Orioles outfielder Alejandro De Aza could report to spring training today, one day after losing his arbitration hearing over a relatively-low sum of $650,000 dollars.
When De Aza arrives, expect manager Buck Showalter to pull him aside to give him a pep talk.
The arbitration process is one that must be maneuvered carefully. A player has to listen as the team he plays for breaks down his every flaw. It can be humbling and sometimes it can peck away at a player’s morale at the time of the year when confidence and optimism should be high.
De Aza had not gone through the process until Friday’s arbitration hearing. He'll make $5 million in...