Orioles, Red Sox In The Mix For Joe Beimel

The Orioles and Red Sox are two of the five teams in the mix for Joe Beimel, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter). The left-hander has received interest from clubs in both leagues and could make a decision this week. The Orioles have made Beimel a minor league offer, according to Connolly.

Beimel, who has a habit of signing late in the offseason, posted a 3.40 ERA with 4.2 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 45 innings for the Rockies last year. The 33-year-old struggled against right-handed hitters, but was especially effective against left-handed hitters, holding them to a .221/.275/.379 line.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported yesterday that Beimel had several irons in the fire.

11 Responses to Orioles, Red Sox In The Mix For Joe Beimel Leave a Reply

  1. His ERA last season (and for the couple of seasons before that in fact) was awfully flattering when you actually consider the statistics that matter. I can’t see the Sox offering anything but a minor league contract either.

  2. bredberg156 5 years ago

    Getting a little greedy aren’t we Theo? Jenks Wheeler and now Beimel? Leave some for the rest of the AL.

  3. bredberg156 5 years ago

    Getting a little greedy eh Theo? Papelbon, Bard, then Jenks, Wheeler, and now Beimel. Save some for the rest of the AL.

    • Green_Monster 5 years ago

      Yes because professional baseball is all about sharing

  4. BoSoxSam 5 years ago

    decent numbers against lefties…wouldn’t mind him as Okie-surance. Go for it Theo.

  5. goredsgo 5 years ago

    He’d be stupid to take the O’s minor league offer. If Nick Punto and Scott Hairston can get major league deals, Beimel should too

  6. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Would rather have Atchison as the back of the BP guy who can go more than 1 inning over Beimel, especially since Francona has this “crush” with established vets and would probably take beimel out of camp and expose innings eater Atchison to yet another waiver claim and he would be gone this time.. As mediocre as he is..he at least can go 2-3 innings and get people out.

    If Francona wants a lefty..let Doubrant stick with his mid 90’s FB, forget this vet who can’t buy a RH out.

  7. jgmaynard 5 years ago

    Not bad depth for the Sox – he may be worth taking a flyer on. You can never have too much pitching…

  8. NatsTown 5 years ago

    this guy is underrated. he did a great job with the Nats

  9. budman3 5 years ago

    +1 Post of the thread

  10. DickAlmighty 5 years ago

    Seriously? My post got removed because I used a word of questionable cleanliness, with a cleverly-placed asteriks in place of one of the letters?

    OK, here’s a “clean” version of my comment…

    There should be no “mix” for Joe Biemel. This article should be entitled: “Twenty-eight teams manage to escape the mix for Joe Biemel. Red Sox and Orioles to play rock-paper-scissors, with the loser taking Biemel.”

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