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I'm going to guess since Cabrera is a switch hitter that Flaherty goes to AAA, which at this point looks fine. It's so nice to see good depth.

Paredes... it's going to be him vs. Lough. Without Lough, the Orioles still have five outfielders (De Aza, Jones, Pearce, Snider, Young) with four of them being capable defenders, and Young showing some speed this year. I really wish they could keep both of them though, for next year's team especially, which I anticipate will have no Chris Davis and Pearce playing full time 1B.

I think Flash stays, since he plays plus defense and Cabrera is not a plus defender.

Buck loves his defense.

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I would send Cabrera to Norfolk when Hardy comes back and I would trade Parades for whatever I could if he is ready to come back and there is no room for him (no injuries).

The only other thing I might see happening is Lough being traded or DFA'd if Buck thinks that Cabrera can handle the outfield.

Why would you send Cabrera down? He has done nothing to earn a demotion. Especially at his salary.

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True. But I'm sure he can play center field better than Lough can play shortstop :)

True, he's much more versatile, but De Aza has a poor baseball IQ, and I don't always trust him in LF. I think ours is a particularly tricky LF with the angle in the corner and and it's size, and Lough plays it extremely well. I know it's not much because we all know Lough probably can't hit college pitching with any authority, but it's a consideration.

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Cabrera is hitting, taking walks, and playing good defense. As long as the defense is there, I don't see any advantage that Flaherty brings. Cabrera is a switch hitter and brings the speed game. He has been starting since the Toronto series. I think he has the job right now.

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When Hardy is ready I think they option Flaherty for 10 days and then see where are. I think Cabrera will play all over. 2B, SS, 3B, any of the OF spots and DH. Buck will see how he does. After 10 days Buck will know more have what he has.

I don't see a spot right now for Paredes but I think the O's try to keep on the DL as long as possible. Slow roll the rehab. Use all 20 days of the rehab assignment to the minors. Maybe an injury happens.

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I think Flash stays, since he plays plus defense and Cabrera is not a plus defender.

Buck loves his defense.

Cabrera looks like a fine defender to me, and his metrics have him well on the positive side, albeit nearly all at SS. The real thing Flaherty has over Cabrera is power (15 HR/162, vs 4).

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I think we keep him over Flaherty at this point. He's getting a lot of time. Plus Flaherty has more options. The biggest difference between the two as far as I see is Flaherty has more power and can play the corner infield positions as well. I do like the pick up though. He has good at bats, plays solid D, and is fast on the basepaths.

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Sending Flaherty down is the best solution to me. Cabrera gives this team a different element that we do not have. Nobody will convince me Flaherty is a better defender at SS than Cabrera. Flaherty has played quality defense at 3rd and 2nd but Manny isn't going to sit much and at this point neither will Schoop.

I would keep Lough over Paredes. Like wildcard said they should drag their heels to buy as much time as possible. If you DH Paredes vs RHP then two of Pearce, Young and Snider are on the bench. All 3 have better track records than Paredes. If an outfielder gets hurt we know that Lough can handle the defensive part, Paredes does not have a position. I would not keep him so he can DH vs RHP. If we had a 26 man roster he would be the perfect player to keep.

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Sending Flaherty down is the best solution to me. Cabrera gives this team a different element that we do not have. Nobody will convince me Flaherty is a better defender at SS than Cabrera. Flaherty has played quality defense at 3rd and 2nd but Manny isn't going to sit much and at this point neither will Schoop.

I would keep Lough over Paredes. Like wildcard said they should drag their heels to buy as much time as possible. If you DH Paredes vs RHP then two of Pearce, Young and Snider are on the bench. All 3 have better track records than Paredes. If an outfielder gets hurt we know that Lough can handle the defensive part, Paredes does not have a position. I would not keep him so he can DH vs RHP. If we had a 26 man roster he would be the perfect player to keep.

What you say is very true.

Bottom line, what does Buck feel? Since it's his roster.

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Buck make a point of saying in ST, Cabrera needed to work on his defense.

And then he made a point of saying that he had done a lot of work. Cabrera has a lot of range and a much better arm than Flaherty. At times he has had a problem getting the ball out of his glove, but not so much recently. He's made plays at SS that Flaherty just doesn't have the arm to make.

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