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Nolan Reimold Decision?

Posted: 6/29/2014 11:12 AM

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According to an article I just read online, Nolans rehab window is up today. Means the O's have three choices.

1. Bring him up to the big club.
2. Bring him up and put him through waivers so they can send him back down. The article said this is unlikely because he won't make it through waivers.
3. Outright release him

I think they will bring him up on the 25 man but not sure how they are going to do that. Who goes down, Lough?  Really the only two guys Nolan can replace are Lough (which fits because they are both outfielders although now you take the ONLY base running threat off the team) and Flaherty (which doesn't fit because we'd lose our backup infielder).

So what do you guys think? I would like to see option #4 to package him with some minor league pitcher to get us a leadoff guy. But until Reimold plays and hits some at the ML level I am not sure you could get much value for him.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 11:25 AM

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I like #4 as well, but yeah, he has zero trade value and a rep for being injured 90% of the time. If Lough would accept a demotion, I'd do it. Reimold can't do worse than what we've gotten from Lough. If the O"s have doggedly hung on to Flaherty, I can't see them letting Reimold go after giving him so much time to recover.
If he is healthy, he could be a welcome addition. But that just seems to be an impossibility with him.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 12:10 PM

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Guarantee the Rays pick up Reimold if he gets put on waivers. Bottom 5 teams are, starting with the worst win percentage, the Rays, Padres, Dbacks, Cubs, and Astros. If the Rays don't pick him up, which would really surprise me because they trot out some awful DHs and are rolling with some real JAGs in the corner OF spots, he'd slot right in with any of those other aforementioned teams.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 12:27 PM

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Personally I'm ready to move on from Reimold.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 12:32 PM

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When I think of Reimold as a member of the Orioles:

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Posted: 6/30/2014 8:24 AM

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Lough I think is out of options. Having Reimold and Young on the team makes it tough. You could buy time by sending down MiGo for 4 days but you would waste his option. We will see what they come up with today. Its tough because you know the guy if healthy will be a baseball player. I feel he needs to DH more than not so I trade to an AL team may be what the Dr ordered for he and the Orioles. We sure could use a lefty BP pitcher right about now and throw Matusz on the 15 day DL.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 8:38 AM

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They have to make a choice on Almanzar as well. The Rule V pick is now in Norfolk.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 11:04 AM

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sczepp wrote: They have to make a choice on Almanzar as well. The Rule V pick is now in Norfolk.
I'm sure they'll send him back to BOS

I hope maybe they can swing a trade to keep Reimold though - maybe deal lough or young for reliever or vet catcher
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Posted: 6/30/2014 11:15 AM

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I dont know other teams needs. Young though needs to be playing more. He has earned the chance. There is no where for the guy on this team. He is not a guy who can play CF. He was brought in to compete for the DH spot but Cruz landed in our lap and thankfully so. If they could trade Young today I would be fine with that. Hate to see him personally go but he may get you something in return. AAA is short on Arms. Bullpen is not performing well right now.    I dont know their needs but the Pirates, Marlins, Brewers,Nationals are teams that could use a low paying OF who is a hitter.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 11:30 AM

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Honestly I'd dump Lough before Young. Young can hit and is demonstrating it. Injuries happen and he is valuable to US. Lough OTOH has failed miserably and is really not a proven MLB hitter. He's taking up space. If the O's want to contend, they don't send away pieces of the puzzle that will help them. You do that if you plan on 'rebuilding' (gasp, cough)...which we aren't doing...hopefully.
I'd also dump Flaherty...but this is a broken record. He adds little value to the team. Is inconsistent at BEST. He's a liability at the plate at worst. His meaningless HR yesterday proves nothing.

Almanzar has actually looked pretty good. I've seen him both games and will see him tonite as well. He hit a long HR yesterday. Problem as has been mentioned...as Rule 5er O's don't have much choice with him and he's probably not ready to come up.
Oh, and Lombardozzi has been playing in the outfield in Norfolk this weekend?????

Last edited 6/30/2014 11:32 AM by insagt1

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Posted: 6/30/2014 11:38 AM

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Nolan got screwed by the medical staff. I really can't imagine they wouldn't give him a fair shake.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 11:39 AM

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Problem the O's have as I see it:

1. Lough has no trade value. So best hope is to just move him for some minor league player who doesn't impact the 25 or 40 man rosters.
2. Young likely has some good trade potential especially if packaged with some minor league players. But I don't trade him unless I get a pretty decent return AND I believe that Reimold is really ready to contribute.   LOL
3. Reimold has no trade value right now and the only way he would get any trade value would be to let him play.


So barring them sending some pitcher down or to the DL then here is what I would do.
1. Release Lough and bring up Reimold. For the next two weeks I get Reimold in the lineup most everyday. Perhaps he hits perhaps he doesn't. But if he does then I try and move either him or Young with a minor league arm for a starter.
2. Get a starter and move Miggo to the pen and release Matusz. Enough of the batting practice already.
3. Move Flaherty one way or another and bring up Lombardozzi.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 12:46 PM

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good post steve...agree with your assessments. Lough was simply a bad pick-up. Even McLouth is starting to pick it up now. Flaherty has had his chances. I can't believe the O's don't think they can do better than that. Matusz has been awful. I fully would expect to see him in a Tides uni after yesterdays mess...and the rest of his 2014 body of work.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:22 PM

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I'm missing the part where Lough's options matter. Who cares if he's out of options? Who cares what his future is?

He's horrible.

He can't hit. He can't field.

Just cut him.

Even if you don't replace him with anyone and just have 24 men on your 25 man roster the team is better without David Lough.

Just dump this mistake and bring Nolan back. Maybe he sucks too. But I guarantee Lough sucks. At least there is a possibility for change with Nolan.


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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:30 PM

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You'd have to bring up Bourbon or Alvarez if you are to DFA Lough. No one else can play CF on an MLB level if Jones needs a day off.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:44 PM

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They could just replace Machado with Reimold....then use the next five days to figure out something to do.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 3:46 PM

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Roch is now saying that the Orioles are leaning towards DFA Reimold.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 3:55 PM

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stephenjames1979 wrote: Roch is now saying that the Orioles are leaning towards DFA Reimold.
I don't necessarily have a problem with that but if that's the case why didn't they do that last summer and go ahead and move on??? What possible good is it to go through all the efforts to rehab and get him back to playing condition to turn around and release him? Seems like a giant waste of time and money. Probably something I am missing.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 4:35 PM

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Last year before he got hurt he was actually hitting decent. Wouldn't be surprised if he became a Carlos Pena where he finally gets healthy and starts hitting the hell out of the ball.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 4:47 PM

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Might as well try the old 'phantom' injury to Lough and give Reimold a look at least - they've invested all this time and paid him
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