What, you never heard of the Bears? If Kim Jong-un wasn't so crazy, the Duke would probably be scouting in North Korea, too.
Now I'm waiting for the Orioles to sign, I don't know, Charlie Hough next. Heck, they took a look at ancient Miguel Tejada last season, didn't they?
Maybe the Duke's next move is to talk Jim Palmer out of retirement. And, hey, Rick Dempsey's still in town. Maybe he'd give up that MASN gig and the boutique tie biz to catch his old battery-mate again.
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I know you can't count heavily on either player because of their injury histories, but I like having both Roberts and Reimold back.
And, by the way, Showalter's decision to have Roberts bat ninth is perfect. It takes a lot of pressure off Roberts, which can only be a good thing.
The former All-Star second baseman has played in only 115 games over the last three years because of concussion issues and a hip injury. This lets him ease back into being an every-day player again. Now he doesn't have to worry about batting lead-off and setting the table for everyone else.
Roberts says he's fine batting ninth, and why wouldn't he be? His main concern now is staying healthy and getting back to being a valuable contributor to this team. Same for Reimold, who adds outfield depth behind Nate McLouth and can DH, provided he can stay off the disabled list.
If they stay healthy and their pitching holds up, the Orioles should be contenders again.
We'll see how they do lying in the weeds.
Showalter loves the view from there.
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