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Travis Snider needs to go! (DFA)


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I sure hope this title get's changed ASAP. The guy just doesn't fit on the team anymore with the current roster makeup. We really need another RH bat so Parades doesn't have to play vs LHP. The guy had a .293 OPS last month in 39 PA's. He's only going to get another 30 PA's (max) until rosters expand in September. There is no way DD is going to tender him a contract for 2016 and go to arbitration. Everyone on our bench fills a role.

Joseph- back up catcher

Reimold- RH bat for LHP

Lough- Defensive replacement, Pinch Runner

Flaherty- Can play all over the field with plus defense around the IF.

Snider just doesn't bring anything to the table. Yeah he takes a pitch. But that's because he can't do anything with MLB fastballs. According to BBREF's splits he has a .603 OPS against power pitchers and a .540 OPS against average pitchers. The numbers back up the fact that he's just over matched.

Hopefully we'll be able to make a waiver trade for an OF/1b type once more teams fall out the race. Or Bring back Delmon Young. But until then I'd rather see Alvarez/Walker/Mancini up here and batting 9th. They are all RH. So Parades wouldn't have to play vs LHP. Heck at this point you could sell me one 3 catchers and bring up Clevenger. We've seen a slew of pitchers get a look from Norfolk but no position players. Walker for 1 game to DH vs a LHP. Navarro when Hardy and Schoop were hurt. Reimold. Clevenger for a week after we finally DFA'd Lavarnaway. It's time to use the same roster strategy with our hitters that we use with the pitchers. Let's see what they can do. Because Snider is not the answer and won't be back next year.

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He hasn't for a long while yet people like to whip out his WAR and not actually use their eyeballs. I would love to cut bait with him and Reimold and bring up Alvarez and maybe Clevenger.

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I'd like to know what happened to Snider's swing between last season's impressive second half with the Pirates, fine start with the O's, and now. The difference is so stark, the problem(s) must be something that can be spotted and coached.

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I'd like to know what happened to Snider's swing between last season's impressive second half with the Pirates, fine start with the O's, and now. The difference is so stark, the problem(s) must be something that can be spotted and coached.

He was basically what Steve Pearce was for us last year, a 4th outfielder type who only got regular playing time due to the ineffectiveness of other players. It's probably a combination of a career year and having his weaknesses exposed as an everyday player.

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He hasn't for a long while yet people like to whip out his WAR and not actually use their eyeballs. I would love to cut bait with him and Reimold and bring up Alvarez and maybe Clevenger.

What does WAR have to do with anything as far as Snider is concerned? Most of his WAR this year was defense driven, and from earlier in the year. From the beginning of July, he's been ice cold, and we need production now.

He has also been getting little playing time. He strikes me as the kind of player that needs regular playing time to do well and I don't think he's going to get that the rest of the year (not with us anyway).

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Not to beat a dead horse, but I'd rather see Alvarez than seeing snider's square head at this point. I was rooting for him last night to silence the critics, but of course he couldn't. I'm sure not getting regular playing time has something to do with it, but that just really isn't going to happen when he can't even show a flash of something.

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In hindsight, there were too many cooks in the OF kitchen earlier this year. No matter what happens with Parra the rest of the way, he needs to start nearly every game.

I agree. The number of outfield options made it difficult for any of the candidates to get enough playing time.

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