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March 4, 2009

Orioles: Adam Eaton

Former Padres, Rangers and Phillies pitcher Adam Eaton said a little while ago that he's looking forward to pitching in Camden Yards and reviving a career that ran aground in Texas and Philadelphia over the past three years.

"I look forward to getting acquainted with Camden Yards,'' he said. "From what I understand, it's a little bit bigger than Citizens Bank, so it will be a little more relaxing with a little more grass in the outfield. And, obviously, the defense they put out on the field is second to none, so I'm looking forward to that, too."

Manager Dave Trembley said Eaton would get no special consideration over the rest of the pitchers in camp because of his experience and former status as a first-round draft choice. The club will get him into the mix as soon as he's ready and he'll compete on the same level as the large group of other candidates to fill the final spots in the rotation.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 12:25 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Just baseball


The way sore arms and elbows are popping up after just two weeks of Spring Training, the O's could use all the arms they can get right now.


Adam Eaton is really bad at throwing baseball's into an area roughly defined as knee-to-stomach height and home-plate width while attempting to get them past a man standing on either side of said plate, trying to hit the baseball with a wooden bat.

He's not good at completing that task.

I never before thought of Camden Yards as the Grand Canyon.

Yes, the Oriole defense should be excellent. Pie, Jones, and Markakis in the outfield will be a delight.

But it's the fans with the gloves beyond the outfield wall that might get a lot of opportunities when Eaton pitches.

Before he puts himself in Camden Yards, he might want to show he can master the mound at Fort Lauderdale.

For God's sakes he pitched in Petco Field--pitcher's paradise--in 2004 and finished the season after 199.3 innings with a 4.61 ERA.

I think Eaton makes the rotation at least to start things out. We'll see how they do during ST, but I hope Penn & Pauley get a shot too. Looks like Hill might start on DL with extended ST, so he can come in for whoever isn't cutting it. So my guess is Guthrie, Uehara, Eaton, Penn & Pauley with Hendrickson long relief. Bergeson should stay in AAA for at least the first half of the season. I think it looks like Baez needs another year to fully recover from the surgery and that year isn't available.

Dude with what we got you think 199 innings and a 4.63 ERA would be bad if he did this again this year for the O's like he did that year? Your crazy our 4 and 5 guys we have now wont have that kinda of numbers. So at 400,000 to a minor leauge deal,really no risk. I had rather seen them get Mulder a shot, I still think he has some juise in the tank and is gonna be a huge still for some team smart enogh to take a shot.

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