Friday, November 19, 2010

Around the Oriole Blog-O-Sphere: 40-man Roster Edition

Roar from 34 takes a quote from Mike Mussina and wonders if the Orioles of the 90's were quitters.

Jeff Zrebiec reports that the Orioles are exploring trades to fill their shortstop opening this offseason. I don't get into a lot of trade speculation as it tends to be futile but J.J. Hardy is certainly interesting...Jason Bartlett not so much.

Stacey at Camden Chat takes a closer look at Bill James' 2011 projections for Oriole hitters.

MASN's Jen Royle wonders where the Orioles will find a big bat this offseason. Like me, she loves Adam Dunn and Luke Scott too.

Britt Ghiroli breaks down the Orioles' 40-man roster and who might be added or left off before Saturday's deadline.

MASN's Steve Melewski reports that Norfolk pitching coach Mike Griffin is returning to the organization for 2011. Griffin, a former Oriole hurler himself, is an underrated cog in the Oriole minor league system and a big part of the success of the young arms coming up to Baltimore. Glad to see him back.

This is a bit weird but there is a lot of smoke around the Orioles and Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa. Seems an odd fit and the O's would lose their 2nd round pick.

1 comment:

The Oriole Way said...

"J.J. Hardy is certainly interesting...Jason Bartlett not so much."

Agreed. And agreed.

De La Rosa confuses me. He gets rave reviews from the scouting community, with the obvious caveat that his command stinks. Considering that he'll be 30 (!!) next season, why would a team pay up for him? Especially an American League team.