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April 2, 2010

Costanzo released

Corner infielder Mike Costanzo has been released by the Orioles. The team offered him the opportunity to become a pitcher, since there was no future for him in the organization at first or third base, but he asked to be released so he could pursue other possibilities.

Costanzo is the first one of the 10 players acquired in the two deals involving Miguel Tejada and Erik Bedard to wash out of the organization. Eight of the players remain. George Sherrill, of course, was traded to the Dodgers for Josh Bell and Steve Johnson.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 11:36 AM | | Comments (28)
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There go my Seinfeld jokes for the season.

"was traded to the Dodgers for Josh Bell" ... and Steve Johnson.

George likes his chicken spicy.

Constanzo came to the O's from Astros in December 2007, but actually only a month after the Phillies traded him to Houston. He was a Phillies 2nd round draft pick in 2005, just four picks behind Nolan Reimold.


Why not move him to SS a la Scott Moore?

Pete,

What's the word on the other "unknown" member of the Big Ten, Tony Butler?

Thanks.


..............................................................................................
Pete's reply: I believe he's at the minor league camp at Twin Lakes Park.

"The team offered him the opportunity to become a pitcher"

That line just sounds weird... Well, you aren't particularly good as a hitter, how bout giving pitching a try? if that doesn't work, coaching, if that doesn't work, play by play, if that doesn't work...

Cant stand ya

Our 3b was a SS
Our 1b was a 3b

Our new AAA SS was playing 1b for the big league club yesterday


Sounds par for the course in Turdland

If you're going to use a juvenile term like "Turdland", at least have the stones to put your name.

The Orioles are an Un-Organization....
They trade for Costanzo in 2007
after he hit 27 home runs in AA Reading...
The O's ask him to Catch at spring training 2008..
He almost makes the team...
Sent to Norfolk where he had an OK season....(better then Snyder had)
2009 no invite to major league camp after playing for team Italy...
Gets hurt in the middle of 2009...lost for the season...
2010....plays AAA spring training all spring...
is asked to stop hitting and fielding, and to become a full time pictcher...
MAKE UP YOUR MIND O'S BRASS
NO WONDER THE KID ASKED FOR HIS RELEASE...
Stay tuned for Moore goes from 1B TO 3B TO DH TO SS
and...
The Bily Rowell experiment Part 4..."Billy stays at extented spring training"

Hey Rowell was taken one pick before Lincecum. Those Orioles are good on draft day too.

Guru

Is that on your birth certificate ?

Can I call 411 and reach you ?


What is it with a bunch of anonymous dopes on a blog pretending that they are not anonymous. If you want to be something other than a self righteous hypocrite, use your legal name and/or link your facebook page in your posts. Otherwise,STFU

Guru of the earlier post wasn't me.
Maybe he can get some originality for his name before trying to call someone else out, eh?

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George likes his chicken spicy.
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outstanding!

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George likes his chicken spicy.
Posted by: Anonymous |

outstanding!

may the schmuck be with you!

George likes his chicken spicy.
Posted by: Anonymous |

outstanding!

may the schmuck be with you!

Sorry to see Mike Costanzo go, my family had a chance to meet him a few times when the Tides came to Richmond the past few years. He was always very polite and was great with the kids with tips and autographs. He was the kind of player that you wanted to suceed. Hopefully he will get another shot and we will kick ourselves for letting him go.

In his first spring training with the Birds, Costanzo was the last guy on the field taking extra grounders at third. He also tried to learn to catch, hoping to catch on as a jack-of-all-trades.

Like Rowell, he was known for long ball pop out of high school. Mike's main problem is that he fanned a lot, the batting average diminished, and the power numbers were no longer there.

It's tough making it in the major leagues.

DUH Orioles! Don't wonder why you organization is at the bottom of the pile. With moves like the Costanzo release.... it is no wonder. How about you make better decisions or try being a bat boy, water boy or perhaps get another job. We want a better team and the writing is on the walls that we will be sorry losing that guy.

costanzo had too many K's, can't hit for average, and his homeruns fell off a cliff (steroids?). the kid made a good run for the majors but sometimes it just takes extra luck and great timing to break in. no club is gonna want to give a released minor leaguer a chance, most clubs are already saturated with flashy young blood with tons of money invested. plus more and more teams are shopping overseas which makes it that much more difficult to break into the MLB for an american. good run kid i hope ya prove me wrong

costanzo had too many K's, can't hit for average, and his homeruns fell off a cliff (steroids?). the kid made a good run for the majors but sometimes it just takes extra luck and great timing to break in. no club is gonna want to give a released minor leaguer a chance, most clubs are already saturated with flashy young blood with tons of money invested. plus more and more teams are shopping overseas which makes it that much more difficult to break into the MLB for an american. good run kid i hope ya prove me wrong

costanzo had too many K's, can't hit for average, and his homeruns fell off a cliff (steroids?). the kid made a good run for the majors but sometimes it just takes extra luck and great timing to break in. no club is gonna want to give a released minor leaguer a chance, most clubs are already saturated with flashy young blood with tons of money invested. plus more and more teams are shopping overseas which makes it that much more difficult to break into the MLB for an american. good run kid i hope ya prove me wrong

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