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October 21, 2009

Orioles: Scouting update

The O's announced earlier today that midwest crosschecker Deron Rombach has left the organization for a similar position working under former Orioles executive Tony DeMacio in the Atlanta Braves organization. DeMacio was just promoted to scouting director by current Braves GM and former Orioles GM Frank Wren.

There will be no search for a replacement for Rombach. The Orioles already have promoted amateur scout Jim Richardson to the position.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 10:45 PM | | Comments (6)
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Midwest Cross Checker?

Sheesh.

How about a Dominican Contract Signer?


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Pete's reply: Sorry, it was just a quick update. I'll put up the formula for the N1H1 vaccine a little later.

I give up. Is that anything like a cross dresser? double decker? home wrecker? woodpecker?

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Pete's reply: If you can find a cross-dressing cross-checker who also is a home-wrecker, I think we've got our next hit HBO series.

Do we need to start a Deron Rombach appreciation thread?!! A place where we can share our favorite Rombach moments like the time he drove from Des Moines, IA to Slippery Rock, Arkansas on only 1 tank of gas and a Big Gulp?!

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Pete's reply: Can't believe a true baseball fan would diss a regional scout. I will say, however, that I hope he stopped at a rest area after that Big Gulp.

hey pete, any idea if the orioles are at least going to talk to aroldis chapman?

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Pete's reply: I would guess, yes, but things are real quiet right now at the Warehouse. Haven't heard anything on that.

Jim Richardson was the Orioles scout serving northern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas & Nebraska. He was the recipient of the team's Jim Russo Scout of the Year Award in 2007. Two prospects he successfully scouted were Zach Britton & Jake Arrieta.

Here's a newspaper article about him from a few years ago - http://www.duncanbanner.com/sports/local_story_189125222.html . Is he going to be any good? We'll see.

A note about another Oriole Scout - Grover Deacon Jones. My wife and knew him in High school and I played against him several times. I clearly remember throwing him a hanging curve, which I believe is still traveling somewhere.

He was a great right hand hitter, but he was determined to bat left handed. I wish he had not.

He did hit that curve off me left handed though.

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Pete's reply: We all love Deacon and miss having him around more.

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