this was in today's Schmuck article.
awesome. so they're expecting him to be the big bat they were looking for. are they not familiar with his history of injuries?Now, as the Orioles begin preparing for a new season and a possible playoff encore, Reimold is far from being a forgotten man. He's the guy whose name comes up every time club officials try to explain why they did not acquire another quality hitter to bolster the middle of the lineup.
I can understand not wanting to give up on him. he's young and under team control. but the smart thing to do is get the big bat you want, and if Nolan shows he can play a full season (something he has yet to do), then you dump Betemit.
However, I agree that IF Reimold plays a full season (although I see him platooning with Mclouth), and if Jones, Davis and Weiters hit anywhere close to how they did last year, that big bat I want isn't nearly as critical.
So, you'd rather see more guys get on base ahead of these hitters than add anothe slugger. That makes sense, and if Mclouth/Reimold, Markakis and (maybe) Hardy or Roberts can just get on early in the batting order, those RBI numbers should increase.
I still think the bigger problem was that there wasn't a really good FA that fit their needs. but that just reinforces the logic of signing MR to a 1 yr deal then hit the open market next winter if need be.
I would love to see the O's spoil Torii's plans of making it to the WS, by going in place of Detroit.
Do you think Vlad could be a better DH?
If Reimold can stay healthy, I know...big if...he could replace Reynolds' bat with similar power, less K's and a good OBP.
I like Reynolds and wish him the best but I will not miss his K's.
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