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Crowley:: Pie's not going to play regularly


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On the postgame show, Crowley was quoted as saying Pie is not going to play regularly anymore. Also, MacPhail is heading to Norfolk to see Reimold in person. Sounds like things are coming to a head.

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I wonder what they saw that was so discouraging that they're ready to bench Pie after only a month. You have to think there was something, and they're not just being impatient. Well, if he's not going to play regularly, I think that means it should be Reimold up into the spot and Montanez down. Unless they're just going to dump Pie completely. Hopefully Pie can work on things with Crowley without getting regular time.

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I posted a thread yesterday that was moved and buried in the Minors forum within a Reimold thread.

That thread was a quote from Thorne saying he spoke with AM and DT and neither would say NO about Reimold coming up soon. They also told him that the TOP organizational scouts were down in Norfolk specifically to get an up to the minute analysis of Reimold.

Now AM himself is going down there.

If he passes this invasive sniff test, he will be here soon in my opinion.

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I wonder what they saw that was so discouraging that they're ready to bench Pie after only a month. You have to think there was something, and they're not just being impatient. Well, if he's not going to play regularly, I think that means it should be Reimold up into the spot and Montanez down. Unless they're just going to dump Pie completely. Hopefully Pie can work on things with Crowley without getting regular time.

How about the fact that he just looks lost. Its ok to learn at the majors to a point. But its become apparent that his game is very rough.

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Guess AM going to Norfolk is a good thing, since MacPhail was quoted this spring as saying he was surprised by Reimold's defensive abilities and overall athleticism...

When the GM is surprised by this, it makes me wonder where the disconnect is between what the scouts are seeing/reporting and what he sees with his own eyes. Did Reimold improve that quickly defensively or did the scouts overemphasize his defensive weaknesses?

The fact that he wants to go down himself also makes me wonder if that is standard practice or if he doesn't trust the scouts to give an accurate account?

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When the GM is surprised by this, it makes me wonder where the disconnect is between what the scouts are seeing/reporting and what he sees with his own eyes. Did Reimold improve that quickly defensively or did the scouts overemphasize his defensive weaknesses?

The fact that he wants to go down himself also makes me wonder if that is standard practice or if he doesn't trust the scouts to give an accurate account?

Reimold has played CF and RF most of the time. He has only recently switched to LF. That is probably what AM is referring to. His improvement in LF.

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Reimold has played CF and RF most of the time. He has only recently switched to LF. That is probably what AM is referring to. His improvement in LF.

That would explain the "defensive abilities" part but what about the "overall athletism" part?

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Tough break. I think they should have at least waited until Pie's unlucky numbers normalized to get a better idea of what they had. I hope he still gets some playing time.

That said, I'm looking forward to seeing Reimold. I'm not at all interested in watching Montanez play every day.

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This is only a good move if Reimold is starting...Its a terrible move if Lou is the starter.

It is also a terrible move overall if Pie is placed on waivers.

Agreed. Let Pie work with Crowley and Shelby and bring him out of hiding in select circumstances. Releasing him would be a mistake.

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