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If Brian Roberts is cleared to play what should the birds do??? Andino is a gamer. There is no way they should bench him. Can they move Andino to third or do they trade Roberts. I like Brian Roberts but I don't C the birds starting him ahead of Andino. Any thoughts??? Go Birds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If Brian Roberts is cleared to play what should the birds do??? Andino is a gamer. There is no way they should bench him. Can they move Andino to third or do they trade Roberts. I like Brian Roberts but I don't C the birds starting him ahead of Andino. Any thoughts??? Go Birds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

you answered your own question in one word "if"

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I don't see them sitting Andino...they will probably try to DH Roberts.

The more interesting question is...where would he bat in the lineup?

 

The lineup with an effective Roberts could be almost scary.

 

Reimold

Roberts

Nick

AJ

Wieters

Davis

JJ

Reynolds/Betemit

Andino

 

 

There's no real break in that lineup, except maybe Reynolds.

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any timetable on Brobs return ?

 

Hopefully Reimolds injury is nothing serious that sends him to the DL. He's off to a real good start

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I don't see them sitting Andino...they will probably try to DH Roberts.

The more interesting question is...where would he bat in the lineup?

 

The lineup with an effective Roberts could be almost scary.

 

Reimold

Roberts

Nick

AJ

Wieters

Davis

JJ

Reynolds/Betemit

Andino

 

 

There's no real break in that lineup, except maybe Reynolds.

 

Roberts is the only lead off hitter on our roster until Avery is ready

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IF Roberts gets back to playing it will be a long slow process with most if not all of the early games coming at DH. Andino's job as an every day player will be in no danger whatsoever and as for trading Brian, that is a joke, he has no trade value and if he does not get back to playing he will be given a job in the O's organisation, probably for life if he wants it.

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IF Roberts gets back to playing it will be a long slow process with most if not all of the early games coming at DH. Andino's job as an every day player will be in no danger whatsoever and as for trading Brian, that is a joke, he has no trade value and if he does not get back to playing he will be given a job in the O's organisation, probably for life if he wants it.

 

And, Andino is better with the glove at 2nd now too. No way they move Robert for Roberts. With 1.8 years left on his contract, Roberts will be lucky to get a few starts at DH before he finds himself looking for employment elsewhere. At what he makes, we should all be so lucky.

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Roberts will not play this year. And he shouldn't.

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Roberts will not play this year. And he shouldn't.

I don't know if it is just me but the glimpses you get of Roberts in the dugout he looks like a shell of his former self without that ever present sparkle in his eyes and mischievous look on his face. But teammates and talking heads report differently of him at batting practice and taking ground balls etc. We will have to see.

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Andino can play third, and probably better than anyone on the team. I'd like to see him move over to third, Brian go home to 2nd, Johnson DFA.

 

In a perfect world.

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Doubtful Roberts will ever be back. I think Duquette knows Roberts days as a starting 2B are over. DH possibly.

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Roberts will not play this year. And he shouldn't.

 

Roberts will probably start playing around the all star break.

 

I could see a couple of starts at DH and batting ninth but he'll eventually return to 2nd base, Andino to 3rd, Reynolds to 1st, and Davis to 1st/dh.

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Roberts will probably start playing around the all star break.

 

I could see a couple of starts at DH and batting ninth but he'll eventually return to 2nd base, Andino to 3rd, Reynolds to 1st, and Davis to 1st/dh.

 

I'm not sure if there are stats (or enough stats) to support this, but Davis seems like the better deffensive choice at 1B. her certainly looks more comfortable in the field than Reynolds does.

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Roberts will probably start playing around the all star break.

 

I could see a couple of starts at DH and batting ninth but he'll eventually return to 2nd base, Andino to 3rd, Reynolds to 1st, and Davis to 1st/dh.

Reynolds has proved himself to be a very serviceable defender at 1st. base and I think that if he gets regular playing time at that position his overall confidence and feeling of self-worth will increase substantially and his confidence at the plate will benefit no-end! I am just not sure what that would do for Davis, who's confidence seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. Joe Girardi in an interview yesterday was commenting on how well Davis is playing and what a good trade that was.

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Roberts will probably start playing around the all star break.

 

I could see a couple of starts at DH and batting ninth but he'll eventually return to 2nd base, Andino to 3rd, Reynolds to 1st, and Davis to 1st/dh.

 

Do you know this to be true or are you speculating ? just curious when and if he's coming back.

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Can't imagine BRob ever plays another inning in MLB. Have you seen him lately (TV or in person?), it looks like he's lost 20 pounds.

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I don't think Roberts will ever play again. If he can't even watch a full game without concussion setbacks, how will he ever be able to play in a game?

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Roberts will not be able to play this year, doubt he will be able to focus enough to hit big league pitching with concussion symptoms.

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Why play when he can go home and enjoy his life at home. Ever see his wife?http://www.google.com/search?q=Brian+Roberts+wife&hl=en&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vM2iT9TZIIH48wS707zWCA&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=955

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Why play when he can go home and enjoy his life at home. Ever see his wife?http://www.google.com/search?q=Brian+Roberts+wife&hl=en&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vM2iT9TZIIH48wS707zWCA&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=955

That would definately give me feelings of concussion, at my age!;):D

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