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The Orioles came to an agreement with 31-year-old outfielder Nate McLouth on Wednesday. So, what will McLouth need to do to provide average or better production as a starting leftfielder?
I admit it. I’m a Yankee hater from way back. But I had to admire Louisiana Lightning, Ron Guidry. The Yankees lefty didn’t even stand 6 feet tall and weighed less than 165 pounds, yet threw the heck out of the ball.
If you are reading this, you’ve likely noticed that Orioles Nation looks a little bit different. Over the past few days, I have been hard at work on the site.
Rich Dauer was a proven second baseman. He made the routine plays for the Orioles teams of the late 1970s and early 80s. And he was a solid line drive hitter as well. But he certainly endured some dreadful starts to seasons.
The Orioles drafted Matt Price in the 7th round of the 2012 MLB draft and gave him a slot bonus of $149,300.
Most teams didn’t know Oliver Drake was draft eligible coming out of Navy, but the Orioles did. Baltimore awarded drake a $100,000 bonus as a 43rd round pick.
The Orioles signed Hector Veloz out of the Dominican Republic. Even before he signed, Veloz had already tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol.
Wynston Sawyer signed to an over-slot bonus of $300,000 as the Orioles’ 2010 eighth round draft pick. He was drafted as a catcher but played both there and at first base throughout 2012.