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#1 AntiMoon

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

Per Olney. Go get Morse
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

::sigh::

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

::sigh::


That was my reaction as well. If he signed for two years, we could have given him three and had a 30 homer, 100 rbi guy with a gold glove at 1B. This is Bird Land however
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Woooooohoooooo....very nice...:)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

Per Olney. Go get Morse


that was my first thought.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Woooooohoooooo....very nice...:)


We're so happy for you. :(:(:(

#7 weird-O

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

That was my reaction as well. If he signed for two years, we could have given him three and had a 30 homer, 100 rbi guy with a gold glove at 1B. This is Bird Land however


he only acheived those numbers once, I wouldn't say that's the type of hitter he is. he would have helped the O's, but no team was willing to give up their draft pick and a 3rd year for a 33 yr old coming off a career year and asking for big money.

what are the odds he does it again in '13 & '14?

I would have been happy to see the O's sign him, but I understand why they didn't. this isn't a no brainer like Prince Fielder.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

It was a career in homers but that's it. He's hit 25 plus 5 times in 13 years. This is his 2nd 100 rbi season(most recently in 2010) and he averages around 80 for his career. He signed for 2 years, 24 million. If we added an additional year making it 36 million, who are we going to find better to play 1B at that price?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It has a nice sound to it

Suggs has signed. I've never been so happy to be wrong

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

he only acheived those numbers once, I wouldn't say that's the type of hitter he is. he would have helped the O's, but no team was willing to give up their draft pick and a 3rd year for a 33 yr old coming off a career year and asking for big money.

what are the odds he does it again in '13 & '14?

I would have been happy to see the O's sign him, but I understand why they didn't. this isn't a no brainer like Prince Fielder.


Lots of 'medium' chicks begin to look like super hotties near closing time.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

We're so happy for you. :(:(:(


Thank you kindly:D...but to weirdo's point, he is still a risk for injury. However don't underestimate what his glove does for a team, he makes the whole infield better, and if healthy in the nats lineup he will put up another 90 rbi's at least.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Morse is definitely the odd-man out in DC. Any hopes he had of staying in the lineup at 1B are now history.

No DH in NL, he's a prime AL pickup for some team, probably one not run by PA.

#12 weird-O

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

It was a career in homers but that's it. He's hit 25 plus 5 times in 13 years. This is his 2nd 100 rbi season(most recently in 2010) and he averages around 80 for his career. He signed for 2 years, 24 million. If we added an additional year making it 36 million, who are we going to find better to play 1B at that price?


I still wouldn't call him a 100 RBI guy. and I still don't think he'll match that offensive production again.

in 2012 (his first full season) Davis matched 25 HR - 85 RBI. but his D is suspect. still, he seems to be regarded as a solid glove at 1B (I've heard that multiple times from national sources). I would call Davis unproven, but this in the Orioles, so exploring the inexpensive alternative is the standing rule.

with all that said, the risk-reward for both players is pretty even.

the real effect is that Davis at 1B means the team has no DH. the team has instantly been weaken by the shift of Betemit from bench jockey to everyday player.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

Lots of 'medium' chicks begin to look like super hotties near closing time.


perfectly stated :D
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

So we're putting Davis at 1b, who's DHing? Vlad?
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Suggs has signed. I've never been so happy to be wrong

Don't blame me, I voted Bob Barr:cool:

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

So we're putting Davis at 1b, who's DHing? Vlad?

Butler in a deal centered around Gauseman!;):)
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Butler in a deal centered around Gauseman!;):)


In our dreams :D
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

In our dreams :D

It would certainly make my off-season!:D
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

So we're putting Davis at 1b, who's DHing? Vlad?


Great suggestion Ken. I agree with you 100%. It can't hurt to have a certain future Hall of Famer at DH.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

::sigh::


Keep it in your pants, baby. :)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

So we're putting Davis at 1b, who's DHing? Vlad?


that's the word from Buck. in an interview, he said he called Davis and told him to be prepared to play 1B for the O's this season.
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