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Which of these future O's lineup outcomes would be more likely and which would be preferable?

Machado SS and Schoop 2B

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Schoop SS and Machado 3B

It appears Machado is the better SS, and SS is the most important position so I'd want Machado there long term. Personally, I don't believe he will have any trouble transitioning back there when Hardy leaves.

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That is an spec-freakin-tacular receipt! Even if that's in old French Francs, that's a beach picnic that costs like $10,000.

I'm pretty sure it's in Euros. So it's really like $140,000, or more than I make in 2 years. Bottles of that particular bottle of Dom regularly go for at least $35,000, according to my Interwebs searches.

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I'm pretty sure it's in Euros. So it's really like $140,000, or more than I make in 2 years. Bottles of that particular bottle of Dom regularly go for at least $35,000, according to my Interwebs searches.

Harry Reid just said it was Mitt Romney's and the SOB didn't even leave a tip.

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Which of these future O's lineup outcomes would be more likely and which would be preferable?

Machado SS and Schoop 2B

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Schoop SS and Machado 3B

This is just my opinion, if Machado can keep playing a good 3B, and Schoop is an above average SS, I would rather see that scenario. The reason being that finding a good 3B and SS is harder then 2B. You can find the Omar Q's and Robert Andinos of the world for second. However, I'm pretty sure the O's still see Machado as a SS long term.

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Well, saying Betemit is better than Reynolds on bunts/slow rollers is like saying Filet Mignon is better than hamburger. I also said that while Betemit was a poor defender he was good on that particular play so I'm not sure why the comment about me forgetting about how bad he is was really needed. That said, I agree that the particular play yesterday by Machado was extraordinary and Betemit would have likely not made it.

You did note his bad defense overall, but seemed to be agreeing with OF about in regards to his post. I wasn't trying to single you out, buddy.

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You did note his bad defense overall, but seemed to be agreeing with OF about in regards to his post. I wasn't trying to single you out, buddy.

I've been pleasantly surprised with his bat, speed, arm, and defense. He's going to be a fun guy to to watch for the next 6? years.

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I've been pleasantly surprised with his bat, speed, arm, and defense. He's going to be a fun guy to to watch for the next 6? years.

It makes you marvel at what a good athlete he is to only practice at 3B, let alone two games in the minors, and still look so comfortable there.

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It makes you marvel at what a good athlete he is to only practice at 3B, let alone two games in the minors, and still look so comfortable there.

The transition from SS to 3B is an easy one IMO. SS has so much more to worry about that 3B and even though the ball gets smoked, it is a players ability to come in on balls and arm strength that will really decide how good someone can be. Range is a non-factor for most shortstops moving to third and a shortstop will tend to have a very good arm more often than not.

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