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February 23, 2010

O's: Quick Tillman update

Chris Tillman, who has been battling some back stiffness, played catch today and participated in all fielding drills. He is scheduled to resume throwing off a mound tomorrow.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 1:36 PM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Just baseball


Quick Prospect Update -

Baseball America came out with it's top 100 prospect list today featuring the following O's:

Brian Matusz - #5
Josh Bell - #37
Zach Britton - #63
Jake Arrieta - #99

Pete's reply: Thanks for the update. I was a little late putting that up.

Here's a bit of trivia that should show how the O's have performed lately. I got this from Tom Verducci's column today.

What pitcher has the most wins for the Orioles since Mike Mussina left in 2000?

Answer will be in the next post.

As sad as it is, Rodrigo Lopez has the most wins for the O's since 2000.

I will have to trust Verducci as I am too depressed to look up the actual number! LOL

That's certainly NOT an impressive list Chris. Not when you compare it to teams who are always better than the orioles who have as many, if not more names on the list.

Perhaps it's better if you compare it to previous years in this organization..... which is saying nothing at all.

And I know..... it doesn't include the players on the big club who are no longer eligible for the list. Other teams can say similar however.

Hard to spin this, no matter how hard you try!

O's 14 in in top prospects in hardball times

The big3 in our division:

1. TB
15 NYY

BA top 100

Here is our competitors top prospects:

RAYS ( 7 IN TOP 68)


NYY (2 IN TOP 100)

Apparently other teams are also capable of developing minor leaguers too. SHocker !!

WHats more impressive 4 in the top 100 or 7 in top 68 ?

the real jason c in south florida

Not sure why everyone is upset about the prospect list. There are 30 organizations in baseball, which means each organization should have about 3 prospects on a list of 100. The Orioles have four, which is above average.

Not to mention, a lot of our promising young players (which is what a prospect actually is) don't qualify for the list because they have been in the majors for x amount of time (Wieters, Tillman, Reimold, Jones, etc.).

Im not upset, but some people act like we've invented developing prospects when we are NOWHERE NEAR TAMPA in minor league talent, just keepin it real

"Im not upset, but some people act like we've invented developing prospects when we are NOWHERE NEAR TAMPA in minor league talent, just keepin it real"

Wow. Back to your over-reacting ways, I see. All I did was provide information. No opinion, no spin. Yet you insist on bashing... who exactly? And for what reason...?

Way to "keep it real." You know what Chris Rock says about, "keepin' it real," don't you?

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