Sunday, March 30, 2008
Maybe it's harsh that I take joy in the release of Jay Gibbons from the Orioles, after all the man did give me a pound at an Orioles' spring training game in 2004. But really, I don't care too much about Gibbons' feelings. Finally the Orioles have released one of their many pieces of dead weight on the roster. Gibbons has had his moments and, other than Johan Santana, might be the best Rule 5 player ever (not saying much, but still). But Gibbons has always been hurt and a drag to the team that has relied upon him far too heavily. By cutting Gibbons, the Orioles are on their way to being a half-way competitive team. All they have to do is get rid of Danys Baez, Steve Trachsel, Ramon Hernandez, Aubrey Huff, Kevin Millar, Melvin Mora, and Jay Payton and they'd finally be paying everybody market-price or lower. I mean they'd still suck. But at least they wouldn't be overpaying to suck.