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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

 

News from today...

-David Newhan, the below mentioned Gil, and John Parrish were signed to one-year deals today. I like the Parrish and Newhan signings. Parrish will be helpful in long-relief or spot starts, and Newhan has lots and lots of speed off the bench, but the most signifigant signing is Gil. This either means that Javy Lopez will be traded or Gil will go to the minors. If Javy is traded and Gil takes his spot, it leaves a huge offensive void in the middle of the lineup. This needs to be filed with either a power hitting 1B or OF(Preferably 1B).

-Several minor signings were made also.
2B Eddy Garabito
OF Keith Reed
RHP John Stephens
1B Alejandro Freije
RHP Orber Moreno
RHP Winston Abreu
OF Howie Clark
3B Napoleon Calzado
C Brandon Marsters
Quick notes about htme...Keith Reed, Napoleon Calzado, and Alejandro Freije all played for the Orioles in short stints last season...John Stephens is I believe an Aussie who was an Oriole 3 or 4 years ago...Howie Clark is also an Oriole from 3 or 4 years ago...Abreau pitched 659 innings with 769 K's and 334 BB's!

-According to ESPN Wade Miller will be non-tendered by the Sawks. I think he will be a good option for the Orioles, and he can be dominating if he can stay away from the injury bug. Also, he would most likely come cheap.

-Acoording to ESPN, Chris Young, Adrian Gonzalez, and Terrmel Sledge were traded to San Diego for Akinori Otsuka and Adam Eaton. That crosses another option off the O's list(In Gonzalez). :-(

-Eric Byrnes will most likely be be non-tendered tonight, and Jim Duquette has hinted that Nick Markakis could play a signifigant role next season.(PS, leave a comment if you know when non-tenders get annunced)

-And finally, Kevin Millwood visited Texas yesterday, but it is also being reported (by me)that the O's have given him an offer. These are the only to teams to show interest post-Washburn signing.

Go O's!

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