The O’s Are Turning Japanese


“Pan down, need hair pie”

How about Felix Pie?

The Orioles have been very active this week, signing a free agent, making several trades and locking up Markakis long term (a great move for the fans and the organization.) Let’s take a closer look at the new Orioles.

Koji Uehara – P - The first Japanese player signed by the Orioles, 10 years after signing Asian players became popular. On the surface it appears this signing may be 10 years to late. Uehara will turn 34 before the season starts and he was 6-5 with a 3.81 ERA last season. Oh, he was also demoted to the minors for a period of time last season. The O’s are thinking he will fit in nicely as the #2 starter!

Felix Pie – LF - A little intrigued here. He was the #1 prospect in the Cub’s minor league system for the 06-07 seasons. But so far, he has bombed in the majors. He’ll get the chance to play every day in LF, he’s out of minor league options.

David Pauley – P - Career MLB stats, 0-3 9.53 ERA. Will be a candidate for the 5th spot in the rotation. (uhhhh,ok)

So, there’s not a whole lot here to get excited about. But, somehow I am. I’m a Steve Trachsel signing away from renewing by Extra Innings package! Bring on those 70 wins, I’m in!

Cheers and Hail

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