"as for machado we can get rid of Mark bring him up."
Why not bring up Bundy too? Who care's if any of the players are ready or not. Machado is only batting .254 at Bowie, but that does not mean that he won't hit .300 here. AA is much harder than the AL East, right? And as for moving him to play third base, why not just move him to pitcher? Worked out great for Chris Davis who leads the team in ERA.
Here's a lineup you might like:
Alvarez LFTolleson SSHall 2BTowsend 1BBaker DHMachado 3BWelty RFBumbry CFExposito C
Let's just get rid of all the bums we got now and go with this superb lineup. Since our team has been so horrible so far we have nothing to lose. Oh, the rotation:
Bundy D.BascomBundy B.BerkenBergesen
WE can call them the 5 Bee's!!!! How cool is that?
"angelos will wait til their contracts expire and we'll lose both.i hope not,but look at his past."
The front office has given out extensions so I don't really see where that's coming from.
"The front office has given out extensions so I don't really see where that's coming from."
I would think the uninformed.
"Angelos has a history of letting good players get away."
Yeah, like Mussina too. We should have slapped chains on that guy and put him in the secret dungeon under the bullpen until he pledged his lifelong commitment to the O's. We let these ballplayers have too much freedom nowadays to make their own choices. If a ballplayer does not like playing for a losing team, he can go elsewhere. I blame the players union more than anything. It should be disbanded.
Told that he was on a 50-homer pace, Jones said, "That would be awesome. I'd be up with Brady (Anderson). I just try to square it up. My main mission every time I step into that box is hit this ball as hard as you can hit it. I don't care where it goes - right-field line, left-field line, right-field gap, right-field line, center. I don't care. Just square it up."
One thing I like about that response is that it demonstrates Adam Jones' self-awareness. He knows what his own job as a hitter is in this lineup.
But the thing I love about his response is his saying, "I'd be up with Brady." Nobody but an Oriole would make that comparison. Adam Jones thinks of himself as an Oriole.
It's not that we can expect his agent to offer the team a special deal to keep him in Baltimore.
But it is more evidence that he's not disgruntled about being an Oriole. Jones' ads for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, his work in the Baltimore community and his eagerness to participate in promoting the team are encouraging. Contrary to some peoples' opinions, I think the Orioles have the inside track on working out an extension with Jones. He was raised on the West Coast but emotionally, he's a Baltimore Oriole.
"He was raised on the West Coast but emotionally, he's a Baltimore Oriole."
Good morning Mike. I hope your right. I would hate to see him leave. The two draft picks we would get would seem like chump change, unless of course he's traded first, which is a good possibility if he doesn't sign an extension.