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One and done for Coolbaugh?


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You'd think the fact that our SP has an ERA around a full run higher than last year would be enough for people to realize that's it's the major culprit.

Not to say that the offense hasn't been extremely inconsistent, but the SP is burying us on a nightly basis during this horrific streak.

Listen, we are all disappointed. WE have suffered all the regressions that they naysayers predicted. But to point to the offensive "style points." Please. Lots bigger problems. If we had signed Rasmus instead of Travis Snider, the Offense would have been elite. It was that close.

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In 14 games the offense has struggled. That's correct.

There are 162 games in the season. Putting "Fact" in front of your statement doesn't make it profound.

Well it is a fact! And yes it is a long season. I don't think anyone is arguing that the pitching is also much worse than last year. But its far from the only culprit. The Orioles have had some very high scoring contest as well that squew the numbers. They also been bad in one run games and poor against good teams.

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The Orioles have had some very high scoring contest as well that squew the numbers. They also been bad in one run games and poor against good teams.

And some low scoring ones, including a no hitter, that corrupt the seasonal results as well. And some great games against good pitchers too!

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Remember, it's all about consistency in hitting with RISP, month-to-month, week-to-week, day-to-day, hour-to-hour. And the only way to solve that is to fire Jim Presley.
“There isn’t any talk about firing him at all. If you ask me the whole team has been awful. The starting rotation has been horrible, especially over the last 11 games pitching to a 6.47 ERA. We don’t have that one pitcher that can dominate and give you a great start during difficult stretches.”

Britt Ghiroli

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Last year the Orioles had issues producing runs, and striking out way too much. Seems like those issues have gotten worse. I know people will say we are missing Cruz or whoever. However I think if you look at it, we have had a better roster most of the year. We have had a full year of Schoop, Machado, Davis is better this year, Jones is the same.

In general however, hitting seems much worse this year? Anyone else think Coolbaugh will be first one tossed overboard?

That would be a knee jerk reaction.

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How many times does it have to be posted that our offense is producing at the same rate as last year before people start accepting it?

You want just one scapegoat? It's the pathetic SP.

Have you been watching the games since they swept the A's ? The Twins swept them with mediocre pitching and they never scored more than 3 runs per game? The offense has been terrible from there on, so yes it also is a big problem and hard to watch!6

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That would be a knee jerk reaction.
Have you been watching the games since they swept the A's ? The Twins swept them with mediocre pitching and they never scored more than 3 runs per game? The offense has been terrible from there on, so yes it also is a big problem and hard to watch!6

Small Sample Size.

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Is Coolbaugh at fault? Not really.. but then again, things haven't been going well at the plate lately.

I would think SC isn't out there tinkering with anyone batting in the .280 + range, but if he sees something

that might help a hitter who is struggling, he'd tell him.. right?

Jimmy Paredes started off 2015 really hot. One thing I noticed about him from day 1, is his swing. It's

an all-or-nothing swing on EVERY pitch. There isn't an opposing pitching coach in the league who doesn't

see his lack of adjustment to the count, and his inability to hit an off-the-plate, off-speed pitch.

Do you think SC ever sat JP down and said either "don't change your swing, stay with your strength" or

possibly "your screwing yourself into the ground on 2 strike pitches.. you gotta cut back on your swing a tad"? Who knows.

The O's have DFA'd a lot of position players this year. Except for Delmon, most are because they couldn't hit (Snider might be for a combo of D and falling O). Is that SC's fault because he couldn't help them improve at the plate, or the players fault because they wouldn't listen?

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It's lack of talent more than anything. Machado has turned into a superstar. Davis has had a bounce back year. Schoop has had a break out year. Joseph has shown he's a regular catcher. Jones is just doing his thing. Can you really blame Coolbaugh for the rest? JJ has a bad back. MW has no bat speed. The guy isn't a magician.

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