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February-23rd-2005, 07:31 PM
What is your guys opinon on this guy?
What position you think he will be playing a lot, What place in lineup, starting?
I think he will play some outfield/dh and hit around 7-8 in lineup
February-23rd-2005, 09:41 PM
Before Sosa arrived, the consensus was that Newhan would start in right field or DH, depending on Gibbons' situation. Now, with Sosa, Newhan's best shot to crack the starting lineup is in centerfield. With a heavy left-handed hitting lineup already in place, Newhan's left handed bat doesn't carry as much weight. I am not sold on Matos as a starting major league player, though I do believe his range as an outfielder in invaluable. Newhan is one of the most able backups in major league baseball. Something often overlooked is the Orioles' strong bench and strong bullpen.
February-23rd-2005, 09:43 PM
I think Newhanis a good contact hitter.
It really depends where he plays really. Right now there some uncertanity if Matos is going to be starting in CF this year. If Matos is not in Cf they are going to put Bigbie in CF. Then either Surhoff or Newhan will play Lf. I think your right he is going to hit 7 or 8th
February-24th-2005, 01:55 AM
I think you will see Newhan be Mora from a few years ago. He will play at all positions including the OF, 3B, and some 2B. If he stays hot, he'll be in.
I doubt he'll get much time at DH when we have Palmerio, Lopez, and Sosa taking cracks at it all year.
The best thing about our bench is the event of an injury. It's nice to know we won't have to go into panic mode.
February-24th-2005, 10:42 AM
It all depends on what Matos does. If Matos comes out looking like the guy from 2003, then Newhan is on the bench. If Matos struggles, look for Bigbie to move to CF and Newhan and BJ will hold down left.
Newhan also looks to be a backup if needed @ first and third base, along with Gomez.
Another thing to take into consideration could be Val Mejewski. He could blow up this spring and be the starting LF with Biggs moving to center, although the organization would only keep Majewski up if they knew he would be the starter, and not a bench player.
February-24th-2005, 08:14 PM
I like this guy...i hope he still gets a chance to play more this season
February-27th-2005, 09:46 PM
BJ shouldn't be on this team. Newhan does everything better than him.
February-27th-2005, 10:15 PM
Both Newhan and Surhoff are good, solid, 4th outfielders that can contribute in the infield. As a veteran of more than 15 years, BJ has earned the right to be on this team. With Matos' constant injuries and no Jerry Hairston, they're both locks to make the team anyway.
February-28th-2005, 04:01 AM
Yeah, BJ definatly deserves to be on this team. He usually hovers around the .300 mark, and is a great choice at a couple different positions.
I won't say Newhan is better, but he did have a better season last year. We all seen once Newhan was in the lineup more and more as the season wore on his stats took a decline. So this season should tell us how good Newhan realy is.
February-28th-2005, 11:12 AM
I'm not as confident with Newhan as most people. I think he started out red-hot, he was hitting well over .400 for like a month. He really tailed off at the end of the year.... I think he'll level off as a .280 utility guy that you can plug in all over the place. I don't see him as someone who will get in more than a game a week.
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