News and notes from around the web including: Why Josh Rupe doesn’t belong on the roster, John Sickels weighs in on Matt Wieters and more.
In Matt Wieters the Orioles already have their starting catcher for the next 5 years, but also have what looks to be their backup catcher in Caleb Joseph. The Libscomb University product was drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 MLB draft and signed for $125,000.
With Justin Duchscherer headed for an MRI on his hip, it’s looking more and more likely that he’ll open 2011 on the disabled list. Many have labeled Britton as the front runner to take over for Duchscherer. Here are five reasons why Britton shouldn’t get the nod over Chris Tillman.
Matt Wieters discusses his preparation for the 2011 season, what he can learn from Vladimir Guerrero and Derrek Lee, how he maintains being a switch hitter and more.
Guest writer Dave Gershman of Beyond the Box Score provides plenty of reasons for optimism heading into the 2011 season. Dave details some of the potential you may or may not see from your 2011 Orioles.
Are the Orioles looking at Caleb Joseph as a first baseman?
Zach Britton is your pitcher of the month for May.