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The Forgotten Man: Scott Moore

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He'll sign with an organization that might actually give him a fair shot to play.
He deserves better and I hope he gets a real shot to succeed somewhere. I think he'll have a Casey Blake like career if somebody was willing to give him an honest shot.
As usual I agree with you as your posts are usually among the best I read here. I absolutely feel that Moore has been shortchanged on an opportunity with the major league club. I have always liked him since being at the game at OPACY where he hit a grand slam and disappointed a sea of Boston fans by leading the Orioles to one of their rare victories over the hated Sox.

I also fear he will become the next Jack Cust as another "one who got away."

Lordie lordie. With friends like this on "my side" of the supportive-of-Moore argument, who needs ... whatever. :rolleyes: Edited by Anonymous

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Look at his home/away splits, FB%.

He had to alter his swing to even have the little success he did at Harbor Park. The stats will show you that...

So what? His overall OPS has not broken .800 the last two years at the AAA level. You think he is going to go from being an injured, less than .800 OPS at the AAA level to a starter at the ML level. :scratchchinhmm:

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I don't speak for Trea, and I don't agree with the idea that the organization owes Scott Moore anything. I do, however, think the TEAM may benefit by bringing him to Spring training to compete for a position if he chooses to remain with the organization after he hits minor league free agent status -- unless there's something about Moore's attitude or health status of a negative nature that has not been widely reported and of which I may be unaware. Mind you, even if it did so, I'm not suggesting that he'd be anything other than a longshot proposition to make the team, let alone wind up our OD 3B starter. But the threshold for bringing in an NRI is considerably lower than that, and I believe he more than qualifies as a guy who exceeds the threshold for an invite. Once again, however, it appears that the point is moot, as it seems that he'll be moving on of his own volition.

This I agree with.

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As usual I agree with you as your posts are usually among the best I read here. I absolutely feel that Moore has been shortchanged on an opportunity with the major league club. I have always liked him since being at the game at OPACY where he hit a grand slam and disappointed a sea of Boston fans by leading the Orioles to one of their rare victories over the hated Sox.

I also fear he will become the next Jack Cust as another "one who got away."

Ah, judged him on one at bat. Good deal.

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As usual I agree with you as your posts are usually among the best I read here. I absolutely feel that Moore has been shortchanged on an opportunity with the major league club. I have always liked him since being at the game at OPACY where he hit a grand slam and disappointed a sea of Boston fans by leading the Orioles to one of their rare victories over the hated Sox.

I also fear he will become the next Jack Cust as another "one who got away."

Scott Moore has none of the attributes that made Jack Cust hard to lose: the ability to get on base, the ability to draw a walk, and the ability to hit for power.

Scott Moore will not be another Jack Cust, for those exact reasons. The only thing Scott Moore has over Jack Cust is that he can at least play somewhere in the field and maybe do a half decent job of it.

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As usual I agree with you as your posts are usually among the best I read here. I absolutely feel that Moore has been shortchanged on an opportunity with the major league club. I have always liked him since being at the game at OPACY where he hit a grand slam and disappointed a sea of Boston fans by leading the Orioles to one of their rare victories over the hated Sox.

I also fear he will become the next Jack Cust as another "one who got away."

Oh wow, one home run, that just so happened to be a grand slam. Never mind it's one of only two home runs he ever hit for the Orioles :rolleyes: As you've been known to say, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.

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Scott Moore has none of the attributes that made Jack Cust hard to lose: the ability to get on base, the ability to draw a walk, and the ability to hit for power.

Scott Moore will not be another Jack Cust, for those exact reasons. The only thing Scott Moore has over Jack Cust is that he can at least play somewhere in the field and maybe do a half decent job of it.

Why trivialize such an important attribute?

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So what? His overall OPS has not broken .800 the last two years at the AAA level. You think he is going to go from being an injured, less than .800 OPS at the AAA level to a starter at the ML level. :scratchchinhmm:

Keep ignoring the Norfolk park effects and in turn his home va. away splits, it really helps your position in this debate... :rolleyes:

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Ah, judged him on one at bat. Good deal.

How do you interpret that I like Moore based on only one at bat when he hit a grand slam helping to beat Boston? I specifically posted I have liked him since that at bat, meaning his whole volume of work in case you cannot figure that out on your own!:rolleyes:

I think he is a good all around player who has been hampered by injuries and not getting much of an opportunity to show his talents at the Major League Level.

If you don't like my view on him too bad!

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The only thing Scott Moore has over Jack Cust is that he can at least play somewhere in the field and maybe do a half decent job of it.

How is that trivializing it? It's probably true. That fact that Moore can play a half decent 3B and Cust can't play decent anywhere is irrelevant.

Aside from the very weak props you give Moore for his defense (which, as I recall, is better than maybe half decent on the corners), I don't see the statement too often around here that the only thing Player A does better than Player B is have a much higher OPS.

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How do you interpret that I like Moore based on only one at bat when he hit a grand slam helping to beat Boston? I specifically posted I have liked him since that at bat, meaning his whole volume of work in case you cannot figure that out on your own!:rolleyes:

I think he is a good all around player who has been hampered by injuries and not getting much of an opportunity to show his talents at the Major League Level.

If you don't like my view on him too bad!

I guess you told me.:P

I just can't wrap myself around your player evaluation system. Your criticsims of certain players and your affection for others confuses me.:scratchchinhmm:

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I can't believe you all are comparing Moore to Jack Cust. The only thing they have in common is that each strikes out too much. At least Cust makes up for that with his ability to reach base via the walk and with very good power - neither of which Moore is able to do.

As for Moore's defense - average at best. If it's hit to him he'll get the out, but don't expect him to show a lot of range.

So what's going to be the excuse next year when he's with another organization and doesn't get a sniff of a major league field?

Stricty as an informational query, as I respect your knowledge and opinion, how does Moore's 3B defense compare with that of Wiggy and Turner? (I THINK these are currently the two leading internal candidates for the OD job, as I'm guessing that Bell will be treated gingerly when it comes to promoting him up the ladder.)

BTW, even though I have been supportive of Moore in this thread, I feel compelled to add the disclaimer that it's clearly NOT been my position that Moore will make any major league team's OD roster next year. Indeed, I'd be surprised if he does. As for his olfactory needs, however, I imagine that if he has a strong desire to sniff a field, they might just go ahead and let him do that.

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