Found February 16, 2012 on Fangraphs:
Yesterday evening, Roch Kubatko of MASN announced the most unexpected: The MLB had voided the Baltimore Orioles‘ contract with 17-year-old South Korean pitcher Seong-Min Kim. Kim had signed with the Orioles earlier this year, but the $550,000 signing almost instantly sent the peninsula into an ic...

MLB voiding Orioles' signing?

The Orioles got into big trouble for going against rules by signing a Korean pitcher. It looks like MLB is stepping in to handle things.

Zach Britton Still Injured, O’s Revamping Pitching Philosophy

Nobody was expecting the Baltimore Orioles to instantly become playoff contenders in 2012, but today’s news out of Birdland is still depressing. According to Jim Duquette, Zach Britton‘s shoulder injury from late last season is “still lingering” and will limit his workload during spring training. Britton was rated as the Orioles’ top pitching prospect coming into the 2011...

Are the Orioles for sale? According to them, NO.

Every year, fans hope for the best with the Baltimore Orioles. For the last fourteen years, they have finished below .500 and well out of playoff contention. More than likely, the Orioles will have a fifteenth consecutive losing season. With that being said, a lot of fans are frustrated by the poor record of Baltimore’s baseball team and frankly want a new owner. Yesterday, 106...

FanFest Notes and Thoughts: Zach Britton

During Orioles FanFest, southpaw Zach Britton spoke with the media for a couple of minutes. Britton answered questions about his prepration for Spring Training, his up-and-down year. In addition, he spoke about the rotation, the additions to the roster and a few other things. Here are some quotes and notes I was able to pick up from him. Is he excited for Spring Training? Yah...

It's All About The Pitching...

Spring Training opens up in Sarasota on Saturday, and I would not say that I’m terribly excited at the team’s prospects right now. As it is every year, to win, you have to have pitching. I am not sure the Orioles have an abundance of it right now. In fact, I don’t know what to think. One question I have on my mind is this: who in the world starts on Opening Day? There are...

MLB to void O's contract with Korean prospect

Major League Baseball will void the Baltimore Orioles' signing of 17-year-old Korean pitcher Seong-Min Kim due to a breach in protocol, has confirmed.

Mets Blogosphere Weighs In On Alderson/Twitter

I wanted to get a sense of what some of the most popular Mets bloggers, Mets personalities and Top Mets Tweeps thought about Sandy Alderson’s foray into Twitter. Most of the people who responded were very positive about it. Check it out… I love that Sandy is on twitter. It shows he can relate and interact with the fans along with a sense of humor. I think he should continue...

Sandy Alderson and the Mets’ payroll drop

Loyal reader Metsense recently posted this thought: I feel sorry for Sandy Alderson. I believe, when he initially signed on, he thought of the Mets as Moneyball only with money. Imagine if he took the $142M payroll, lopped off the Perez and Castillo contracts and went into this winter with a $128M to spend. I think he would have done a few things differently to put his stamp on the...

Mets Have Room For Improvement Over 2011

Yesterday afternoon, New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson spent the better part of an hour on the air with Mike Francesa on WFAN. Their topics varied in what I would describe as a pretty good interview on Francesa's part, ranging from the team's lineup, to their finances, to the outlook for 2012 and even Sandy Alderson's recently foray into the realm that is Twitter. A lot...

A second look at Jon Rauch

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with most of the moves that Sandy Alderson and Co. have made this off-season. Not spending a ton of money (which the team didn’t even have) on a player like Jose Reyes was a hard decision, but it was the right move. Personally, I loved the Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez trade and if I were the Mets I probably would have...
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