Yep. He’s said how his approach changed last year with the Reds and the influence of Votto. I’m encouraged that can continue.
However, I had wanted his signing for a couple years just based on his glove. Now, it’s a no-brainer.
That doesn’t refute anything I said.
The decision to pick up his option or not will not be changed by a ten game stretch. But it’s far better to start hot than cold.
Remember last year Sucre started blazing, and was gone within a month.
The Orioles suffer a crushing loss to the Yankees on a 9th-inning home run by Aaron Judge.
The Orioles immediately rebound from the crushing loss to the Yankees, and sweep the highly-regarded Tampa Bay Rays.
The Orioles get swept 4 games straight by the lowly-regarded Florida Marlins.
In the 4-game sweep at the hands of the Marlins, the Oriole offense scores only 1 Run in the first 3 games of said sweep (2 of which were only 7-Inning games.)
The Oriole offense comes alive in the 4th and final game of the Marlins series, but the pitching and defense lets them down in an 8-7 loss.
The Oriole offense continues where it left off in the final game of the Marlins series ........ this time aided by excellent pitching and defense in an 11-0 rout of the defending world champion Washington Nationals.
I don't know who I thought these guys were in the 1st place, and I don't know who they are now ........ I'm just hanging on tight for the Orange-and-Black ride in this strange, roller-coasterish, pandemic-shortened season.