Today and this weekend, I’m asking 10 questions and looking for your answers. Feel free to provide a take on one, three, six or all 10 questions. If you want to number your answers to correspond with the question that may make it easier to follow.
1: How many games will Nolan Reimold start next season?
2: How many saves will Jim Johnson have in 2013?
3: In three years, will Johnson be a relief pitcher or a starting pitcher?
4: Which team will finish last in the American League East in 2013?
6: Which minor league player are you most interested to follow next season and why?
7: Who will lead the 2013 Orioles in wins?
8: What kind of batting stats will Manny Machado have in 2013?
9: What will the Orioles’ regular-season final attendance look like?
10: Chris Davis hit 33 homers with 85 RBIs last year to lead the Orioles in both categories. How many homers and RBIs will Davis have in 2013?
A lot to ponder, discuss and respond to, so have at it, O’s fans. I look forward to some interesting takes on this.
But first: Check this out if you missed the story I published last night. The Orioles now have a national pitching crosschecker on their scouting staff. James Keller was promoted to that position by scouting director Gary Rajsich. This is a pretty important scouting position for a club counting on young pitching, now and in the future, and one that selected pitchers with 12 of its first 17 draft picks last June.