Almost a carbon copy of an earlier post I made in DTKW.....didn't spark up the discussion I was hoping for.
As much as Vlad is sucking this year, he's still Vlad and he's only 32. There's no reason to assume that his career is crashing downhill. He hit .375 in June, .291 in July, and .391 so far in August. His OPS is about .920 since June 1. He has a .333 career BA in August and September with about 1.000 OPS. Come ON, what makes everyone so damn down on Vlad? It's mystifying why so many people are ready to jump ship on a perennial 2nd-3rd rounder. Once he starts getting more RBI opportunities, he'll start driving more in, and you can count on a high OPS and BA.
Rocinante2: you know
Rocinante2: its easy to dismiss the orioles as a bad team
ofanrex: go on
Rocinante2: i'm done