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Orioles Discussing Machado Promotion to Norfolk


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Promotion to the majors? HORRIBLE IDEA. Bad for Machado. Bad for the Orioles. He's not ready and the team is going nowhere.

Promotion to Norfolk. For now. He is going to be ready soon.

Last 10 Games: (Current team only)Date	OPP	AVG	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPSJun 23	REA	.333	3	0	1	1	0	0	2	0	0	0	0	.333	.667	1.000Jun 24	REA	.250	4	1	1	1	0	0	1	0	1	0	0	.250	.500	.750Jun 25	REA	.000	2	1	0	0	0	0	0	2	0	0	0	.500	.000	.500Jun 26	@BIN	.500	4	2	2	0	0	1	3	0	0	0	0	.500	1.250	1.750Jun 27	@BIN	.500	4	1	2	0	0	1	2	0	1	0	0	.500	1.250	1.750Jun 28	@BIN	.500	4	1	2	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	.600	.500	1.100Jun 29	@BIN	.500	4	1	2	1	0	0	2	0	0	0	0	.500	.750	1.250Jun 30	@NBR	.000	4	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	.200	.000	.200Jul 01	@NBR	.000	3	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	0	0	0	.250	.000	.250Jul 02	@NBR	.000	3	1	 	0	0	0	3	0	0	 	 	.000	.000	.000Totals	 	.286	35	9	10	3	0	2	15	5	3	0	0	.375	.543	.918
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I wouldn't consider a promotion at all. Norfolk is a hitter's graveyard. Let the kid settle into a groove at Bowie for the rest of the year. If he's ready, he'll force the issue in Spring Training next year :D

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I wouldn't consider a promotion at all. Norfolk is a hitter's graveyard. Let the kid settle into a groove at Bowie for the rest of the year. If he's ready, he'll force the issue in Spring Training next year :D

Isn't the problem with Norfolk just in April and May because of the wind direction? I'd rather have him stay in Bowie for a while longer too, to be honest.

This makes me wonder if they are considering him as a ML SS next year and moving Hardy to third as a way to solve the 3B problem.

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I wouldn't consider a promotion at all. Norfolk is a hitter's graveyard. Let the kid settle into a groove at Bowie for the rest of the year. If he's ready, he'll force the issue in Spring Training next year :D

For everyone except for... LEW FORD!

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I was looking for the link but I remember in one interview earlier this season, Duquette clearly stating that prospects should be given a full year at Double A before being promoted. Was he referring to pitchers, am I making this up? I can't find it anywhere now.

Sidenote...Machado has a really odd day game/night game split going on. Batting avg is .198 for day games (21 games), .284 for night games (58 games). Home and away definitely has some contrast too, he's hitting .238 at home and .283 away.

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