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Nick Markakis is back

Posted: 7/31/2012 12:41 PM

Nick Markakis is back 


.286/.353/.460

19 doulbes and 9 homers in his current PA pace would put him at 43 doubles and 20 homers if he were on a 700 PA season (just below his career average for total PA's a season).

His .813 OPS is highest since 2008. Let's get him through this season healthy and next year could be his first true healthy spring since entering 09.

Throw the 2 seamer for strikes dammit.
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Posted: 7/31/2012 12:48 PM

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He should be out leadoff or #2 hitter moving forward
You can't argue with the numbers
...and don't call me Shirley
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Posted: 7/31/2012 1:11 PM

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Markakis has done far better than I thought he would in the leadoff spot.

In 18 games leading off .364/.405/.481

 

Last edited 7/31/2012 1:19 PM by OrioleEd

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Posted: 7/31/2012 1:32 PM

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He's a very good option for leadoff and he has brought some new energy to the lineup. Hardy is starting to hit again too. Now we have to get Jones going again and we'll be in business. 'Q' has been a very pleasant surprise so far.
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Posted: 7/31/2012 2:07 PM

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Jones is a typical number 3 hitter, the problem is we have no one that can bat cleanup for us to help him move back to the 3 hole. And I really don't see us signing any big names this off season either to fill that spot.
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Posted: 7/31/2012 3:00 PM

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Orioles need the core of 4 to hit to get the hance win out during a week. 4 out of 7 or 4 out of 6 games. meaning they go 4-3 or 4-2 for all you math wiz out there. The 4 are Markakis,Hardy,Jones and Wieters. Right now Wieters is slumping so we cant win. Guys like Davis can help when they do hit because guys like Andino,Reynolds whoever is in LF have nit hit all year. Its a darm shame becaue if Reimold was around they have may have good core of 5.
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Posted: 7/31/2012 5:50 PM

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I always knew Markakis would make a good leadoff hitter. Many of us were saying exactly that the first time Roberts got hurt, and then the second time, but Trembley and next Showalter were completely convinced he should be batting third, so they kept putting awful options ahead of him until this month, when there was no other even remotely justifiable choice to block the inevitable truth from becoming reality any longer.
I dream of 1966, 1970, and 1983. I would also take 1969, 1971, and 1979. But 1973, 1974, 1996, 1997, and 2012 were okay. Toss in 1960, 1968, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1989, and 1994 too.
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Posted: 7/31/2012 6:17 PM

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I would still prefer Markakis in the 2 hole (and move Hardy down to 6th or 7th) but until the O's get a leadoff batter, Nick is our guy.

 

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Posted: 7/31/2012 6:51 PM

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I'm wondering if Nick will get down to hole 2 with Quintanilla hitting so well. In 10 games, he's batted .429 plus a .433 OBP. If he continues to hit well, he could very well be our new lead off hitter.
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Posted: 7/31/2012 11:02 PM

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stephenjames1979 wrote: I'm wondering if Nick will get down to hole 2 with Quintanilla hitting so well. In 10 games, he's batted .429 plus a .433 OBP. If he continues to hit well, he could very well be our new lead off hitter.
if he wants to be lead off he needs to take more walks. .433 obp with a .429 average is only one walk...

Throw the 2 seamer for strikes dammit.
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Posted: 8/1/2012 9:47 AM

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OsMagik wrote:
stephenjames1979 wrote: I'm wondering if Nick will get down to hole 2 with Quintanilla hitting so well. In 10 games, he's batted .429 plus a .433 OBP. If he continues to hit well, he could very well be our new lead off hitter.
if he wants to be lead off he needs to take more walks. .433 obp with a .429 average is only one walk...
That is so true... if he walked every time he didn't get a hit, he'd be on base every single time.  pirate
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Posted: 8/1/2012 11:04 AM

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DiscoJamal wrote: He should be out leadoff or #2 hitter moving forward
You can't argue with the numbers
Buck can.  But fortunately for us, Buck had no choice.
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Posted: 8/1/2012 11:06 AM

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If someone has a 433 OBP I don't care how often they walk.
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Posted: 8/2/2012 2:25 AM

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Unless a prototypical leadoff hitter with a proven track record is signed or traded for in the offseason, Markakis needs to stay at the top of the order, rather than Showalter trying to force fit something which just isn't there.
I dream of 1966, 1970, and 1983. I would also take 1969, 1971, and 1979. But 1973, 1974, 1996, 1997, and 2012 were okay. Toss in 1960, 1968, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1989, and 1994 too.
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Posted: 8/2/2012 2:27 AM

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RisingOs wrote: If someone has a 433 OBP I don't care how often they walk.
my mistake, a .429 average is sustainable, i forgot.

Throw the 2 seamer for strikes dammit.
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Posted: 8/2/2012 10:47 AM

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With Nick the stick back hitting and now Hardy starting to come back to life along with Jones who has been consitent all season. Only if Wieters would start hitting, darn it I say as we get Davis popping the ball out a few times a week this team will be all set. Who is hurting us big time is Reynolds lack of Home Runs and batting just .208.
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