Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 11, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Two Orioles-related notes I’ve been reading about in recent days….

1- I wanted the Orioles to go get pitching; and Pedro Martinez can possibly pitch. At this point; guys like Rich Hill and Mark Hendrickson might not be in the rotation anyway; so maybe the Birds are just as well going with a combination of Albers, Pauley, and Penn at the end of their rotation. But if Pedro comes here and pitches for a while; the Orioles could be able to move him. I wouldn’t have a problem with them adding him at a reasonable to semi-risk cost.

2-Dumping veterans is ALWAYS a good idea for this team; so if the Yankees would be interested enough if Melvin Mora to make a true offer; they’d have to entertain it. But I LOVE Melvin Mora; and I’m not completely sold on Scott Moore just yet. Maybe keeping Moore up here is a good idea and trying to move Mora in July would be more prudent.

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

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Terps have to decide if Gary more important than program

Nestor Aparicio says Brown’s deal with Rams disapproved by NFL

Drew Forrester says McAlister could end up with Steelers

Nestor Aparicio says 52’s deal has $16.5 million guaranteed

Nestor Aparicio offers Chapter 6 of book on love of Orioles

Ed Frankovic says Caps snap losing streak with OT win over Predators

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Uehara will miss at least one start with hamstring strain

MLB.com’s Ian Browne says Moore homers to lift Birds past Red Sox

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Huff has improved from tough circumstances

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Uehara thinks he might miss ‘1 or 2 starts’

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Pauley goes for Birds today vs. Glen Perkins, Twins

The Sun says former Oriole Mussina thinks retirement ‘feels good’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Uehara had history of leg problems in Japan

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck wonders if Pedro conversations will start again should Hill not get active again

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Uehara wouldn’t attribute struggles in last start to injury

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Wieters 0-2 with strikeout in win over Red Sox

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. lists promotions for Delmarva, Bowie

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Newsome thinks Mason will remain with Ravens

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says team working to schedule Ray Lewis press conference

The Sun’s Mike Preston says fans still supportive of Stover

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says contract for 52 officially 7 year deal

Examiner Tony Wisniewski thinks Holt would make ‘perfect sense’ for Ravens

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says Mason situation ‘could change’ if club signs Holt, drafts receiver

Examiner Steve DeClue says 3 year extension ‘out of the question’ for Mason

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Lewis under contract with Ravens until 2015

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ray will likely play 3-4 years of his 7 year deal

ESPN.com’s James Walker says former Packers CB Jarrett Bush to visit Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker says DHB on Ravens’ ‘radar’

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer says Jets’ signing of Scott best in offseason

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews ACC Tournament opener vs. NC State

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Pack release (pdf)

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Gary thinks Terps ‘in good shape’ for NCAA Tournament with two wins in Atlanta

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps have attempted just 8 free throws in last 2 games (both losses)

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Neal thinks Vasquez will enjoy the extra attention from NC State fans due to meaningless 3 in last game

The Sun’s Jeff Barker ‘shudders’ at thought of Terps without Vasquez

Examiner Steve DeClue ‘can’t get over’ loss to Virginia

The AP says Gary has Terps’ ‘whole focus’ on NC State

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Cleveland State beating Butler will hurt teams like Terps

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary’s last trip to Georgia Dome ended with national championship

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps all taking ‘one game at a time’ approach

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Terps as 1 seed………in NIT

ESPN.com’s Andy Katz says beating Wake likely ‘prerequisite’ for making Tournament

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in with prospect Mychal Parker (must subscribe)

Terp Center’s Seth Hoffman says Neal watching other ‘bubble’ teams closely

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says some think Terps capable of beating mighty UConn

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Terps ‘peaking at right time’

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says all-senior midfield getting ‘notice’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Ken Murray says former Terp Fokou trying to finish ‘improbable journey’ from Frostburg to NFL

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem discusses Spring LB’s with Seamonson (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Alkire says Terps have offered ’10 prospect Dominique Easley (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s John Wallpher says in-state prospect Ezell wants to remain ‘local’ (must subscribe)

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Mids rally from 4 goals down to top Lehigh

The Sun says Patrick Moran, Brian Striffler each scored 2 goals in Navy’s win

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Kina honored by NABC

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says battle to backup Dobbs will engage this spring (must subscribe)

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Bears made mistake by not locking up Bozeman

ESPN.com’s Pat Forde says Bears have ‘heavy burden’ to get first NCAA Tournament berth

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Koppens tallies 9 points as Greyhounds beat Bryant

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Ricci added 3 points, 13 ground balls in win

The Sun’s John Weaver says Bryant’s Greer continuing ‘brilliant’ play in Loyola game

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Dave Ryan says Hofstra’s Tierney has evident Hopkins ties

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hairston named to CAA All-Tournament team

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says ‘Eers made turnaround from early 4-8 NEC record to get to Championship battle tonight

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Eers ‘expected’ to be playing in 2nd straight NEC Championship game

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Mount looking to beat Robert Morris in NEC Tournament for 3rd straight year

The AP says Robert Morris’ Nwigwe will play tonight despite court summons

MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mountaineers have been solid defensively despite lack of wins

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Eers trying to find more offense

HORSE RACING:

Thoroughbred Times says Pimlico spring meet reduced to 20 days

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says $2 million ‘shortfall’ lead to limit of racing at Pimlico

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Mt. St. Mary’s 71, Robert Morris 61. I’ll go with the team that has been there recently. But it won’t be easy.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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