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Just now, Frobby said:

My attitude is we have to assume Trey will not be his normal self next year.    I hope that assumption will prove wrong, but Trey has his work cut out for him.    I just want him to be cancer-free; anything else is gravy.   

If he does play if might be best if it is at DH.

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1 minute ago, eddie83 said:

Biggest concern for let’s say the next 1/2 years is the Infield maybe minus 1B and the rotation. At least with the rotation we can give some opportunities the next couple of years to arms I look forward to seeing. 

The rotation  is full of question marks, but that's largely because there are lots of encouraging possibilities -- some of them not quite ready.

For the next couple of years, I'm OK with Iglesias at SS and Alberto at 2B. I think upgrading 3B is the biggest priority. If we can find a quality 2Bman, Alberto could be the short-term 3Bman.

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1 minute ago, Frobby said:

My attitude is we have to assume Trey will not be his normal self next year.    I hope that assumption will prove wrong, but Trey has his work cut out for him.    I just want him to be cancer-free; anything else is gravy.   

This is a good way to look at it. I think I have been seeing things through rose-colored glasses. We've seen enough dramatic rebounds that sometimes we forget the real-life possibilities. I've been a really big Trey guy since I was watching his early MiLB highlights on youtube.

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7 minutes ago, Frobby said:

This team is pretty painful to watch at the plate right now.   

They aren’t looking any better in the field minus that Severino play. 

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

If he does play if might be best if it is at DH.

This is probably more realistic. But then they're playing Mountcastle at 1B. Or Davis.

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Just now, Beef Supreme said:

This is probably more realistic. But then they're playing Mountcastle at 1B. Or Davis.

Or Stewart.

Or some warm body off the waiver wire.

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Akin bulldogs his way through 94 pitches in 4 innings with some bad defense behind him.

Wonder who's pitching next inning?

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11 minutes ago, spiritof66 said:

The rotation  is full of question marks, but that's largely because there are lots of encouraging possibilities -- some of them not quite ready.

For the next couple of years, I'm OK with Iglesias at SS and Alberto at 2B. I think upgrading 3B is the biggest priority. If we can find a quality 2Bman, Alberto could be the short-term 3Bman.

Agree about rotation. Looking forward to seeing some guys get a shot. 

I am concerned about the Infield. Next couple of years we can get by but we lack prospects at higher levels. Maybe the draft picks work out. Obviously can trade for help there. Was looking forward to Adam Hall see play this year. 

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2 minutes ago, Beef Supreme said:

Oh My GOD! Do I want to see Stewart at First Base!?! No I do not!!!

On teams like the Orioles those are the things to try. Nothing to lose. 

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