Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

July 30, 2008 | Glenn Clark

As I said in the comments yesterday, the reason I wanted the Orioles to be more aggressive in trading Aubrey Huff and George Sherrill was because we REALLY don’t know what kind of value they actually have. George Sherrill AGAIN reminded us last night that he is NOT Randy Myers; but he is a capable reliever. Aubrey Huff might be staying hot; but he can turn right back into a turd by Labor Day.

I understand that Andy MacPhail didn’t feel the need to just part ways with members of this team for the sake of parting ways; but I think the Orioles will be burned by at least one player they didn’t deal here.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio thinks Palmer should be KOBS

Bob Haynie says Mosley will help Terps

Drew Forrester doesn’t think Trembley can win fight with MASN

Rob Long thinks Harbaugh running tough Camp

Casey Willett says Reed’s return still up in air

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds survive Yanks’ rally to win

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Amanda Comak says Sarfate gets first career start today as Birds look for sweep

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Burres ‘ready’ to work from pen

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Penn, Bergesen amongst candidates to fill rotation

Yankees Official Site’s Willie Bans says Yanks come to life after Cabrera ejected

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Huff’s homer proves to be difference for Birds

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds unlikely to make deals before deadline

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Cabrera gets 2nd win in 13 starts

The Sun’s Rick Maese says time to trade Sherrill ‘now’

The Sun’s Dan Connolly thinks if someone does get dealt, it will be Sherrill

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says beating Yanks gives Birds ‘hope’

The Examiner’s Andrew Vitelli says Sarfate wants to be starter

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Millar adds second homer in as many nights

The AP says Huff has 4 RBI in win

Washington Post’s Marc Carig says despite struggles, Sherrill did strike out side in 9th

Washington Post’s Marc Carig says MacPhail doesn’t believe any deals ‘close’

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan drops Birds to 20th in power rankings

SI’s Jon Heyman thinks Sherrill staying in Baltimore

Newsday’s Ken Davidoff says Mets still interested in Sherrill

Newsday’s Anthony Rieber says Birds now 7-4 vs. Yanks this season

New York Post’s Mark Hale says Marte touched up in 7th inning of loss

New York Times’ Tyler Kepner says Cabrera continues strong history at Yankee Stadium

Newark Star-Ledger’s Lisa Kennelly says Rasner allows four runs in six innings of loss

RAVENS:

The Official Site says team to honor military Thursday

The Official Site says Ryan thinks Reed working hard despite not practicing

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says E. Jones amongst DNP’s in practice Tuesday

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Pryce in ‘peak condition’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Terry sprains ankle in practice

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Boller, Smith split snaps with first team

The Sun’s Edward Lee says McAlister still surprised to be asked for advice

The Sun’s Dan Morrison cleans up after me

The Sun says Anwar Phillips loves Rescue Me

The Sun’s Mike Preston says J. Brown outstanding thus far in Camp

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Reed working out on his own

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Czech beats Stover in FG competition

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Newsome looking for tackles

The Examiner’s Phil Macek says Rolle part of CB problem

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Clayton wants to be ‘great’

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Flacco intercepted early

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Ngata thinks Ravens need to be more of ‘team’ to win

Aaron Wilson says Terry injury not expected to be season ending

Aaron Wilson says Ngata not expecting lengthy down time from injury

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Pryce working harder

Sporting News links Favre Ravens Madden Cover (take a look!)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Terps to meet Michigan State in first round of Old Spice event

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Mosley cleared, expected to wear Gary’s #14

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens disappointed to see Maryland, Georgetown on opposite sides of Old Spice bracket

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps middle of the pack for trash talking

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh looks at Vegas prospect (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh checks out ANOTHER Vegas prospect (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says recruit Kerr headed to prep school

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hounds to play at Duke New Year’s Eve

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids’ Christian Swezey says Duke could be tougher test for Navy in ‘08

Go Mids’ David Ausiello goes inside Plebe Summer day

SWIMMING:

ESPN The Magazine’s Eric Adelson says Phelps will be Beijing’s Superman

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Big Brown has ‘lots to prove’ Sunday at Monmouth Park

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Dutrow doesn’t know what he’ll get from Big Brown Sunday

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Congress questions length of Dutrow suspension

The Examiner’s Aaron Cahall says Magna faces $40 million debt due today

NIGHTHAWKS:

The Official Site offers video of “White Chocolate” and Muresan

REAL MARYLAND:

The Official Site’s Matt Skinner previews Thursday showdown with Crystal Palace

ARENA:

The Examiner’s Michael Olesker says new Arena will be greatly different than old Coliseum

BALTIMORE COLTS:

The Sun’s Julie Bykowicz says Moore helping troubled teens

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Even given Daniel Cabrera’s history; he should not have been thrown out of last night’s game. Last night should have been an example of an umpire deciding NOT to make an ejection because he doesn’t want to impact the outcome of the game. The outcome of last night’s game was directly affected by an umpire’s decision. Going forward, Daniel needs to understand that his reputation precedes him.

-The Adam Terry injury is a MESS for the Ravens. With the O-Line remaining as it is right now, I think this is a 6-10 team. If they can somehow find some O-Line help/health and one of the QB’s works; they could be as much as a 10-6 team.

-Thank GOD Sean Mosley is through clearinghouse. I am breathing again. Now they need to get the Goins and Jin Soo Kim situations figured out. Michigan State is licking their chops. (Although Patrick Stevens is right; the Terps SHOULD be playing Georgetown.)

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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