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Mark Reynolds...... .136 average...... ouch!

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He's not that old but he's also not that good. Bad fielder and a strikeout machine.

 

I don't mind the Ks when he's swinging and missing at stuff in the zone. It's when he swings and misses at balls well off the plate that I get annoyed. He's been doing that a little more of late, perhaps expanding the zone in an effort to make contact. That's not his game, he's bad enough hitting balls in the zone let alone 1 foot off the plate.

 

Ultimately though, if he can do what he did last year, I'll take it.

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JJ Hardy 10 for 56 .179

Mark Reynolds 6 for 44 .136

Nick Johnson 0 for 23 .000

Wilson Betemit 6 for 35 .171

Endy Chavez 3 for 24 .125

 

combined 25 for 182 .137

 

Hardy and Reynolds will hit better than that and those two are taking walks so at least their OBPs are both roughly 100 points highers than their BAs. The other 3, yeah they suck although Chavez has been good in LF.

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Here's Reynolds comparison to this time last year:

 

2012

.125 avg

6 for 48

4 doubles

0 homeruns

3 rbi

8 walks

22 strikeouts

.250 obp

.208 slg

.458 ops

 

2011

.224 avg

11 for 49

5 doubles

1 homerun

10 rbi

5 walks

15 strikeouts

.304 obp

.388 slg

.692 ops

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Looks like he got off to a slow start too last year. Again. I'm not worried.

 

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It could simply be a slow start (although clearly worse than last years slow start) or it could be an early indicator of a season that won't measure up to last years. It's a little early to say either way. He's currently sure is not doing much to help the team though.

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Here's Reynolds comparison to this time last year:

 

2012

.125 avg

6 for 48

4 doubles

0 homeruns

3 rbi

8 walks

22 strikeouts

.250 obp

.208 slg

.458 ops

 

2011

.224 avg

11 for 49

5 doubles

1 homerun

10 rbi

5 walks

15 strikeouts

.304 obp

.388 slg

.692 ops

Ouch....there is a certain pattern there for sure.

 

He is basically a discount Dave Kingman rt now. And yet....given his current 'hitting' skill.....he is more like a discount Dave Conception. (and shoot.....at least even Conception could fall back on his great glove.)

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Ouch....there is a certain pattern there for sure.

 

He is basically a discount Dave Kingman rt now. And yet....given his current 'hitting' skill.....he is more like a discount Dave Conception. (and shoot.....at least even Conception could fall back on his great glove.)

 

 

Believe it or not, through age 27, Mark Reynolds compares more favorably with Dean Palmer, Mike Schmidt and Matt Williams than he does Dave Kingman.

 

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/reynoma01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schmimi01.shtml

 

Once again, proving that extrapolating from a small sample size (5 seasons for Reynolds) is ridiculous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And BTW....it Concepcion

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Ouch....there is a certain pattern there for sure.

 

He is basically a discount Dave Kingman rt now. And yet....given his current 'hitting' skill.....he is more like a discount Dave Conception. (and shoot.....at least even Conception could fall back on his great glove.)

 

Who is Dave Conception?!?! Is that a porn star of some kind?

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Who is Dave Conception?!?! Is that a porn star of some kind?

 

 

Perhaps he starred with Jim Pinkett, Wayne Boggs and Jim Harbaugh's 'little bro'.

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Reynolds is a DH who can fill in at 3rd and 1st. He’ll hit 30+ home runs, strike out 200+ times and get 75+ walks. There’s nothing wrong with a career .808 OPS. If used correctly, DH , once a week at 3rd and 1st he could be bonus to the team.

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Who is Dave Conception?!?! Is that a porn star of some kind?

 

his wife is referred to as Miss Conception

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Reynolds is a DH who can fill in at 3rd and 1st. He’ll hit 30+ home runs, strike out 200+ times and get 75+ walks. There’s nothing wrong with a career .808 OPS. If used correctly, DH , once a week at 3rd and 1st he could be bonus to the team.

 

I prefer Reynolds not to play 3rd at all.

 

I do like your plan though.

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I prefer Reynolds not to play 3rd at all.

 

I do like your plan though.

 

I agree. He has shown enough to force the Orioles to look for better defensive alternatives at third.He seems very uncomfortable out there and seems to be forcing his throws, etc. I don't mind if he plays first every once and awhile, but the only way I'd justify him playing 3rd is if he would get his batting average above .280 and provide the about the same power numbers he has in the past. Otherwise, it's DH mostly, and first base occasionally. Trading him seems unlikely because of his salary and lack of performance thus far.

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Betemit should be penciled in at 3B. he saved that game in the Chicago series with a tough pick and split second throw that Reynolds would never have made. the guy is not a good infielder. I don't even want to see him at 1B. there's just no reason to put someone with hands of stone at a defensive position when your DH slot is open for him. Betemit and Davis should be the corner infielders.

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Betemit should be penciled in at 3B. he saved that game in the Chicago series with a tough pick and split second throw that Reynolds would never have made. the guy is not a good infielder. I don't even want to see him at 1B. there's just no reason to put someone with hands of stone at a defensive position when your DH slot is open for him. Betemit and Davis should be the corner infielders.

 

Sounds like a plan!

 

At this point, we can only hope Reynolds gets hot and generates trade potential. He's hopefully gone after this year anyway to make room for the youngins. Too bad, if the guy had performed well in '12, the O's could have picked up his '13 option giving the Machado/Schoop/Townsend class a Norfolk stint to start next season. Instead, Betemit will probably start next year at third before he's platooned in mid season with Waring, Schoop or maybe replaced by Hardy to make room for Manny at short.

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Ouch....there is a certain pattern there for sure.

 

He is basically a discount Dave Kingman rt now. And yet....given his current 'hitting' skill.....he is more like a discount Dave Conception. (and shoot.....at least even Conception could fall back on his great glove.)

 

Reynolds is no Dave Concepcion !

Nor will he ever be !

The comparison is laughable and shows your tremedous ignorance about baseball !

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Even good MLB teams stick DH types in the field. Its magnified by the Orioles because of their overall incompetence. Reynolds at 3rd and 1st once a week with most of at bats coming at DH isn’t a bad idea. The problem is they have a LF’er playing CF, a SS playing second base and LF’er who specializes in making boneheaded plays. If they had decent league average defenders/hitters a Reynolds/Davis DH'ing occasional 1st and 3rd platoon would work.

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These threads about Reynolds, Johnson and Betemit are hilarious. I thought the combination brought by this dynamic trio were the reasons why the O's considered Hall of Famer Vlad (with the O's highest batting average) to be expendable. The ability of many not to see the obvious is amazing.

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These threads about Reynolds, Johnson and Betemit are hilarious. I thought the combination brought by this dynamic trio were the reasons why the O's considered Hall of Famer Vlad (with the O's highest batting average) to be expendable. The ability of many not to see the obvious is amazing.

 

So your point is that if Vlad was here the trio of DH’s on the roster Reynolds/Davis/Reimold would have to be in field every game:confused:

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These threads about Reynolds, Johnson and Betemit are hilarious. I thought the combination brought by this dynamic trio were the reasons why the O's considered Hall of Famer Vlad (with the O's highest batting average) to be expendable. The ability of many not to see the obvious is amazing.

 

dude, give it a rest

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These threads about Reynolds, Johnson and Betemit are hilarious. I thought the combination brought by this dynamic trio were the reasons why the O's considered Hall of Famer Vlad (with the O's highest batting average) to be expendable. The ability of many not to see the obvious is amazing.
The obvious my friend is that if you don't have the likes of "Big Papi" as your DH then the last type of player that you want as a DH is one that can't play the field. That is why Vlad is out of a job! This is not rocket science.

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So your point is that if Vlad was here the trio of DH’s on the roster Reynolds/Davis/Reimold would have to be in field every game:confused:

 

I hadn't mentioned davis or Reimold in my post. Davis is fine at 1B since there's nobody else nearly as capable on the roster. Same for Reimold - now that Pie is gone, Reimold gets his opportunity and is delivering.

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The obvious my friend is that if you don't have the likes of "Big Papi" as your DH then the last type of player that you want as a DH is one that can't play the field. That is why Vlad is out of a job! This is not rocket science.

 

Apparently simple logic is "rocket science" to you. In your mind, if it's not a "Big Papi" type, then you don't want any DH who doesn't play in the field. I assume that means you're fine with the Reynolds, Johnson, Betemit combo at bat and in the field.

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Apparently simple logic is "rocket science" to you. In your mind, if it's not a "Big Papi" type, then you don't want any DH who doesn't play in the field. I assume that means you're fine with the Reynolds, Johnson, Betemit combo at bat and in the field.
Yes, absolutely. Reynolds hit 37 home runs last year and is very serviceable at 1st. base, who wouldn't want that flexibility apart from you? You have noticed that just about no poster agrees with you, or haven't you?:o

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