The revelation that the Orioles might be considering free-agent first baseman Richie Sexson did, as I expected, evoke some strong responses on the message boards. The guy's stock has fallen faster than the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 combined, so bringing him here to fill the void at first base would be widely viewed as another low-budget insult to the bruised sensibilities of Orioles fans.
Personally, I don't feel strongly about it either way. If the O's want to sign the guy to a cheap, incentive-laden contract in hopes of catching some proverbial lightning in a bottle, it'll at least create some spring training intrigue. But the front office cannot expect a move like that to be well-received, especially when it would be so closely juxtaposed with the team's inability to sign the first baseman everybody around here wanted for Christmas.
Maybe Sexson has something left, but I recall thinking the same thing when the Orioles brought in Sammy Sosa. It's conceivable the O's would get more production from a 1B/DH combination of Aubrey Huff and Lou Montanez.