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I think Alvarez has done a better job as of late working the count, but still needs some work there. Besides that, he would be a valuable piece IMO, just no room. I was impressed with his range in the OF (I had heard it wasn't good).

Walker=no way.

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Could Orioles prospects Christian Walker and Dariel Alvarez make it to the big leagues this season? PressBox takes a look at their numbers. Link: http://www.pressboxonline.com/2015/06/18/orioles-prospects-christian-walker-dariel-alvarez-waiting-for-call-up

No room at the Inn, unless DD gets to trading some bodies away.

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Could Orioles prospects Christian Walker and Dariel Alvarez make it to the big leagues this season? PressBox takes a look at their numbers. Link: http://www.pressboxonline.com/2015/06/18/orioles-prospects-christian-walker-dariel-alvarez-waiting-for-call-up

It wasn't the best decision to add Walker to the roster last year. Taking up a 40 man space and wasting an option year this year.

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It wasn't the best decision to add Walker to the roster last year. Taking up a 40 man space and wasting an option year this year.

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Yeah-hindsight is 20-20. He could have gotten hot and helped...but wasn't ready. Good point though. Not sure how long he will be around.

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Yeah-hindsight is 20-20. He could have gotten hot and helped...but wasn't ready. Good point though. Not sure how long he will be around.

Eh this one isn't necessarily hindsight. The division was already well in hand and we had options for 1B for the remaining games of 2014. Thought it was a bad move then too. Just a minor move and it was before Parmalee was added to the 1B discussion of the future, but still skewed to the negative/pointless.

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Eh this one isn't necessarily hindsight. The division was already well in hand and we had options for 1B for the remaining games of 2014. Thought it was a bad move then too. Just a minor move and it was before Parmalee was added to the 1B discussion of the future, but still skewed to the negative/pointless.

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I guess I was hoping he would catch fire and his defense at 1B would help us, but hard to argue with you. He is just clogging a spot on the 40-man now.

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I guess I was hoping he would catch fire and his defense at 1B would help us, but hard to argue with you. He is just clogging a spot on the 40-man now.

Not sure, I agree about this. How the 40 man roster handcuff DD in anyway? He seams to be able to manipulate the 40 man roster at well.

If he wasn't on the 40 man roster, would he had been eligible to got plucked away on Rule 5 draft?

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Not sure, I agree about this. How the 40 man roster handcuff DD in anyway? He seams to be able to manipulate the 40 man roster at well.

If he wasn't on the 40 man roster, would he had been eligible to got plucked away on Rule 5 draft?

No he wasn't eligible for the rule 5 draft. DD can manipulate the 40 man well but why make it more difficult on yourself? The Orioles lucked out that Davis was still suspended over the winter.

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Bringing him up last year helps and hurts. "Hurts" is the loss of control for a year. "Helps" might be that it increases his perceived value in the trade market. Tha is, if the O's (who know him best) think he was nearly MLB ready, then othe teams might rank him higher than if he was never even considered for a call-up. Not that we would get much for him, but he might be an add-in on some other trade.

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No he wasn't eligible for the rule 5 draft. DD can manipulate the 40 man well but why make it more difficult on yourself? The Orioles lucked out that Davis was still suspended over the winter.

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Thanks.

Still, kinda of normal to spoonfeed your top prospects by letting their dip their feet into the pool and get their first taste of ML regular season games.

They did it with Schoop in 2013 and he got 5 games in and then had a good ST and found himself with the 2nd base starting job. I think most thought he would go back to AAA and get a promotion in mid season.

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Thanks.

Still, kinda of normal to spoonfeed your top prospects by letting their dip their feet into the pool and get their first taste of ML regular season games.

They did it with Schoop in 2013 and he got 5 games in and then had a good ST and found himself with the 2nd base starting job. I think most thought he would go back to AAA and get a promotion in mid season.

Yeah but there was a clear opening for Schoop and it was known in September. There was little chance of Walker making the OD roster without injuries to like 3 guys.

And it might be semantics but Walker isn't a top prospect and was only "rewarded" because of the Davis suspension. Which implies they didn't plan to call him up for a reward in the first place.

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Yeah but there was a clear opening for Schoop and it was known in September. There was little chance of Walker making the OD roster without injuries to like 3 guys.

And it might be semantics but Walker isn't a top prospect and was only "rewarded" because of the Davis suspension. Which implies they didn't plan to call him up for a reward in the first place.

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I know there was talk in OH, prior to the Davis suspension, hoping Walker would get a callup.

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Could Orioles prospects Christian Walker and Dariel Alvarez make it to the big leagues this season? PressBox takes a look at their numbers. Link: http://www.pressboxonline.com/2015/06/18/orioles-prospects-christian-walker-dariel-alvarez-waiting-for-call-up

Walker simply filled Davis' slot this offseason and Garcia is still on our 40 man. That does not seem to have been an issue.

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