Spring Notes 6
<a href=’http://www.thelosscolumn.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/6wa05k6i.jpg’ target="blank" title=’baltimore orioles pitcher daniel cabrera’><img class="alignleft" src=’http://www.thelosscolumn.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/6wa05k6i.jpg’ width="150" height="226" alt=’baltimore orioles pitcher daniel cabrera’ /></a><b>–</b> Yes, yes — it’s <i>finally</i> going to be <a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-sp.orioles12mar12,0,2434290.story" target="blank"><b>Daniel Cabrera</b>’s year</a>. I like the big guy but I’ll believe this if, and only if, it’s still true in June.
<b>–</b> The <b>Blue Jays</b> have added former Oriole <a href="http://www.thestar.com/Sports/Baseball/article/339561" target="blank"><b>Armando Benitez</b></a>.
<b>–</b> More info on once and future closer <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/11/AR2008031102618.html" target="blank"><b>George Sherrill</b></a>, including the wtf quote "I’m ready to close but I just need to be ready to close."
<b>–</b> No need to jump the gun, but it’s certainly possible that we’ve <a href="http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/03/11/sports/BBA-Orioles-Trembley.php" target="blank">stumbled onto something special in <b>Dave Trembley</b></a>.
<blockquote>"I’m not intimidated by anybody. I’m not intimidated sitting across one side of the dugout from another guy. I don’t think anybody is particularly better than anybody else because of the uniform they have on or the organization they represent," he said. "I think it comes down to game by game, inning by inning, if you can get the most out of the players you have."</blockquote>
If attitude = wins then we’re in much better shape than we thought.