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TT: Time to demote Smith Jr. and bring up Stewart

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1 hour ago, wildcard said:

Stewart's status is confusing.    Roch did a blog article on what is next for the roster and doesn't even mention Stewart.   Yet Hyde said a day or two ago that they would probably add an outfielder.   I guess for a pitcher going to Norfolk.  

No mention from Dubroff about Stewart or the Sun or Trezza.   

I don't know what is happening with the guy.

I was listening to Steve Melewski on the radio and he kept mentioning Mason Williams as a potential outfielder they were going to add and Stewart's name didn't even come up once. I have two theories about this. 1) It could be due to service time reasons down the line. If Stewart was kept up in the majors for the rest of the season and spent the next two years in Baltimore without going down, he could potentially be a Super 2 player in a couple years and the Orioles do not want to risk paying him that type of money so soon. 2) They don'[t have him in their future plans. Mountcastle doesn't have the arm strength to play any OF position besides LF. Let's say Mountcastle is moved to LF. They would likely have a lineup with Mountcastle at LF, Santander in CF, Mancini in RF, Nunez at DH and Davis is still on the roster getting ABs at 1B. The only ways Stewart would be able to fit on the roster is if they either move Nunez to 3B or eat the rest of Davis' contract and get rid of him, or maybe see if Mountcastle can play 2B. To be honest, I don't see any of those three scenarios happening. Unfortunately Stewart seems to be caught up in the numbers game because there are a number of inflexible defensive player on the roster (Nunez and Mountcastle) along with the Orioles refusal to eat Davis' contract. 

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Every possible reason one can imagine for Stewart not being brought up can be refuted by counterexample of anothrler player or other actions they have taken.  We can't apply logic to figure this out.  There have to be facts we don't have access to.

I mean look at TINSTAAPP's last post above.  He puts two possible theories out:. They like Stewart SO much that they are playing service Time games. or they like him so little that he doesn't figure in the future so they're not bothering to bring him up.  We're all over the map on this because it just doesn't make sense.

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3 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Stewart has his wisdom teeth taken out that had been bothering him. 

Is this where we cue up the whole "he's been injury plagued all season!" quotes?

But on a serious note, that timing isn't good. Smith could be healthy soon and they might stick with Dwight over DJ for another month.

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33 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Every possible reason one can imagine for Stewart not being brought up can be refuted by counterexample of anothrler player or other actions they have taken.  We can't apply logic to figure this out.  There have to be facts we don't have access to.

I mean look at wildcard's last post above.  He puts two possible theories out:. They like Stewart SO much that they are playing service Time games. or they like him so little that he doesn't figure in the future so they're not bothering to bring him up.  We're all over the map on this because it just doesn't make sense.

I would bet on the latter. I hope I'm wrong, but I have no confidence in Stewart being a long-term answer.

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52 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Every possible reason one can imagine for Stewart not being brought up can be refuted by counterexample of anothrler player or other actions they have taken.  We can't apply logic to figure this out.  There have to be facts we don't have access to.

I mean look at wildcard's last post above.  He puts two possible theories out:. They like Stewart SO much that they are playing service Time games. or they like him so little that he doesn't figure in the future so they're not bothering to bring him up.  We're all over the map on this because it just doesn't make sense.

 

23 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Stewart has his wisdom teeth taken out that had been bothering him. 

Well there you go.  Some facts!

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2 hours ago, TINSTAAPP said:

I was listening to Steve Melewski on the radio and he kept mentioning Mason Williams as a potential outfielder they were going to add and Stewart's name didn't even come up once. I have two theories about this. 1) It could be due to service time reasons down the line. If Stewart was kept up in the majors for the rest of the season and spent the next two years in Baltimore without going down, he could potentially be a Super 2 player in a couple years and the Orioles do not want to risk paying him that type of money so soon. 2) They don'[t have him in their future plans. Mountcastle doesn't have the arm strength to play any OF position besides LF. Let's say Mountcastle is moved to LF. They would likely have a lineup with Mountcastle at LF, Santander in CF, Mancini in RF, Nunez at DH and Davis is still on the roster getting ABs at 1B. The only ways Stewart would be able to fit on the roster is if they either move Nunez to 3B or eat the rest of Davis' contract and get rid of him, or maybe see if Mountcastle can play 2B. To be honest, I don't see any of those three scenarios happening. Unfortunately Stewart seems to be caught up in the numbers game because there are a number of inflexible defensive player on the roster (Nunez and Mountcastle) along with the Orioles refusal to eat Davis' contract. 

The outfield you mention would be dreadful on defense. I mean DREADFUL.

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8 minutes ago, Philip said:

The outfield you mention would be dreadful on defense. I mean DREADFUL.

I don't disagree but where would you put those guys if Nunez stays at DH and Davis stays on the team? 

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5 minutes ago, TINSTAAPP said:

I don't disagree but where would you put those guys if Nunez stays at DH and Davis stays on the team? 

Is “jump off a cliff” an option?

Seriously, I’m sure one of the rules the new FO guys have adopted for their long-term plan is to never bring up a guy if he makes the team worse. With that in mind, I don’t think the scenario that you envision will ever happen.

Now, a lot of the guys we have currently are bad, and an argument can be made for a lateral move, just to see what the new guy has, and I wouldn’t really disagree with that, I’m kind of surprised Smith hasn’t been demoted yet, but that’s the big mystery so far. “Where is Stewart?”

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I think they have to give the first base job to Mancini next year. If Davis must stay, I'd have him at DH or playing in right on occasion instead of Mancini, or maybe even at third. I think Mancini deserves a permanent spot.

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15 minutes ago, orioles22 said:

I think they have to give the first base job to Mancini next year. If Davis must stay, I'd have him at DH or playing in right on occasion instead of Mancini, or maybe even at third. I think Mancini deserves a permanent spot.

I agree but Davis, if he is here, should only only only bat against lefties.

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41 minutes ago, orioles22 said:

You mean righties?

Or righties...whichever He’s less terrible against. I tend to get them mixed up, because as near as I can tell, he’s terrible against everybody.

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