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Why would you dump a pitcher over Scott Moore? We have plenty of bats and our weakness is our pitching. Moore was not going to contribute at the major league level and the jury is out if he can still contribute at the Triple-A level. He was a bust as a prospect. I just don't see why some have pinned such high hopes on him.

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Why would you dump a pitcher over Scott Moore? We have plenty of bats and our weakness is our pitching. Moore was not going to contribute at the major league level and the jury is out if he can still contribute at the Triple-A level. He was a bust as a prospect. I just don't see why some have pinned such high hopes on him.

Because he was drafted out of high school at age 18, put up some good power #'s in the low minors, plays multiple IF positions, and he's still only 24 yrs old.

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Because he was drafted out of high school at age 18, put up some good power #'s in the low minors, plays multiple IF positions, and he's still only 24 yrs old.

Yep a first round pick that could play the corner IF spots and due to poor roster management from the Orioles never got his chance, and then his stats suffered because he was sent to the worst ballpark in baseball for a LH power hitter and he had to completely change his plate approach to play there.

Had the Orioles got rid of Millar before 2008 when he had some trade value, they could have played Moore who could have put up Millar's #'s IMO, still signed Wigginton in the offseason and stashed Moore in the minors with his last option if they felt he had some more things to work on at the AAA level.

Instead they played Millar for nothing, wasted Moore's option and now are going to lose him for nothing...

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Yep a first round pick that could play the corner IF spots and due to poor roster management from the Orioles never got his chance, and then his stats suffered because he was sent to the worst ballpark in baseball for a LH power hitter and he had to completely change his plate approach to play there.

Had the Orioles got rid of Millar before 2008 when he had some trade value, they could have played Moore who could have put up Millar's #'s IMO, still signed Wigginton in the offseason and stashed Moore in the minors with his last option if they felt he had some more things to work on at the AAA level.

Instead they played Millar for nothing, wasted Moore's option and now are going to lose him for nothing...

What you are saying that this player is mentally shallow. He can't handle having a decent spring, getting hurt, playing in a pitcher's ball park and switching position. He didn't have the desire to do everything in his capabilities to find a place on a major league team. But yet, it's the Oriole's fault for not giving him additional opportunities by dumping a solid major league ballplayer.

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What you are saying that this player is mentally shallow. He can't handle having a decent spring, getting hurt, playing in a pitcher's ball park and switching position. He didn't have the desire to do everything in his capabilities to find a place on a major league team. But yet, it's the Oriole's fault for not giving him additional opportunities by dumping a solid major league ballplayer.

Millar was anything but solid for the Orioles in 2008. He hurt the team more than he helped it. Moore at least possibly had a future with the Orioles. It was a poor move for a rebuilding club not to potentially evaluate a player like Moore at the ML level IMO. What did we really have to lose by playing him instead of Millar?

Moore made the team and then was sent down. He earned his spot but only got 8 sporadic ABs and only 1 start to show what he had after he made the team. Everybody's numbers were hurt by Norfolk, but a flyball hitting LH power hitter like Moore was especially hurt by the park. There's a reason they are moving the fences in this season.

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Millar was anything but solid for the Orioles in 2008. He hurt the team more than he helped it. Moore at least possibly had a future with the Orioles. It was a poor move for a rebuilding club not to potentially evaluate a player like Moore at the ML level IMO. What did we really have to lose by playing him instead of Millar?

Well, you are making the argument that the only thing that Moore has proved is that he is soft and fragile. Is that the reason why 2 other teams gave up on him? A good spring training and a solid few weeks does not qualify you to replace a vet.

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I'm not saying Scott Moore is a bad player, but he is an average player. As power corner infielders, Snyder and Rowell have more promise.

Let's be realistic here, Scott Moore is a career .260 hitter in the minor leagues. After three years in the Detroit system he was regarded as a bust. They traded him to the Cubs and he put together a good 2005 campaign. Yes, I agree, while he had a very limited opportunity with the Orioles, he displayed a poor attitude when demoted. There doesn't appear to be a roster spot open for Moore, especially with the addition of Wigginton. Speaking of, Wigginton would be Moore's ceiling, at best. Wigginton is a surer bet than Moore, so Moore was DFA'd. He'll land somewhere, but he appears destined to be a Quad-A type player. Maybe he'll breakout somewhere in 2009, but that's not likely enough to not sign Wigginton.

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