Jump to content

Koji Uehara linked to Orioles in MLBTraderumors.


weams

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 110
  • Created
  • Last Reply
We have no hole at second base. We have several very good second basemen. Their offence has been sub par. There are no real upgrade scenarios out there. Everything is past performance and lost horizons. Our offense from catcher has been poor, without Matt's stats messing up the reality, we are really hurting there. We absolutely could use an upgrade in the Ace department. We are not getting that. Koji fixes our lefty reliever problem.

We have several very good 2bs? Really? I must be watching something different then you are. Schoop has promise but isn't there yet. I don't know what to think about Flaherty. Everytime I get excited about him, he goes 0-20. If anyone else was starting quality, we probably would have seen them by now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have several very good 2bs? Really? I must be watching something different then you are. Schoop has promise but isn't there yet. I don't know what to think about Flaherty. Everytime I get excited about him, he goes 0-20. If anyone else was starting quality, we probably would have seen them by now.

They are excellent second basemen. They have not hit well yet. We are watching the same just have a different panic button than I do. You react a bit stronger. I've been calling for Schoop to be sent to AAA all season. There is a reason I am not a MLB manager. They say he makes better plays at second base, especially the double plays, than just about anyone. I don't think there is a second base upgrade to be had.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have several very good 2bs? Really? I must be watching something different then you are. Schoop has promise but isn't there yet. I don't know what to think about Flaherty. Everytime I get excited about him, he goes 0-20. If anyone else was starting quality, we probably would have seen them by now.

Flash Season has started (late June through the postseason)--he'll be more than just a pretty glove the rest of the way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Because you can never have too much pitching and we don't really have a dependable ace. A stud starter would be more of a need then a closer imo.

Most teams could argue that they "need" an ace without being viewed as crazy. That's not the same kind of need as looking for additional bullpen help, though (i.e., radically different costs). If you're anxious to trade Bundy, Harvey and a couple other players to get an "ace," notwithstanding the (probably) staggering financial cost of such an acquisition, that's your prerogative, but it doesn't add much to the Koji conversation. The question of whether the O's should add a bullpen piece doesn't even exist in the same galaxy as the question of whether they need an "ace."

And that's without addressing the fact that the O's already have six starters for five spots. Ideally, I'd think Gonzo should be in the 'pen in favor of Gausman, but Buck seems intent on starting all six. Another starter just gums up the works even further.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Most teams could argue that they "need" an ace without being viewed as crazy. That's not the same kind of need as looking for additional bullpen help, though (i.e., radically different costs). If you're anxious to trade Bundy, Harvey and a couple other players to get an "ace," notwithstanding the (probably) staggering financial cost of such an acquisition, that's your prerogative, but it doesn't add much to the Koji conversation. The question of whether the O's should add a bullpen piece doesn't even exist in the same galaxy as the question of whether they need an "ace."

And that's without addressing the fact that the O's already have six starters for five spots. Ideally, I'd think Gonzo should be in the 'pen in favor of Gausman, but Buck seems intent on starting all six. Another starter just gums up the works even further.

We are going to add to the bullpen. It is just a matter of whether we add a good closer or a lefty specialist.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Because you can never have too much pitching and we don't really have a dependable ace. A stud starter would be more of a need then a closer imo.

I think you are way out there on this again. Sorry. I just can't get on your page lately. We would all love a top of the rotation starter. Where are you gonna get one?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Most teams could argue that they "need" an ace without being viewed as crazy. That's not the same kind of need as looking for additional bullpen help, though (i.e., radically different costs). If you're anxious to trade Bundy, Harvey and a couple other players to get an "ace," notwithstanding the (probably) staggering financial cost of such an acquisition, that's your prerogative, but it doesn't add much to the Koji conversation. The question of whether the O's should add a bullpen piece doesn't even exist in the same galaxy as the question of whether they need an "ace."

And that's without addressing the fact that the O's already have six starters for five spots. Ideally, I'd think Gonzo should be in the 'pen in favor of Gausman, but Buck seems intent on starting all six. Another starter just gums up the works even further.

So, what happens after you trade prospects, which are dear to us, for Koji, and a starter or two get hurt? Do we then trade more prospects? You can never have too much starting pitching. Trading for a position that is already a strength is intriguing but probably not the path I would choose.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think you are way out there on this again. Sorry. I just can't get on your page lately. We would all love a top of the rotation starter. Where are you gonna get one?

I agree with this. We don't have the organizational depth to go get a difference-making starter. Personally, I think we have one in Gausman. We can, though, upgrade the bullpen. I would love to see us bring back Koji, but I don't think the Red Sox are going to trade with us.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree with this. We don't have the organizational depth to go get a difference-making starter. Personally, I think we have one in Gausman. We can, though, upgrade the bullpen. I would love to see us bring back Koji, but I don't think the Red Sox are going to trade with us.

Actually they do. We just don't want to give them up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


×
×
  • Create New...