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March 14, 2010

O's: Remold exits unsteadily

Nolan Reimold grounded out in each of his two at-bats, but looked gimpy after trying to leg out an infield hit in the fifth inning and was removed from the game. Don't know yet if that was a coincidence or if he aggravated the remaining soreness in his surgically repaired ankle.

Mike Gonzalez reports a sore back before the game. Brian Roberts is headed back to Baltimore to have his back re-examined by a back specialist. Reimold limps off the field.

The Orioles don't need any more sore subjects.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 2:27 PM | | Comments (14)
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How long should it take to recover from the kind of surgery Reimold had? Any ideas?

i have been saying for months, that this guy will be no where near ready to play at a top level during the first half of 2010. If they don't shut him down now, they will lose him for all of 2010.

You just don't work injuries like this out by playing......

What a terrible organization!

A few weeks ago Pete wrote a column that the Orioles needed to get figure a way to get Pie in the lineup. What appeared to be a plethora of promising young outfielders comes down to two healthy ones...Markakis and Jones{and Scott, if you want to throw in the DH}.

Pie's time with the Orioles so far has shown him to be far less than durable, and Reimold's achilles is not going to heal overnight. It's one of those injuries that only rest and therapy can cure. A big guy like Reimold who runs hard will be at risk this year any time he plays on hard or artificial surfaces. Moreover, Reimold's minor league career was marked by a series of injuries that kept him off the field. The Orioles need for Pie to and Reimold to get healthy and stay healthy. Lou Montanez may soon be the next man up.

I don't think you can blame Andy Macphail for the rash of injuries that are cropping up, but it does reveal the exposure an already talent thin organization has when it relies too heavily on young unproven players and prospects and has little major league quality depth. That is the gamble that Macphail has taken and it had better work or he will be on the hot seat by mid year. The confluence of the plan and reality are coming together in the next few months.

good thing they didnt sign holliday

no need for him!!!

we got reimold already !!!!

Gil said:
I don't think you can blame Andy Macphail for the rash of injuries that are cropping up, but it does reveal the exposure an already talent thin organization has when it relies too heavily on young unproven players and prospects and has little major league quality depth. That is the gamble that Macphail has taken and it had better work or he will be on the hot seat by mid year. The confluence of the plan and reality are coming together in the next few months.
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You know Gil, I think I like you but I dont understand your posts. The Orioles are in rebuild mode after a historically bad decade plus. Last year was the first year that the rebuild showed up at the major league level. And you think the talent level is thin? NO SH*T!! They are rebuilding through the draft and MacPhail's draftees are just starting to arrive at the major league level. Dont you think it is belaboring the obvious to say they are thin? Isnt it logical that this team at this stage of its rebuild would be thin at the major league level?

You disagree with MacPhail's corporate philosophy and that is fine. But Andy isnt going to change his philosophy so it seems to me that instead of constantly, repetitively and IMO, petulantly criticizing MacPhail for what ultimately is your dissatisfaction with his corporate philosophy, couldnt you acknowledge what he is trying to do and how he is trying to do it and assess his progress on his terms instead of consider him a failure for not doing things in your preferred manner? You could still preface every post with "I disagree with the lack of immediacy and aggressiveness but" . . . or something like that.

To me posting that a rebuilding team is thin is like posting that the rookies might be inconsistent, or Boog's BBQ might be smokey, or the uniforms might be orange and black. True enough but hardly man bites dog news if ya know what I mean. This kind of unnecessary negative posting is why some of us find posts by you and Wayne as annoying as the pollyanas who think the O's can do no wrong. There is no even handedness or balance in the posts from either end of the spectrum. And IMO, you and Wayne occupy one extreme.

good thing they didnt sign holliday

no need for him!!!
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You mean THIS Holliday?

the Cardinals remain cautious when projecting left fielder Matt Holliday's return from a rib cage strain.

La Russa predicted on Wednesday that Holliday's absence probably would last longer than that of Pujols. Holliday, who has appeared in three Grapefruit League games, has not swung since but La Russa indicated improvement in his condition Friday.

Bravo, Lucky. Bravo.

Too much absurdity on both ends of the spectrum, and unfortunately they do NOT cancel each other out.

Well said, sir.

Sorry to see that Dave Trembley is not giving Michael Aubrey any meaningful playing time. He has already said that Atkins will be at 1b every day. Too bad. Atkins can't hold Aubreys glove and he is a regular strikeout machine. He can't hit HR's outdide of Colorado and he will cost the O's games at 1b .

Horseshoe-In case you haven't noticed,this is rebuild number 4 in the last 13 years.And the results are?And you blame the people who pay for all of this,the fans,for being a little bit petulant?Just a wee bit impatient?We were told 3 years ago that this would be the year.Go look it up.So if not this year when?2013?2015?This could go on forever.Keep speaking out Wayne and Gil,I'm with you.

Thanks Burt,

But when it comes to posters like Lucky and Ferg...... they're entitled to their opinions. Problem is, they never have anything to back up anything they say..... And I mean never!

What they do have on their side Burt, is one day - maybe it'll be 2016, 2020, 2023... or perhaps 2028 or 2030, they'll be right.

One day, even if it's 20 years from now, they'll be able to say 'so where are all the negative posters now'?

And when that day comes Burt...... I'll be jumping on that big ole bandwagon, singing 'orioles magic feel it happen'.....

Lucky,

I express my viewpoint and you express yours. I see no difference in my repetitivness of point than yours. Of course my thoughts aren't going to change Macphail's approach, nothing will until he gets fired for piling up 90+ loss seasons as far as the eye can see. The blog is a way for me to express my frustration with Macphail's approach which I think is as outdated as the entire Macpahil clan. The days of rebuilding soley through the farm system are over, unless you want to wait ten years to see if it works, and I don't think there is any Oriole fan who expects to wait that long, other than maybe you and Andy Macpahil.

By the way, I like you and I find your posts compelling and your points cogent. I just don't agree with you. You may be right and I may be wrong, but I don't want to wait another ten years to find out. I will probably be dead by then.

Its 2010

Macphail came on in 2007

Hes had 3 offseasons to make his mark

Burt's right. When Macphail was hired, people said lets give him til 2010 to see where he's at. Well, it looks like we're heading towards losing season 13 in a row

I tell you what. People are writing off Toronto, but they have young pitching too. If theirs develops faster than ours or they develop more pitchers than we do, we could be heading towards last place again

Signing Holliday would be a waste with the talent level they currently have. Those monster deals almost always look awful in year 3 and beyond. The O's should be looking to compete in 2012. Sign a stud next year or year after as an anchor.

Its really about 2012 !!!

Those posts about 2 yrs from now dont usually start until august

the macfailers are getting an early start

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