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#1 cealex1223

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

Well, I guess there must be a plan? Davis? Free Agent? Trade?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

I liked Mark and think he was a good guy who gave his all, but this doesn't bother me too much. I do hope we have a plan other than to stick Davis at 1st fulltime, though.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

I was a huge critic of MR but I was very impressed by his play and first base and his late season offense. I have to think that expecting him to deliver that kind of performance next year would not be very realistic. I hope that there is a better option available.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

I would not be surprised to see Davis at 1st and Reimold as the Middle of the order bat playing DH and platooning in Left Field unless something better is picked up in trade which I tend to doubt. If we trade for a Middle Order bat then DH is going to be awfully crowded with Davis, Reimold and McLouth all wanting to be every-day players, in some shape or form.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

But why wouldn't the O's have wanted him back for $6mil for one year? That sounds perfect.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

I would not be surprised to see Davis at 1st and Reimold as the Middle of the order bat playing DH and platooning in Left Field unless something better is picked up in trade which I tend to doubt. If we trade for a Middle Order bat then DH is going to be awfully crowded with Davis, Reimold and McLouth all wanting to be every-day players, in some shape or form.


Reimold and McLouth can want to be everyday players all they want, they'll have to suck it up and deal with it, especially Reimold. He's lucky to have a job. Davis is the only one with a legit gripe about playing time.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:15 PM

I think they're in love with Davis. I wonder if they would have stuck with him if Reynolds hadn't been on the team and making so much money.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

But why wouldn't the O's have wanted him back for $6mil for one year? That sounds perfect.


It's 6mill plus incentives, which could easily push it close to 7mill or more (that's just a guess as I do not know what those incentives are). There are many, including me, who think that his deficiencies just aren't worth that kind of money, even for someone who really liked the guy personally, as I did.

Thanks Mark for all you did and best of luck.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

I think they're in love with Davis. I wonder if they would have stuck with him if Reynolds hadn't been on the team and making so much money.


And while they are in love with Davis (1B), they are clearing playing time for the other guy they love (Reimold LF)...I guess we should trust these guys, everything they touched turned to gold last year. We'll see.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

Mixed feelings.

Hated his strikeouts, loved his play at first.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:02 AM

But why wouldn't the O's have wanted him back for $6mil for one year? That sounds perfect.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

It's 6mill plus incentives, which could easily push it close to 7mill or more (that's just a guess as I do not know what those incentives are). There are many, including me, who think that his deficiencies just aren't worth that kind of money, even for someone who really liked the guy personally, as I did.

Thanks Mark for all you did and best of luck.


Did you know Mark Reynolds personally? I heard a rumor that he has a few warts.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

1 year 6 million? Boy that's cheap, I guess they just didn't want him. Understandable, before that spree he went on in September he did very little all year at the plate.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

Mixed feelings.

Hated his strikeouts, loved his play at first.



this sums it up for me too.

I guess they looked at the Ks and the fact that Davis is basically the same hitter, and decided they didn't need both guys.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:18 AM

Davis being a lefty who hits for a higher average is probably a plus in his column. If they could just get him to stop chasing breaking stuff down and in. I couldn't believe some of the garbage he K'd on in the ALCS.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

1 year 6 million? Boy that's cheap, I guess they just didn't want him. Understandable, before that spree he went on in September he did very little all year at the plate.


I have a suspicion this will come back to bite us in the arse
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

Has Youkoulis signed? Nevermind, this the O's....

I've been a Reynolds fan but if they have a plan other than Davis, I'd like to see it.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

It's 6mill plus incentives, which could easily push it close to 7mill or more (that's just a guess as I do not know what those incentives are). There are many, including me, who think that his deficiencies just aren't worth that kind of money, even for someone who really liked the guy personally, as I did.

Thanks Mark for all you did and best of luck.


Not to be obvious, but you're only paying the incentives if he performs well enough to earn them. So if he's playing better than last year, you still wouldn't pay him that?

I'd be curious to know what the incentives were that he has to reach. As long as it's not at-bats, he should have to improve on last year to get them.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:23 AM

Not to be obvious, but you're only paying the incentives if he performs well enough to earn them. So if he's playing better than last year, you still wouldn't pay him that?

I'd be curious to know what the incentives were that he has to reach. As long as it's not at-bats, he should have to improve on last year to get them.

Roch is reporting that the incentives he has to meet could pay him a further $1.5m that would allow him to equal the money he received from the O's last year.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

Roch is also suggesting that the Orioles have shed 259 of their 1,315 strikeouts with the departures of Reynolds (159) and Robert Andino (100) and thinks that may have been part of the off-season plan all along which is why no negotiations with Reynolds took place.
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