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#21 Mike B

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 10:19 AM

And if he continued to hit as poorly as he was, he would have been cut.  

 

But, he has started to hit better, so he has bought himself more time.  I thought he had until early to mid June to get himself together and he seemingly has.  

I don't think cutting Alvarez was ever considered.

 

The Orioles made the decision when Fowler, got cold feet, that they were going all in with power.  Power is streaky, but Alvarez is proven.  he is still adjusting, to probably being a DH and a new league, but I think he will still hit over 25 bombs.  He is making 7 mill.  They were not backing out of that in 2 months.

Hell they kept Travis Snider until late August last year.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 11:08 AM

I don't think cutting Alvarez was ever considered.

The Orioles made the decision when Fowler, got cold feet, that they were going all in with power. Power is streaky, but Alvarez is proven. he is still adjusting, to probably being a DH and a new league, but I think he will still hit over 25 bombs. He is making 7 mill. They were not backing out of that in 2 months.
Hell they kept Travis Snider until late August last year.

it wasn't considered at the time.

But it would be considered now if he continued to be as awful as he was.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:13 PM

Rob that's like saying jail would be considered for me as a punishment if I decided to go on a killing spree. No shit. If someone sucks that badly for long enough, they'll be cut. More #HedgeGuy stuff, not surprisingly.
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Posted 15 July 2016 - 11:49 PM

.809 OPS
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Posted 16 July 2016 - 01:01 AM

.809 OPS

 

By the time this is over, I expect a lot of people who don't like him right now will end up liking him just fine...


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:56 AM

I listened to his TV interview last night and he mentioned seeing pitchers  for the second time.

 

Alvarez has made the adjustment.  He will be productive in the second half.


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 08:30 AM

I listened to his TV interview last night and he mentioned seeing pitchers  for the second time.

 

Alvarez has made the adjustment.  He will be productive in the second half.


He has already had a good 6 week run. Having a guy that's hit at-least 27 bomb's 3x batting 8th for you is pretty good.



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 09:25 AM

This line up is a fucking nightmare for opposing pitchers.

 

Now we just need some starters of our own to complement it.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 01:21 PM


He has already had a good 6 week run. Having a guy that's hit at-least 27 bomb's 3x batting 8th for you is pretty good.

Agreed, feel the best is yet to come.  He has easy  power to left-center.  Alvarez is one strong guy.


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:24 PM

.900ish OPS over the last two months. Just a platoon DH though. Still, glad we didn't cut bait after a tough start

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:26 PM

.900ish OPS over the last two months. Just a platoon DH though. Still, glad we didn't cut bait after a tough start



Should never have even been a real consideration.
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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:27 PM

.900ish OPS over the last two months. Just a platoon DH though. Still, glad we didn't cut bait after a tough start

 

There was zero chance of that happening... maybe less than zero...


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:29 PM


Should never have even been a real consideration.

It wasn't, except maybe Shields mind.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 07:12 PM

Pretty sure Rob never said he should be cut. He said something like "if he continues to be a zero, we'll have to cut him in X weeks".
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Posted 31 July 2016 - 07:32 PM

Should never have even been a real consideration.

It wasn't, other than by GMRobShields.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 10:50 PM

Pretty sure Rob never said he should be cut. He said something like "if he continues to be a zero, we'll have to cut him in X weeks".


If I shit blood several days in a row, I should see a doctor.

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:00 PM

If I shit blood once I'm going to the emergency room!

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:17 PM

If I shit blood once I'm going to the emergency room!

 

And they'll say, "Here's another rookie with hemorrhoids who never saw bright red in a toilet bowl before..."

 

A little bit of bright red blood in the pot goes a long way when it comes to scaring people half to death...


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:22 PM

Dude has the answer to everything

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:41 PM

Dude has the answer to everything

True, but shit is his niche. 


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