No, you …um… you. I’ve always liked Mullins’ defense. I’ve always hated Mancini’s defense in the OF and so do you, if you’ve been watching. God be praised, he’s now a positive value 1B instead of a disastrous OF, and Mountcastle too, is an adequate 1B, instead of a minus -6 LF.
I initially disliked Stewart because he appeared to be a buffoon on defense, but this season he showed some signs of ability in the OF, and Baseball Savant agreed he was about average. His defense has deteriorated. He is now -2 OAA, so I’m sour on him again.
So yeah, he’s had his audition, and time to send him on his way.
I did not know that, all I know is that he has a reputation for defensive excellence. OK I withdrawal my request for him and focus instead on Cumberland. However I think we can agree that Severino needs to go away.
Orioles played 6 games in Buffalo last year, including the final 3 of the season. The Blue Jays won 4 of the 6.
The Orioles have lost 19 games in a row, 4 short of the major league record of 23, which is held by the Diamondbacks and is still active. The Diamondbacks begin a 6 game road trip in San Diego tomorrow night.
The second game of the series will be started by Alex Manoah, who gave up a bunch of HRs to the Orioles Saturday and then was ejected for throwing at Maikel Franco. Manoah was suspended for 5 games due to the incident, but I guess he is appealing the suspension so we face him tomorrow. He is one of two players from the 2019 draft to have reached the majors, the other being White Sox outfielder/DH Andrew Vaughn.
The Orioles last road win was 50 days ago, John Means no hitter.
No I know. Phillip thinks a player's offensive value/potential is worth zero if said player does not play good defense. Defense is obviously important, but the better a hitter is, the less important a defensive contribution is.