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Time to bench Markakis and Roberts


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These guys need a forced day or a couple days off apparently because they couldn't hit the broadside of a barn right now, if they decided to even swing...

Have you gone crazy living in red sux land?:eektf:

Do NOT pick on My NICK M:002_sdrool:or My Perfect One:hearts:!!!

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We do? So you've gone over to Doc Brown's house and taken the DeLorean for a spin? There are some things here that just don't look good. We hope they can come out of it, but you don't really know. Markakis is not hitting XBHs and although he is walking, he's striking out a ton. Part of that reason is no protection in the lineup I'm sure but his eye seems to be off as well. Roberts is not getting on base or hitting for average right now and April and May are supposed to be his hottest months.

There's reason for concern here, just because you can't see it or refuse to see it, doesn't mean that those who do are little girls or pants wetting toddlers. Maybe you should be benched for an attitude adjustment to posters whose opinions and ideas clash with your own...

Keep reminding yourself that offense is down in the American League this year.

Markakis' current OPS+ of 122 would be a career high for him. Brian Roberts OPS+ of 112 would be the exact same OPS+ that he had last year, and his second highest of his career.

Markakis and Roberts are doing quite well in comparison to the rest of the league this year.

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Keep reminding yourself that offense is down in the American League this year.

Markakis' current OPS+ of 122 would be a career high for him. Brian Roberts OPS+ of 112 would be the exact same OPS+ that he had last year, and his second highest of his career.

Markakis and Roberts are doing quite well in comparison to the rest of the league this year.

The Orioles are allowing 4.17 runs/game this year. That's 6th in the AL. In 2007 that would have trailed only the Red Sox. The average OPS in the league is down 30-some points. Runs are down over 10%. 89 runs scored in 2008 have been as valuable as 100 runs scored in 2007.

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These guys need a forced day or a couple days off apparently because they couldn't hit the broadside of a barn right now, if they decided to even swing...

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Abuse of smilie privileges? ;)

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:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Abuse of smilie privileges? ;)

Looks like Trembley agreed with me after all...

Lets see if riding the pine for a game will help refocus these two a little. Kudos to Trembley for making the call...

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I'm sorry but Markakis has been so bad lately he is entering Jay Gibbons territory. He needs to be moved down in the order. I think they should move Jones to the 3 hole and see how he responds and drop Nick to the 6th spot. Just for instance he grounds into a double play with no outs and then Huff hits a solo shot, which would have been two runs if not for Markakis' DP.

The recent string of completely dreadful offensive performances can almost entirely be blamed on Markakis. He is bringing down the club more than Luis Hernandez brought down the club when he was in the lineup. Some type of change needs to be made with Markakis to try and see if he can kick this slump he's in.

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I'm sorry but Markakis has been so bad lately he is entering Jay Gibbons territory. He needs to be moved down in the order. I think they should move Jones to the 3 hole and see how he responds and drop Nick to the 6th spot. Just for instance he grounds into a double play with no outs and then Huff hits a solo shot, which would have been two runs if not for Markakis' DP.

The recent string of completely dreadful offensive performances can almost entirely be blamed on Markakis. He is bringing down the club more than Luis Hernandez brought down the club when he was in the lineup. Some type of change needs to be made with Markakis to try and see if he can kick this slump he's in.

I didn't realize JTrea had an alias.:) Please think before you post and if you did think before this one, I'd stop if I were you. Seriously, JTrea is the most overreactionary person I've ever encountered, the not posting 12 hours after a game idea by SG is pretty good. I'd extend it to at all times but that's just me.

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Looks like Trembley agreed with me after all...

Lets see if riding the pine for a game will help refocus these two a little. Kudos to Trembley for making the call...

Markakis on Sunday: 0-4, K, GIDP.

To paraphrase the legendary stand-up philosopher Ron White, the next time you have a [reactionary, extreme, unneeded] thought, let it go.

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I'm sorry but Markakis has been so bad lately he is entering Jay Gibbons territory. He needs to be moved down in the order. I think they should move Jones to the 3 hole and see how he responds and drop Nick to the 6th spot. Just for instance he grounds into a double play with no outs and then Huff hits a solo shot, which would have been two runs if not for Markakis' DP.

The recent string of completely dreadful offensive performances can almost entirely be blamed on Markakis. He is bringing down the club more than Luis Hernandez brought down the club when he was in the lineup. Some type of change needs to be made with Markakis to try and see if he can kick this slump he's in.

Jones in the three hole??? Surely you cant be serious:scratchchinhmm:. I think you are disrespecting Nick. I think Nick has proven he can hit in the middle of the order over the past few years. Jones may be there soon also but certainly not yet. What we really need to understand is the O's are lucky that they have hung around this long. We all knew they didn't have enough offense when the season started. If not for the strong pitching up to this point we might well be buried already. Unless AM is ready to go get some bats (at least 2 & 1 being a clean up hitter) I'd say the season is only going to get harder for the I need it now fans.

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I beleive that the day off on Saturday was good for Roberts and Markakis. At least they looked great today. Of course Saturday was a bad time to sit both of them along with Hernandez since Trachsel was pitching. We would need all the offense that we could get to nullify his awful pitching. He should have been the one benched on Saturday and for the remainder of the season.

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Give Markakis time since he is a proven hitter. Right now I think that he is pressing too much since we are not going to have a high powered offense this year. The O's will need to fight and scratch for all of the runs that they will get. At least our pitching has been decent and better if we get rid of Trachsel. We as O's fans need to look at the positives with this team and so far there have been more than expected.

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