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November 22, 2011

Orioles close on Chong

The Orioles are working out the final details of a contract with Korean pitcher Chong Tae-Hyon and could have the deal wrapped up sometime on Wednesday, but the announcement does not appear imminent. Apparently, the Ravens aren't the only ones trying to get things done on a condensed schedule this week.

Club officials have indicated that there are still a few things to work out and Chong has yet to complete his physical with the holiday looming. The deal apparently is going to get done. Just not very quickly.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 5:48 PM | | Comments (3)


Chong is a start but without Cheech we'll never get things lit up!

I believe this is an interesting move because of Chong's unorthodox delivery (submariner), but the Orioles have just acquired a guy (O'Day) who also has an unorthodox delivery. Having both in the same bullpen may give the opposition too much of what to expect, Don't forget Rapada has a similar delivery as well which was exceptional against left handed hitters, What I'm saying is that by the time Chong comes in the game the opposition may already be acclimated.

To Lefty Avenger: Thanks for the smile--your comment is funny. Nice Dreams to you. The Closest ballplayer I can think of is Hiram Bocacheecha.

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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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