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Has Buck done a good job of managing the 1B/COF/DH situation?


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This is an open-ended question -- I don't have any preconceived notion about the answer. Games started in each spot:

LF - Snider 34, De Aza 19, Lough 15, Pearce 12, Reimold 11, Young 2

RF - Young 37, Davis 19, Snider 17, De Aza 8, Parmelee 7, Pearce 5

1B - Davis 60, Pearce 16, Parmelee , Flaherty 1

DH - Paredes 61, Davis 11, Wieters 5, Young 4, Snider 4, Jones 3, Pearce 1, Walker 1

Has Buck made a mistake by juggling guys around so much? Has he played some guys too much, and others not enough? Has he played guys in the wrong spots? Would we have gitten better production out of some guys if their roles had been mire clear? Or, has his hand just been forced because nobody has really stepped up and done the job?

(I could have left DH out of this, since Paredes has done a pretty good job, but I included it since a lot of guys who play the other spots have played there.)

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This is an open-ended question -- I don't have any preconceived notion about the answer. Games started in each spot:

LF - Snider 34, De Aza 19, Lough 15, Pearce 12, Reimold 11, Young 2

RF - Young 37, Davis 19, Snider 17, De Aza 8, Parmelee 7, Pearce 5

1B - Davis 60, Pearce 16, Parmelee , Flaherty 1

DH - Paredes 61, Davis 11, Wieters 5, Young 4, Snider 4, Jones 3, Pearce 1, Walker 1

Has Buck made a mistake by juggling guys around so much? Has he played some guys too much, and others not enough? Has he played guys in the wrong spots? Would we have gitten better production out of some guys if their roles had been mire clear? Or, has his hand just been forced because nobody has really stepped up and done the job?

(I could have left DH out of this, since Paredes has done a pretty good job, but I included it since a lot of guys who play the other spots have played there.)

Buck has done a good job with Paredes. Played him everyday when he was hot and vs righties after he cooled off.

I would have like to see more of Pearce but I don't know how long he has been hurting.

All and all most of this guys have been underwhelming. The guy I am probably most disappointed in is Alvarez because he took so long to get started this year it created doubt.

Buck has probably done ok with who he has had to deal with.

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It's hard to judge Buck too harshly on this especially since no one has grabbed the opportunity and run with it. This is particularly true for our lefthanded hitting out fielders/first baseman. I suppose you could argue that since he has been rotating players in and out so much no one has had enough at bats to get comfortable. The players that have really disappointed have been Snider and Lough. We needed one of the to solidify right field early on and they didn't. Consequently, Buck has had to move Davis out there, which has worked out okay but has always felt like a band aid to me. Pearce is another guy who has really disappointed. He seemed to make a statement in the first series in Tampa but very little since. Maybe Buck should have stuck him in right and left him there like he said he was going to do in spring training. Basically,other then Jones in center, our outfield situation has been unsettled all year. Is it because Buck can't commit to anyone or is it because no one is good enough? Your guess is as good as mine.

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I think hhas doea far job but there was to many question marks and holes. I thik you can have one or two positions that you are not sure on but this team had three big ones. I still believe we needed to add one more proven guy to the outfield. We had a loof quantity but not enough quality IMO. Most of the guys are basically the same just left or right handed, decent fielders not much speed a little bop and none are BP guys. I was a huge fan of adding Aoki in teh off season and that is still a move i think we messed up on.

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There's really good arguments for each of the guys we have. Even Lough arguably deserves to start every day. As long as the other guys aren't hitting, he may have contributed the most through run prevention. Buck has given them all chances and nobody has stepped up. Hard to say how he could have done better given the lack of options and the mix of "AAAA" players that all have strengths and weaknesses.

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Between Reimold, Young, Snider, Lough De Aza, Pearce and Parmalee the O's corner OF's have done very little. I think Pearce's drop off has hurt the team the most out of this group, but I think that most people thought that Snider/DeAza would at least provide adequate production at one OF spot. The fact that De Aza and Young are no longer Orioles and that if Pearce wasn't on the DL one of Reimold or Parmalee would be cut tells me that the GM swung and missed on this one. Buck could run one guy out there most nights and see what happens, but there just isn't enough productivity coming from this group. They are a pretty big reason why we are 6 out.

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This is an open-ended question -- I don't have any preconceived notion about the answer. Games started in each spot:

LF - Snider 34, De Aza 19, Lough 15, Pearce 12, Reimold 11, Young 2

RF - Young 37, Davis 19, Snider 17, De Aza 8, Parmelee 7, Pearce 5

1B - Davis 60, Pearce 16, Parmelee , Flaherty 1

DH - Paredes 61, Davis 11, Wieters 5, Young 4, Snider 4, Jones 3, Pearce 1, Walker 1

Has Buck made a mistake by juggling guys around so much? Has he played some guys too much, and others not enough? Has he played guys in the wrong spots? Would we have gitten better production out of some guys if their roles had been mire clear? Or, has his hand just been forced because nobody has really stepped up and done the job?

(I could have left DH out of this, since Paredes has done a pretty good job, but I included it since a lot of guys who play the other spots have played there.)

I just don't know what else he could do. Maybe he

tried to fix things to make it better. I wish those players had

worked out. Oh well. IMO

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Too much juggling. I understand that no one has taken true ownership of the job, but again, with all the juggling it seems like some of these guys have not received fair chances to hold down the job. Chris Davis in RF, as another poster already said, is just a band aid. Davis is merely adequate as a fielder in right, and with Parmalee getting the majority of the time at first, it doesn't really solve anything as you still have a negative in the lineup. Might as well just put Davis back at 1B and run Pearce (once off the DL) out in RF every night, and see if he can eventually find his stroke again.

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This is an open-ended question -- I don't have any preconceived notion about the answer. Games started in each spot:

LF - Snider 34, De Aza 19, Lough 15, Pearce 12, Reimold 11, Young 2

RF - Young 37, Davis 19, Snider 17, De Aza 8, Parmelee 7, Pearce 5

1B - Davis 60, Pearce 16, Parmelee , Flaherty 1

DH - Paredes 61, Davis 11, Wieters 5, Young 4, Snider 4, Jones 3, Pearce 1, Walker 1

Has Buck made a mistake by juggling guys around so much? Has he played some guys too much, and others not enough? Has he played guys in the wrong spots? Would we have gitten better production out of some guys if their roles had been mire clear? Or, has his hand just been forced because nobody has really stepped up and done the job?

(I could have left DH out of this, since Paredes has done a pretty good job, but I included it since a lot of guys who play the other spots have played there.)

Ya know, REALLY, I have no issue with Buck DD gave him a bunch of junk at the corner OF positions and well he's tried them all and all have TANKED BADLY! if I got a problem it's with DD and what he's provided Buck to work with. :(

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There's really good arguments for each of the guys we have. Even Lough arguably deserves to start every day. As long as the other guys aren't hitting, he may have contributed the most through run prevention. Buck has given them all chances and nobody has stepped up. Hard to say how he could have done better given the lack of options and the mix of "AAAA" players that all have strengths and weaknesses.

Lough LF and Reimold RF today. The juggle continues. It seems like the more opportunity Snider and Parmelee get, the worse they hit. Might as well give Lough and Reimold a shot.

Crazy fact, Delmon, Snider, and Parmelee have the three longest home runs for the O's this year.

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Lough LF and Reimold RF today. The juggle continues. It seems like the more opportunity Snider and Parmelee get, the worse they hit. Might as well give Lough and Reimold a shot.

Crazy fact, Delmon, Snider, and Parmelee have the three longest home runs for the O's this year.

Watching Snider come up to bat with RISP is one of the worst feelings ever.

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