Page rendered in 0.6323 seconds
41 querie(s) executed
— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Orioles - DLed Sosa and Matos
Baltimore Orioles - Placed OF Sammy Sosa and OF Luis Matos on the 15-day DL.
Matos hasn’t been actually placed on the DL yet, but he will be with a broken finger (out for 6 weeks).
It’s a good thing the Orioles have built up that 10 game over .500 cushion - they need it. The O’s have had a marvelous start, but their offensive depth is non-existent. That Sosa’s production (a mediocre-at-best 269/325/454) will actually be missed really points to this team’s weakness. Walter Young is the only player in the minors that’s even remotely viable as a major leaguer (position-player, that is).
For the time being, the Oriole outfield will be some combination of Bigbie, Surhoff, Newhan, and Gibbons with the execrable Keith Reed being called up for one of the DLers and will be the last reserve. With Matos gone, the Orioles have one of the most top-heavy lineups I’ve ever seen - there’s simply nobody who’s about average, all Hall of Famer performances (Lopez, Tejada, Mora, Roberts) or replacement level or worse (All the outfielders, Palmeiro).
I hope the Orioles have noted this season that they’ve been winning in spite of >35 players, not because of them.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
2012 ZiPS Projections, Final Edition
(23 - 11:21am, May 31)
2012 ZiPS/RBI Baseball
(20 - 10:58am, May 03)
2012 ZiPS Projections Spreadsheets, v. 1
(62 - 4:38pm, Apr 10)
2012 ZiPS Projections - Oakland A's
(69 - 5:57am, Apr 10)
Last: Athletic Supporter is trying to remember your name
2012 ZiPS Projections - Kansas City Royals
(31 - 1:51pm, Mar 23)
Pirates - Acquire Burnett
(10 - 11:09pm, Feb 20)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)
2012 ZiPS Projections - Pittsburgh Pirates
(41 - 10:02am, Feb 20)
Last: Dangerous Dean
2012 ZiPS Projections - Minnesota Twins
(31 - 8:53pm, Feb 17)
Last: A Random 8-Year-Old Eskimo
2012 ZiPS Projections - Boston Red Sox
(46 - 4:41pm, Feb 17)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site
2012 ZiPS Projections - San Diego Padres
(29 - 2:33pm, Feb 17)
Last: Dan Szymborski
2012 ZiPS Projections - Arizona Diamondbacks
(31 - 2:03am, Feb 14)
Last: Dan Szymborski
2012 ZiPS Projections - Texas Rangers
(21 - 12:43pm, Feb 10)
Last: DEF: 7
2012 ZiPS Projections - Miami Marlins
(31 - 8:16pm, Feb 07)
Last: Misirlou shouted out "Who killed the Kennedys?"
2012 ZiPS Projections - Cleveland Indians
(19 - 10:18pm, Feb 02)
2012 ZiPS Projections - Atlanta Braves
(28 - 6:25pm, Jan 31)
Last: Spahn Insane: once again (still?) a filthy whore.