Start Me Up

Darren in GB and Tom McAllister beat me to it. Will Startup’s intro music has to be “Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones. No arguments.

As a reminder to the terminally negative on this blog, Startup is a minor league signing who gives the Orioles another left-hander for their farm system. He isn’t being trumpeted as the free agent who will push them ahead of the Yankees and Red Sox. He’s organizational bullpen depth, and his numbers were pretty good before the Tommy John surgery. What’s the downside here?

Mlbtraderumors posted it’s unsigned All-Star team. Check out all the names that were linked to the Orioles this winter.

Starting lineup:

Catcher: Rod Barajas
First base: Russell Branyan
Second base: Felipe Lopez
Shortstop: Nomar Garciaparra
Third base: Joe Crede
Left field: Johnny Damon
Center field: Endy Chavez
Right field: Jermaine Dye
Designated hitter: Carlos Delgado


Pedro Martinez
Chien-Ming Wang
Jarrod Washburn
John Smoltz
Braden Looper


Closer: Kiko Calero
Right-handed relief: Chan Ho Park
Left-handed relief: Will Ohman

Honorable mentions: Jose Molina, Hank Blalock, Mike Jacobs, Jonny Gomes, Gary Sheffield, Rocco Baldelli, Todd Wellemeyer, Mike MacDougal, Russ Springer, Joe Beimel

Any pitchers out there willing to take a minor league deal? If so, please contact the Orioles.

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