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    Quote Originally Posted by LookitsPuck View Post
    Is Betemit instantly our starting 2B? Does Andino slot into the UT role? Are we shopping Andino?

    What does this mean for Flaherty, Antonelli, and gang?
    3rd B, but moves Reynolds back to 1st. My bigger concern was slotting the youngins.

    I think Davis is our DH moving forward.

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    For some reason I was thinking he played 2B more than he did. Good call. If that's the case, are we looking to hold Betemit on board as a utility infielder, mostly at the corners? Some pinch hitting/DH duties?

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    Bah. Seems like this sure kills any chance at Fielder, not that there was one before I suppose. Is he our DH?

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    Thumbs up

    Betemit is an awful fielder, especially at 3B/SS, and won't be getting that many starts in the field, IMO. He will be primarily a DH option and an ocassional fill in for the IF.

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    He's a decent bat signed for nothing. I don't mind it.

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    Actually like this move, and good to see Duquette keeping his word about adding OBP guys.
    It's refreshing to not hear "We're hoping he has a bounceback season" like MacPhail had ringing in our ears during his whole tenure

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    Betemit is listed as a third baseman. I think he will go into the mix as our DH.

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    He can stand on third base, and hits righties to the tune of .292/.363/.486 from 2009-2011. He's the corner IF backup/righty platoon with Davis.

    What this really does, barring injury, is squeeze Flaherty off the roster.

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    He's a solid bat, no doubt. It's just kinda curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playbaltimorecom View Post
    Move earlier today.


    Nope need another one. That one was for Chen. The Orioles had ten days to trade or release Hudson. Not sure who goes next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orioles fanatic View Post
    Actually like this move, and good to see Duquette keeping his word about adding OBP guys.
    It's refreshing to not hear "We're hoping he has a bounceback season" like MacPhail had ringing in our ears during his whole tenure
    He was really inspired by Moneyball

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    I feel a trade coming on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weams View Post
    Nope need another one. That one was for Chen. The Orioles had ten days to trade or release Hudson. Not sure who goes next.
    Flaherty, VandenHurk... my guess is Josh Bell, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McNulty View Post
    He can stand on third base, and hits righties to the tune of .292/.363/.486 from 2009-2011. He's the corner IF backup/righty platoon with Davis.

    What this really does, barring injury, is squeeze Flaherty off the roster.

    Flaherty kinda stands at bases also. Who knows what will happen by opening day. Nice to have depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Os84 View Post
    I feel a trade coming on.
    Same here. There has to be another move coming up.

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