The Reality Check Starting Nine Orioles Rock Bottom Team

February 08, 2012 | Glenn Clark

Ryan Chell and I introduced a new segment Wednesday on “The Reality Check” on AM1570 The segment is called “The Starting Nine (Ten)” and is remarkably similar to “The Tuesday Top 7” that you hear Drew Forrester and Luke Jones doing every week.

During Major League Baseball season, we’ll use “The Starting Nine (Ten)” to pick out the best players at each position in baseball (Pitcher, Catcher, DH, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B and three OF’s). It’s similar to how “The Morning Reaction” guys select the best Baltimore Ravens every week in season.

Outside of baseball season, we’ll select a topic and fill a roster with the same positions based on the topic.

For example, this week’s topic was “The Faces of the Rock Bottom Era of Orioles Baseball (1998-present).”

Here are “The Starting Nine (Ten)” Ryan and I put together…

Glenn Clark’s Nine (Ten):

Pitcher-Daniel Cabrera

Catcher-Brook Fordyce

First Base-Garrett Atkins

Second Base-Delino DeShields

Shortstop-Brandon Fahey

Third Base-Mark Reynolds

Outfield-Felix Pie

Outfield-Marty Cordova

Outfield-Larry Bigbie

Designated HItter-Vladimir Guerrero

2 Comments For This Post

  1. matt Says:

    you guys should have had sidney ponson in relief

  2. Matt Says:

    What’s truly sad is that Delino Deshields even won the O’s team MVP award in 2000…not that a spot on the list of O’s team MVPs is necessarily something to write home about.

    “Winner by tapout: Anonymous middle-aged Red Sox Coach by way of rear naked choke”…seriously Fordyce, just because you have shin guards on doesn’t mean you can’t stand up to brawl!

    (Edit from GMC: Didn’t Gary Matthews win a MVP too? Or am I just remembering that wrong?)

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