Orioles Warm Weather Updates

Featured, Sports and Bets — March 5, 2014 at 6:38 am by

1) You Don’t Mess with the Johan!


Tuesday the Orioles announced that they  finalized a minor league deal with two time Cy Young Award Winner Johan Santana. Lets not get our hopes up too high, as Johan hasn’t pitched in quite some time. But if Johan does make it back to the bigs he would make a cool $3 mil, with incentives that could add to the dollar total. If he doesn’t make it to the majors, no big pay-day for the Johan.  This is a Dan D Special, low risk and high reward.  Maybe Santana is done, all washed up. Maybe, but maybe not. If Johan can be half as good as he once was he’ll help the ballclub.

2) Schooooooooop

“I’ll take Schoop out of this mix”


Second base has been a black hole for Orioles for a while now. No matter how much you want to tell me about “Ryan Flaherty’s defense”,  Schoop is our top position prospect. While most people feel he will start the season in AAA Norfolk, Schoop is hitting the ball extremely well, and making a case for being the Opening Day starting 2nd baseman. He’s even got Bucks attention.

Buck on Schoop: “I can tell you for sure there’s nothing in stone about where he’s going to start the year. In fact we made sure he knows that.

3) Crush Davis

Chris Davis is down in Sarasota taking Happy Gilmore style photos and hitting bombs. Crush hit his first of the season Monday. A long bomb to center field. It’s just good to know last season’s Home Run King is showing the pop early.

4) And BTW, the Birds beat the Yanks last night, 3-2.  Gotta love that no matter what time of year it is.

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