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Hear me out, he has been masterful with the pitching staff and I think calls a better game than Wieters, the staff ERA would reflect that. His power is coming around and there is room for growth. His defense is just as good and he doesn't cost $$$. I 100% trust Joseph with this staff more than I do Wieters. Just my opinion but I think holding onto him and letting Wieters go is in the Orioles best interest and better for the pitching staff. We all know that winning is about pitching and if we have to sacrifice some offense at the catcher position to better manage our rotation then I am willing to do that.

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Hear me out, he has been masterful with the pitching staff and I think calls a better game than Wieters, the staff ERA would reflect that. His power is coming around and there is room for growth. His defense is just as good and he doesn't cost $$$. I 100% trust Joseph with this staff more than I do Wieters. Just my opinion but I think holding onto him and letting Wieters go is in the Orioles best interest and better for the pitching staff. We all know that winning is about pitching and if we have to sacrifice some offense at the catcher position to better manage our rotation then I am willing to do that.

Thoughts?

I've been extremely impressed with Joseph behind the plate and I agree with you whole heartily about the game calling. The only question is the bat and whether his defense can make up for his bat. He's probably destined to be a back up long term but if the Orioles can build an offense that allows them to overcome his bat I'd have no problem with him starting at catcher.

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Hear me out, he has been masterful with the pitching staff and I think calls a better game than Wieters, the staff ERA would reflect that. His power is coming around and there is room for growth. His defense is just as good and he doesn't cost $$$. I 100% trust Joseph with this staff more than I do Wieters. Just my opinion but I think holding onto him and letting Wieters go is in the Orioles best interest and better for the pitching staff. We all know that winning is about pitching and if we have to sacrifice some offense at the catcher position to better manage our rotation then I am willing to do that.

Thoughts?

2014 fWAR

Wieters (26 games) .8

Joseph (49 games) .6

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Matt I-want-big-money Wieters or Joseph..... let me think!!!

I know one thing, the pitching staff has not looked this good in a LONG time and I don't think it's a coincidence.

If this year is written off................. Matt comes back next year...... and the staff reverts back........... I won't be surprised.

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If that happens, maybe we can trade Wieters for a nice return of future prospects or a good LF..

Wieters not gonna bring back anything good.

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I've been extremely impressed with Joseph behind the plate and I agree with you whole heartily about the game calling. The only question is the bat and whether his defense can make up for his bat. He's probably destined to be a back up long term but if the Orioles can build an offense that allows them to overcome his bat I'd have no problem with him starting at catcher.

I hope his bat comes around and stays around.

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Matt I-want-big-money Wieters or Joseph..... let me think!!!

Who doesn't want big money? Should Wieters forfeit his salary? Wieters is way better than Joseph. He is a month older than Joseph - has an OPS .100 points higher while earning 2,300 more ABs. Did anyone consider that from a pitch-calling standpoint that the improvement in the pitchers has more to do with the pitchers than with pitch-calling?

I love Joseph, but the idea that he beats out Matt Wieters is crack-smoking talk.

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Who doesn't want big money? Should Wieters forfeit his salary? Wieters is way better than Joseph. He is a month older than Joseph - has an OPS .100 points higher while earning 2,300 more ABs. Did anyone consider that from a pitch-calling standpoint that the improvement in the pitchers has more to do with the pitchers than with pitch-calling?

I love Joseph, but the idea that he beats out Matt Wieters is crack-smoking talk.

I think if you are making the pitch calling argument in favor of Joseph, you probably thought Wieters didn't call a good game even before this season and Joseph. So the improvement in the staff is just evidence of that, but not necessarily the deciding factor.

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I think if you are making the pitch calling argument in favor of Joseph' date=' you probably thought Wieters didn't call a good game even before this season and Joseph. So the improvement in the staff is just evidence of that, but not necessarily the deciding factor.[/quote']

I think pitch-calling is something that would be easily fixed by the coaching staff - so that if they thought Wieters stunk at pitch calling they would work with him on that. I think it is much more likely that our pitchers are getting better and Joseph is benefiting from that.

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