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Sun: A big relief for Salazar


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This is an article from the Sun talking about Salazar being hyper-nervous about being on the bubble the day of the return of Cesar Izturis. No new info here but I thought it was a good read, and a little insight on Oscar personally.

I feel bad that Salazar has to be the guy constantly worried that he's being shipped out of town (or released, as he's out of options). He's done nothing through his inspired play this season to deserve it.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bal-sp.osnotes13jul13,0,3471390.story

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I'm sure Oscar is a nice guy and he is certainly a capable bench player but when all is done and said he is cannon fodder and if he is released then he has served his purpose and deserves nothing more than a "job well done". He will have no problem finding work elsewhere and we will have no problem replacing him.

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I'm sure Oscar is a nice guy and he is certainly a capable bench player but when all is done and said he is cannon fodder and if he is released then he has served his purpose and deserves nothing more than a "job well done". He will have no problem finding work elsewhere and we will have no problem replacing him.

Moving. I'm sure you make a great boss.

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I'm sure Oscar is a nice guy and he is certainly a capable bench player but when all is done and said he is cannon fodder and if he is released then he has served his purpose and deserves nothing more than a "job well done". He will have no problem finding work elsewhere and we will have no problem replacing him.
Any body who can hit ML pitching as well as Oscar is a lot more than canon fodder. I think if someone had the brains to make him a DH, he could be an impact player on a number of teams. To bad the O's lack the brains to see that. We will have a big problem replacing him, have you noticed the way this team hits?
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As long as you realize that you've got to rely on fantasy we won't disagree a bit.
You're smarter than David Speer now huh? Alright :rolleyes: I thought you had me on ignore. You conversations are boring please return me to the list.
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You're smarter than David Speer now huh? Alright :rolleyes: I thought you had me on ignore. You conversations are boring please return me to the list.

I don't care who David Speer is. What kind of absurd internet jockeying is this?

My boss is bigger than your boss?

I was referring to your use of the word imagining. Because that's what you're doing.

Imagination = fantasy.

It's a pretty simple calculus.

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Any body who can hit ML pitching as well as Oscar is a lot more than canon fodder. I think if someone had the brains to make him a DH, he could be an impact player on a number of teams. To bad the O's lack the brains to see that. We will have a big problem replacing him, have you noticed the way this team hits?
I doubt if we do loose him but if we do I just don't see it as making that big of a difference. Last off season we could of had Juan Rivera for 3m. This is one example of a long list. We will miss him in the short term but next year he will have been replaced.
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LOL @ "cannon fodder"

You really have no idea. Thanks for the chuckle though.

This is a strange post. If you disagree please be more specific. Are you making a historical reference or are you saying I misused the terminology?
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Moving. I'm sure you make a great boss.

I don't necessarily disagree. Oscar is our House/Knott/Terrero this year. We will over value him for no specific reason. When he is gone, we'll have another guy to replace him, like Montanez, Gathright, or Fiorentino. It's nothing against Salazar; hitters like him are a dime a dozen. He has been dialed in the past month or so, and he probably could be a great DH. Unfortunately for him, we have two better DH's on the roster already, and a guy that plays multiple defensive positions averagly who can hit just as well when he is hot in Ty Wigginton.

Good for Oscar that he has hit well. Unfortunately, this is a business, and Izzy is currently worth more to this team. Thanks for the memories Oscar, we hope your AAAA career continues with us in the minors. If it doesn't, good luck.

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I doubt if we do loose him but if we do I just don't see it as making that big of a difference. Last off season we could of had Juan Rivera for 3m. This is one example of a long list. We will miss him in the short term but next year he will have been replaced.
Minnesota probably said the same thing about Ortiz.

1 year/$0.95M (2002)

avoided arbitration with Minnesota 2/02 ($1.395M-$0.75M)

non-tendered by Minnesota 12/02

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I'm sure Oscar is a nice guy and he is certainly a capable bench player but when all is done and said he is cannon fodder and if he is released then he has served his purpose and deserves nothing more than a "job well done". He will have no problem finding work elsewhere and we will have no problem replacing him.
Friendly inquiry ... why do you believe that Oscar is merely a capable bench player rather than a starting-quality-level DH (at minimum), as I see him?
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I don't necessarily disagree. Oscar is our House/Knott/Terrero this year. We will over value him for no specific reason. When he is gone, we'll have another guy to replace him, like Montanez, Gathright, or Fiorentino. It's nothing against Salazar; hitters like him are a dime a dozen.

Good for him that he has hit well. Unfortunately, this is a business, and Izzy is currently worth more to this team. Thanks for the memories Oscar, we hope your AAAA career continues with us in the minors. If it doesn't, good luck.

This seems like yet another example of the mind-numbing repetition of the urban myths surrounding Oscar that I keep seeing on this board. Putting aside Montanez, whom I believe many on this board also under-value egregiously, can you take any other of your "dime-a-dozen" players just mentioned and tell us how their offensive numbers match up with what Oscar has done in the past 2.5 years at the minor league and major league levels?
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