wouldn't be talking about him as an Oriole. Because it was his first sustained exposure to the American League, did the pitchers not know how to get him out? Or were their some adjustments he made at Norfolk that helped bring him back? As far as Reimold goes, if he is healthy (big if, given his history), I think he'll be the right handed hitting DH paired with Wilson Betemit, and he may get some starts in the outfield as they give McLouth, Adam Jones and Markakis a day off. And it's not impossible that injuries may raise their head again, or Chris Davis has trouble defensively at first base, or any number of scenarios. I hope this isn't a repeat of what happened after Reimolds rookie year where he struggled so badly he was exiled to the minors for most of the year, struggling with bat as well as glove. I think his chances of getting 550 at bats to prove himself are pretty slim, and the other thing is his surgery is not a walk in the park. My wife had the same thing done to her neck and it has never been the same.I guess my wish is that he comes out of spring training like he did last year, with all guns firing, and force the Orioles to find a place to play him as often as they can. But we'll see how things develop...
McLouth had an absurdly low BABIP back in 2010 with the Braves, his worst season.
Last year he was about on par with his career there, and his average overall was closer to his norms.The guy isn't a .300 hitter, he isn't even a .280 hitter, never has been. The guy is more of a .260-.270/.340/.420 type hitter (solid for center fielder, but now he's all 3/corner). the value he adds is on the bases when he gets there.
Posted: 2/15/2013 9:18 AM
Posted: 2/15/2013 12:21 PM
oltrex wrote: My wife had the same thing done to her neck and it has never been the same.