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In a fight for his spot on the roster, Flaherty steps up.


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First point. Are you sure Frobby is not Buck?

Second point. You are describing who is winning the competition. I was just saying that they was a competition which your post seem to support.

Buck wouldn't take a shaky fielder over a steady one at UTIF, particularly when he hasn't been showing much offensively so far this ST. Apparently Frobby would. I don't think there is a competition. As Weams has pointed out ST is just practice for vets, and Flaherty is a vet.
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Buck wouldn't take a shaky fielder over a steady one at UTIF, particularly when he hasn't been showing much offensively so far this ST. Apparently Frobby would. I don't think there is a competition. As Weams has pointed out ST is just practice for vets, and Flaherty is a vet.

So is Cabrera.

By the way, I agree with you that Flaherty is ahead in the competition.

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So is Cabrera.

By the way, I agree with you that Flaherty is ahead in the competition.

Not an O's vet. I think they got Cabrera to push Schoop/Lough and have some insurance. Why would you pay him that much to upgrade at UTIF, when it isn't even an upgrade, and and costs twice as much.
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Not an O's vet. I think they got Cabrera to push Schoop/Lough and have some insurance. Why would you pay him that much to upgrade at UTIF, when it isn't even an upgrade, and and costs twice as much.

I agree. If Schoop starts the year playing 2b but does not hit better than last year and Cabrera is hitting and playing good defense at 2b at Norfolk, the O's may call him up.

A lot depends on what Cabrera turns out to be.

The O's will not spend 10's of million of free agents but they will spend a couple of million on a player that might pan out. They can live with it if he doesn't.

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I think Flaherty goes down to get every day AB's. I think that is what is best for him if the Orioles really believe he can be an every day contributor.

Cabrera has shown to be a good defensive player in the past and a spring training with an error or two is not going to overwrite that reputation. Cabrera also gets on base at a good clip and may be the best base runner (not just steals) on the team. I don't think Cabrera has to qualify himself to make the 25 man during spring training, though I completely believe he could have disqualified himself, which he has not done.

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I agree. If Schoop starts the year playing 2b but does not hit better than last year and Cabrera is hitting and playing good defense at 2b at Norfolk, the O's may call him up.

A lot depends on what Cabrera turns out to be.

The O's will not spend 10's of million of free agents but they will spend a couple of million on a player that might pan out. They can live with it if he doesn't.

Ubaldo is a pretty costly free agent.

Think about it, I haven't crunch the numbers, but they are extremely high, when you are talking big money contracts, usually the team gets the raw end of the deal, very rarely does it work out for the team.

Would you rather be complaining inOH about all the money the team is spending and not winning, ala, the Yankees?

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Flaherty is 28. He is what he is. And what he is looks like .221/.283/.369. A hot spring won't change that, nor will "everyday" at bats at AAA. Schoop on the other hand might benefit from some time down, and for that matter Cabrera might be able to refind whatever he had in 2013.

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Flaherty is 28. He is what he is. And what he is looks like .221/.283/.369. A hot spring won't change that, nor will "everyday" at bats at AAA. Schoop on the other hand might benefit from some time down, and for that matter Cabrera might be able to refind whatever he had in 2013.

Schoop is your starting 2nd baseman.

Flash is your utility INF, having earned that right by being the incumbent.

Cabrera in my opinion has to earn his spot, and hasn't so far.

That doesn't mean, he doesn't make the roster if Lough heads to the DL.

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Ubaldo is a pretty costly free agent.

Think about it, I haven't crunch the numbers, but they are extremely high, when you are talking big money contracts, usually the team gets the raw end of the deal, very rarely does it work out for the team.

Would you rather be complaining inOH about all the money the team is spending and not winning, ala, the Yankees?

I'm not complaining. DD's philosophy is working as far as I can tell.

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I think Flaherty goes down to get every day AB's. I think that is what is best for him if the Orioles really believe he can be an every day contributor.

Cabrera has shown to be a good defensive player in the past and a spring training with an error or two is not going to overwrite that reputation. Cabrera also gets on base at a good clip and may be the best base runner (not just steals) on the team. I don't think Cabrera has to qualify himself to make the 25 man during spring training, though I completely believe he could have disqualified himself, which he has not done.

How would Flaherty be a everyday contributed? The few spots that are figured out long term are the middle infield.

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