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Should the O's fire Jim Presley?


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Last in the majors in walks. Seems like the organization needs to make some kind of statement that they care about BB's P/AB and OBP. It's clear that the players and Adam Jones (as team leader) don't give it any priority.
Absolutely. Everyone knows walks are better than hits, and the only time a batter should swing is to spoil a pitcher's pitch. Putting the ball in play only increases one's chances of making an out. You would think Presley would know this.
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Last in the majors in walks. Seems like the organization needs to make some kind of statement that they care about BB's P/AB and OBP. It's clear that the players and Adam Jones (as team leader) don't give it any priority.

My mind isn't so good, but can someone refresh my memory and let me know if Pressley was the batting coach last year when we were tearing the cover off the ball?

Yeah, thought so. Thanks.

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My mind isn't so good, but can someone refresh my memory and let me know if Pressley was the batting coach last year when we were tearing the cover off the ball?

Yeah, thought so. Thanks.

Wasn't that just the first 2 months of the season?... I thought Aug/Sept/Oct. were pretty bad months??

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My mind isn't so good, but can someone refresh my memory and let me know if Pressley was the batting coach last year when we were tearing the cover off the ball?

Yeah, thought so. Thanks.

True in the first half... and it was all Manny & Davis.

He was also the batting coach in the second half when they hit very poorly.

I think the organizational philosophy stinks and something needs to be done to turn it around

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True in the first half... and it was all Manny & Davis.

He was also the batting coach in the second half when they hit very poorly.

I think the organizational philosophy stinks and something needs to be done to turn it around

I think this is the players though. Do you really think a different hitting philosophy is going to change the approach that Hardy and Jones take at the plate? Or keep Davis from striking out 150+ times?

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Tearing the cover off the ball is overrated, and a waste of energy. Leave the bat on the shoulder.

Are you just going to keep making the same kind of joke until someone pays attention to you? Well, here you go...wish granted.

Ridiculous "point," but wish granted (walks and hits are not mutually exclusive...unless you're on the Orioles, apparently).

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I think this is the players though. Do you really think a different hitting philosophy is going to change the approach that Hardy and Jones take at the plate? Or keep Davis from striking out 150+ times?

Agree it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks.... but is anyone trying? I'd like to know if anyone does a post game video breakdown to show guys how far out of the zone some of the pitches they are swinging at? Or are the talking situations... like Adam you do understand that if the count is 0-2, 1-2, or even 2-2 the pitchers have been out of the zone 95% of the time against you>

Or how about posting a swing % for pitches out of the zone on the clubhouse bulletin board.

Or how about Buck giving some guys a game or two off after a particularly bad day of hacking at pitches no where near the zone.

I just wonder what Pressley is saying to them?

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Are you just going to keep making the same kind of joke until someone pays attention to you? Well, here you go...wish granted.

Ridiculous "point," but wish granted (walks and hits are not mutually exclusive...unless you're on the Orioles, apparently).

Actually, I thought it was funny, seriously.

It was stupid, but he was poking fun at the OP, but look at the thread, that was an over the top knee jerk reaction, hence Gordo's remark.

Dont expect intelligent posts, unless the topic starter is intelligent.

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Absolutely. Everyone knows walks are better than hits, and the only time a batter should swing is to spoil a pitcher's pitch. Putting the ball in play only increases one's chances of making an out. You would think Presley would know this.

I'm trying to gauge your sarcasm in this post. A good hitter .270ish average should be able to get on base at a .330-.340 clip.

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