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Once Schoop returns, I would use Flash to spell Hardy similar to how a backup catcher is used (2nd game of every DH, all day games following a night game, a random night game once in a while etc). Just to give Hardy's back a breather. Also may not be a bad idea to give Manny a breather or two at third (and give Flash a few reps a that position).

Probably going to be tough to work Flash into the already-crowded OF rotation, unless someone gets traded or DFAd.

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Also, I think he's earned strong consideration as a lefty pinch hitter, especially given his newfound ability to get on base. Clearly he did some woodshedding last offseason on plate discipline. And with his favorable splits he's the kind of guy you feel comfortable leaving in if the other team tries to counter him with a lefty reliever. And his versatility means you don't have to shuffle the roster too much after PHing him the next inning.

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What do you consider a decent return for Flaherty, not that I think he's going anywhere?

a B- type prospect in lower levels.....but I think leaving Schoop at AAA is the best option right now over cutting or trading just to clear space.

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As I've been saying for years, Flaherty is a valuable utility/super sub guy. He's done a fine job filling in where ever he plays. The Orioles are lucky to have a guy with so much defensive flexibility who can actually hit a little.

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As I've been saying for years, Flaherty is a valuable utility/super sub guy. He's done a fine job filling in where ever he plays. The Orioles are lucky to have a guy with so much defensive flexibility who can actually hit a little.

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As I've been saying for years, Flaherty is a valuable utility/super sub guy. He's done a fine job filling in where ever he plays. The Orioles are lucky to have a guy with so much defensive flexibility who can actually hit a little.

I think more the point some of us were making is that he was potentially a viable starter at second base. Not an allstar but I think he is showing that as well.

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Once Schoop returns, I would use Flash to spell Hardy similar to how a backup catcher is used (2nd game of every DH, all day games following a night game, a random night game once in a while etc). Just to give Hardy's back a breather. Also may not be a bad idea to give Manny a breather or two at third (and give Flash a few reps a that position).

Probably going to be tough to work Flash into the already-crowded OF rotation, unless someone gets traded or DFAd.

Absolutely. Since he can play all 3 positions and hit okay, he can keep all 3 of the regulars fresh down the stretch. That's a good situation the O's have.

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As I've been saying for years, Flaherty is a valuable utility/super sub guy. He's done a fine job filling in where ever he plays. The Orioles are lucky to have a guy with so much defensive flexibility who can actually hit a little.

2B - Schoop (Flaherty*)

SS - Hardy (Flaherty*)

3B - Machado (Flaherty*)

* = left handed

It's like a broken record with me too Tony :)

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Once Schoop returns, I would use Flash to spell Hardy similar to how a backup catcher is used (2nd game of every DH, all day games following a night game, a random night game once in a while etc). Just to give Hardy's back a breather. Also may not be a bad idea to give Manny a breather or two at third (and give Flash a few reps a that position).

Probably going to be tough to work Flash into the already-crowded OF rotation, unless someone gets traded or DFAd.

I think this is exactly what they are going to do once Schoop returns. I'm assuming they'll treat Schoop the same way they have Wieters, and Flaherty will still get plenty of playing time.

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