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It was one of the oddest moments of my five year run in sales with the Orioles. I had come out late from a game through the employee entrance. And there was waiting a large group of fans eagerly looking for the players.
The Orioles have signed infielder Wilson Betemit to a one year deal.
Mark Blackmar, an athletic pitcher out of Temple JC, was the Orioles’ 16th round selection in the 2011 draft. His father is PGA golfer Phil Blackmar. Blackmar made an impressive pro debut in the GCL, where he didn’t allow a run and struck out 15 in 17 innings.
The Orioles acquired Wynn Pelzer from the Padres in return for Miguel Tejada prior to the 2010 trade deadline. At the time of the deal, Pelzer had just been moved to the bullpen after struggling with his command as a starter.
My friend Marty brought it up again a few weeks back. He watched it on MLB Network. And he was clear that in every single position, the Orioles had a better player.
Originally drafted as a starter out of Saint Mary’s in 2007, Sean Gleason’s switch to the bullpen has given his prospect status new life.
The Orioles today announced that they have named RAY POITEVINT as Executive Director, International Baseball.
The Orioles have agreed to terms with Taiwanese LHP Chen Wei-Yin, according to Dan Connolly.
The new year brings another Hall of Fame vote and players who began and ended their careers in the “Steroid Era” will make up the majority of names on the ballot. Do you think that steroid use should disqualify a player from the Hall Of Fame?