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March 15, 2010

Orioles: First cuts aren't deepest

The Orioles optioned Troy Patton and Brandon Erbe to Triple-A Norfolk today. Luis Lebron and Chorye Spoone were optioned to Double-A Bowie. Armando Gabino, Chris George and Mike Hinckley reassigned to minor league camp.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 9:15 AM | | Comments (9)
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Mornin Pete! Howz that bloody mary tasting?

You think the Os would seriously consider starting the year with Wiggington as the FT 2b is BR isn't ready to go?

Do you know when reimold had his achilles surgery?

Looking forward to catching the Os in clearwater next sunday.

Tor signs SS. A source confirmed that Hechevarria has agreed to a $10MM contract with Toronto


So, in the last few months, Boston signed Cuban SS Jose Iglesias, and now Toronto has signed a Cuban SS of their own. MN signed the most highly rated of them all in Sano

Its kinda funny but I know a team in the AL East which really needs a shortstop too

Supposedly the team has "improved" intl scouting ??

Also, the Rays signed Cuban 1B Leslie Anderson last week

I hear a lot of TALK about what the Orioles are supposed;y doing, but when does anything actually happen ??

Cuban LHP Chapman is tearing it up too. He's hit 102 on the radar a cpl of times duirng his most recent ST game and looks more polished than originally thought. I thought Petey was in tight with the beard too

What are our Improved international scouts doing exactly ???

Hey, these foreign kids actually want money to sign, not a new glove and a couple candy bars. The heck with that, our payroll is already too high

By the way, that Chapman kid wanted crazy money. When I got Andy and Mr. A. on the conference call and told them what his agent was asking for, it sounded like someone played a 30 second laugh track on the other end.

Lucky Horseshoe-if you're going to use the economy as a parallel,get your facts right.NAFTA and the HUMDA act which were pushed through by Bill Clinton started the slippery slide down the economy downturn.To blame it on the Republicans when the Democrats have had control of the House and Senate is absurd.And to blame the Orioles demise simply on Andy McPhail is even more absurd.Do I agree or like all of his moves?No.Heck No.But I disagreed with most of Syd Thrifts and Beatagain's moves also.The difference here is that although the constant has been Peter Angeloser,he now has someone with whom he can say "I hired a competent GM,gave him complete autonomy(which we know isn't true),rebuilt the farm system and we are still losing.What more could I possibly do?Then Trembles will get the axe,Am will probably become commissioner and Pete will keep raking in the money.It's all about lining his pocketbook,not winning or losing.When he opens up his books (which will never happen) we would see the truth.He's laughing all the way to the bank,and I gaurantee he doesn't give a rat's butt about what a single one of us says about him.Reminds me of the Buzzards(merger of Bullets and Wizards),if you draft poorly,which the Orioles and Buzzards did for years,trade poorly,see this season and others,have poor coaching,ED Tapscott and Flip Saunders,fire the one good manager/coach you have who got you to the playoffs,Eddie Jordan-Dave Johnson,have an aging control freak owner,PA and the late Abe Pollin,the losing will continue.On both fronts.Pete gave up a huge contract and got burnt,Albert Belle,Abe gave up a huge contract and got burnt,Gilbert Arenas.The parallels are amazing.And what's sad is that it looks like the son's will continue to have a hand in running the franchises.I can hardly wait.I do like a lot of the young players,but they haven't learned to win,and there are still too many gaps and too many things have to go right.I still wear my O's cap and take the abuse,but it sure is getting old.

Lucky Horseshoe-if you're going to use the economy as a parallel,get your facts right.NAFTA and the HUMDA act which were pushed through by Bill Clinton started the slippery slide down the economy downturn.To blame it on the Republicans when the Democrats have had control of the House and Senate is absurd.And to blame the Orioles demise simply on Andy McPhail is even more absurd.Do I agree or like all of his moves?No.Heck No.But I disagreed with most of Syd Thrifts and Beatagain's moves also.The difference here is that although the constant has been Peter Angeloser,he now has someone with whom he can say "I hired a competent GM,gave him complete autonomy(which we know isn't true),rebuilt the farm system and we are still losing.What more could I possibly do?Then Trembles will get the axe,Am will probably become commissioner and Pete will keep raking in the money.It's all about lining his pocketbook,not winning or losing.When he opens up his books (which will never happen) we would see the truth.He's laughing all the way to the bank,and I gaurantee he doesn't give a rat's butt about what a single one of us says about him.Reminds me of the Buzzards(merger of Bullets and Wizards),if you draft poorly,which the Orioles and Buzzards did for years,trade poorly,see this season and others,have poor coaching,ED Tapscott and Flip Saunders,fire the one good manager/coach you have who got you to the playoffs,Eddie Jordan-Dave Johnson,have an aging control freak owner,PA and the late Abe Pollin,the losing will continue.On both fronts.Pete gave up a huge contract and got burnt,Albert Belle,Abe gave up a huge contract and got burnt,Gilbert Arenas.The parallels are amazing.And what's sad is that it looks like the son's will continue to have a hand in running the franchises.I can hardly wait.I do like a lot of the young players,but they haven't learned to win,and there are still too many gaps and too many things have to go right.I still wear my O's cap and take the abuse,but it sure is getting old.

Sorry for duplicate posts,not sure what happened.

Jack Luskin. Man, it's been a long time. How is the cheapest guy in town doing? Still making me laugh, I see.

I remember the fireworks on your hill. I'd watch them from the old Orchard pool. The Orioles were good back then, too.

Good times. Good times.

It's all good, Waspman. I just got back from Haiti. Man we should have rescheduled that trip but the old man had already paid for the plane ticket and the room {what was left of it} so I didn't dare cancel.

The old man figures everybody is scouting Latin America so I am off for the West Bank and the Palistinean territories. He saw some CNN footage of those kids throwing rocks and he thinks that that area may be an unscouted goldmine.

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