Whose Orioles debut excited you the most? Rank your top three
This one is going to take some deep soul searching.
You are going to have to be honest with yourself and your fellow Connolly patrons.
The Orioles have had some seriously anticipated big league debuts this year.
There was Koji Uehara and then Brad Bergesen. Nolan Reimold followed, and then it was Jason Berken, David Hernandez and Matt Wieters.
Chris Tillman’s turn came Wednesday and now it looks like Brian Matusz’s shot is Tuesday in Detroit. I’ll be there, and I’ll make sure we chat about my/your observations on that one.
I don’t think I have covered as many anticipated Orioles debuts in the past eight years as I have this season.
For the record, according to Baseball America, the Orioles’ first (Wieters), second (Tillman), third (Matusz), fifth (Reimold), 10th (Kam Mickolio) 16th (Hernandez), 17th (Berken), and 18th (Bergesen) prospects are up in the majors.
It’s funny, given what we have seen, that Bergesen is the lowest-rated among the group heading into this year. But his debut had some hype around it, too, since he was the organization’s Pitcher of the Year in 2008.
I am wondering who you were most excited to see this year.
I’m assuming the answer is Wieters, simply because of the hype throughout baseball surrounding him.
But there was definitely a whole lot of buzz around Koji’s and Tillman’s debuts. And Matusz’s has some cache since it was the most unexpected, given that this is his first year as a pro.
I want to know the top three Orioles debuts you were/are most excited about in 2009.
Daily Think Special: Whose Orioles debut excited you the most? Rank your top three.