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With the signing of Wilson Betemit, the Orioles seem to have found their DH for 2012.That is a statement made with tongue firmly in cheek but it's not as crazy as you might think. To beat the rotting horse's corpse that I love so well: AVG OBP SLG OPS G WAR 2009-2011 Betemit .284 .354 .467 .821 201 1.52009-2011 Guerrero .295 .332 .458 .790 397 2.5The signing of Vladimir Guerrero at this time last year was hailed as filling a gaping hole at DH for the O's. Betemit will surely do no worse.Especially if he's deployed in the correct way. If Betemit is the DH against righties (.817 career OPS against RHP) and, say, Mark Reynolds gets the bulk of DH starts against lefties (.882 career OPS against LHP) with scattered DH at bats for Matt Wieters, Nolan Reimold and others, that doesn't seem to be a bad solution to improve production from that spot in the lineup.Betemit is billed as a utility infielder but honestly, he'...
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