Originally posted on Oriole Post  |  Last updated 12/12/11

Well, it looks like Felix Pie is no longer a member of the Baltimore Orioles, as he signed a minor-league deal with the Cleveland Indians.

He held himself back at times due to injury issues; however, when Pie played over the past two years, he was woefully inconsistent at the plate and on the field.

Pie showed promise at the end of 2009, but could never translate that in the following seasons. That's just too bad.

The guy should be an amazing ballplayer (based on his look), but he lacked some basic baseball instincts, and in a results-driven league, you're only as good as your recent production.

Pie certainly needs to play often - whether in the majors or minors - to get better. That was not going to happen in Baltimore unless a freak injury occured to one of their regulars. However, it seemed like Buck Showalter and company gave up and moved on.

Bottom line, Pie was not doing much at all with organization and could not produce when given the chance to play.

He was basically taking up space on the squad, and it's better that the release came now, so that some viable young talent could be looked at.

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