Is he the right guy? Certainly he has solid experience in scouting and player development, and previous experience as a GM. Here is a brief overview of each critical area of responsibility.
Pitching is still a giant need for the Orioles and it is one of the weakest crops over the last few seasons. The Orioles need a guy to pair with Jeremy Guthrie to hold down the fort and lessen the stress on the bullpen.
While the O’s 2011 starting rotation had its share of problems, their bullpen also struggled throughout the season. Here’s a look at next year’s bullpen.
With Andy MacPhail‘s contract expiring at the end of 2011, it’s time to look at possible replacements.
Instead of focusing on what the Orioles received from the Rangers, I want to take some time to recognize Koji’s time in Baltimore.
First baseman Aaron Baker has come over to the Orioles from Pittsburgh in return for Derrek Lee. He will be assigned to Frederick.
Tommy Hunter was the second piece the Orioles received in the Koji Uehara trade.
Chris Davis at one point in time was an untouchable prospect that was seen as a true power hitting first baseman.