The Orioles sign a shortstop

Aparicio.
Belanger.
Ripken.
Tejada.

Izturis!

Looking for a fresh opportunity, Cesar Izturis believes he’s found one with the Orioles.

Less than a week after reaching an agreement on a tentative deal, Izturis on Tuesday was announced as the Orioles’ new starting shortstop, signing a two-year contract reportedly worth $6 million.

Look, somebody has to play there because if there wasn’t a shortstop, there would be an awful lot of base hits to the left side of the infield.

As for the hitting? Well, that might have been a wash.


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Mike
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From mlbtraderumors.com

Furcal Reaches Agreement With Braves

By Tim Dierkes [December 16 at 10:51am CST]
10:51am: MLB.com’s Mark Bowman says the Braves have no intention of trading Johnson or Escobar – they are moving Johnson back to left field.  Bowman believes Furcal will play second base.

So it looks like Escobar will be at SS the next decade!

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Hey you left out Mike Bordick.  Craig – you don’t want to lose the Maine demographic do you?

Grant
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most of us at camdenchat.com are quite satisfied with this signing.

Watching the guys the O’s ran out there last year was a profoundly depressing experience. Stability at a barely-above-replacement-level is great.

Still troubling is the lack of any middle infield prospects down teh line.

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