EATON UP PATIENCE INSTEAD OF INNINGS

April 19, 2009 |

The Orioles should end the Adam Eaton experiment.  Immediately!  It’s pretty obvious the guy doesn’t have what it takes to be in the starting rotation and judging by last night’s pathetic performance he never will.  Did anyone else notice how non-chalant Eaton was on the bump against Boston Saturday night while he was getting shelled?  Just an once of fire or passion would have been nice.  Just a smidge Adam, that’s all we ask.

Eaton pitches like a guy who has 25 million bucks in the bank and doesn’t have a care in the world.  Oh, wait a minute, that’s exactly the case with the former first round draft pick.  Adam Eaton has been notorious throughout his pitching career to possess all the tools, but zero heart.  I think that was in plain view to all Orioles fans last night.  While with the Padres some baseball scouts mentioned that Eaton had better stuff than Cy Young winner Jake Peavy, but he just didn’t have it between the ears.  I’m not certain if it’s lacking between the ears, but it’s definitely missing in the chest cavity.  No heart.  No passion. No wins!

When  Adam Eaton is out on the hill, his message is loud and clear and if the Orioles aren’t careful it will permeate into the rest of this rather young clubhouse.  This is a team that can’t allow itself to have players on the roster with an attitude like Adam Eaton.  The entitled ballplayer with a 25 million dollar security net isn’t going to set a good example for a team trying to build a future and forget the past.  Baltimore has seen enough of these kind of players over the last eleven years.  Sidney Ponson ring a bell with anyone?  It’s called addition by subtraction and hopefully the Orioles brass has been paying attention in math class.  

Adam Eaton is a nice guy.  I am very happy for him he has made millions and millions of dollars being a below average pitcher.  He is not right for this team and he needs to go.  To use a fishing team , it’s time to cut bait.  Somebody, anybody has got to be ready to step in from the minor leagues and take his spot in the rotation.  With Adam Eaton, what you see is what you get and what I see is about as bad as it gets.

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