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Trading For Kevin Millwood Is A Bad Idea

News on the Twitter-verse this evening had a rumor that the Orioles were interested in acquiring Rangers’ starter Kevin Millwood. That wouldn’t be a good idea, and here’s why (real quick). Kevin Millwood is owed $12 M in 2010. Despite his 3.67 ERA last year, he’s really only a league average starter – something like […]

Revisiting Miguel Tejada’s Contract

Miguel Tejada was a star player – slugging shortstop, former All-Star and MVP – when he became a free agent at the age of “27” (actually 29) after the 2003 baseball season. He was one of the Oakland A’s best players, but they couldn’t afford his contract demands. The Mariners and Tigers where both interested […]

In The Spotlight

Stacey of CamdenChat is doing a feature now in which she highlights different sites from the O’s blogosphere, and she was nice enough to include CamdenCrazies in the series. She said some flattering things and then had me answer some tough questions. I included some excerpts below (me trying to explain WAR and UZR, plus some […]

2009 O’s Retrospective: Jeff Fiorentino

In part twenty-nine of my almost 50 part series “Better Know An Oriole” (otherwise known as 2009 Orioles Retrospective), I take a look at back-up outfielder Jeff Fiorentino… THE FIGHTIN’ BAYSIDE POWER! Fiorentino spent most of the year hitting well at Triple-A to the tune of .312/.387/.510, but the 26 year-old couldn’t carry forward the […]

2009 O’s Retrospective: Justin Turner

In part twenty-eight of my almost 50 part series “Better Know An Oriole” (otherwise known as 2009 Orioles Retrospective), I take a look at infielder Justin Turner… THE FIGHTIN’ CELTIC WARRIOR! Turner came over to the O’s from Cincinnati last off-season in the trade that sent Ramon Hernandez to the Reds. He played most of […]

Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day to everyone. Just wanted to say Thanks for my family and friends; for my awesome job and the people there; for the chance I was given to write at FanBall here, as well as at MLB Notebook; for the internet baseball community in general (plus, you know, real baseball); and finally for […]

O’s Sign Lefty Reliever, Former Top Prospect Mike Hinckley

I remember way back in the day when pitcher Mike Hinckley was a top prospect. That seems like such a long time ago. I had actually assumed that he was out of baseball, so today’s news that the Orioles signed the lefty to a minor league deal came as a bit of a surprise. Hinckley […]

2009 O’s Retrospective: Cla Meredith

In part twenty-seven of my almost 50 part series “Better Know An Oriole” (otherwise known as 2009 Orioles Retrospective), I take a look at reliever Cla Meredith… THE FIGHTIN’ SUBMARINER! The 26 year-old righty spent the last few years coming out of the Padres bullpen before being dealt to the Orioles for Oscar Salazar. An […]

Camden Crazies’ Top 13 Orioles Prospects

The Orioles graduated a lot of their top young players to the majors this season – Wieters, Tillman, Matusz, Bergesen, Reimold, Hernandez, Mickolio – but there’s still some talent left in the system. I know a couple of the above technically qualify as minor leaguers, but I don’t consider them prospects at this point. Here […]

2009 O’s Retrospective: Oscar Salazar

In part twenty-six of my almost 50 part series “Better Know An Oriole” (otherwise known as 2009 Orioles Retrospective), I take a look at Oscar Salazar… THE FIGHTIN’ PROFESSIONAL HITTER! Salazar is a minor league veteran at the age of 31, and the O’s gave him a cup of coffee at the end of last […]

O’s Add Tatum For Catcher Depth

The Orioles added a back-up catcher to their roster today, claiming Craig Tatum off of waivers from the Reds. To make room, the team designated left-handed pitcher Chris Waters (who I haven’t “Better Known” yet) for assignment.  Tatum’s 26 years old and has just 77 career plate appearances in the majors (all this year), batting […]

Brandon Snyder = Paul Konerko?

Whenever the O’s are mentioned by the (more advanced) general baseball media, I tend to take notice. So when Joe Sheehan at Baseball Prospectus got the following question in a chat today (from Drungo, of Orioles Hangout fame I believe): “Will any of the following players be on the Orioles in April: Bell, Snyder, Guthrie, […]

NL Cy Young Voters Get It Right

Congratulations to Tim Lincecum for winning the NL Cy Young award this year, as well as to the BBWAA voters for actually giving it to him. I was fairly sure that Chris Carpenter was going to win based on his league leading 2.24 ERA and 17-4 record, or – failing that – it would go to […]

Zack Greinke Is So Damn Awesome

Zack Greinke won the AL Cy Young award, with 25 of 28 first-place votes. It should have been unanimous, but I won’t quibble with that. Instead, I’d decided to bring attention to a few quotes from this NY Times article over at MLB Notebook. It talks about how Brian Bannister introduced Greinke to some saber-friendly […]

O’s Save Some Money On Adam Jones

A Super-Two is a player qualifies for salary arbitration after their second year in the big leagues as opposed to after their third (as is the usual circumstance). From Cot’s Baseball Contracts: “The top 17 percent of players with at least 2 but less than 3 years of Major League service. (See Super 2). To […]