A quizzical look at Orioles

The most important reminders about pop quizzes are that they’re distributed without warning and have nothing to do with your fathers.

Also, they can be handed out on a Sunday. Go figure.

I’ve provided 20 questions. Check back in October and see how many you got right.

Bundy-Throws-White-KC-Sidebar.jpgThe opening day starter will be:
Alex Cobb
John Means
Dylan Bundy
None of the above

The first prospect to be called up to the majors will be:
Keegan Akin
Dean Kremer
Ryan Mountcastle
None of the above

Trey Mancini will make most of his starts:
In right field
In left field
At first base
None of the above

The player making the most starts at shortstop will be:
Richie Martin
Jonathan Villar
Someone from outside the organization
None of the above

The opening day roster will include:
Cole Sulser
Eric Hanhold
Pat Valaika
None of the above

Aaron Brooks will be used mostly in:
The rotation
The bullpen
Norfolk
None of the above

Stevie Wilkerson will mostly play:
In the outfield
In the infield
With another team
None of the above

The first person to record a save will be:
Mychal Givens
Hunter Harvey
Stevie Wilkerson
None of the above

Hanser Alberto will spend most of spring training:
Taking ground balls at every infield position
Shagging fly balls in all three outfield spots
Changing teams again
None of the above

The biggest threat to the Orioles’ success will be:
The Yankees
The Red Sox
Angel Hernandez
None of the above

The person getting most of the action behind the plate will be:
Pedro Severino
Chance Sisco
The bullpen catcher
None of the above

The Orioles will be busiest giving away:
Free tickets
Promotional items
Home runs
None of the above

Manager Brandon Hyde will be most aggravated by:
The rotation
The bullpen
The defense
All of the above

Austin Hays will spend most of the season:
In the top third of the lineup
In the bottom third of the lineup
With the top half of his body above the outfield fence
None of the above

Ryan Mountcastle will get most of his at-bats:
At first base
In left field
In the batter’s box
None of the above

The next player to change his name will be:
Dwight Smith II
Austin Wins
DJ Jazzy Stewart
None of the above

The least-likely sight in spring training will be:
A new starting pitcher on a multi-year deal
A player with a longer name than Wojciechowski
Anyone who’s excited about a trip to Dunedin
None of the above

The Orioles will leave the Rule 5 draft with:
One player
Two players
Five kids from the job fair
None of the above

It’s most important to explain the rules of baseball to:
Young fans
People from countries that don’t play baseball
Angel Hernandez
None of the above

The medical staff will measure the severity of a player’s stomach flu by:
Temperature
Level of weakness
Launch angle
None of the above

OK, pencils down.

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