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6 minutes ago, TonySoprano said:

 

Seems like he’s grasping at straws a bit.    But, maybe he’ll find a swing doctor with a good Rx.    I’ll put the odds at 3%.    

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5 minutes ago, 24fps said:

I don't begrudge CD or any player 3 weeks off after the end of the season, it's a pretty punishing 6 months.  The Orioles played their last game on September 30.  It's now October 24.  What's on the schedule today Chris?

He did take the last couple weeks of the regular season off as well.

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On 10/23/2018 at 8:00 PM, foxfield said:

I have read my free articles for the month....is there anything enlightening in this?

Nothing enlightening

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"I know there's a lot of work to do for me," Davis said Monday, when he was in Baltimore for the Players Philanthropy Fund's second annual Beltway Brews and Boards Celebrity Cornhole Tournament. "I sat down with a strength coach who I trust a whole lot, and I've dealt with in the past, and formulated a plan for what I think it's going to look like for me in the next few years, taking care of my body as I get a little older. But one of the biggest things for me is really, what can I do to kind of restart this thing and get back on track? Obviously, the last few years, my offensive production has declined and this past year was unacceptable. Extremely frustrating, extremely disappointing in so many different areas."

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"There were obviously a number of guys the front office wanted a chance to look at and they wanted to see these guys play some big league games," Davis said. "For me, being an older guy, I knew I was going to be here for the foreseeable future, and not having a whole lot to prove, I think it was a good opportunity for me to sit back, take a deep breath, get to know these guys a little bit and just enjoy being around them. Enjoy the last few days of maybe Adam [Jones] as an Oriole and put a ribbon on a tough season not only for me but me personally. It was a good chance for me to step back and take a deep breath, and I appreciate Buck for giving me the opportunity to do that and really take it out of my hands. As a player, especially when you're healthy, you want to go out there and play. But you understand there's a big picture. It's bittersweet."

 

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Davis should find the best batting instructor out there and pay him  whatever he wants to work with him over the winter. And I don't mean Scott Coolbaugh.

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25 minutes ago, atomic said:

Davis should find the best batting instructor out there and pay him  whatever he wants to work with him over the winter. And I don't mean Scott Coolbaugh.

Bordy can teach the "buggy whip", the "butcher boy",  the "turn and burn", bunting, etc.  Why not?  He likes "the Crusher"!

 

btw - does anyone ever feel the slightest notion that the O's just don't listen to we experts here on this site.  Or if they listen, just do not agree with our many sources and ideas?  I feel like they just do not care!  Is it just me?  

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Did anyone see the Rich Hill at bat in game 4 tonight?  First 2 strikes he let it fly (for him). Once he got down to 2 strikes he choked up and crouched over and actually made pretty solid contact grounding out to 3rd. Now if some 38 year old pitcher can do this you would think someone like Chris Davis could shorten up and put the ball in play much more than he does. It just shouldn’t be as hard as he makes it look.

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1 hour ago, turtlebowl said:

Did anyone see the Rich Hill at bat in game 4 tonight?  First 2 strikes he let it fly (for him). Once he got down to 2 strikes he choked up and crouched over and actually made pretty solid contact grounding out to 3rd. Now if some 38 year old pitcher can do this you would think someone like Chris Davis could shorten up and put the ball in play much more than he does. It just shouldn’t be as hard as he makes it look.

Yeah, but, Rich Hill isn't even a major league hitter.  He is merely trying to keep a job.  Chris Davis has the luxury of a contract that pays him over 20 million a year.  And let's be honest.  The last thing in the world about Davis batting is that it is hard.  It's literally the easiest out in baseball. 😎😂

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14 minutes ago, tntoriole said:

Where is Charlie Lau when you need him?  

I think the game is slowly going back to that approach. Watching teams like the Red Sox and Braves having success by putting the ball in play will likely lead to other teams following that method. 

I think the bullpen arms and usage of them requires a change in philosophy. These power arms take advantage of one trick pony hitters that fill the O’s roster. Chris Davis is obviously the poster child. I really hope the new leadership changes the organizational approach to hitting.

 

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15 minutes ago, webbrick2010 said:

How sad to have paid CD 161 million, and watch Steve Pearce in  the WS, a superior player in every facet of the game

Davis is taller.

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9 hours ago, turtlebowl said:

I think the game is slowly going back to that approach. Watching teams like the Red Sox and Braves having success by putting the ball in play will likely lead to other teams following that method. 

I think the bullpen arms and usage of them requires a change in philosophy. These power arms take advantage of one trick pony hitters that fill the O’s roster. Chris Davis is obviously the poster child. I really hope the new leadership changes the organizational approach to hitting.

 

Don't know if the whole game is going back to it, but I agree with you that we will likely need to.

Bunts, sack flies, and getting the ball in play is how you put pressure on another team to perform.  Since we won't be spending big money, or likely any money in FA, on HR guys, they better be prepared to start earning their keep with a more traditional, small ball, kind of game. 

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8 hours ago, webbrick2010 said:

How sad to have paid CD 161 million, and watch Steve Pearce in  the WS, a superior player in every facet of the game

At this point in time, you could say that about 500-1000 players at least.   But what’s the point.   In 2013 and 2015 combined, Davis hit more homers than Pearce has had in his 12 year career.    Pearce is a good role player who has helped a lot of teams, including the Orioles for a time.   But he’s really got nothing to do with Davis.

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2 hours ago, drjohnnyfeva said:

Don't know if the whole game is going back to it, but I agree with you that we will likely need to.

Bunts, sack flies, and getting the ball in play is how you put pressure on another team to perform.  Since we won't be spending big money, or likely any money in FA, on HR guys, they better be prepared to start earning their keep with a more traditional, small ball, kind of game. 

Most quality teams are putting bullpens together that have 3 or more plus arms. From the 6th inning on its almost like you are facing a new closer every inning. These guys are typically high strikeout percentage types. It’s not a good trend for teams that are all or nothing. This bullpen trend is indisputable and now the offensive side has to make adjustments. Some teams have started that, the Orioles haven’t. 

The old theory of trying to knock a starter out to get to the bullpen is just not the case as much anymore. Game is always evolving.

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