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March 19, 2011

Orioles make five cuts, including Adams (add Pelzer)

The Orioles have announced five cuts today.

Outfielder Matt Angle and infielder Brandon Snyder have been sent to AAA Norfolk and infielder Ryan Adams and pitcher Armando Gabino have been sent to minor league camp.

Adams, a former second-rounder, opened eyes with his bat in camp, batting .500 with two homers in 18 at-bats. Snyder, a former first-rounder, hit .343 this spring in 35 at-bats.

After the game, the Orioles sent Wynn Pelzer to the minors. The right-hander was 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in four games.

The Orioles current spring roster is down to 40 players.

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Posted by Dan Connolly at 10:35 AM | | Comments (14)


Fiddlesticks about Adams getting cut. I thought maybe he had a chance especially with the uncertainty about 2nd baseman Brian Roberts.

Double Fiddlesticks about the fact I have to put the Kibosh on the idea of the Orioles trading for a #1.

Just a few random thoughts before I am done for the day.
I mean it=p!

O's should consider Castillo. Although, I would like to see Andino step up! Work the Mojo today Andino! You might have only once chance to do it!

If Colon opts out with the Yankees, which is a posibility. The Orioles should consider him. To be honest. I would have considered him or Brad Penny before the "Duke"

It should be interesting to see who lands the starting LF job. I hardly saw Pie, I know Reimold has a lot of AB's this spring, but I bet half were as DH. Plus, he spent some quality time in RF too. I would have loved to seen Henson get one start, but oh well Angle and Mahoney were sent back to the Salt Mines as well and they had a decent spring too. Heck even Mahoney impressed me. When I saw him in AA last year. He didn't show me all that much. This spring however he hit the ball hard. And he made a brilliant defensive play at 1b. I just can't remember if it was against the Sillies or Pirates. I hope he can keep it up while in the Minors again. Maybe he'll get a call later in the season

Adams, Mahoney, Synder and Angle have had outstanding ST sessions. These are the parts for our future Oriole teams. Makes me believe Andy's one year deals for 2011 are right on.

Too bad for Adams.I'd much rather see him get a chance if Roberts can't play than Izturis or Andino playing second.I'd rather see Snyder over Lee and Angle as the 4th OF over Pie. this team has got to infuse the roster with younger players.It's demoralizing to minor leaguers if they don't see a path to the majors.
They need to face the fact that Roberts is going to have to retire in the near future. Herniated discs don't fix themselves.if Roberts was still in his 20's he could probably weather this but he's getting old in a hurry.Roberts is a gamer but sooner or later his body is going to tell him no.

Forgot to get rid of Scott, the one who can't play left field he's just as bad as Johny Damon

How in the name of all that's holy is Nick Green still on the roster?

If only we had some people posting comments on here that actually knew what they were talking about. Remember this is spring training and most of the time pitchers are working on all kind of things, throwing duck balls right down the plate. Angle, Snyder and Adams are know where near major league potential. They all show major flaws and need to work em out in the minors. And when are the "Trade Luke" threads going to stop, the man did nothing but produce last year and we always have some idiot wanting to trade him. Go jump on the Skankees bandwagon if you arent happy with our "Baltimore O's" GO OOOOOOOOOOO's

wow matt angle had like a .341 avg and was amongst the top for sb's in all of mlb i dont like that cut. cut reimold or pie or trade them i dont think they are that good mainly reimold.

No one expected Angle to make this team. He'll start at AAA Norfolk

I'm beginning to believe that the Duke, Lee and Roberts should start the season on the 15 day stay in Florida where it is warm and get into playing shape via extended spring training. Neither one is ready and the chilly spring weather up north is not going to help.

Also, it allows the O's to buy some time to decide what to do with Andino and Pie who are out of options.

Opening day Lineup:
Hardy ss
Markakis rf
Reynolds 3b
Guererro dh
Fox 1b
Reimold lf
Jones cf
Weiters c
Andino 2b

Not pretty but competitive enough to hold down the fort until Lee and Roberts are ready.

i know he wouldnt have made team but i didnt think hed be cut at the start of cuts.

If Adams puts what he has been taught to use, and learns how to play defense, we could have us one fine second baseman someday.

Great help to me with your records

Trade luke Scott now while he worth something.

Norfolk has some real up and coming talent this season.
Angle, Mahoney, Adams, Bell, Snyder with Britton on the mound.

Pie should be traded or just released. He is a waste of a roster spot, and ALWAYS injured. When he is not injured he is completely clueless, and useless when it comes to helping this team.

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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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