Don’t get me started on the Salazar-Meredith trade. If you want to trade Salazar; that’s fine. It really doesn’t bother me much. Salazar IS no more than a nice bench piece. But this idea that you NEEDED to trade Salazar because you couldn’t possibly let go of Felix Pie is nuts.
Also, “Andy MacPhail didn’t do it again.” He acquired a less than mediocre reliever. It was a little for nothing trade.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say….
Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:
Drew Forrester says Cla Meredith already proved himself to be ‘also-ran’
The Official Site’s Patrick Mooney says Guthrie went 8 innings to help Birds top White Sox
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win
The Official Site’s Patrick Mooney says David Hernandez returns tonight to face Andy Pettitte, Yankees in New York
The Official Site’s Patrick Mooney says Birds trade Salazar to San Diego for pitcher Cla Meredith
White Sox Official Site’s Jesse Temple says Contreras suffered from ‘control issues’ in loss to Birds
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Zaun crushed 3 run homer, tallied 4 RBI for Birds in win over Pale Hose
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says MacPhail believes Meredith gives O’s ‘different look in bullpen’
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Mickolio will head back down to make room for Meredith
Carroll County Times says Meredith had 4-2 record, 4.17 ERA with Padres this season before trade
Examiner Jay Trucker says MacPhail believes Meredith could be ‘poor man’s Chad Bradford’
Chicago Tribune’s Dave Van Dyck says 32,000 saw Birds top ChiSox at U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago Sun-Times’ Toni Ginnetti says Getz, Wise homered for White Sox in loss
Chicago Daily Herald’s Scot Gregor says Contreras gave up 4 walks, hit 2 batters with pitches, and uncorked 2 wild pitches in loss
ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:
Norfolk Tides Official Site says Andy Mitchell improved to 8-2 with win over Charlotte
Bowie Baysox Official Site says Ambiorix Concepcion had all 3 RBI for Baysox in loss to Akron
Frederick Keys Official Site says Crancer homered for Keys in win over Wilmington
Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Victor Castillo had both RBI for Shorebirds in loss to Bowling Green
Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Tyler Sexton’s 6 shutout innings not enough as Ironbirds fell to Vermont
Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Mike Flacco got only hit for Orioles in loss to Johnson City
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Sean Gleason picked up win for Keys over Blue Rocks
Virginian-Pilot’s Rainer Sabin says Blake Davis tagged Bartolo Colon for home as Tides topped Knights
SI’s Sean Payton (he coaches the Saints, you know) remembers McNair as ‘fierce competitor’
NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan says Heap not showing back injury at American Century Celebrity Golf Championship
Fox Sports’ Ed Thompson says Mason needs to actually make decision
ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens ‘smart’ to invest money on defensive side of ball
The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says Bruce Campbell could become ‘dominant’ left tackle
Examiner Richard Crabbe says Machel Millwood thought winning championship ‘good feeling’
Daily Racing Form’s Mike Farrell says Belmont winner Summer Bird worked out in preparation for Haskell Invitational
Swimnetwork.com’s Bob Schaller says Phelps’ presence alone brings media attention alone to sport
The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd supportive of making Baltimore Grand Prix happen
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Please check out my 15-7-0. I’m spent from this weekend.
Talk to you tomorrow.