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    The real problem with the offense

    besides taking walks is extra base hits percentage and with a team that doesn't take walks getting the extra base is even more important. This should improve some over the year but the problem will still remain. This year they are 29th in baseball in extra base hits percentage. In 2012 and 2013 they were 4th in all of baseball. Its st.ation to station and it often takes 3 hits to score

    http://www.sportingcharts.com/mlb/st...age-hits/2014/
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    Yeah, just as noticeable as the lack of HR is the lack of 2B.

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    I'd say the problem with this offense is poor fundamentals. And at the heart of the problem is Adam Jones. Poor approach, way too aggressive, poor game awareness. If you're down by 2 with runners 1st and 2nd and no outs...and you have plus speed...why not bunt them over?

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    23rd on base percentage. Oakland is tops. Some of our starting lineup's on base percentage is pitiful.

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    Adam Jones is, of course, not the only problem. Schoop has been atrocious for the last 30 days, he's been striking out way too much. Pretty much the definition of an automatic out. Want to fix that offensive black hole? Call up Lombardozzi or Weeks. The other issue is guys like Chris Davis. Struggling WAYYYYY too much. Bat him lower. I think you need to find more playing time for Pearce and Young. David Lough should only be a PR or a defensive replacement at this point. His bat is not starter material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russsnyder View Post
    23rd on base percentage. Oakland is tops. Some of our starting lineup's on base percentage is pitiful.
    You just have to wonder if it will continue. In May, only three Orioles have an OBP over .300 -- Pearce (.356), Davis (.345) and Markakis (.324). That's what you call a collective team slump.

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    You just have to wonder if it will continue. In May, only three Orioles have an OBP over .300 -- Pearce (.356), Davis (.345) and Markakis (.324). That's what you call a collective team slump.
    Why wouldn't it? Even accounting for BABIP flukiness, it's a team full of guys who can't walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobby View Post
    You just have to wonder if it will continue. In May, only three Orioles have an OBP over .300 -- Pearce (.356), Davis (.345) and Markakis (.324). That's what you call a collective team slump.
    319 OBP in April.
    285 OBP in May.

    Wieters/healthy Davis was a big part of that. Now Wieters is hurt and Davis is pressing. Everyone else are largely a bunch of hackers.

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    It might take 4 hits if Markakis or Hardy are the first batter on. Slowwww. Isn't Nick supposed to be a good baserunner. He can't take 2nd on pitches that bounce 10 feet away from the catcher for the 2nd game in row. After Schoop goes 1st to 3rd in a hit to RF, Markakis goes 1st to 2nd. Hey, I guess it's better than getting thrown out but he's a one base at a time runner. I know the middle of the order hasn't been great but how do you explain 16 runs scored in 41 games for a guy who has mostly been the leadoff hitter or one of the first 3 batters all year long? He gets on base more than anyone else on the team but his percentage of scoring once he's on (I'm guessing!) is probably the worst. This is our leadoff hitter.

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    1. Swinging at first pitch 80% of the time.
    2.Bunting with a man on 2nd with 1 out
    3.Cant work a count

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    Jones has been hitting well the past two weeks. Hardy, Manny, heating up. Need Davis to start hitting. Need Markakis and Cruz to keep hitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnaby Graves View Post
    Why wouldn't it? Even accounting for BABIP flukiness, it's a team full of guys who can't walk.
    This isn't a high OBP team, we know that. I just don't think they're as bad as they've been in May (.285). Many players have an OBP that is well below their career average right now. That said, the guys who don't have much of a track record, like Schoop (.262 OBP) and Lough (.232), certainly aren't helping either.

    Baseball's a streaky game, so I try not to get too frantic when the offense hits a cold spell.

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    [QUOTE=El Gordo;3474878]Jones has been hitting well the past two weeks. Hardy, Manny, heating up. Need Davis to start hitting. Need Markakis and Cruz to keep hitting.[/QUOTE]

    Nick was 3 for 24 coming into today. Cruz is regressing back to his mean.

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    5 of the 25 man roster are AAAA players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdland View Post
    5 of the 25 man roster are AAAA players.
    Do you think that is atypical of a MLB club?

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