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And the Most Valuable Oriole is...

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Posted: 9/30/2012 10:18 AM

And the Most Valuable Oriole is... 


Adam Jones! From the Orioles fans of Scout forum, congratulations!
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Posted: 9/30/2012 10:34 AM

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Congrats Jonesy! clap.gif

 

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Posted: 9/30/2012 11:20 AM

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Congrats for sure although not my choice . I think I would not even have a team MVP because this was truly a team season. But if I had to pick one it would be Nick or Matt. Nick moving to the layoff spot really gave the team a charge and Matt with his handling of the staff, play behind the plate, and his stick were also key.
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Posted: 9/30/2012 11:44 AM

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The O's don't reveal the voting numbers but I'd think Jim Johnson was a close 2nd. Where would the O's be without him?

I remember quite a few posters were saying that Johnson would be good trade material because they thought Strop was ready to be the closer. Glad they aren't running the FO. biggrin

 

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Posted: 9/30/2012 11:56 AM

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The order that it went was Jones in first and then Johnson and then Wieters.
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Posted: 9/30/2012 12:13 PM

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Jones has become a good team leader.

 

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Posted: 9/30/2012 12:43 PM

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I would have picked Wieters,then Johnson and Jones. Wieters led the team in rbi at last look, did a masterful job at handling the pitching staff, and his throwing arm kept the DP in order an awful lot. I know he made more errors this year than before, but I don't think that's a disqualfying factor.

But when you are as much a team as the Orioles have been, with contributions from so many different players, it's hard to pick just one. Remember the Betemit home-run against the A's early on? Without that win, where would the O's be? How about Mr. Clutch, Taylor Teegarden, who doesn't get a lot of hits but the ones he's had have sure meant a lot. Reimold with his hot streak at the start of the year, Pearce with his five RBI game, the extra inning magic of Ayala, Strop, hey, even Chris Davis? I'll never forget him striking out Adrian Gonzalez and then getting a DP to end the 17 inning game in Boston. How about the run Reynolds went on against the Yankees and Red Sox this year? And on, and on...

Of course, if you remember all the things that went right, should the Orioles not make the playoffs (doubtful but still possible) or fail to win the AL East and go out in the wild card game, we can think of all the things that cost games, too. It's pennant race baseball, where things done or not done months ago could make all the difference.

4 games left, and we're right back where we started on opening day. This has been one magical season and regardless of the outcome, I've enjoyed it greatly.
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Posted: 9/30/2012 12:48 PM

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sczepp wrote:

Jones has become a good team leader.

 

It's the 'Pie-ing'
...and don't call me Shirley
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Posted: 9/30/2012 12:55 PM

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AJ quote:

"I think there are some other deserving guys," he said. "I've lobbied for Jim Johnson and our entire bullpen. But, at the end of the day, I appreciate it. But I couldn't do this without my teammates. They are the reason why we are where we're at. It's getting named to me, but it's a team. I think the whole team deserves it.

 

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Posted: 9/30/2012 2:55 PM

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This year has truly been a team effort and Jones, like everyone else, definitely acknowledges that fact. Someone has to win the award, I guess, but a case could easily be made for nearly the entire team in 2012. Congratulations nonetheless.
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: 9/30/2012 3:39 PM

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Jim Johnson.
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Posted: 9/30/2012 6:24 PM

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OrioleEd wrote: AJ quote:

"I think there are some other deserving guys," he said. "I've lobbied for Jim Johnson and our entire bullpen. But, at the end of the day, I appreciate it. But I couldn't do this without my teammates. They are the reason why we are where we're at. It's getting named to me, but it's a team. I think the whole team deserves it.
GREAT QUOTE! This team has been a TEAM all season and that is what has made them good. I think Buck has a lot to do with that.




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Posted: 9/30/2012 10:00 PM

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Jones has faded lately which takes some of the lustre off. I wouldn't name an MVP this season because so many have stepped up to be MVP's in short stretches that have all contributed to key wins.
Jones was pretty consistent until the past few weeks. Wieters also slowed a bit down the stretch but put up good RBI numbers and caught a solid game.
Johnson with 50 saves was our most consistent MVP. But during the 1st half and a bit beyond...Strop. Ayala, O'Day and Patton were awesome.
McLouth stepped in and has gotten some very key hits and has hit for power. Markakis came off the DL, took over the leadoff spot and sparked the offense until getting hurt. Reynolds went from the major doghouse offensively and defensively to the penthouse defensively at 1B and also woke up his bat to win a few key games for us in September.
Chris Davis has been a surprise with 31 HR's and 82 RBI to push Jones for the lead in both categories. Manny Machado came up in August and became an instant vaccuum cleaner at 3rd, swung a potent bat and forced Reynolds to 1B where he has starred. JJ Hardy has played a stellar SS and has come up with some key hits. Is there a better super-sub than Tayor Teagarden...whose every hit seemed to drive in runs...and big ones at that. Tillman came out of nowhere to win 9 games.

Every night, every week...new guys stepping up. I can't pick one MVP--it has been too much of a total team effort to single any one player out. We've needed them all...the TEAM gets my MVP.
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Posted: 9/30/2012 11:41 PM

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I might be wrong but I could have sworn that I saw a graphic in one of the games saying that he was having the best month of any Orioles in September.
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Posted: 10/1/2012 2:28 AM

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insagt1 wrote: Jones has faded lately which takes some of the lustre off. I wouldn't name an MVP this season because so many have stepped up to be MVP's in short stretches that have all contributed to key wins.
Jones was pretty consistent until the past few weeks. Wieters also slowed a bit down the stretch but put up good RBI numbers and caught a solid game.
Johnson with 50 saves was our most consistent MVP. But during the 1st half and a bit beyond...Strop. Ayala, O'Day and Patton were awesome.
McLouth stepped in and has gotten some very key hits and has hit for power. Markakis came off the DL, took over the leadoff spot and sparked the offense until getting hurt. Reynolds went from the major doghouse offensively and defensively to the penthouse defensively at 1B and also woke up his bat to win a few key games for us in September.
Chris Davis has been a surprise with 31 HR's and 82 RBI to push Jones for the lead in both categories. Manny Machado came up in August and became an instant vaccuum cleaner at 3rd, swung a potent bat and forced Reynolds to 1B where he has starred. JJ Hardy has played a stellar SS and has come up with some key hits. Is there a better super-sub than Tayor Teagarden...whose every hit seemed to drive in runs...and big ones at that. Tillman came out of nowhere to win 9 games.

Every night, every week...new guys stepping up. I can't pick one MVP--it has been too much of a total team effort to single any one player out. We've needed them all...the TEAM gets my MVP.
Jones in September .302/.352/.534, 6 hr, 13 rbi before sunday.

Wieters in September .310/.408/.560, 5 hr, 17 rbi before sunday.

Throw the 2 seamer for strikes dammit.
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Posted: 10/1/2012 2:29 AM

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if it were allowed, I'd have voted for "the bullpen."

Throw the 2 seamer for strikes dammit.
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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:19 AM

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OsMagik wrote:
insagt1 wrote: Jones has faded lately which takes some of the lustre off. I wouldn't name an MVP this season because so many have stepped up to be MVP's in short stretches that have all contributed to key wins.
Jones was pretty consistent until the past few weeks. Wieters also slowed a bit down the stretch but put up good RBI numbers and caught a solid game.
Johnson with 50 saves was our most consistent MVP. But during the 1st half and a bit beyond...Strop. Ayala, O'Day and Patton were awesome.
McLouth stepped in and has gotten some very key hits and has hit for power. Markakis came off the DL, took over the leadoff spot and sparked the offense until getting hurt. Reynolds went from the major doghouse offensively and defensively to the penthouse defensively at 1B and also woke up his bat to win a few key games for us in September.
Chris Davis has been a surprise with 31 HR's and 82 RBI to push Jones for the lead in both categories. Manny Machado came up in August and became an instant vaccuum cleaner at 3rd, swung a potent bat and forced Reynolds to 1B where he has starred. JJ Hardy has played a stellar SS and has come up with some key hits. Is there a better super-sub than Tayor Teagarden...whose every hit seemed to drive in runs...and big ones at that. Tillman came out of nowhere to win 9 games.

Every night, every week...new guys stepping up. I can't pick one MVP--it has been too much of a total team effort to single any one player out. We've needed them all...the TEAM gets my MVP.
Jones in September .302/.352/.534, 6 hr, 13 rbi before sunday.

Wieters in September .310/.408/.560, 5 hr, 17 rbi before sunday.

I know--my thinking was clouded a bit by the last week's hectic games where Jones was 5-24 and Wieters was 3-22. Also I just seemed to think that others besides Jones (who has been mostly our clean-up guy) were driving in the runs for us in key spots. Since Sept 7th, Jones has 7 RBI and over the last 6 games he had no HR's or RBI. But yes, over the entire month, both Jones and Wieters had good stats and they were certainly team leaders.

Its nice that the others picked up the slack over the past week...which is kinda why I feel the whole team deserves the MVP. Truly a team effort all the way...even guys like Andino and Flaherty came thru occasionally to help win games for us. Flaherty---he makes a key out in the 9th inning of one game, ending a comeback attempt....then he goes out and hits a grand slam!  Amazing stuff.

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Posted: 10/1/2012 9:30 AM

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AJ has been pressing lately. Saturday night he was AWFUL! Swinging at pitches a mile out of the strike zone. I think his biggest enemy is his head/temper. Once he loses focus, he goes on terrible stretches.

Least Valuable Oriole?
Has to be Andino, he's been an automatic out since Roberts went on the DL.
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Posted: 10/1/2012 10:43 AM

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I like Flaherty playing over Andino. Heck he what 7 HR's in limited AB's, give him a full season next year he may hit 20. 

As far as Jones. He was due fir a mini slump but see him coming out of it in the coming days. Davis has caught fire and I admit I was wrong thinking by seasons end he would fade away as pitchers seen him 5 or 6 times; he is the real deal.
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Posted: 10/1/2012 7:10 PM

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OutsiderJohnson wrote: AJ has been pressing lately. Saturday night he was AWFUL! Swinging at pitches a mile out of the strike zone. I think his biggest enemy is his head/temper. Once he loses focus, he goes on terrible stretches.

Least Valuable Oriole?
Has to be Andino, he's been an automatic out since Roberts went on the DL.
Andino has only had hits in 3 of his last 15 games and has been under .200 for September.(.157) Thats pretty bad.  Flaherty in limited appearances still managed to hit over .300 for September. He probably earned a few more starts...but I think Buck likes Andino. The guy who really fell apart was 'Q'...he had the job handed to him and he flubbed it up.
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