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March 11, 2010

Chat wrap: Orioles Q&A with Jeff Zrebiec

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec answered questions about prospects who might contribute this season, which Orioles player will produce the best offensive numbers and more.

Read the full transcript below.

Posted by Baltimore Sun sports at 12:43 PM | | Comments (6)
        

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On Tejada's switch to third, I am remembering a stat that Greg Nettles got more chances at third by playing more towards the ss/3rd base hole. With Tejada's ss experience, playing more towards the hole (depending on the batter) could be a good strategy. Have you heard any conversation on this?

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Pete's reply: No, I think they are still working on the mechanical stuff.

David,
While it may be a good for him to get extra work in spring, but by playing closer to the hole, you obviously open up the line. As an outfielder, I'd rather have the ball come through the hole, than have to race to the cut it off down the line. It would probably create more doubles rather than normal singles through the hole.

Hello. Please tell me if you would how to pronounce 'WIETERS'. Thank you so much.

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Pete's reply: It's pronounced WEE-TERS.

Scott -

Wieters is pronounced Wie-ters.

not brooks - okay, so I laughed.

Scott - it's pronounced "Wee-ters". Don't try putting the German pronunciation on the "W" so that it sounds like an English "V". But do go with the German pronciation on the vowels.

I hope that helps.

Scott -

Wieters is pronounced save-your

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