Found December 21, 2011 on
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The Orioles made it official and announced the signing of veteran outfielder Endy Chavez. The deal is reported to be worth $1.5M with another $500K in incentives.My enduring memory of Chavez was from a game I saw him play against the Astros in Montreal in 2003. He was manning center field for the Expos and made a couple of really nice plays defensively and stroked an RBI double to tie the game. (The Expos won in the bottom of the 10th as Jose Macias, of all people, hit a walk off homer.)He's not the fielder he was 9 years ago but he might just be the best defensive outfielder for the Orioles in 2012. His 6.6 UZR/150 score for the Rangers would have led all Oriole outfielders in 2011. His bat is not horrible and he is a decent, if not great, baserunner. As far as 4th outfielder candidates go, Matt Angle and Kyle Hudson are the only players on the roster who could fill that role and I don't think either is ready for that job in 2012 (if ever). Chavez fills a need and he is lik...
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Free-agent outfielder Endy Chavez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
An experienced and dependable fill-in, Chavez batted .301 with five homers and 27 RBIs in 83 games for the AL champion Texas Rangers last season.
Dan Duquette, the Orioles' new executive vice president of baseball operations, says Chavez is a ''tremendous defender''...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Free-agent outfielder Endy Chavez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
Free-agent outfielder Endy Chavez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. An experienced and dependable fill-in, Chavez batted .301 with five homers and 27 RBIs in 83 games for the AL champion Texas Rangers last season. Dan Duquette, the Orioles' new executive vice president of baseball operations, says Chavez is a "tremendous defender" who gives the team...
The Braves made a run at Orioles outfielder Adam Jones earlier this month, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Connolly reports that Atlanta offered Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado, and a pitching prospect for Jones, but the O's "didn't bite," indicating how much they value their center fielder.
It was reported earlier this month that the Orioles and...
Small change, but the O's have agreed to minor-league contracts with:Right-handed pitcher Kyler* Newby; the soon-to-be 27 year-old sometimes starter (he's been shifted into that role a little bit in recent years) has spent most of his minor-league career in Double-A, where he's punched out some batters (8.3 K/9) but shown only decent control (3.0 BB/9) and a tendency...
With newly acquired Japanese left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada likely being penciled into the Orioles' rotation for next year, it might not hurt to take a guess as to how he might do. Comparing NPB stats to Major League ones is tricky, but luckily Brian Cartwright (who does the Oliver projections) has looked into the issue:"I started with a list of 33 Japanese pitchers...
The Orioles are looking for the new voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, as the team announced on Wednesday that longtime public announcer David McGowan has stepped down because of a change in his availability.
The Brewers have signed Cesar Izturis to a minor league contract, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. In a team release, the Brewers announced they've also signed left-hander Juan Perez to a minor league deal. Both players will receive invitations to Spring Training.
Izturis spent the last three seasons in Baltimore, hitting .240/.283/.292 in 958 plate appearances for the...
Happy Christmas week to you all out there; as well, for all those celebrating Chanukah or any other holiday, the best to you also.
As a fan of the Orioles, it’s been rather frustrating seeing some of the acquisitions and moves made so far. For the most part, they’ve been underwhelming. I’m not sure how much the organization has in their coffers, or the revenue that MASN produces...