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June 28, 2011

Rowell on AA disabled list

The Bowie Baysox placed INF Billy Rowell, the club's 2006 first-rounder, on the disabled list with a left ankle sprain.

Rowell, 22, was hitting .227 (27-119) in 41 games with Bowie this season with two doubles and 11 RBIs. This is his second trip to the DL this season with an ankle injury. He is eligible to be activated Sunday, July 3.

In other minor-league moves, LHP Nick Bierbrodt and IF Carlos Rojas were promoted from Bowie to Triple-A Norfolk, RHP Pat Egan and OF Kyle Hudson were demoted to Bowie from Norfolk,

RHP Eddie Gamboa was activated from Bowie's disabled list.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 9:14 PM | | Comments (14)


Dan, they might as well put the entire Norfolk and Bowie rosters on the DL or on waivers. Those 2 teams are pretty much a disgrace, especially for a mid-market team that is led by a GM who said this was going to be a primary point of focus. He should be fired just for making that statement and failing on it in such glorious fashion. Do you think the owners in Bowie or Norfolk are happy with the players the Os have dumped on them? C'mon, after 4 years he can't root out the culprits and get them the hell out of the organization?

and here's the deal with this club trading hardy or guthrie and getting back even some hightly rated prospects...the Orioles will manage to screw them up.

This club has no business being in the player development business. How about this for groundbreaking- subcontract it out to some organizations that know what the hell they are doing. That would be money well spent. Letting this crew near anyone with talent is a major league mistake.


Unfortunately MacPhail isn't going anywhere. Did I hear Gary Thorne correctly about the Oriole pitching leading the majors in home runs allowed? Growing the arms is really paying off, isn't it?

who is lance lynn? who is fernando salas?
where are the Oriole versions of these guys?

One constant through all of the O's years od turmoil is the Stockstill brothers involvement directly and indirectly in prospects acquisition and minor league development. I read (don't know if it's true) that one of the Stockstills got an Angelos (don't know which one) out of some embarrassing situation in Latin America and that resulted in jobs for as long as an Angelos owns the team.

They are probably spies for Angelos the senior like he used Sis Thryft as a spy on Pat Gillick.

The year after year bad draft signings, players not progressing in the minors, etc. is just not bad luck. We have the Stockstills!

my Jim a little down in the dumps eh?
doom and gloom doom and gloom doom and gloom...that about sum up your feelings on the O's?

Smitty-wave your magic wand and tell us tht everything is going to be alright.The plan is still in place,right smitty.Yeah,we've been rebuilding for 14 years,and if we do develop a young position player,he has to sit behind the likes of Luke Scott and Felix Pie,and a singles hitting Vlad.How 'bout growing those arms,smitty,how's Matusz and Tillman looking these days? Is Patton still in the organization?

I agree with all the previous posters. The Oriole's farm system is a disaster. Why would you promote Manny Machado when his batting average was plummeting? He is now batting .158. Great reason to promote players that are not dominating at their level. Is it the players they are drafting or the player development? Either way this team has been drafting before the Yankees and Red Sox for years and can not manage do develop one quarter of the big league talent. Add that to the fact that until a couple years ago we had no South American player development program, it is clearer why this team is floundering. The only answer quite frankly would be new ownership and an infusion of cash and sound baseball minds running the show.

I saw the Baysox in Akron Monday night. They blew 2 big leads. The relievers pitched poorly. The team did not look very talented.

Mmmmm... Bier & brodts

Everybody sits here and wonders why this organization is in the sad shape that it is. We miss out on more number 1 draft picks then any other organization in baseball. Rowell is a out and out bust that should be producing right now in the major leagues, hobgood while still very young and hurt is probably another out and out bust. How can you pick in the top 4 0r 5 every year and still not get any better. It has to be a scouting problem and joe jordan and andy m has to start taking the heat for all of this. The kid from UCLA has had a history of arm trouble and now is hurt again and probably out for the year, brian M has lost 4 to 5 miles off his fast ball and who knows if he will ever be the same. You can't keep missing on these top picks. It's just a complete shame.

In all due respect, this news is hardly worth the ink of an article, considering Rowell has been on the "inability" list since '06.

If Jordan, Stockstill & McFail worked for me & this mess called the Baltimore Orioles was the collection of 4-6 years worth of their "work"...make no mistake, I would have already shown them the door.
Year after year of top picks & we end up with not only a horrible major league team, our entire minor league system is a pathetic sham.
Each & every team in baseball let alone the AL East has reloaded & retooled every facet of their programs except the Baltimore Orioles. Bottom line...there is no way in hell with 4 years of multiple top picks we are any better today than we were under Beatty, Flanagan & fact, the results would indicate we have regressed to a level of complete ineptitude never before seen.
My God, the Pirates have more to choose from on the farm, they draw better & they are rolling out a better product.
If Angelos won't sell, then for our sake clean house of these pretenders running the warehouse & making a mokery out of this franchise.

Jack you couldn't have said it any better.You just summed up this whole mess in a nutshell.

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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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