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#141 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

But a utility player can still get a load of at bats. You just use him several times a week to rest different starters. Everybody stays fresh and you utility guy can stay decent hitting wise instead of always coming in cold.

 

And you can avoid Buck's Funday Sunday lineups.

 

 But do you really want to sit Manny and Schoop once a week?  That's 1/6 of the season.



#142 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:26 PM

But that's why he was a utility player....  if he could hit more "on demand" he wouldn't have been a utility player, he'd have been a starting player somewhere.... just like he would have been here if not for Schoop....

 

I'm not sure I follow.  He only hit when playing regularly...  which is why he couldn't be a regular?



#143 RShack

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:19 PM

I'm not sure I follow.  He only hit when playing regularly...  which is why he couldn't be a regular?

 

Sorry for being confusing....

 

The reason he couldn't be a regular here was Showalter's decision to play Schoop a year earlier than everybody else thought was appropriate....  which put Flash in a Util role here through no real fault of his own.... and once he was in that role and didn't hit in that role, then everybody started seeing him as nothing but a good-glove, no-bat spare part....

 

If he had been able to hit in a utility role, he would've ended up with a starting job someplace.... but he didn't, and everybody forgot he could have been a perfectly good starting 2B...  he just needed a steady job, but BRob's return screwed it up the 1st time, and Buck gave it to Schoop based on faith the second time... and there wasn't a third time...

 

Nobody's fault, that's just the way the ball bounced... and by normal people's standards, he's become rich anyway... for playing ball....

 

I wish he could've stayed.... I hope he does well...


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#144 NewMarketSean

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:35 AM

And I don’t get any Eduardo Nunez love..especially for 7-8M a year.


That's nothing nowadays. Good speed, lead off candidate. Get him signed.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 09:21 AM

 But do you really want to sit Manny and Schoop once a week?  That's 1/6 of the season.

No not quite, certainly. But between Beckham, Manny, Schoop, and OF there are loads of at bats you could have given RF. And I would sit Manny and Schoop more than they do (not much, but some), especially Manny when he gets in his swing for me mode. Buck shouldn't put up with that.



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 09:27 AM

That's nothing nowadays. Good speed, lead off candidate. Get him signed.


You have to play to be a leadoff candidate.

Schoop and Manny play everyday.

Beckham will likely be a 500+ at bat guy. You aren’t putting him in the OF.

He makes no sense for how the roster is built.

That’s why a guy like Flaherty is what you want. Someone who can play all the positions, make no money and don’t have to worry about things if only plays once every 10 games or so.

#147 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 11:24 AM

Can this be real?

 

(1) Stephanie Apstein on Twitter: "Buck Showalter says as part of a talent show one year with the Orioles, Ryan Flaherty brought a pair of monkeys who threw and took batting practice. Showalter says that’s part of why he made the team: “That took guts.”" / Twitter


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#148 Mike in STL

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Posted 19 March 2022 - 09:32 AM

Can this be real?

(1) Stephanie Apstein on Twitter: "Buck Showalter says as part of a talent show one year with the Orioles, Ryan Flaherty brought a pair of monkeys who threw and took batting practice. Showalter says that’s part of why he made the team: “That took guts.”" / Twitter


One threw BP, the other hit, and a third one managed the play-in game in Toronto.
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Posted 19 March 2022 - 04:50 PM

Can this be real?

(1) Stephanie Apstein on Twitter: "Buck Showalter says as part of a talent show one year with the Orioles, Ryan Flaherty brought a pair of monkeys who threw and took batting practice. Showalter says that’s part of why he made the team: “That took guts.”" / Twitter


It's too off the wall to not be real!

#150 TwentyThirtyFive

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Posted 19 March 2022 - 04:58 PM

Ok these monkeys have to be trained and performing out there somewhere. I want youtube videos.

#151 Mackus

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Posted 19 March 2022 - 05:00 PM

The Keys have (had?) a night where there are races between a bunch of monkeys riding dogs in between innings.



#152 DuffMan

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Posted 19 March 2022 - 05:23 PM

I really hope he won that talent show, because nothing is topping that.

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Posted 11 June 2022 - 11:49 PM

Ryan Flaherty made his managerial debut tonight for the Padres due to Bob Melvin and Bench Coach Ryan Christenson entering Covid protocol.
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#154 DuffMan

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 07:54 AM

Ryan Flaherty made his managerial debut tonight for the Padres due to Bob Melvin and Bench Coach Ryan Christenson entering Covid protocol.

I missed this.  It's funny, I was curious how long Manny was going to be out from rolling his ankle and I read a report from acting manager Ryan Flaherty






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