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Brandon Fahey, Gustavo Molina, Luis Hernandez and Fernando Cabrera among call-ups


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You all seriously crack me up...

Yes, we are going through yet another losing season. And yes, our team didn't pull through for that .500 finish. And yes, our team is in the dumps right now. But HONESTLY, there is NO HOPE for this team this year! NONE! So what are we going to do? Hope and pray that every team we face collapses and we actually finish with a winning record? No. We are going to let the kids play, which is what should be done.

Many of the posters on here say "BLOW IT UP!" Believe me, I completely agree with you! I have gotten over making excuses for these players that have been signed and are not producing. In my opinion, Miguel Tejada should have been traded. Is Luis Hernandez the shortstop of the future? Who knows! He's only 23 years old! I'll tell you one thing: I'd MUCH rather have him in the field than Tejada, Fahey, or Bynum at this point when our season is all but lost. His range and defensive abilities are much better. He might not hit bombs, but he can get on base. And what wins ballgames, people? PITCHING, DEFENSE, AND MOVING MEN AROUND THE BASES.

Now for the other guys... Earlier in the week, before call-ups were made, someone said (it escapes my mind who, but I am thinking Trembley or Roch) that the only call-ups would be men on the 40-man. Hernandez: On the 40-man. Molina: Claimed off waivers, on the 40-man. Fahey: Misprint kept him on the 40-man from last year. (Ha ha.) Cabrera: Moved to the 40-man, apparently deserves a look. Reimold, Jimenez, etc.: NOT on the 40-man.

(As a big Reimold fan I am shocked, but hopefully he'll pull a Markakis... Remember, Nick wasn't called up September 2005.)

Sorry I had to rant, especially because I haven't posted in forever... But I really couldn't hold it in anymore.

Uhm... this is wrong. I doubt there are many people here left who give a damn about our record anymore. This is about seeing our future and giving the coaches(as well as the fans) a chance to see some young, new faces who might actually factor into a good Orioles team.

Luis Hernandez can't get on base at AA, so I'm not sure what makes you think he'll do it here, but I really don't wanna get into this argument again...

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Apparently they have also called up a coach from Bowie (as of this coming Thursday). Anybody know anything about this guy? What does he coach?

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-osroster0904,0,3337876.story

Moe Hill was the hitting coach this season for the Baysox. He's a knowledgeable guy who's been around a long time. I'm not positive if it was all Moe's doing but ever since Gustavo Molina joined the organization, I saw a drastic improvement in his approach at the plate, shorter swing, etc.

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I'm going to love it when we protect Fahey, Molina or Torres over Luis Jimenez in the Rule V! :mad:

You and me both. Good call about the Rule 5 issue.

I'm not going to jump on them for bringing back Hernandez, because he can be a quality utility infielder, imo, and you never know - there's a small chance he becomes an acceptable hitter. But Fahey - we know that his ceiling is mediocre utility infielder - there's no chance that he'll be more than that. How many times do you have to see him to realize that.

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CAlling up Fahey and Hernandez isn't really dumb (playing either regularly would be though), but not calling up Knott, Penn, and to a lesser extent Reimold is pretty ridiculous.

Hell, yes it is. I wouldn't have MINDED calling those guys up IF we had called up some of the other guys you mentioned, but let's be honest, it's stupid. Fahey and Hernandez are not going to be productive major leaguers. Ever. Not unless, on one of their many trips back to the dugout after a strikeout, they trip over a bottle and a genie comes out and grants them actual baseball abilities, will they ever be a good contribution to any major league team.

They aren't even making positive contributions to their minor league team.

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You sure? Why would a player make it a condition of their contract to get a cup of coffee in their 1st professional year? He's going to get lit up out of the pen!
Well, for one, they get to spend time in a major league locker room. They also get paid the "if in the major leagues" portion of their contract (assuming they signed an MLB contract).

Andrew Miller did this exact thing last season with Detroit.

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Well, for one, they get to spend time in a major league locker room. They also get paid the "if in the major leagues" portion of their contract (assuming they signed an MLB contract).

Andrew Miller did this exact thing last season with Detroit.

Quote from the Wash Times:

Bowden and manager Manny Acta said the 21-year-old may make only a few relief appearances. But club officials believe this was the right time to make the move.

"We just thought the experience of being in the big leagues — like John Lannan was able to do this year — would be a very, very positive thing for his development, getting him to the big leagues quicker," Bowden said.

IMO, I think it's only a good move if they think he can contribute with the Nats next year because they've already started up his MLB "active" status.

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Hell, yes it is. I wouldn't have MINDED calling those guys up IF we had called up some of the other guys you mentioned, but let's be honest, it's stupid. Fahey and Hernandez are not going to be productive major leaguers. Ever. Not unless, on one of their many trips back to the dugout after a strikeout, they trip over a bottle and a genie comes out and grants them actual baseball abilities, will they ever be a good contribution to any major league team.

They aren't even making positive contributions to their minor league team.

I don't want them playing regularly (or ever swinging a bat), but they're faster than Knott and House for pinch running and better defensively than Bynum as a defensive replacement. They aren't completely useless in an extended roster situation, but are pretty damn close to that in a normal 25-man situation.
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BowieMike, please tell me that is not a video trying to be serious, tell me this "artist" isnt real. please. Thats really pathetic.

Unfortunately for music... it's real... Carlos Perez would start belly dancing on the top step of the dugout when it would play. Whenever Reimold was on base you would be able to see an unmistakable grin spalsh across his face as the first note of that moaning tune would echo throughout the stadium.

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Hell, yes it is. I wouldn't have MINDED calling those guys up IF we had called up some of the other guys you mentioned, but let's be honest, it's stupid. Fahey and Hernandez are not going to be productive major leaguers. Ever. Not unless, on one of their many trips back to the dugout after a strikeout, they trip over a bottle and a genie comes out and grants them actual baseball abilities, will they ever be a good contribution to any major league team.

They aren't even making positive contributions to their minor league team.

Besides how many guys does Trembley need to get cups of coffee for him? Does he really drink that much? At this point he should be drinking something a little stronger than coffee. Either that or the heater isn't working in the dugout and they needed more guys to warm the bench. :D

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CAlling up Fahey and Hernandez isn't really dumb (playing either regularly would be though), but not calling up Knott, Penn, and to a lesser extent Reimold is pretty ridiculous.

Well we now have Fahey, Hernandez and Bynum on the roster.

It's more retarded because we didn't call up Knott, Penn, and Reimold. In other words the FO is saying "these are the only guys worth taking a look at".

So when are we going to see a lineup with Fahey, Hernandez and Bynum in it? I can't wait!

I know we're supposed to be "trying" to win baseball games here, but can they even do a half assed job in trying to make it look like they care about the future?

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I don't want them playing regularly (or ever swinging a bat), but they're faster than Knott and House for pinch running and better defensively than Bynum as a defensive replacement. They aren't completely useless in an extended roster situation, but are pretty damn close to that in a normal 25-man situation.

Fair enough points, but Trembley said our goal is to evaluate the kids this September. I'd say with these callups we've failed already.

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I really don't want to get into this argument either... I used to LOVE coming on here and getting all of the insight from the old crop of OHers, but now (and with all rights) all we can do is complain. I am not saying I know everything, because I don't, but I at least try to vent a little because that is what everyone seems to do everyday and I get jumped on... I apologize for trying to make an observation that could be correct or it could be wrong. Whatever.

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