The Orioles were looking to add one more piece to the ball club in the hopes that Ervin Santana would accept their one-year, $13 million dollar offer. Santana decided at the last minute to take the deal from the Atlanta Braves. Mel Antonen (@MelAntonen) of SI.com and MASN, thinks that the Orioles may have actually benefitted from Santana not signing in Baltimore. Antonen thinks that Camden Yards would not be the best place for him to pitch as he gives up a lot of home runs.
SARASOTA, FL - MARCH 03: The Baltimore Orioles take batting practice just before the start of the Grapefruit League Spring Training Game against the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium on March 3, 2011 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)(Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)