Archive for the ‘Baltimore Orioles’ Category

Friday January 28, 2011 Day in Review

January 28, 2011

Lance Berkman Makes Controversial Comments About Texas Rangers

Oakland A’s trying to trade for Chone Figgins?

Joe Beimel Signs Minor League Deal with Pirates

New York Mets Reportedly Having Financial Problems and May be Looking for Investors

Freddy Sanchez Hopes to be Ready for Regular Season for Giants

Indians not Considering Trading Grady Sizemore or Fausto Carmona

Tampa Rays Sign Casey Kotchman

Angels Invite Mike Trout to Spring Training.

Dodgers Sign Mike MacDougal to Minor League Contract

Justin Duchscherer Throws for Orioles and “Mystery Team”

Toronto Blue Jays Sign Jason Fraser to $3.5 Million Deal


Thursday January 27, 2011 Day in Review

January 27, 2011

Baltimore Orioles Interested in Signing Vladimir Guerrero?

Blue Jays Interested in Trading for Micheal Young?

Indians Reportedly Interested in Signing Casey Kotchman.!/jonmorosi/status/30

Chicago Cubs Invite Braden Looper and Augie Ojeda to Spring Training

Byung-Hyun Kim Signs With Japanese Pacific League Team

White Sox May Be Interested in Signing Freddy Garcia

Florida Marlins to Play 3 Home Games in Seattle in 2011

A’s Union Representative Brad Ziegler Says Union is Split 50/50 on Expanded Playioffs!/JeffFletcherAOL/status/30769747809280000

Hank Conger to Compete for Angels Everyday Catching Job in 2011

Cubs Sign Two Cuban Prospects

Tuesday, January 25, 2011. Day in Review

January 25, 2011

Derek Jeter to the Outfield in the Future?

Cubs to sign Todd Wellemeyer

Potential Buyer for the Los Angeles Dodgers?

Tigers may Offer Bonderman Minor league Deal

Rays to Invite Tim Beckham to Spring Training

Mike Napoli Traded to Rangers for Frank Francisco

Milton Bradley will be Given Chance to Compete for Starting Job

Orioles Interested in Vladimir Guerrero?

Kevin Slowey Avoids Arbitration with Minnesota Twins

Orioles Interested in Justin Duchscherer?

Red Sox Explored Trade for Jose Bautista.

Astros Wandy Rodriguez to Contract Extension

Tuesday December 21, 2010 Day In Review

December 21, 2010

Orioles Turn Attention from Adam LaRoche to Derrek Lee

The Yankees Hit with 18 Million Dollars in Luxury Tax Down From 25.7 Million in 2009.

Theo Epstein Reiterates Papelbon is Closer After Finalizing Deal for Bobby Jenks

Angels on Again Off Again Interest in Adrian Beltre.

Brandon Webb is in Texas. Wait Brandon Webb is not in Texas.

Athletics Finalize Deal With Rich Harden. Role as Starter or Bullpen to be Determined

Blue Jays Sign Corey Patterson

December 21, 2010
Multiple sources are reporting Corey Patterson has signed with the Blue Jays. Terms of the deal have not been announced.

Patterson spent the 2010 season in Baltimore stealing 21 bases but logging a .315 OBP in 340 plate appearances. He has not been a full time player since the 2007 season.

If he earns significant playing time he could steal 25-30 bases.

Patterson has never lived up to the 5 tool hype he had when he came up with the Cubs in 2000. It is amazing that he has stuck around the league so long with a career .292 OBP.

Orioles Offer to Adam LaRoche Reported to be 3 Years 21 Million

December 20, 2010
Jen Royle of MASN had reported last Friday that the Orioles had offered Adam LaRoche a deal in the area of 3 years 18 million. 

This morning she is reporting that the Orioles are upping the offer to around 3 years 21 million. This would still seem to be a bargain in the current economic landscape of baseball.

Orioles Offer Adam LaRoche 3 Years 16+ Million

December 18, 2010

Jen Royle of MASN is reporting the Orioles have offered Adam LaRoche a 3 year deal in the 16-18 million range. This would be a bargain if LaRoche can come near the 25 HR 100 RBI season he posted for the Diamondbacks in 2010.

Orioles Interested in Freddy Garcia?

December 18, 2010

Jen Royle at MASN is reporting the Orioles are interested in Freddy Garcia.

He was 12-6 for the White Sox last season. But he had 4.64 ERA and a 1.376 WHIP. But most alarmingly was the 23 homers he allowed in only 157 innings. Garcia will turn 36 during the 2011 season and with his last effective season in 2006 you have to wonder how much he has left in the tank?


Nationals and Orioles Looking at LaRoche and Lee?

December 16, 2010
Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Nationals and Orioles are both looking at Adam LaRoche and Derek Lee. 

It has been widely reported Lee would be willing to accept a one year deal as he tries to bounce back from thumb problems he suffered in 2010

LaRoche has been a consistent 25 HR 85 RBI guy the past 5 years for mostly bad teams. He declined arbitration from the Diamondbacks and is likely to want a longer deal for more money.