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Or he just doesn't like our pitching that much.

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JTrea

Hey I like Matusz, really I do. He's going to be a great pitcher for us, but the fact is we have holes at 1B, DH, 3B and SS. And not just at the ML level, in the entire organization. Tex would fix 1B provided you get him but you've still got three more holes to fill. Smoak could have fixed either 1B or DH. Then we would have only had SS and 3B to worry about provided we kept Roberts.

But if Roberts leaves you have a hole at 2B so that's five holes. I just find it odd we have potentially five holes to fill and we draft a pitcher, passing up on premium positional talent. Teams usually don't draft for need because they only need one or two players. The Orioles need 5 or more impact bats to add to this organization. Hopefully with Avery and Hoes they added a couple but they aren't sure things by any means...

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Hey I like Matusz, really I do. He's going to be a great pitcher for us, but the fact is we have holes at 1B, DH, 3B and SS. And not just at the ML level, in the entire organization. Tex would fix 1B provided you get him but you've still got three more holes to fill. Smoak could have fixed either 1B or DH. Then we would have only had SS and 3B to worry about provided we kept Roberts.

But if Roberts leaves you have a hole at 2B so that's five holes. I just find it odd we have potentially five holes to fill and we draft a pitcher, passing up on premium positional talent. Teams usually don't draft for need because they only need one or two players. The Orioles need 5 or more impact bats to add to this organization. Hopefully with Avery and Hoes they added a couple but they aren't sure things by any means...

I agree wholeheartedly on that comment. I know there's the Rowell's, Tripp's and the Reimold's to go along with the Snyder's and such (I'm just tossing out names), but the fact of the matter is that:

a) Somedays, I don't see Rowell as a thirdbaseman, and I haven't seen the power from him like I thought. He fields the ball well laterally, he does charge well, but he's scared of pop-ups hit his way. I think his best position may be 1B.

b) Snyder's a great baseball mind, but I think Smoak may have had a better power bat when it comes down to it

c) Where does Matusz fit in once he signs, since it seems like a gimme that he'll sign quick? What's the rotation shuffle throughout the org. going to look like?

These are just a few questions I have right now. Maybe next year's draft or in FA we'll address these holes.

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The Orioles need 5 or more impact bats to add to this organization.

Give me a break.

What organization has five impact bats more than what we have now in the minors?

And how is that balanced by the additional quality arms we have over other organizations.

We have an average, slightly above average farm system right now. People make too big a deal about it being unbalanced between pitchers and hitters.

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Give me a break.

What organization has five impact bats more than what we have now in the minors?

And how is that balanced by the additional quality arms we have over other organizations.

We have an average, slightly above average farm system right now. People make too big a deal about it being unbalanced between pitchers and hitters.

Agree wholeheartedly, it gets overplayed. Pitching wins year and year out period.

YOU SIMPLY CANNOT HAVE ENOUGH QUALITY ARMS.

People act as if no one in our organization can hit.,,,but they are forgetting about Jones and Markakis are already in the bigs...combine that Wieters, Reimold, Rowell, Tripp and Snyder and we are simply not as bad as some people seem to think we are.

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