It isn’t even March 1 yet, so the
But, for me, one of the interesting subplots of
The Orioles can no longer pencil in
Down in the Sunshine State, Roberts says he feels good -- he also says he is still the team's best option at second base -- and he has three hits, two of them doubles, in eight spring training at-bats.
If healthy -- and it’s totally fair to say that it is a big if -- Roberts will probably reclaim his spot atop the order, but we shouldn’t discount what
After Markakis returned to the lineup in July from a midseason injury to his right wrist, Orioles manager
Basically, Markakis was doing what Roberts, his good friend, did for years: He concentrated on hitting singles and doubles, made the pitcher work, and set the tone for the rest of the lineup.
When Markakis went down with a thumb injury in September, the Orioles continued to wins games. Left fielder
McLouth re-signed and is back in the mix this offseason. So is fellow left fielder