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We get Tim Beckham...and its a good pick up

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20 minutes ago, TradeAngelos said:

We are fast approaching "not a fluke" territory as the AB's.....and doubles. And triples. And Home Runs.....pile up at a RAPID pace.

You don't play this well and batting .540 or whatever after 2 weeks from pure luck. The kid has talent, he just needed to get out of Tampa and start somewhere fresh. I think we got a potential star in him.

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Joe Sheehan threw out a Brandon Phillips comp based on how much Phillips struggled in Cleveland before hitting his stride with the Reds. It's certainly cart waaaaayyy before the horse, but that would be a terrific outcome.

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1 hour ago, Roy Firestone said:

Im wrong so much on this board that I am the butt of jokes and I laugh with ya. But can I at least gloat for a few days?

Hey, Im certainly not the only one who liked the trade, and its a looooong way to seeing what Beckham is for us...but so far, it sure looks like a veteran shortstop under control for a lot of years is finding his footing with the Orioles.

Can I get a Hallelujah?

C'mon.

No argument from me. The guy is a joy to watch. Exciting. 

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On 8/11/2017 at 1:44 PM, Frobby said:

What basis would you prefer?

dWAR has Hardy at +0.2, Beckham at -0.2.

Rtot has Hardy at +3, Beckham at -2.

Rdrs has Hardy at -1, Beckham at -2.

To me, that's pretty solid evidence that Beckham's range advantage is outweighed by Hardy's steadiness advantage.    

Beckham has worse range than Hardy.  Even though Hardy is pretty slow, his reflexes off the bat are absolutely insane.

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As I said at the time, it looked good on the surface.    Of course, when Beckham is hitting over .500 and Myers is in short season ball (10Ks in 5 IP in his last start) it's pretty easy to call it a great trade.     When Beckham is playing for another team or being mediocre for the Orioles in 3 years and Myers is a 21 year old great looking rookie pitcher, there could be a different perspective on the trade.

As of right now, the pickups of Hellickson and Beckham make Duquette look like a genius.    Too bad ownership forced him to blow 36M a year on Trumbo and Davis, who aren't even contributing to the team and will only be blocking better, younger players over the next 2+ years.

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9 hours ago, Roy Firestone said:

Im wrong so much on this board that I am the butt of jokes and I laugh with ya. But can I at least gloat for a few days?

Hey, Im certainly not the only one who liked the trade, and its a looooong way to seeing what Beckham is for us...but so far, it sure looks like a veteran shortstop under control for a lot of years is finding his footing with the Orioles.

Can I get a Hallelujah?

C'mon.

Yep. Sure can. 

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9 hours ago, Roy Firestone said:

Im wrong so much on this board that I am the butt of jokes and I laugh with ya. But can I at least gloat for a few days?

Hey, Im certainly not the only one who liked the trade, and its a looooong way to seeing what Beckham is for us...but so far, it sure looks like a veteran shortstop under control for a lot of years is finding his footing with the Orioles.

Can I get a Hallelujah?

C'mon.

 

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Beckham has had a couple of hot months before, but they were months when he had 30-35 PA and his OPS was in the .900 - 1.100 range.    Right now he's over 50 PA with an OPS of 1.488.    So, it's the hottest he's ever been, by a wide margin.    Let's enjoy the ride!

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10 hours ago, Roy Firestone said:

Im wrong so much on this board that I am the butt of jokes and I laugh with ya. But can I at least gloat for a few days?

Hey, Im certainly not the only one who liked the trade, and its a looooong way to seeing what Beckham is for us...but so far, it sure looks like a veteran shortstop under control for a lot of years is finding his footing with the Orioles.

Can I get a Hallelujah?

C'mon.

I mean, are you intentionally trying to kill his hot streak?

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23 minutes ago, DirtyBird said:

I mean, are you intentionally trying to kill his hot streak?

No, Im intentionally trying to be funny. And Im intentionally saying that it looks RIGHT NOW, that we have a shortstop of the future.

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11 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

I'm not saying that we shouldn't enjoy the ride, but we all know that with his awful plate discipline this is completely unsustainable right?

Have you been watching the games at all?  For a guy who has that reputation, he has been awfully selective of pitches since he's been here

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10 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

I'm not saying that we shouldn't enjoy the ride, but we all know that with his awful plate discipline this is completely unsustainable right?

If he had great plate discipline the level he is hitting at would be unsustainable. Hitting for a  1400 OPS for a season would be incredible.

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David Newen 49 PA:

.442 .510 .814 1.324

 

Beckham 49 PA:

.531 .549 .939 1.488  

 Let's hope he doesn't turn into Newen career: .253 .312 .380 .692

Edited by El Gordo

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