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Meh. I don't know that he was terrible.
i have never heard anyone say that trayvon robinson is supposed to be really good.
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
Yeah, I've never heard that. I immediately thought 4th or 5th OF at best. He's young and cheap at least. But he's out of options.
Our definition of "fine" is very different then. If he was hitting like utley circa 2007-9, then his D is tolerable but I would still advocate him at DH.
His bat shows promise but he is awkward in the field. I hope he works very, very hard on footwork, speed and agility daily between now and February. But last year's defensive version flaherty is not someone I want in the field on a regular basis.
any news from the pacific rim on MI?
This post was edited by parlay 17 months ago
Dbacks close to signing Nakajima, apparently.
Flaherty wasn't great. But he handled all the balls he got to (are we really going to judge him on 20 starts there?), and was fine on double plays (with one exception that I recall where he was very slow on the turn).
I don't really think he is an everyday starter at any position on a good team, but as a short-term platoon option, his defense wouldn't bother me.
He's made over 23M in his career so lets not act like he's poor I don't think the options were sign with the Royals for 25M or sign a deal for 1M. He would've had to leave some money on the table but is that extra 2, 3 million worth being stuck on another loser?
you think guthrie was getting 3 years from someone else?
the Royals have their problems but they have been talked about a lot in the past few seasons as a team that could surprise. they have some very good young players.
Seattle has the best defensive SS in baseball. Andino won't sniff an inning at 2b.
He is Avery with better power potential and bigger contact issues.
We now have 3 very similar AAAA LFs. Not sure what that trade accomplished. I have a red flag on robinson because he was a great story (hometown boy makes god - Crenshaw HS) in LA and looked like he was blossoming. They traded him for hot garbage. Seattle thought they got a steal and now ave apparently given up. I certainly wouldn't be jumping for joy if I were Hoes or Avery.
Much like Avery, he has the tools to be an above av. Defensive LF but sometimes takes bad routes and has a weak arm. He also has + speed but has not necessarily translated that into becoming a Nate mclouth on the bases.
I'll be very proud of parlay if he came up with that scouting report from Robinson's stats.
This post was edited by jsh 17 months ago
That's all we have to judge him on. He was getting fairly regular reps late in the season and I recall a handful of DPs that I thought we should have turned but didn't because he was involved. He displayed the holy trinity of poor footwork, poor throws and poor transitions. It's not that I don't think it's possible to improve, but I need to see some signs before I'm comfortable with that.
You know how badly I want to impress you. He was involved in the Bedard trade, so I had done a little checking a couple yrs back. I think he blew up hs power numbers a couple yrs back but that came with the PCL asterisk. I remember reading some article from a dodgers fanboi pining to get him back, which is why I had known some f that stuff. Baseball reference updated me on his work with the Ms.
Robinson was never thought to be much. He had a monster year in the PCL, but so does everybody. He does have 4th OFer potential, thats better than what Andino was. Good trade because Andino belongs nowhere near the majors.
I thought Flaherty looked awkward at 2B and can't play there consistently. He's not really able to turn DP's well at all.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
David Cameron @DCameronFG
Orioles fans wondering about Robinson: Imagine Felix Pie, now take away his throwing arm. That's Trayvon Robinson.
Losing Andino at the Movies is going to be tough to get over.
Lol. That's why I can't agree with 286. This was, at best, treading water. Dino was very popular in the locker room and seemed to be fine in the utility role. He got a crack at the starting 2b job. He showed he's not the answer there. He was going to need to take a pay cut but I thought he did have value. Maybe Robinson finally his his ceiling in Baltimore but my guess is that ceiling isn't happening and by this time next yr, he's signing a MiL deal to wear yet another jersey.
Interested to see if AJ has any tweets on the subject. Seemed as if Andino was robin to his batman.
Flaherty started 4 double plays and turned 8 others in 20 games at 2B. That seems like a solid number for 172 innings. He had one throwing error.
Nothing spectacular, certainly, but not much worse than Andino.
I never saw one this year
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
It's a good trade because Andino was going to make $2M this year, and he's not worth that.
Don't disagree that it was too much $. I just think I would have preferred to negotiate a deal at this yr's salary or take our chances on a DFA and re-sign cheaper.
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