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I'm working on visualizing to avoid too much of a recoil when Iglesias occasionally bubbles up to the top of the order.  If Alberto scuffles v. RHP and goes back to more of a Roenicke niche, I'm not sure where else Hyde might go.

As a Nunez pessimist as far as next good team prospects go, Mancini, Hays, Santander, Mountcastle and Diaz are probably the only interesting hitters with a chance in Baltimore this year, and if 2 aren't on the team right away, and 1-2 more are injured...

Iglesias has hit 1st or 2nd in about 10% of his career games.

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6 hours ago, VaBird1 said:

If Mancini isn’t traded, I totally agree. He has to go at that point unless he can magically hit again.

I think we see Mountcastle when we get our first injury. 

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As of now for OD,

(5) SP: Means, Cobb, Wojo, K. Stewart, Valdez

(8) BP: Givens, Bleier, Castro, Armstrong, Scott, Harvey, Bailey, Rucker

(9) LU: Hays, Smith Jr., Mancini, Santander, Nunez, Ruiz, Alberto, Severino, Iglesias 

(4) Bench: Sisco, Urena, Wilkerson, Davis


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1.  Belanger

2.  Blair

3.  F. Robinson

4.  B. Robinson



Oops.  Wrong century.  I'm in reminisce mode.

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5 hours ago, TommyPickles said:

I would much rather watch Keegan Akin get starts over Hess or Valdez.

I would much rather watch Mountcastle get starts over Davis.

You'll see them both soon enough.  Being a 100 loss team allows us the luxury of calling up finished products.  

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13 hours ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

And game service time. 

Yup. No point of losing any service time at this point. Diaz will stand out more than Mountcastle, as far as service clock games, if he has a big AAA year. With Mountcastle the FO could cite his age and defensive issues. 

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