Over the weekend, O’s fans had our Lance Lynn dreams crushed, when it was reported that the righty had agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins. A one-year deal…sounds like the kind of thing the O’s should have been able to offer a hefty amount for, in a win-or-die season, yes?
Sigh. To the links…
Roch says that the O’s “appeared open to three guaranteed years, but preferred two with a vesting option” in their talks with Lynn’s representatives. I’m not sure Roch goes as far as to say the team ACTUALLY OFFERED Lynn that contract though…maybe careful wording on Roch’s part, maybe accidental. But later…
I never wrote that Orioles offered Lynn a 3-year deal
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) March 11, 2018
Make of it what you will. Bottom line, Alex Cobb is the only free agent pitcher of consequence remaining on the market (Jake Arrieta signed with Philly on Sunday).
Andrew Cashner became the first O’s pitcher to go more than three innings this spring, and he did it in somewhat impressive fashion, pitching four innings and allowing just one hit, while striking out two and getting a bunch of groundouts. The only thing to nitpick was the three walks, but hey, it was his debut – let’s cut the guy some slack.
Dan Connolly does his best to try to get some straight answers from Dan Duquette, but as always, it’s like pulling teeth. Dan C. admits right at the start of the piece that DD dances around some questions. You have to appreciate Connolly’s efforts here, even if Dan continues being a master at the art of saying nothing. As for DD, I’ll give him this: he continues to be very willing and able to fall on grenades for Orioles ownership.
Mark Brown of Camden Chat reviews ESPN’s “Future Power Rankings,” and it ain’t looking pretty here in Birdland. Here’s to those bozos being wrong!
Want to Hear from one of those aforementioned bozos? Justin McGuire had Dan Szymborski of ESPN, a contributor to the Future Power Rankings, on Locked On Orioles for an interview Friday.
(Just kidding Dan…you’re not a bozo. I guess.)