Jump to content

Do the O's now have the best ShortStop in the AL East?


SammyBirdland

Recommended Posts

For you guys who are so blindly into stats, why not do some research and determine how many cheap hits and seeing eye groundballs he has throughout his career.

Probably far fewer than Ty Cobb and many of the players with 3000+ hits. But this is silly. A player who can hit to all fields will get more hits like that (ever hear the phrase "Hit 'em where they ain't"?), and a ground ball single is just as good as a line drive single. I just can't figure if you are seriously ignorant about baseball, or are just a troll.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 109
  • Created
  • Last Reply
Probably far fewer than Ty Cobb and many of the players with 3000+ hits. But this is silly. A player who can hit to all fields will get more hits like that (ever hear the phrase "Hit 'em where they ain't"?), and a ground ball single is just as good as a line drive single. I just can't figure if you are seriously ignorant about baseball, or are just a troll.

Troll has my vote....:laughlol:

<a href="http://photobucket.com/images/dont%20feed%20the%20troll" target="_blank"><img src="http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e357/ukkatanapics/troll.jpg" border="0" alt="dont feed the troll Pictures, Images and Photos"/></a>

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't need to re-read any posts.

I got the jist with the first readings.

For O's fans to sing his overrated praises is enuff to make reference to the Jeter worshippers.

His peers have voted him the most overrated player in the game.

He's the King of Cheap Hits.

His gold gloves are a shame.

The stat boys overlook the obvious and it is clearly evident they blindly sip or chug the Jeter Kool-Aid.

I've stated the facts plain and simple.

He has been an overrated, overpaid, over-hyped guy his entire career.

To state anything else is nothing but being drunk on the Jeter Kool-Aid and counts as worship.

Wear your Jeter jerseys with pride when the Skanks come to town!

Why would O's fans be so hell bent on singing his praises?

Next these same Jeter worshippers will be making their case for PA being one of the greatest owners of all time!

You are either an idiot or a troll. I'll give you the benifit of the doubt. I met Jeter once in Indianappolis of all places. He was extremely polite and cordial. As much as I hate the MFY's, I could not but be impressed. The guy is a credit to the game. A great hitting SS. No Cal, but a HOF SS. I started watching the O's back in 1955. I watched the MFY's come in and kill us. But I had to admit, that Mantle guy was pretty good. And as much as I liked Gus, Yogi was the best. I like baseball and I appreciate good players, no matter who they play for.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Probably far fewer than Ty Cobb and many of the players with 3000+ hits. But this is silly. A player who can hit to all fields will get more hits like that (ever hear the phrase "Hit 'em where they ain't"?), and a ground ball single is just as good as a line drive single. I just can't figure if you are seriously ignorant about baseball, or are just a troll.

I'd say the latter...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

No really ...who cares where we rank at SS. We rank near the bottom at at the power positions 3b & 1B.

Also the Orioles are hoping Hardy returns to his 2007-2008 form.

Oh and thanks for the Smart ass comment!

Just messing with you, bud.

Why don't we see who actually ends up playing first before you say we'll rank near the bottom. Do you even know who's playing there for Tampa or Toronto?

You can't look at these moves in a vacuum. All you can ask is if the Orioles got better--and the answer to that question is yes. We're not going to become a contender overnight.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just messing with you, bud.

Why don't we see who actually ends up playing first before you say we'll rank near the bottom in first. Do you even know who's playing there for Tampa or Toronto?

You can't look at these moves in a vacuum. All you can ask is if the Orioles got better--and the answer to that question is yes. We're not going to become a contender overnight.

Tampa looks to be in a rebuilding year.

Could it be this guy? http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=276537 ;)

Blue Jays

It should be this guy right?

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=&sid=t400&t=p_pbp&pid=477165

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have a decent RFer too. He could be the best in the division in any given year, though it's definitely not a lock.

And in CF we won't get killed. Upton hasn't lived up to the hype and Wells hasn't lived up to the contract.

I think that overall Adam Jones is the worst defensive center fielder in the league. I know he was given the Gold Glove for 2009, but I don't know anyone here who watched him regularly who thought that was deserved. And in 2010 he got worse, though once Buck came on board he did work a little harder out there and improved a bit. His only consistent positive is that he can cover a lot of ground, so once he gets a read -- usually pretty late -- he can get to some balls others can't. But his reads and jumps are generally poor, he has trouble catching any ball on which he has to stretch out beyond the frame of his body (he often drops them), he has a quite inaccurate arm and often throws to the wrong base. A move to left field would put him more in line with his ability, but it seems to be heresy to suggest that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


×
×
  • Create New...