Let's take a look at some Orioles news..
- The O's are unlikely to make a move with Alfredo Simon until February 26th, the mandatory date for all players to report to Spring Training, writes Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun. After being named as the primary suspect in a murder and denied bail in the Dominican Republic, Simon probably won't be able to join the club by that date. Once that date passes, Baltimore can move the reliever to the restricted list, freeing up a spot on the 40-man roster.
- Baltimore has signed a trio of free agent pitchers to minor league deals according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. The club reached deals with right-handers Chris Jakubauskas and Mark Worrell as well as lefty James Houser. Houser, who was tabbed by the Rays in the second-round of the 2003 draft, turned in a 3.67 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 for the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate in 2010. The Orioles now have a handful of interesting pitchers in their farm system after signing Clay Rapada and Nick Bierbrodt last week.
I was really excited about this, but then I realized that it’s Clay Zavada who has the gnarly Rollie Fingers mustache.
if o’s continue the way the started under showalter they have potential 80-85 win season. somehow i think they will surprise some. still though i feel it will be a struggle not to finish last in the division for them; albeit jays could tank but i dont see that happening, maybe yanks though? ahhh that would be great…
That Alfredo Simon story doesn’t sound good. At least it’s not Ugueth Urbina going at some farm workers with a machete and gasoline, but still…
Don’t remind Phillies fans about that.