Friday, March 23, 2007

Base Hits: 3/23/2007

Jeff Passan has a nice Mazzone article over at Yahoo sports.

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I usually keep this blog pretty Oriole-centric but it can be nothing but good for the O's that Jonathan Papelbon is returning to the bullpen. I think the guy would've been far more dangerous as a starter.

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An article on Hayden Penn's unexpected uphill battle to make the big club. He says he's not thinking about starting the season in Norfolk but he'd better get used to the idea. i would imagine he won't be there for long though.

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How quickly fortunes change. The O's beat the Dodgers 8-0. You can't get too high or low on Spring Training results but it's always more fun when your team wins. The last seven games? They start to mean something. The string of seven final games begins on Sunday

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An article on Corey Patterson and utilizing his speed. His league-leading 17 bunt hits are a big reason he was more effective last year. He hit .276 last season. Take away half of those bunt hits, he hits in the .250s.

2 comments:

Oriole Magic! said...

I'd love to see Penn spend all of 2007 in AAA no matter what. He needs to learn what can be learned at that level.

hrb said...

I guess it wouldn't hurt Penn to spend the year at AAA but he dominated that level last year. If he keeps that up, he'll get his shot at some point this year. Someone in the rotation (Trachsel) or in the pen will prove to be ineffective at some point this season.