It’s time for Jay Payton to put up or shut up for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Friday 15 August 2008 at 4:41 pm

Jay Payton always seems to be complaining about playing time so with him getting to start while Adam Jones is on the deal it’s time to put up or shut up. Payton has played in 13 games this August so far and he is 12 for 47 (.255 avg, .676 OPS) with 8 runs scored and 4 RBIs. He needs to play better than that if he wants to earn a lot of playing time when Jones comes back. He is also auditioning for other teams right now who might need a outfielder before August 31st when playoff rosters freeze. Payton has now played in 101 games this season for the Orioles and he is 61 for 248 (.246 avg, .657 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 6 homers, 37 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. It’s really starting to appear as though Payton’s bark is much worse than his bite.

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