Personally, I’ve never understood the obsession. Reimold hit .279 in his rookie season three years ago, but has struggled to show any consistency at the plate. 2010 was disastrous, he hit .207 in 39 games spending the majority of his days with the Tides in Norfolk. Last season, Reimold hit just .247 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 87 games in the bigs.
MLB Network’s 30 teams in 30 days featured the Orioles yesterday and Reimold is the slated as the O’s leadoff hitter while Brian Roberts continues to remain on the shelf. If this spring is any indication, Reimold likely won’t be the breakout player that fans are hoping he can become. He hit just .179 in 56 at bats this spring, driving in just 2 runs on his two home runs.
MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko listed Nolan as one of his three biggest disappointments this Spring.