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6 minutes ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Well um yeah, this is resembling Chris Davis in 2017 when it was no longer a slump and just an accurate representation of his abilities. 

I can’t write Mullins off yet. 

Mullins had a .269 batting average in AAA and a .235 batting average and .671 OPS with the Orioles last year. It’s not like Mullins has a track record of offensive success.

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1 minute ago, TINSTAAPP said:

Mullins had a .269 batting average in AAA and a .235 batting average and .671 OPS with the Orioles last year. It’s not like Mullins has a track record of offensive success.

A .771 OPS isn’t that bad playing in Norfolk. Mullins is probably a fourth outfielder at best, but not if he is going to bat .100

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I think the Orioles said everything that needs to be said.

It is the bottom of the 9th, a hit is needed to win the game. Your switch hitting starting centerfielder is pulled for a pinch hitter who is a catcher who has a career batting average of .241 and a career .OBP of .277, and he is the 2nd catcher to be in the game, so no backups left if somehow they tie the game. They'd rather bring in a bad hitter, and have no backup catcher for the rest of a possible extra inning game, than let Cedric Mullins hit.

That's what the O's just said about their faith in Cedric Mullins' ability to get a hit right now.

I don't care that it's not even the end of April yet. He's not hitting, and they don't believe he can. Him struggling and failing shouldn't be happening at the major league level where the O's will be forced to make decisions like this right in front of his face. Send him down for our sake and his sake.

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2 hours ago, Carllamy said:

I think the Orioles said everything that needs to be said.

It is the bottom of the 9th, a hit is needed to win the game. Your switch hitting starting centerfielder is pulled for a pinch hitter who is a catcher who has a career batting average of .241 and a career .OBP of .277, and he is the 2nd catcher to be in the game, so no backups left if somehow they tie the game. They'd rather bring in a bad hitter, and have no backup catcher for the rest of a possible extra inning game, than let Cedric Mullins hit.

That's what the O's just said about their faith in Cedric Mullins' ability to get a hit right now.

I don't care that it's not even the end of April yet. He's not hitting, and they don't believe he can. Him struggling and failing shouldn't be happening at the major league level where the O's will be forced to make decisions like this right in front of his face. Send him down for our sake and his sake.

Long overdue really. 

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Any word on Smith Jr?  Hard to send Mullins anywhere when we have a lack of OF options. Stewart could easily fill in for Smith Jr if he needs to go on the IL but we don’t really have a CF option. Mason Williams?

Letting go of Drew Jackson is looking like a bad move. Jackson could’ve gotten ABs in CF and 2B, but we couldn’t DFA Wright for a fresh arm. 

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6 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Any word on Smith Jr?  Hard to send Mullins anywhere when we have a lack of OF options. Stewart could easily fill in for Smith Jr if he needs to go on the IL but we don’t really have a CF option. Mason Williams?

Letting go of Drew Jackson is looking like a bad move. Jackson could’ve gotten ABs in CF and 2B, but we couldn’t DFA Wright for a fresh arm. 

This. He ain’t Mike Trout, but Drew Jackson would sure be a nice option to have right about now. Think we messed up on that one.

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On 4/19/2019 at 4:51 PM, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

True, but right now the Blade looks like Cal Ripken compared to Mullins. Also he was a consensus top three all time defensive shortstop. I don't think Mullins is going to rate that highly as a defensive center fielder.

True, but was the Blade that good, when he first broke in?

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14 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

True, but was the Blade that good, when he first broke in?

It was Belanger's defensive range that got him to the majors. So yes,  his defensive was that good from day one.  The O's traded Hall of Fame Shortstop Luis Aparicio to make room for Belanger.  

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1 hour ago, wildcard said:

It was Belanger's defensive range that got him to the majors. So yes,  his defensive was that good from day one.  The O's traded Hall of Fame Shortstop Luis Aparicio to make room for Belanger.  

Check the stats, it wasnt until year 4 that he posted an oWar of 4.4.

I thought the main reason for the 6 player 3 team trade was the high interest the Orioles had in Buford for CF.

 

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18 hours ago, Carllamy said:

I think the Orioles said everything that needs to be said.

It is the bottom of the 9th, a hit is needed to win the game. Your switch hitting starting centerfielder is pulled for a pinch hitter who is a catcher who has a career batting average of .241 and a career .OBP of .277, and he is the 2nd catcher to be in the game, so no backups left if somehow they tie the game. They'd rather bring in a bad hitter, and have no backup catcher for the rest of a possible extra inning game, than let Cedric Mullins hit.

That's what the O's just said about their faith in Cedric Mullins' ability to get a hit right now.

I don't care that it's not even the end of April yet. He's not hitting, and they don't believe he can. Him struggling and failing shouldn't be happening at the major league level where the O's will be forced to make decisions like this right in front of his face. Send him down for our sake and his sake.

Severino was in a mini-hot streak (2 bombs in 9 ABs), making good contact, and the pitcher was left-handed.

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On 4/21/2019 at 5:18 PM, TINSTAAPP said:

Is Dwight Smith Jr capable of playing center or is he a corner outfielder only?

He's played there in the minors a bit, but he has slightly below average spring speed which would make him one of, if not the slowest CF in the game. In other words, it wouldn't be good.

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