(vs. MARLINS, 8/06)
This was an awful game for the Orioles' defense at-large.
The fact that they lost the game by a score of 8-7 makes it sting even more.
Even though he was not charged with an error, a misplay by Patrick Valaika in the 3rd inning prevented what should have been the 3rd and final out of the frame ........ the Marlins subsequently scored 2 runs on the very next play in the extended inning, turning a 3-2 Orioles lead into a 4-3 deficit.
2 additional errors later in the game by Anthony Santander and Dwight Smith, Jr sealed the team's fate.
Hays and Mancini both had years over .900 at Bowie. It can be done. I would want a AA prospect to be more than "fine" before making the jump to MLB.
Are you saying Diaz's numbers at Tulsa should be adjusted down? That only proves the point he is not ready.
1). Did you really just mention Cashners stats 2 years before he was dealt? That means nothing.
2) Villar had such a good year that no one wanted him at the deadline and they struggled to find anyone who would take him in the offseason. Obviously people didn’t buy into that season, at least not to give up good talent AND pay him 8m. The biggest issue I had with Villar is that they were acting, at least in the local press, that he was getting 10M because MLBTR said so. That was always wrong and I don’t get why they kept quoting it.
3). Right..Bundy was nothing special and was not in the right park for his skill set. He wasn’t nothing but he wasn’t great and you weren’t going to get a ton for him. You could argue they should have kept him and see what happened this year but I don’t have an issue trading Him.