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Thread: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

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    Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    Simple question here. With Bruce out and Dickerson nursing a bad back, would you give Micah Owings a few starts in RF?
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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    Is he going to be better than Johnny Gomes? Offensively he's like Gomes without the walks. I wouldn't want him to risk hurting himself so long as he's putting the up the solid #5 starter numbers on the mound.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    We are the closest to seeing him that we have ever been. These injuries may do it.

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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Is he going to be better than Johnny Gomes? Offensively he's like Gomes without the walks. I wouldn't want him to risk hurting himself so long as he's putting the up the solid #5 starter numbers on the mound.
    I think if he played more and got more AB's, he'd start walking. Dude gets maybe 4 PA's a week at this point. Hack-a-matic.

    He's probably the third best offensive player on the team, after Votto and Phillips. Get him some PA's.
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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    Hell yeah. Unleash the fury.
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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I think if he played more and got more AB's, he'd start walking. Dude gets maybe 4 PA's a week at this point. Hack-a-matic.

    He's probably the third best offensive player on the team, after Votto and Phillips. Get him some PA's.
    If he got more PA's, pitchers would also find his weaknesses and begin to exploit them with greater regularity. It goes both ways. I have no problem using him as our primary RH pinch hitter. But running around the OF is an invitation for an injury.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    Not worth the injury. I also agree with RedManRick.. as soon as he becomes a starting OF, there will be scouting reports on him (which will be remembered when he PH).
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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    I really don't think he is anymore than a really good hitting pitcher. If he was to get regular ABs he'd beat Wily Mo Pena minus.
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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    Cool thread idea though.. Got to have something interesting to talk about.
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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    If Chip's boy-toy the latin love machine Javy Valentin can play 3B @ Yankee Stadium (what a stage for a debut, right?), then why the heck not trot Micah Owings out to play some OF.

    Maybe we should have Janish begin a regular throwing regimen to get more work in the bullpen too, since clearly at this stage of the season I'm ready for anything.

    ... and, while we're at it, why don't we give Brandon Phillips some starts @ SS

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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    But not when Janish is on the mound.

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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    M2, shame on you for no public poll

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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    If Nix, Gomes and Hairston are all injured, and it's a choice between Owings and Janish in left field, then maybe. Otherwise, absolutely not.

    Playing the field is where most injuries occur. And he really wouldn't be able to make any throws to the infield, so as to not risk his pitching arm. One bad throw and you could lose him for the season on the mound. Just not worth the slight improvement you get in terms of OPS, if you get any at all.
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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    Here's my thing on the injury potential, so what? You can get injured stepping into the shower. Think of how cool it would be if he started a few games a week in the field and took his regular turn in the rotation. It's a game. Have some fun with it.

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    M2, shame on you for no public poll
    Sorry, I just used the default settings when the poll came up. Honestly gave it no thought.
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    Re: Should Micah Owings get a few starts in the OF?

    On the other hand, he can't be any worse than Taveras.
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