Today the Baltimore Orioles held their first workout in Fort Lauderdale, and on Wednesday, the rest of the team should be there as well. This Spring Traning should be interesting as there are a lot of new faces in camp, and right now all eyes have been on the duo of pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Matt Wieters.
Obviously the real big storyline of camp is the state of the rotation — who’ll be on it, who won’t; however, we’ll be keeping eye on the bullpen as to how it shapes up and as well the position players. My eyes will be on Felix Pie, Rich Hill, David Pauley (a dark horse) and Chris Ray — who is coming off injury.
There’s been a lot that has already come out of camp — I don’t know if the news is necessarily insightful, but the scribes down in Florida are getting a lot of content.
- Peter Schmuck and Roch Kubatko gives us details of Koji Uehara’s first workout as a member of the Orioles along with the debut of Rich Hill.
- Jeff Zrebiec notes that all eyes will be on pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Matt Wieters.
- The langauge barrier may be a problem for now with Uehara and his teammates; however, he is trying his best to bridge the gap.
- Tony Wisniewski of the Examiner notes that Koji Uehara could be a hit-or-miss based on the history of Japanese pitchers in Major League Baseball.
- Spencer Fordin goes over what happened in the first day of camp.
- Most suspect that Matt Wieters will start the season off in the minors.
- Finally, today is final edition of the Baltimore Examiner. Just sad to see a newspaper just fold like that due to the economy, and hopefully everyone there will find something if they have not.