The signing today of Derrek Lee is a classic Orioles move.
End of the year. Low dollars. Low risk.
It gives the team an aging, qualified first baseman, who will be a nice fit on a potential 4th-place, 75-win team. He’s another Kevin Millar at this point in his career.
Lee will hit .254 with 18 HR and 65 RBI. Big freaking deal.
Peter Angelos just put $10 million back in his pocket that he didn’t give to Adam Dunn. Once again: Angelos wins in the pocket and the fans have a lousy baseball team and the city sits empty all summer. I’ve seen it for too long.
Happy New Year, Orioles fans. Buck Showalter now once again has the worst first basemen in the AL East to try to win with.