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June 30, 2010

Pie gets call, will be ready to go if Scott lands on DL

The Orioles contacted outfielder Felix Pie, who went 1-for-4 with a walk tonight for Double-A Bowie, and told him to be ready to go tomorrow if Luke Scott goes on the disabled list as expected.

Well, Pie, who hasn't played since April 15 due to a torn muscle in his back, didn't waste any time. Pie arrived at Camden Yards about two hours after the conclusion of the Orioles' 9-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics tonight to start moving some of his stuff and equipment back into his locker.

He'll probably be activated tomorrow as Scott said he expects to miss about two weeks. If Scott suddenly feels dramatically improved and keep in mind that he was on crutches tonight, Pie will play at least two more rehab games with Bowie and then be activated next week in Detroit.

The Orioles had hoped to give Pie a couple of more days with Bowie so he can work on his throwing. However, Scott's injury will probably force the Orioles' hand a little. Plus, Pie can play a couple of games at designated hitter with Scott down and out.

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 11:59 PM | | Comments (9)


Pie is welcome back but I pray this will help get Mr. Macphail to pull the trigger on a deal to get texas 24 year old 1B Chris Davis who has the kind of power we need and might blossom like Gonzalez did after texas traded him.. He had 21 major league HR last year and is back in AAA now blocked by Justin Smoak..

OK, that's the kind of depth we were hoping for as this season began.

PLEASE start Pie out nice and easy, DH-ing if Scott is going to be out.

Patterson has been doing a decent job in LF, and one has to look no farther than Nolan Reimhold to see that rushing a player back to play the outfield may lead to problems.

In my common sense view, Pie needs to prove that he belongs in "The Show" as Patterson obviously has. Patterson is on a roll and he need not be taken out. I would like to see Patterson and Pie in the first and second slots if at all possible with the left hook of Kakis following that one two punch and then Wiggy/Scott and Jones punch outs. As I wrote in another thread, the free swingers needs to be the six and seventh holes and I think it is pretty clear who those players are: Jonsey and Miggy.

This just in!

From my peeps in Iowa....

McPhail going back to his Cubs background and set to hire Ryne Sandberg as next O's Manager!

Ryne Sandberg will be next O's Manager!

Shmuck can bet his Hawaiian shirts on this deal!


you mean the same Chris Davis that hit .238 last year and had a .284 OBP? No thanks.

Pie is made of crystal...let's hope that he is handled with velvet gloves.

West Coast:

Hopefully the Rangers GM is like you and writes off top power prospects after a single poor season. Then we could surely get Davis for pennies on the dollar.

Lest we forget, it was the Rangers who wrote off Adrian Gonzalez...that's right, the SAME Adrian Gonzalez all you folks are drooling about now. Chris Davis? I dunno, but ya just never know.

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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.

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