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April 17, 2010

Tejada says he'll be fine

Orioles third baseman Miguel Tejada was diagnosed with a mild groin strain. He said that he's confident that he'll only be out a couple of games but doesn't think a disabled list stint will be necessary.

There's your one piece of the good news for today.

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 6:45 PM | | Comments (7)


I have always liked Tejada's determination. It is no coincidence that he hurt himself trying to leg out a bunt to help the team.

FIRE TREMBLEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cal Ripken Sr., Ray Miller, Sam Perlozzo, Dave Trembley: all good baseball men, all good Orioles soldiers -- but they just didn't/haven't gotten the job done as Orioles manager.

DT has had some bad breaks. At least 4 of the L's could easily have been wins. If things had gone another way, he'd probably have bought more time to turn it around. But a change has never been needed more than now. There's no way he will manage the Orioles in Camden Yards again.

Speaking of injuries, I am nor sure that Nolan Reimold should be playing in Baltimore right now. I hear DT saying things like "he can run a straight line Ok, but he is having problem with the 1st step & changing direction. I don't think he can play 4 days in a row"
I see a player who is really toughing it out trying to prove he his OK. I don't think this is helping him or the team. He should go back down until he can prove he can play at the Major League level on an Everyday basis. I think he can when he is healthy, but he should not be taking up a roster spot until then.

My question is will Tejeda's "fine" be the same as the "fine" we kept hearing about Roberts and Gonzalez?

Here we go again. Player gets hurts, will only be out for a day or so, goes on the DL, not seen again til August. Has anyone bothered to question this teams committment to strength and conditioning?

Peter: Aren't you guys missing the story here a little bit? This pregame players-only meeting, the losing streak: How long will Trembley keep his job?

As a sideline, while I don't want to see Cal Ripken as GM, I don't see any reason not to try him as field manager. As long as he doesn't exceed pitch limits, a manager can only screw up a team in little ways.

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.

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