The Baltimore Orioles made a nice minor league trade, landing closer Preston Guilmet for OF Torsten Boss. 26 year-old Guilmet has had success in the minors since being converted to a closer:
2010 (A): 2.25ERA, 11Sv
2011 (A) 2.16ERA, 35Sv
2012 (AA): 2.39ERA, 24Sv
2013 (AAA): 1.68ERA, 20Sv
The Orioles expect him to contribute at the Major League level at some point this season.
The Orioles spent HOW MUCH on starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez? I hate to say I told you so, but...one good HALF season doesn't change a bad pitcher into a good one. He did have a good season back in 2010 too, but he’s also had seasons with 12, 12, 13, and 17 losses. So far this season, Jimenez has given up 8 runs in 10 2/3 innings.
Where's Ervin Santana when you need him?
Ervin Santana makes his season debut for the Braves on Wednesday against the Mets by the way.
If you're disappointed with the Orioles offense so far this season, keep in mind, they are missing Manny Machado and JJ Hardy, so it will get better. And once those two INF return, there will be a competition for 2B, which will hopefully push Flaherty, Lombardozzi, or Schoop to step it up.
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