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Reynolds deal could help both teams

Posted on: December 6, 2010 2:14 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2010 2:18 pm
 
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Diamondbacks had too many guys who strike out, and not enough pitchers. The Orioles had too few guys who hit home runs, and a couple of pitchers they could spare.

So yes, Mark Reynolds to the Orioles was a natural, even if it's not a deal that's going to immediately turn around either of these last-place teams.

Reynolds "should hit a ton of home runs in Baltimore," one scout said today. "This definitely helps Baltimore. And Arizona had to break up all those strikeouts."

Reynolds hit 76 home runs the last two years combined, and he should find Camden Yards to his liking. But he's also working on a streak of three straight years with 200-plus strikeouts.

The two pitchers heading to the Diamondbacks, David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio, have good arms but have yet to really establish themselves in the big leagues. But new Arizona general manager Kevin Towers understands that he needs to add as many good arms as he can, as he attempts to rebuild one of the worst bullpens ever.



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Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2010 9:37 am
 

Reynolds deal could help both teams

Don't really understand the criticism by some about this deal. @desertdummy-you say that he swung and missed way too much with RISP. He hit .276 with RISP last year. That's 80 points higher than his full season average. Over 4 yrs., he has averaged 35 HR's and 100 RBI projected over a 162 game season. Yes he has also averaged over 200 SO's as well. But I'll gladly take those 35 HR's. Especially in hitter friendly Camden Yards.

As far as the criticism about him not accepting the coaching in AZ, his errors have dropped each of the last 3 yrs. Seems like he was listening to someone. Or just naturally getting better with maturation.

Look, I'm a lifelong Orioles fan. More often I look at the glass as half full as opposed to many O's fans who look at everything skeptically. This trade isn't vaulting the O's into Red Sox or Yankees territory. But I think that it helps this team immediately and we didn't give much up for him. Having Josh Bell seemingly a year or less away from the majors is a tad odd. But maybe they have other plans for one or the other. First base anyone??




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 8:36 am
 

Reynolds deal could help both teams

Reynolds strikes out a lot, but it seems like the Orioles did pretty well in acquiring a 27 year old power hitter.  He really is going to have a hard time bringing up his average, but Camden is also a hitter's park, and he should continue to hit for a lot of power there.  It sure won't help that he is in the AL-East though.  For all of his shortcomings though, I think that I would rather get Reynolds for what they gave up than give Werth 126 million over 7 years!


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