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    Very good RBI guy available

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Hea...=MLB&hl=278293

    The Orioles officially announced Thursday that they have declined Melvin Mora's 2010 option worth $8 million.

    The move was expected. Mora, who turns 38 in February, hit .260/.321/.358 this season with just 28 extra-base hits in 484 plate appearances. He's now headed for free agency and will look to sign on elsewhere as a utility infielder. The O's apparently have no interest in bringing him back at a lesser price and could try Ty Wigginton at third base until prospect Josh Bell proves he's ready. Oct. 29 - 5:07 pm et

    Dusty said theyll be looking for a good RBI guy, Ive always liked Mora


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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    One question: how would he fit here?
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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    he wouldnt start, but could be an improvement to your bench, we do need a bench cant carry a team full of 1st year players

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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    I know but usually you want bench players that are flexible. I like the guy too but I just don't know how many positions he'd be able to help with at his age.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    I would pass on a 38 year old utilty player. IIRC, Mora really slumped the 2nd half of the season and is going downhill fast.
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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    Melvin Mora wasn't a very good "RBI guy" last season. In opportunities to drive in a run, he succeeded 12.1% of the time, good for 168th in between Jack Cust and Chris Gest. In other words, he had 331 opportunities to drive in a run and drove in 40.
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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    he doesn't get on base enough either. He might be a backup option at 1st and 3rd, but that's about it. He'll be too expensive for that role on the Reds unless he can't find another job.
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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    This sure isn't who I thought this was going to be about. Just say no to Melvin Mora. Francisco backs up Rolen when he's not playing LF.

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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    I'm going to presume this is was posted in jest...
    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: Very good RBI guy available

    If being 35 RBI's above the league average in 5000 PA's is considered "very good" then this is the first time I've heard of it.

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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    He actually said that they're looking for a good RBI guy? Seriously?
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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    So with RBI being a team and teammate dependent stat, how can we label a guy as a "very good RBI guy"?

    Does that just mean he converts runners on base into runs scored at a high rate?

    Just curious.

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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I'm going to presume this is was posted in jest...

    I figure this is the only possible reading.

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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    So with RBI being a team and teammate dependent stat, how can we label a guy as a "very good RBI guy"?

    Does that just mean he converts runners on base into runs scored at a high rate?

    Just curious.
    Well yes, that would be the correct way of using the label.

    However, I don't think that high amount of analysis was made in the original post.

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    Re: Very good RBI guy available

    Mora the same.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."


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