Orioles Think Tank

Orioles Coverage for the Information Age


Posted by Mike on January 4, 2006

First and foremost, the Blog format is finally up and running. Thanks to those of you who kept checking in. The old articles are now posted as blogs, with their actual published dates below the title. That is, except for my super-long and super-researched entry on the bullpen for next year. I lost that bad boy in an attempt to handle more HTML than I am capable of. That, in turn, inspired the switch to blog format.

-Baseball America posted their top ten Orioles prospects last night and are hosting a live chat with Will Lingo on the O’s farm system today at 2 p.m. Boy, do they love Adam Loewen. In case you were wondering, he’s the type of pitcher that divides the stat-analysis and scouting communities. They’re a bit tougher to spot than the hitters.


[Daniel] Cabrera has been pitching with a winter league Dominican team. “I have no wins,” he says with a chuckle. “It’s like last season [in Baltimore]. We score no runs.”

Does anyone else think that is a shot at Miguel and Melvin and their “Who is going to pitch for us?” shenanigans? Pretty funny, Daniel.


-Apparently, things have cooled down with the Cubs. My position is that IF our front office insists on getting a star-caliber player in return for Tejada, I hope it’s Prior.




-Lots of reports that the Manny and Clement for Tejada deal is dead. This is a good thing. When a team needs to rebuild after a a ball-buster of a year like the O’s just had, the last thing they need are two high-salaried thirty-somethings– one of whom is a notorious clubhouse cancer.



-It also appears that Jeromy Burnitz is close to signing with the Pirates. Fate intervened as his agent did not like the language the O’s used in their physical requirement. It seems that even God has had enough of the Orioles signing fading stars in their late thirties only to see them put up .240/.310/.390 seasons. On a related note, it is definitely a bad omen when not signing a guy feels like the answer to your prayers.




4 Responses to “Randomness”

  1. Anonymous said

    Is that you who is getting all those answers from will lingo? I’m guessing yes. Good questions.

  2. Anonymous said

    “It seems that even God has had enough of the Orioles signing fading stars in their late thirties only to see them put up .240/.310/.390 seasons.”

    Are you kidding me?

  3. Mike said

    Yes, that was me asking those questions.

    And no, I am not kidding. God is very tired of us signing that type of player. For future reference, please see:


  4. Michael said

    Out of the frying-pan into the fire… Michael

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