What a difference a day makes. The Orioles announce the signing of Suk Min Yoon and a few hours later make a big move by signing Ubaldo Jimenez. They have also added Ryan Webb to help bolster the bullpen and added David Lough to replace Nate McClouth. All in all, I think it has been a successful off-season and they could be involved with trying to sign Nelson Cruz or Kendrys Morales. Right now I feel like I’m on a gravy train with biscuit wheels.
I’m not saying that Ubaldo is going to be the second coming of Sandy Koufax, but the Orioles had to make a significant move to show the fan base they are willing to make this team better through free agency. I think Jimenez is a solid player that will help bolster the rotation. Ubaldo Jimenez: First 4 starts of 2013 (0-2, 10.06 ERA), Final 28 starts (13-7, 2.61 ERA). As an O’s fan you have to be excited about this season and hope you get the Ubaldo from his last 28 starts.