Having missed out on Mark Teixeira and every other big free agent this offseason, the Baltimore Orioles are hoping the signing of Koji Uehara will help get them out of the AL East basement in 2009.
I’m not very confident.
The best quote from Uehara isn’t included in the linked story. When asked how known the Orioles are in Japan, Uehara replied:
“I believe everybody knows Cal Ripken Jr. played for the Baltimore Orioles. I think that’s about it.”
On the plus side … isn’t it great that spring training begins in 30 days??