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bayside wrote:I think the most important question in keeper/dynasty leagues is, will he retain SS eligibilty for next year?
Seems like a no at this point
SpecialFNK wrote:Baltimore has said that Machado is the SS of the future. but JJ Hardy is signed for 2012, 2013, and 2014 at $7 MIL a season.
do the Orioles trade Hardy at some point and use Machado at SS? or does Hardy remain at SS and Machado plays 3B for the near future at least?
Hardy will be 30 this season, so it's not like he's old.
RyeWhiskey wrote:Maybe I'm missing something here, but a career minor league line of .263/.344/.432/.776 doesn't scream top prospect to me. He does have a nice K/BB ratio but the power/speed combo seems less exciting than I'm being led to believe. I'm going to add him anyway, but perhaps someone could fill me in on the justifications for all the hype?
SpecialFNK wrote:this is what razzball.com had to say about Machado back on July 1st.By the numbers, Manny Machado struggled through his first two months of Double-A baseball. It seemed like most nights I looked at Bowie’s box, Machado’s line was 0-fer. But then I’d read something from the O’s about how his current production was of no concern, that he was tweaking his approach, that scouts are still encouraged. Still, it’s hard not to be a little worried when the guy I ranked No. 2 on this list is slugging just .375 at the end of May. Well, it appears now that whatever tweaks Machado had been working on are beginning to take hold. Since the calendar rolled over into June, Machado has been a different guy at the plate, peaking especially during his last ten: .444/.500/.806, 3 HR, 16 RBI. He’ll be a fun guy to keep an eye on the rest of the way.
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