From Brittany Ghiroli comes an alarming stat about Mark Reynolds defense for the Orioles. Ghiroli points out that Mark Reynolds six errors on this field this season have costed the Orioles five unearned runs.
I’ve always been a defender of Mark Reynolds performance at the plate. Fans are quick to criticize the guy for striking out too much, but don’t seem to give him credit when he hits bombs. That’s what power hitters do though. See “Carlos Pena” and “Adam Dunn.”
But the defense can’t be defended. As Patrick Guthrie has pointed out on the BSR Podcast, if you’re going to defend Reynolds offense, he has to make it for it in the field and unfortunately that doesn’t happen.
With that said, I still think the Orioles best option is still Reynolds at third and Davis at first with Wilson Betemit occasionally filling in on the hot corner.
If you’re taking to twitter and hoping that Miguel Tejada will solve all the Orioles problems, you’re insane.