Checking In On Baseball’s Lowest Scoring Offenses

The Giants won the 2010 World Series with an unspectacular offense and won 86 games in 2011 with one of the lowest scoring offenses in the game, but they're the exception, not the rule. Each of the five highest scoring MLB teams won at least 90 games in 2011, while the Giants were the only one of the five lowest scoring teams to avoid 90 losses.

Here's a look at what baseball's five lowest scoring teams have done to improve their offenses so far this offseason. Team name links go to a summary of the teams' moves on MLBTR's Transaction Tracker and 2011 run totals are in parentheses (for reference, the average MLB team scored 694 runs this past season):

  • Mariners (556) - GM Jack Zduriencik has added a number of former Major Leaguers on minor league deals and traded for John Jaso. The Mariners can expect more offense from Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoak, Franklin Gutierrez and others in 2012 and they may make an addition or two before Spring Training.
  • Giants (570) - The Giants traded for Angel Pagan and Melky Cabrera, who have both been above-average offensive players in the recent past. The Giants could improve considerably with a full season of Buster Posey and possible improvement from Brandon Belt.
  • Padres (593) - The Padres traded for Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal earlier this month. Both could conceivably add to the Padres' offense in 2012, and Alonso could have an impact from day one. GM Josh Byrnes has also added role players John Baker and Jeremy Hermida.
  • Pirates (610) - The Pirates signed shortstop Clint Barmes, catcher Rod Barajas and outfielder Nate McLouth and traded for infielder Casey McGehee. However, none of the four acquisitions posted an OPS+ of 100 or better in 2011, so it would be unreasonable to expect a surge in scoring based on these additions.
  • Astros (615) – Former GM Ed Wade added a handful of players on minor league deals and waiver claims and Jeff Luhnow traded for Jed Lowrie after becoming Houston's new GM.

The Giants are best-positioned to make a significant offensive jump in 2012, in my opinion. Not only do Pagan and Cabrera provide possible upgrades, Posey's return and Belt's upside will likely invigorate the offense that finished last in the National League in scoring in 2011.


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bonds2425
3 years 8 months ago

Giants should win the west with the offense they have now. I wish they could get a better bat like fielder. Not gonna happen but one could dream right?

3 years 8 months ago

AZ might disagree with that, being that they are superior team in every way shape and form.

3 years 8 months ago

The Giants’ pitching is what kept them in the race for so long last year, despite their horrible offense. The D-Backs have only upgraded their pitching, but SF still rules in that domain, and since their offense has improved this year, the Giants certainly have a great shot at winning the division.

3 years 8 months ago

I’m pretty sure Kennedy, Hudson, Cahill can compete with Lincecum, Cain, and BumBum.  Not taking anything away from the Giants, but the Dbacks have a great bullpen as well.  And do they not only have the best offense in the NL West, but maybe the best offense in the entire National League.  Stephen Drew will be back in the lineup, the development of future MVP Paul Goldschmidt will be a big boost, along with the addition of Jason Kubel.  Arizona also has a pretty solid defense.  Needless to say the Diamondbacks are still the favorites and rightfully so.

3 years 8 months ago

Eh, I’d say the Cardinals probably have the best lineup right now, even without Pujols. And Goldschmidts ceiling is probably the second coming of Mark Reynolds; scouts aren’t particularly optimistic on his ability to hit anything but a fastball. Kubel is a pretty lateral move, but replacing Saunders with Cahill is a pretty obvious upgrade.

Best move of the offseason within the division is probably the Padres unloading Latos, but it was a pretty lateral offseason for the whole division.

rdugi33
3 years 8 months ago

even if he is mark reynolds 2.0 thats still more run production than half the giants roster.

Reaper87
3 years 8 months ago

Cahill better improve noticeably from last year to survive in the desert, and even if he does, Arizona’s top 3 is still behind the Giants. Kennedy, Hudson and Cahill is far from a poor rotation, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Giants still have a clear advantage in the rotation and ‘pen, which neutralizes a lot of that offensive edge the DBacks have

3 years 8 months ago

Without a doubt, AZ has great pitching all around, but the Giants rotation and bullpen is better, even if by a little bit. The Snakes are still a team to be feared, as they do have one of the best offenses of the NL(better than the Cards), but our pitching should limit them to one or two runs, and our improved offense should be able to get two or three runs now to win

55saveslives
3 years 8 months ago

On paper, the Giants are better..

Melky > Rowand
Pagan > Torres
Posey >>>>>>>>>>>>> Whiteside
F. Sanchez > the mixmash of 2B’s we played

There are many factors to ’12 for the Giants

– Health, health, health
– Huff regaining form
– Vogelsong matching last season
– Belt getting a real shot

Pagan CF
Sanchez 2B
Cabrera LF
Sandoval 3B
Posey C
Huff/Belt 1B
Schierholtz RF
Crawford SS

or

Cabrera CF
Sanchez 2B
Posey C
Sandoval 3B
Huff LF
Belt 1B
Schierholtz RF
Crawford SS

We will be very good pitching and defensively as usual, I’d still like us to pick up Theriot as a backup in case Crawford doesn’t hit.

3 years 8 months ago

Typical Pirates signings.  Sigh.

3 years 8 months ago

It remains to be seen what the Giants will get out of Pagan and Cabrera- especially Cabrera, who has shrinking walk totals and whose success last year was probably at least somewhat BABIP-fueled.

However, the Giants should improve with Posey and hopefully Sanchez back in to the roster for an extended period, and production at shortstop has nowhere to go but up. Finally, their numbers with RISP last year was historically bad; one would suspect that this will regress somewhat as well.

rainyperez
3 years 8 months ago

I agree. But the biggest x factor is going to be Huff. He needs to perform like its 2010/2008 again. Considering it will be a walk year Huff might turn it up plus this will be his last season with the Giants. If Huff had just put up his 2010 numbers last season we would be talking about them in the playoffs. 

3 years 8 months ago

Production from Huff but naturally be welcomed, but my suspicion is that the Giants will get production from one of him or Belt. If Huff does not produce, he will probably be relegated to a bench role.
In a perfect world, Huff, Belt, and Cabrera all hit, and Pagan hits enough to keep hold on CF. Trade deadline comes around, and Cabrera is traded for a piece that is a better fit for the organization (SS? RHH?), or at least someone who has more years of team control. Of course, that is the best case scenario, and will probably only exist in my dreams.

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 8 months ago

When they signed Huff for 2 I figured that they would keep him from one year and try to flip him before the deadline in 2012, even if they have to eat his whole salary.  They made the signing look terrible immediately by giving Belt a shot in the majors.

3 years 8 months ago

Well, Belt wouldn’t have gotten a look at all if Ross didn’t pull up lame with a hammy injury in ST. Belt was never supposed to make the team out of camp.

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 8 months ago

True, forgot about that.  Hindsight is 20/20, but look at the logjam we have at first (Huff, Belt, possibly Pill, Posey needs days off from behind the plate), and the hole at short right now that Uribe could have filled for the same price, with an extra year for free.

3 years 8 months ago

Pill’s mostly there to be a RH bench bat and keep a fire lit under Huff’s butt, but yes 1B is a logjam. As for Uribe, he completely cratered in LA last year; the Giants are better off without him, though they had better hope Crawford figures out how to be even marginally useful with the bat since no help is likely to be on the way.

VivaJackMurphy
3 years 8 months ago

“If Huff does not produce, he will probably be relegated to a bench role.”

Have you ever followed a Bochy-managed team?

3 years 8 months ago

The organization has made it pretty clear in the last three months that past a point they are willing to cut their losses, and that Huff will no longer be on nearly as long a leash. The fact that he will be gone after this year makes benching him that much easier.

55saveslives
3 years 8 months ago

They cut Tejada and Rowand last year.

bayareabeast
3 years 8 months ago

It’s hard to see belt getting consistant AB’s with Huff at first and the outfield pretty much sealed up with Melk, Pagan, and Schierholtz. We could put him in RF, but I think Nate is perfect for right in at&t and showed alot of promise before he was injured last year, if you can remember it seemed like every night he was making a play to save or win us a game. Maybe we start Belt in AAA and wait to see if Huff can bounce back this year, we have to give him a shot if were giving him 11 million.

jstthking
3 years 8 months ago

no more than 60 games, tops

3 years 8 months ago

Bochy has said that he expect Nate to be in RF, but with the way ST tends to go for the Giants, his job is hardly safe. I would expect to see him, Cabrera, Huff, and Belt split time between 1B and the outfield corners during the early part of the season until Bochy can decide who’s “hot” and start penciling his lineup cards affordably.

You are right that it’s possible Belt starts in AAA, but my hunch is that the Giants like his potential too much to keep him in Fresno when they’re looking to score runs. They’ll probably want him close at hand, even if it means he’s not playing every day. Hopefully he shows up in March with a chip on his shoulder and forces the issue.

bayareabeast
3 years 8 months ago

i really hope huff never finds his way out into the outfield again. lol keeping belt on the roster if he’s not playing makes no sense in my opinion, if he’s not starting and getting regular ab’s then he should be in AAA getting more reps for his july call up or regular 1b job next year. it doesnt help him or the team at all sitting on a bench

3 years 8 months ago

I would agree, but my suspicion remains that the Giants aren’t going to let anyone who has a prayer of hitting out of arm’s reach. I don’t know if he’ll be an everyday player, but if I had to guess I would say that they still find a way to get him 400 PAs this year and move him into playing 1B full tome for 2013.

bayareabeast
3 years 8 months ago

i hope he does find a starters role, maybe huff gets hurt in the spring who knows. all i know is i would hate to see his bat wasted on the bench

MarkRaderstorf
3 years 8 months ago

Giants winning the West? Are you kidding me?  Hahaha! Its all Dbacks. Lol  They have the giANTS killed in offense and their pitching will more than keep the giANTS hitters at bay!  Lol at you giANTS fans

3 years 8 months ago

Uh-oh. They’re learning how to type.

MarkRaderstorf
3 years 8 months ago

Uh oh must be a sinking ship fan!

3 years 8 months ago

If you have anything intelligent to say, get back to me. I’m not in the mood to feed the trolls tonight.

bayareabeast
3 years 8 months ago

its been seen over and over again..good pitching beats good hitting.

rdugi33
3 years 8 months ago

um how did that workout for the giants last yr? u have to have a good offense too.

bayareabeast
3 years 8 months ago

whatd you say? i was too busy looking at my world series poster

bayareabeast
3 years 8 months ago

however the rangers couldnt agree with you more

rdugi33
3 years 8 months ago

haha ur not the defending champs any more….i can say 01 champs but i don’t live in the past.

bayareabeast
3 years 8 months ago

im saying we won it with pitching

rdugi33
3 years 8 months ago

haha ur not the defending champs any more….i can say 01 champs but i don’t live in the past.

m4r1n3r
3 years 8 months ago

I think something is wrong with your caps lock key. Either that or you can’t type worth poop.

thekidfromyesterday
3 years 8 months ago

I’m a braves fan and I thought we scored really low surprised we’re not in this list

3 years 8 months ago

Even if the Mariners, by some miracle, sign Prince Fielder, their offense is still too inexperienced. They need to fill other holes on the roster, too, and first base is the least of their worries…

Donald Munson
3 years 8 months ago

I agree, the idea of them signing Fielder seems like a waste of money, with him they are still a average to mediocre team. If they were one or two bats away from a playoff team I’d be all for it, but they aren’t. 

Jumbaco
3 years 8 months ago

Everyone says the Giants will be better with a healthy Posey and Sanchez but no ones comments on how the offense was still missing before both were injured.

Horrible offseason by the club with maybe the best rotation in baseball. Sabean needs to go and there needs to be more articles calling out the Owners for pocketing their money

johnnycomelately9
3 years 8 months ago

Giants just long termed Seabean and Bochy.  

3 years 8 months ago

It was a one year extension.

3 years 8 months ago

the Giants defense is tremendously improved – Crawford, Sanchez, Posey, Sherholtz are all solid.  That is how they improved

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 8 months ago

ARI fans talk smack now…I like it.

MarkRaderstorf
3 years 8 months ago

Yep!

Tired_OF_FakeRumors
3 years 8 months ago

I remember when everybody was calling Jack Z the best GM in baseball. 

m4r1n3r
3 years 8 months ago

In due time. Takes more than a couple years to build a winner. Especially when ownership is handcuffing you with tight purse strings.

3 years 8 months ago

If you were Jack Z and given $30MM to spend on free agents right now, what would you do with it? 

xthetouristx
3 years 8 months ago

Soler, Cespedes, Jackson, and save most of it.

3 years 8 months ago

Interesting, but our outfield is crowded enough and I don’t think our rotation needs Jackson. Soler is also pretty far away from the majors…

xthetouristx
3 years 8 months ago

Crowded, yes.  But Gutierrez is no sure thing, Ichiro is getting older, Carp is not an outfielder.  What does that leave two years from now?  Wells?

3 years 8 months ago

Soler is more intriguing than Cespedes because he’s a few years away, where as many think Cespedes is ready now (and he would be cheaper). But if we sign him for 5 years and he spends 3 in the minors, what was the point?

leachim2
3 years 8 months ago

If you signed him he would be under control for up to 12 years

AnJrue
3 years 8 months ago

two years from now,,, will be crowded with saunders, peguero, pimentel, johermyn chavez, chih-hsien chang, trayvon robinson, mike wilson, +wells, gutierrez, etc soo i say that’s pretty crowded

3 years 8 months ago

Not to mention guys like Catricala who could be thrown there at any time.

xthetouristx
3 years 8 months ago

Out of those names, Guti, Wells, and Robinson have the possibility to stick.  Maybe Pimentel in 4 or 5 years.  Saunders can’t hit at the major league level.  Peguero has the biggest hole in his swing of any Mariner in the entire organization.  Chiang has gone back to whom he was the year before the trade.  Chavez had a good year in a hitter’s park and nothing else.  Mike Wilson is a good hitter in AAA – the protege for the AAAA player.

3 years 8 months ago

There’s no telling who we draft or acquire by then, either though. I think we have enough depth there to not have to worry about it too much. Same with third base — Catricala, Liddi, Seager and Francisco Martinez form some solid depth. Catcher is barren, though. We should start looking there.

CutTheString
3 years 8 months ago

Most of those guys will all be crowding the OF in Tacoma.

xthetouristx
3 years 8 months ago

As for Jackson, who else is going to be in the rotation?  The Mariners currently have Felix, Pineda, Vargas, and Beaven.  Who is number 5?  Paxton and Hultzen are close, but they’re not ready.

3 years 8 months ago

Exactly, which is why you don’t give someone $10MM+ on a multi-year deal. I imagine Jackson would have no problem getting a 3 year deal for $12MM annually, especially with what Buehrle got (4/$58). 

xthetouristx
3 years 8 months ago

It would free the Mariners up to deal Vargas and Pineda once Hultzen and Paxton are ready.  Anyway, this whole conversation is silly because I would have done things differently during the whole offseason.

3 years 8 months ago

I have no problem with the Mariners trading Pineda or Vargas now and making a deal like that. However, I think somebody like Kuroda or Oswalt (better pitchers who are willing to take a one year deal) would help the team more in 2012. We’d get one strong season to bridge the gap, and they’d provide some leadership and maybe be able to mentor some of the younger players.

I like the way you think, though. I don’t agree with the posters on Mariners.com a lot — all they do is scream about signing Fielder and I wrote an article about trading Pineda because of the returns that people are getting for young pitching and they could not fathom to accept the idea.

Hope to see you around.

3 years 8 months ago

Somebody like Kuroda or Oswalt makes more sense to me. Willing to accept one year deals, better pitchers and could offer veteran leadership to the younger guys.

xthetouristx
3 years 8 months ago

True.  Sub either of those names in – though I’d be more interested in Kuroda because of Oswalt’s back problems.

Donald Munson
3 years 8 months ago

The Giants do seem to be spending money, their payroll isn’t exactly small. I just think they are looking at the available players and thinking they aren’t worth what it would take to get them, while at the same time focusing on locking up Lincecum.

3 years 8 months ago

4 of the top 16 teams in the NL make the playoffs.  Over 162 games. 25% chance of making it over that long is not luck.  Are you new to baseball?  

3 years 8 months ago

I realize that the Astros are trying to rebuild and thus are focusing on future talent, but it would be nice if we were at least able to score some runs next year.

NYPOTENCE
3 years 8 months ago

Still am not convinced that the Giants have enough offense to return to the playoffs. In fact, I think they are headed towards another 3rd place finish without some added thomp.

SFEvl1
3 years 8 months ago

We weren’t in 3rd place.  Check your facts.  Typical NY fan.

iheartyourfart
3 years 8 months ago

huffing and puffing over a second place finish – typical giants fan.

3 years 8 months ago

86 wins despite 25 separate DL stints, good for most in the sport in 2011? Heaven forbid we concern ourselves with the facts.

I’ll take the over.

northsfbay
3 years 8 months ago

They say that the Giants are the worst team in sports history every year and when they win they are lucky. Last year the Rockies were going to win the division and the D’Backs were going to finnish last. We still have to play the games.

MarkRaderstorf
3 years 8 months ago

Yep lets play! Keeping Hill and adding Kubel to a team that was already 3rd in the NL in offense, then adding Cahill, Saito, Breslow etc. will almost certainly create an even bigger gap in the NL West this year! But hey lets play ball, go gi-ANTS!!!  LOL

3 years 8 months ago

Turning Posey into a first baseman at this stage in his career is pretty much a waste of his talents. I’d rather have him be a top-3 catcher than the 25th best first baseman.

Huff could be just as bad this year. Or, he could have another four-win season. It would hardly be his first rebound. If he doesn’t produce, the Giants will be carrying 3 first basemen (not counting Posey or Sandoval) on the roster, so if he scuffles his role could quickly shift as Rowand’s did in 2010.

3 years 8 months ago

Thanks for proving my point.

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 8 months ago

nice malapropism

3 years 8 months ago

Still, some of his moves have been questionable. He has an uncanny knack for picking through other team’s garbage. Not sure if that is inspired by ownership, though. He’s good at evaluating young talent (draft, trades) but his free agent track record is lacking.

MarkRaderstorf
3 years 8 months ago

Dont think you have a leg to stand on but go ahead and lean on your gi-ANTS and together you’ll fall!!!  LOL GO gi-ANTS!!!

3 years 8 months ago

I bet if Ackley and Carp weren’t around, they would have had trouble reaching 500 runs. 

3 years 8 months ago

This is pretty funny coming from who is either a Mariners Fan, a Reds fan, a stoner, or some combination of the three.

Nobody wins a World Series without some luck on their side, and the fact that the Giants have averaged 89 wins the last three years suggests pretty strongly that it’s not a fluke.

3 years 8 months ago

I didn’t realize the middle schools had the day off tomorrow.

Donald Munson
3 years 8 months ago

I’m very curious to see if Carp can produce over a full season, my hunch says he can’t but we’ll see.

MarkRaderstorf
3 years 8 months ago

not a malapropism!  More of a contrast of what he’s defending!

3 years 8 months ago

It’s cute how hard they’re trying.

3 years 8 months ago

He has good bat speed and solid power, but his plate discipline may bite him in the butt. I hope the league doesn’t figure him out, or if they do, he can adjust.

3 years 8 months ago

He has the bat speed and power to produce, it’s his plate discipline that may come back to haunt him.

xthetouristx
3 years 8 months ago

I’m curious, too.  I have a feeling he will be closer to what he was in September than what he was in August.

3 years 8 months ago

Who does have school four days after Christmas?

3 years 8 months ago

There’s no window for Prince to go to the Dodgers. A deal like that has to be approved by the league office, and with Fox winning their appeal to protect their television deal that the bankruptcy court tried to nullify the sale will only delay matters. The league claims they will have the team sold in early spring, but we’ve seen the pace that Selig moves at… The Dodgers should have enough to get by, but any major seismic shifts in payroll likely won’t happen until the start of next season.

As to the Giants… People like to forget that they had four straight losing seasons at the end of the Bonds era as they reaped the consequences of their all-in strategy during the first half of the decade. They have money to spend and talent to spend it on, but it all comes down to how they decide to split the money among Cain, Lincecum, Posey, Sandoval, and Bumgarner. Belt is on the bubble, Brown is not far away, and Panik may be as little as two years out. And this is happening while the Rowand, Zito, and Huff contracts come off the books. They’ll be able to stay competitive, even if their bungling keeps them a couple steps shy of being dominant.

The Diamondbacks have no shortage of talent, but they didn’t really do anything to make themselves better. Keep an eye out for regression by Goldschmidt, Parra, Collmenter and their veteran infield (all borrowed from the Blue Jays, oddly) to keep things interesting.

MarkRaderstorf
3 years 8 months ago

Hmm, borrowed? Last I checked they are and have been on the Dbacks books since the trade and have since re-signed!  Good luck SF, there will be 162 games played this year so we’ll all talk later!  Goodnight! Bye the way signing Kubel, Saito, trading for Cahill/Breslow wasnt improving the team? I guess time will tell, you may be right in the end! We’ll see!

3 years 8 months ago

The A’s reportedly have tacit approval to move forward with moving the franchise to San Jose, which is a very affluent and populous city. However, that city is currently home to the Giants high-A affiliate and under their territorial rights. It could have long-term implications for the Giants ability to sell tickets, but may net them good compensation in the short run, though that’s less certain.

3 years 8 months ago

I hate to tell you, but Lyle Overbay, Aaron Hill, and John McDonald being re-signed with your team is not a good thing.

MarkRaderstorf
3 years 8 months ago

I believe Hill is a good thing, Overbay and McDonald are reserves!  Thx for chiming in though!

rdugi33
3 years 8 months ago

i think thats called depth…thats y the giants imploded last yr cuz they didn’t have any last yr. mcdonald late game defensive replacement and overbay has his moments its not like they r everyday players. 

3 years 8 months ago

Oh really? I hadn’t heard this. If you have a link handy with details, I’d be grateful. Otherwise, I’ll just do my own hunting.

3 years 8 months ago

Sandoval is a better hitter than Posey; on that strength alone, he is more valuable. And as someone who’s actually tracking his offseason exploits, weight issues are unlikely to come into play until he’s into his thirties.

Posey wants to catch, and I’m happy to let him; move him to first base, and he instantly goes from a 5-win player to a 3-win player. His star might burn brighter, but he doesn’t project well a decade from now unless he can either hit for more power at first base, or slim down and switch to second base. For now, he’s playing where he should be. You don’t hear people clamoring to move Brian McCann.

What’s short sighted is a commissioner’s office run by fossils that think that effectively banishing talent from one of the spots on the diamond is somehow good for the sport. If you want to make baseball better, don’t let the Prince Fielders and Nyjer Morgans blow up dudes at the plate simply because they’re wearing a half-inch of foam.

3 years 8 months ago

So every Giants offense player is a risk?  Cmon now guy.  You do not mention the improved defense the Giants will be playing – we are looking to win 3-2 & 2-1 every time.  Our record nosedived last year after demoting Brandon Crawford & Nate Sherholtz injury.  Both those guys are limited offensively but play tremendous defense.  Offense wont win the Giants a championship in 2012, pitching & defense will

3 years 8 months ago

Giants pitching is far superior, no questioning this.  Arizona offense is better but not better enough to offset our pitching.  And you do realize the Diamondbacks are expecting a 2nd year of Putz/Hernandez bullpen to work…ouch

3 years 8 months ago

Diamondback fans actually expect Putz/Hernandez to work in the bullpen again.  Isn’t that cute

3 years 8 months ago

Are you being sarcastic when you say they will struggle to be .500?  Not sure if you are being emotional or have just never watched baseball before

3 years 8 months ago

AZ relying on Hernandez/Putz in the bullpen is what us Giants fans went through last year relying on Aubrey Huff.  You have depth but so do the Giants heading into 2012.  Giants defense vastly improved.  We will win 3-2 & 2-1 games all season long. You are relying on Ian Kennedy repeating 2.88 ERA.  Good luck with that…

rdugi33
3 years 8 months ago

and vogelsong is gonna repeat his performance from last yr? the dbacks r doing fine with good “young” players.,,and they do have a nice farm system.

AnJrue
3 years 8 months ago

well that’s a lot more potential and depth that the M’s have than, for example, catching.  It’s probably one of the positions that the M’s least worry about in terms of finding more depth for because there are enough guys to try out if one doesn’t pan out.

3 years 8 months ago

Your logic is invalid – Vogelsong is not relies upon like Kennedy or Putz. Vogey is the 4th starter. I doubt vogey will repeat but him not repeating doesn’t have the same impact as Kennedy not repeating. What’s your next point?

王威評
3 years 8 months ago

I expect Ichiro,Guti to rebound.  Smoak, Wells to break out.  With Prince, this team can compete in 2 years.

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

the great part about reynolds is you want to strangle him and then……….it’s outta here….reynolds is not a great player but he does add help them morons in baltimore….if they didnt have his bat, maybe 50 wins????

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

the great part about reynolds is you want to strangle him and then……….it’s outta here….reynolds is not a great player but he does add help them morons in baltimore….if they didnt have his bat, maybe 50 wins????

rdugi33
3 years 8 months ago

wat so i have write it three to make it valid? dbacks r in a better position to win  cuz their front office got them there. well sabean is slowley running ur club in the ground.

rdugi33
3 years 8 months ago

barry zito contract! the aubrey huff contract! aaron rowand contract! trading zack wheeler! letting jesus guzman go. speending 10 mil on loogys and the dbacks got their loogy from ur farm system in the rule 5. other than drafting sebean is a not a good GM.

rdugi33
3 years 8 months ago

and the guys who help to win the 2010 world series most them aren’t there reinteria, uribe,burrell, ross, huff he mite as well be gone.

Donald Munson
3 years 8 months ago

Guti may rebound, I hope he does, but I think Ichiro is definitely on the decline. He’s still a decent hitter but he can’t be expected to produce in the way he has previously.

3 years 8 months ago

We just won the world series 2 years ago and refortified this offseason with defense – how is that running intot he ground?

3 years 8 months ago

HAA every GM has awful signings. Theo signed LKLackey, Dice-k & Carl Craford. Sabean has taken 2 separate teams to the WS and won a World Series. Towers took a team to the WS in ’98.  Goo

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 8 months ago

it was a malapropism before the comment was edited and then removed

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 8 months ago

good word, you’re gonna want to file it away for future reference

Eric Ritz
3 years 8 months ago

Not exactly. For every dinger he hits there are an insane amount of strikeouts, topped off by some of the worst third base I’ve seen since the Brewers thought Braun was a 3B. Orioles would be the same or better without the guy. He is admittedly fun to watch, though, as long as he’s not on my team.

3 years 8 months ago

YoursuggestionthatJesusGuzmanisausefulcommoditykindofunderminesyourpositionfromtheoutset.

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3 years 8 months ago

yeah thats what i mean….fun player to watch….either makes a six pack watching an o’s game better or worse