I'm sure there are a lot of Orioles fans who are surprised to hear that reliever Danys Baez reportedly has signed a two-year deal with the two-time defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies.
Baez got a lot of money from the Orioles three years ago and delivered just one decent season in middle relief. But he obviously showed enough promise during his comeback season last year to convince the Phillies he can be a top-flight setup guy for them in 2010.
That wouldn't surprise me. The guy has good stuff and he'll be another year removed from the serious arm injury that cost him the 2008 season. He was hard to watch here, but it'll be even more galling to watch him help the Phillies win another division title.
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