The fact the Orioles reportedly have signed outfielder
McLouth was a very important part of the club’s late-season success and he will be back for a full season, most likely as the everyday left fielder. The Orioles are hoping that
There was some doubt whether McLouth would come back, so give Dan Duquette and his minions credit for getting him to accept a one-year deal at a modest salary. McLouth obviously hopes to re-establish his credentials as a full-time player and re-enter the free agent market with more leverage later. If he continues to play the way he did down the stretch last season, he'll be the bargain acquisition of the offseason.