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Schmuck observations on O's bullpen, Paredes, Yankees
Schmuck observations on O's bullpen, Paredes, Yankees

Too early for bullpen angst: Hard to blame anyone for wondering what's going on with the Orioles bullpen, which opened the regular season by giving up runs in each of the club's first 10 games. O's relievers never came close to running up a dubious streak like that last year. Of course, the concern quickly focused on setup man Tommy Hunter after he gave up the first pinch-hit grand slam since 2001 on Monday. Hunter gave up six earned runs in two appearances against the Yankees, blowing his early ERA up to 14.73 and prompting some muttering around town about the club's reluctance to sign departed free agent Andrew Miller. Little early for that. Relievers tend...