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Would you consider acquiring a stud 3rd Baseman and sending Machado back to minors?


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Willing to send Machado to minors/bench if O's sign stud 3B?  

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  1. 1. Willing to send Machado to minors/bench if O's sign stud 3B?

    • No way, Machado needs to start every day next year he is a guaranteed All-Star
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    • Yes, send machado to the bench or minors if you're able to sign a proven 3B
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There many not be any available, but if a can't-miss kind of guy was available for 3b would you consider acquiring him and sending Machado back to the minors or the MLB bench until the team (presumably) deals Hardy at the end of 2013 or perhaps before the 2013 trade deadline?

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There many not be any available, but if a can't-miss kind of guy was available for 3b would you consider acquiring a stud 3rd Baseman and sending Machado back to the minors until the team (presumably) deals Hardy at the end of 2013 or perhaps before the 2013 trade deadline?

No, no and no!

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There should be another option....if we could get Headly we should move Machado to SS and either move Hardy to 2B or trade him

What's the precedent on SS moving to 2B after many years at SS at a major league level? I don't know of anybody (outside of you're standard-issue journeyman utility guy like Q of course) who's done it off the top of my head.

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What's the precedent on SS moving to 2B after many years at SS at a major league level? I don't know of anybody (outside of you're standard-issue journeyman utility guy like Q of course) who's done it off the top of my head.

I agree and as much as I am a fan of Hardy's defense his bat was a liability this year and if you can get a Middle of the lineup hitter at 3B you need to figure out what to do with Hardy...Machado is out future at this point

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I voted no, though I didn't like the reasons the poll gave for voting yes or no. I don't think Machado is a guaranteed all star next year. But, he is clearly too good for the minor leagues. If we did get a stud 3B, I'd put Machado at 2B before I'd return him to the minors.

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I voted no, though I didn't like the reasons the poll gave for voting yes or no. I don't think Machado is a guaranteed all star next year. But, he is clearly too good for the minor leagues. If we did get a stud 3B, I'd put Machado at 2B before I'd return him to the minors.

I strongly disagree with the idea of putting Machado at second base.

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I voted no, though I didn't like the reasons the poll gave for voting yes or no. I don't think Machado is a guaranteed all star next year. But, he is clearly too good for the minor leagues. If we did get a stud 3B, I'd put Machado at 2B before I'd return him to the minors.

Okay, I voted no, and I admit my Yes vote intentionally had some hyperbolic language.

IMO, while Machado has more than proven himself defensively, I think some fans are a bit too quick to jump on his bandwagon. From an offensive standpoint I'm very far from being sold. In my first year of watching baseball, Larry Sheets taught me well that even one great season with the bat early in a person's career is by no means an indication of future success. And Machado was certainly no '87 Larry Sheets this year to begin with. Terrible OBP, yet he hit some homeruns, that's great, but wouldn't it maybe do him some good to get a little more experience at the AAA level with his plate discipline?

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I'd really rather try to fix 2B and let Machado have 3B.

Kind of surprised at how willing people are to move Hardy off of SS. He's one of the best defenders in the league at that position. If he's on the team, that's where I want him playing.

And he had a 282 OBP last season. I would rather have a franchise level player under team control for six more seasons at short.

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Defensively, yes. Offensively, he could be a repeat of Larry Sheets...it could be the pitchers haven't figured him out yet.

Larry Sheets? Considering Larry didn't become a regular until he was 25 and Manny did what he did at 20. Sorry but I don't see any reasonable way that a guy whom at age 20 hit for 740 OPS and played solid D is being demoted. I prefer we get a second baseman. If the offense had an achilles heel, it was that we really had no dependable regular second baseman. And the flip side of Manny's offense is perhaps we haven't seen the best of him yet and honestly I think it's more likely that's the case than pitchers figuring him out. The guy is a top prospect after all.

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