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Friday, June 05, 2009

Orioles - Released Walker

Baltimore Orioles - Released P Jamie Walker; recalled P Alberto Castillo

One notable characteristic of the Thrift and Beat Again regimes in Baltimore is that as poorly as they ran the team, there were very few monumentally bad signings.  Instead, they specialized in flooding the Orioles with completely pointless signings, Jamie Walker’s 3-year, $12 million contract before the 2007 season a notable example.  After one positive season with the O’s, Walker turned into a LNOGY in 2008, sporting an ERA near 7 and allowing lefties to hit 304/327/587 against him.

Castillo was up last year and pitched reasonable well while Walker was out with elbow problems (3.81 ERA, but platoon split the wrong way), but the team suffered from its usual case of inertia and decided to keep throwing Walker out there this year because of his $4.5 million salary, leaving Castillo to put up a 3.13 ERA for Norfolk.  Castillo’s certainly not going to be a huge plus for the Orioles, but at this point, they just need the pitching staff to limp through games.


2009 ZIPS Projection - Alberto Castillo
——————————————————————————————————————
            W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER   HR   BB   SO   ERA
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Year-to-Date   1   0   24   0   22.0   24   11   2   7   14 4.50
Rest-of-Year   1   2   34   0   33.0   36   18   5   12   26 4.91
——————————————————————————————————————
Total         2   2   58   0   55.0   60   29   7   19   40 4.75

Year-to-date totals include minor-league translations, if applicable.

 


2009 ZIPS Projection - Jamie Walker
——————————————————————————————————————
            W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER   HR   BB   SO   ERA
——————————————————————————————————————
Year-to-Date   0   0   22   0   12.3   19   7   5   0   9 5.11
Rest-of-Year   1   1   41   0   29.0   34   17   6   6   21 5.28
——————————————————————————————————————
Total         1   1   63   0   41.3   53   24   11   6   30 5.23

Year-to-date totals include minor-league translations, if applicable.

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Dan Szymborski Posted: June 05, 2009 at 08:24 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. CraigK Posted: June 06, 2009 at 01:38 AM (#3208366)
Next time you're doing something related and have a chance to run it without too much trouble, can you see who ZiPS considers Jess Todd's comps?
   2. CraigK Posted: June 06, 2009 at 01:38 AM (#3208368)
First guy to make the majors that I saw pitch in college, so I've got a connection to him.
   3. Dan Szymborski Posted: June 06, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3208419)
Assuming Todd as a full-time reliever his 2010 projection is a 3.93 ERA and his best ZiPS comps are Alejandro Pena, Oscar Villarreal, Tom Niedenfuer, Antonio Osuna, Bobby Thigpen, Cecilio Guante, Elias Sosa, Brian Rogers, Jorge Julio, and Juan Rincon.
   4. Gamingboy Posted: June 06, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3208440)
The most important thing here:

Will Matt Wieters get his number back?
   5. MM1f Posted: June 06, 2009 at 02:35 AM (#3208460)
I am also a big Jess Todd believer
   6. birdlives is one crazy ninja Posted: June 11, 2009 at 08:54 PM (#3214925)
One notable characteristic of the Thrift and Beat Again regimes in Baltimore is that as poorly as they ran the team, there were very few monumentally bad signings.

Didn't Syd sign Omar Daal and David Segui? And Marty Cordova? And Pat Hentgen?
   7. Maxwn Posted: June 11, 2009 at 09:59 PM (#3214982)
Well, there goes the career of the only major leaguer ever (that I know of)from my hometown. For somebody who didn't make the majors for good until he was 30, Jamie Walker had a decent career. Sure, he was only a loogy, but he can say he was good enough to pitch in the majors for 7 full years, and parts of 3 others. And the $11 million bbref says he's made can't hurt either.
   8. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: June 23, 2009 at 06:20 AM (#3229040)
And the $11 million bbref says he's made can't hurt either.

That doesn't include this year's salary either so it's more like 16 million.

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