It's Sunday, and you know what that means here at Orioles101, it's Mailbag day! In our first edition since the MLB Trade Deadline, we address several questions that arose after the deadline and what the addition of Gerardo Parra does for the Baltimore Orioles lineup.
As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on the same topic, we answer them with one general response as opposed to answering each one and repeating ourselves.
What does the addition of Parra add to the O's lineup?
A very popular question once the announcement that the Orioles had traded RHP Zach Davies to the Brewers for Parra, and rightfully so.
Parra is having a career year offensively hitting well above .300 with an OPS just below .900 and was among the National League leaders in both categories before being traded. He has boasted an OBP over .350 and has the ability to hit for extra-base hit power and steal some bags.
What he brings to the O's lineup is a guy that can hit in the leadoff spot, which essentially extends the Orioles lineup because Manny Machado could be slotted in the second spot, which is where we think he fits best at, and moves Paredes down in the lineup as well, thus "extending" the lineup.Read more... Join the Conversation...