Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

April 21, 2009 | Glenn Clark

I have no doubt that the Ravens value Brandon Pettigrew-they’re not the only team that values Brandon Pettigrew.

But I DON’T think they will trade up for Pettigrew.

I think a season ago they decided to trade up for Joe Flacco because they NEEDED a QB, desperately.

And while the Ravens could use TE depth, they’re not desperate for a TE. If he slips to 26, they’ll pick him. But they don’t have extra 7th round picks (or even one 7th round pick) to give up to move up to 24.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Pettigrew at top of Ravens’ Draft Board

Bob Haynie thinks Rich Hill will be Birds’ next new starter

Glenn Clark says Maryland, Towson Spring Games amongst highlights of non-baseball week

Drew Forrester says Pie’s struggles continue in loss to Sox

Glenn Clark says Ravens could be interested in WR’s Massaquoi, Barden, Underwood

Drew Forrester says Ravens might not have cap space to add Boldin

Drew Forrester says MacPhail has to give up Pie experiment soon

Peter Dilutis says Bergesen’s start next step in ‘transitional period’

Ed Frankovic says Varlamov shined as Caps shut out Rangers

Drew Forrester doesn’t think Theodore will return to net for Capitals in Rangers series

Nestor Aparicio says former Baltimore Clipper Kent Douglas passed away

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Hendrickson, Birds hit hard in blowout loss to Red Sox

The Official Site’s provides numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Freel forced to leave loss early after being drilled in head by pickup attempt

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jones expected to return to lineup tonight

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Bergesen makes first big league start tonight against Contreras, White Sox

Red Sox Official Site’s Ian Browne says Masterson sweeps Birds with Patriots Day blowout

White Sox Official Site’s Scott Merkin says White Sox visited White House before coming to Baltimore

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds fall below .500 for first time this season after being swept at Fenway Park

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says White Sox OF Quentin brings MLB leading 7 home runs to Camden Yards

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck knew O’s would struggle, but still finds it tough to watch

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Freel expected to rejoin teammates today

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Montanez will be called up today

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds now 0-4 in early afternoon/late morning games

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Ripken Baseball, Under Armour to announce partnership today at Sports Legends

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. thinks if Bergesen fails, O’s will take ‘cautious approach’ with Tillman, Patton, etc.

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Berken promoted from Bowie to Norfolk

Examiner Steve DeClue says Sarfate, Liz, Albers all struggled in loss to BoSox

The AP says Izturis had lone RBI in Birds’ loss

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Matusz trying to get in ‘groove’

Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin says Ortiz got out of slump with double, triple in win over O’s

Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman says Ellsbury, Pedroia, Ortiz combined for 9 hits, 6 RBI, 7 runs in win

Providence Journal’s Daniel Barbarisi says Varitek added home run in Sox win

Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales says Contreras doesn’t feel as though comeback ‘complete’ until Pale Hose win game he starts

Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley says White Sox OF Quentin hit .519 vs. Birds last season

Fox Sports’ Aram Tolegian has Orioles 21st in power rankings

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Birds 18th in power rankings

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens traveled to Chapel Hill to work out Nicks

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Nakamura viewed as ‘steal’ after being selected in 6th round

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens would be interested in Boldin deal if Cards wanted 1st or 2nd round pick and player

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Pettigrew, Vontae Davis, Maualuga, Percy Harvin all players with ‘character issues’ Ravens might be interested in

The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks Ravens should consider OT’s like Oher, Andre Smith

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Eagles could be Ravens’ ‘competition’ for Boldin

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens likely dangling McGahee, Heap in Boldin trade conversations

Examiner Tony Wisniewski thinks Boldin would be worth picks Cardinals want

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says tackles Loadholt, Britton, Beatty could also be options for Ravens

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Maualuga could be option for Ravens at 26

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks other teams might be willing to pay Cards’ asking price for Boldin

ESPN.com’s James Walker isn’t convinced Birds would be willing to part with picks and give new deal to Boldin

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens might be interested in moving up in Draft

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Maualuga would be good ‘value pick’, but WR Ravens biggest need

Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez says Boldin would be ‘ideal fit’ for Ravens

Sporting News’ Mike Preston (same guy) mocks Pettigrew to Ravens

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan mocks DHB to Ravens

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s Spring game

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Jamarr Robinson ‘major figure’ in practices

Terrapin Times’ Claire checks in with Dane Randolph as he prepares for NFL Draft (must subscribe)

Scout.com’s Bob Lichtenfels checks in on Coxson, prospects from Scout.com Combine at M&T Bank Stadium (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Maddie McConnell checks in on ’10 prospect Titus Till (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says reserves Rob Morrison, Nick Ward, Jake Bernhardt all contributed in win over Penn

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Terps still alive in Stephenson chase

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in with former Florida commit, big man target DeShawn Painter (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in on other prospects at Boo Williams Invitational (must subscribe)

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Will Harrington honored by CAA

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse says Retrievers fall to 10th in media poll after Hartford loss

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Ricci, Koppens honored by ECAC

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says Pietramala now 42-2 all-time vs. teams from state of Maryland after win over Navy

STEVENSON LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Stangs fall to 3rd in D3 poll after CAC Championship loss

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Gulls back to Top 5 of USILA D3 poll

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Berkman knows Gulls could have missed NCAA Tournament with loss to Stevenson

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Kina honored as Mids’ top senior

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty says Magna ‘abandons’ plans to let parent MI Developments bid first on assets

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Bob Baffert elected to Racing Hall of Fame

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Baffert has 4 Preakness victories in Hall of Fame career

The Sun says Magna’s bankruptcy case delayed again

BLAST:

The Official Site says NISL Championship gear available

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I’ll say Brad Bergesen goes 4 and a third tonight and gives up 5 runs. But he’ll look pretty good at times. Just enough to make us want to see more of him.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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