Matt P wrote:It was his choice to sign a 1 year contract in an attempt to re-establish his value and get a multi year deal next off season. He could have signed with a lot of teams that would have guaranteed him an everyday job to do just that. He chose the Orioles because he likes it in Baltimore but also because of the opportunity. If they told him he wouldn't be the everyday LF he would have never re-signed.
Duquette isn't ready to proclaim that McLouth is the everyday left fielder.
"That's a question for another day, but Nate, over the course of his career, has done very well against right-handed pitching and that's been a staple for him his whole career," Duquette said.