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#1 Oriole85

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:05 PM

@EddieInTheYard  #Orioles have acquired Francisco Rodriguez from #Brewers for Nick Delmonico.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

I liked Delmonico as a prospect... but really excited about the acquisition of Rodriguez. Huge move!



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

Ballsy. I like it.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

Man this seems like a lot to give up for a reliever! I really think Delmonico has a bright future!

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:11 PM

I dislike acquiring players who get arrested for domestic abuse (twice).


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

Is K-Rod a free agent after the season?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

I hate it. Why would you give up a legit prospect for a rental reliever?

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:13 PM

I dislike acquiring players who get arrested for domestic abuse (twice).

 

I can't blame you at all for that stance. I've had it previously for other players (Callaspo sp?) when their potential acquisitions have been discussed.

 

However, sticking to the play between the lines, this is a huge move for this team imo.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

I hate it. Why would you give up a legit prospect for a rental reliever?

 

Because you are trying to win in '13, and Delmonico is a good, not great prospect.

 

Rodriguez gives you another option in that Johnson, O'Day, Hunter mix...  makes the entire group better, and essentially replaces Ascensio in the bullpen now.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

Here are his 2013 stats:

 

http://www.baseball-...3&year=2013&t=p



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

I said I wanted Rodriguez and Morse.... 1/2 way there.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

Because you are trying to win in '13, and Delmonico is a good, not great prospect.

Rodriguez gives you another option in that Johnson, O'Day, Hunter mix... makes the entire group better, and essentially replaces Ascensio in the bullpen now.

They couldn't get him for less though? It just seems like a lot for a rental to me.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

I can't blame you at all for that stance. I've had it previously for other players (Callaspo sp?) when their potential acquisitions have been discussed.

 

However, sticking to the play between the lines, this is a huge move for this team imo.

 

He has not been great since he lost his velocity and he has stranded almost all of his baserunners.

 

Regression.

 

So, it is not like the team got an elite relief arm.  He is good though as a reliever.

 

And he has been arrested for beating up an old man and another time for hurting the mother of his child.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:18 PM

He has not been great since he lost his velocity and he has stranded almost all of his baserunners.

Regression.

So, it is not like the team got an elite relief arm. He is good though as a reliever.

And he has been arrested for beating up an old man and another time for hurting the mother of his child.

Ray Lewis was arrested and he is getting a statue built. Its sports, those things don't matter to most people.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:18 PM

I hate bullpen pitching roles, but does K-Rod become our setup man with him being a prime suspect to assume closer duties if Johnson starts to struggle again?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

Never liked KRod personally, even before the incidents, but no question this makes us a better team this year.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

Ray Lewis was arrested and he is getting a statue built. Its sports, those things don't matter to most people.

 

When Ray Lewis beats up old men and women, let me know.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

He has not been great since he lost his velocity and he has stranded almost all of his baserunners.

 

Regression.

 

So, it is not like the team got an elite relief arm.  He is good though as a reliever.

 

And he has been arrested for beating up an old man and another time for hurting the mother of his child.

 

I don't have to like him as a man.... there are plenty of players on the current roster I do like though, and this increases their odds of playing meaningful games in October.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:21 PM

Answered my own question...

 

Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli 29s

Duquette said Rodriguez addition bolstered the pitching staff. Will pitch 7th,8th and 9th inning.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:21 PM

I don't have to like him as a man.... there are plenty of players on the current roster I do like though, and this increases their odds of playing meaningful games in October.

 

Eh, I have a line.  At some point, baseball becomes simply a game.






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