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  1. DoubleB
    DoubleB June 15, 2010 at 5:26 pm |

    Is Mummey close to signing a deal?

    1. DoubleB
      DoubleB June 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm |

      Oh, and are any other players expected to sign soon?

    2. Jordan
      Jordan June 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm |

      Yes, I believe Mummey is close to signing and could report directly to Delmarva. I could see Bywater signing soon.

  2. Don
    Don June 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm |

    L.J Hoes – I assume this is something short term re-hab. He was holding his own weight in high A.

    Did he go down to extended spring training after the strep throat? I was told he lost quite a bit of weight, any truth to it?

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm |

      I haven’t heard anything about losing weight, but that’s most likely true. He didn’t go to extended spring training, he’s been with the team.

  3. NYOrioleFan
    NYOrioleFan June 16, 2010 at 10:27 pm |

    Unfortunately, the IronBirds website does not have any updated information on their “roster” page.

    However, Steve Melewski at MASN has some information regarding the starting rotation for the opening weekend:


    Earlier this week, Aberdeen IronBirds manager Gary Kendall said Justin Anderson could be his opening night starting pitcher on Friday, but he was not for certain at that point. Today, it has been confirmed that Anderson will get the ball on Friday night at 7:35 p.m. when the Birds host Hudson Valley at Ripken Stadium.

    Anderson was drafted in the 24th round last June by the O’s. He spent the majority of last season with the Bluefield Orioles going 2-1 with a 2.50 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 39.2 innings pitched. Anderson also made one start for the IronBirds in 2009 and threw five innings while striking out two batters.

    The Orioles 21st round draft pick from last week, right-hander Scott Copeland, will start on Saturday. Copeland went 11-1 for Southern Mississippi during the 2010 college season with a 3.75 ERA.

    Rounding out the weekend rotation will be right-hander Justin Moore. Moore was a 26th round draft pick by the Orioles in 2007. He spent all of last season with Bluefield and went 4-3 with a 3.11 ERA.

  4. Jordan
    Jordan June 17, 2010 at 12:53 am |

    I liked that Copeland pick. From what I’ve seen he has average stuff but he could move quickly and become a solid #5 starter. Can’t wait for the SS clubs to open!

  5. NYOrioleFan
    NYOrioleFan June 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm |

    MiLB.com has a NY-Penn League Preview up tonight. The information, I believe, was written prior to the actual roster posting, since it mentions Vito Fabrizio and Michael Gioioso.

    Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore Orioles)
    2009 Results: 30-44, fourth in McNamara Division
    Manager: Gary Kendall
    Kendall returns for a third season, and pitching coach Scott McGregor is in his sixth campaign. The Orioles have not signed any of their Draft picks as of yet but plan to welcome back infielder Michael Gioioso, who appeared briefly for the IronBirds last season. Pitching could be a strength with right-handers Vito Frabizio and Jose Barajas and lefties Tyler Sexton and Asher Toliver, the last a fifth-round pick from 2009, back in Ripken Stadium. The Ironbirds were second in the NYPL in attendance in 2009, drawing 247,061 fans.

    The actual roster is up at the IronBirds website. It is pretty much like the one posted by Jordan, except Joel Polanco is listed as a catcher (not an outfielder), and Zach Moore is listed as an outfielder (not a catcher).

    Andy Mitchell, a reliever, has been assigned to the IronBirds from Norfolk. I don’t know if this is a real assignment (demotion) or just a paper transaction.

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 18, 2010 at 12:04 am |

      I really think Tolliver can become a shutdown reliever, can’t wait to see what he can do with a larger sample size.