Now that the baseball season is over it’s time to focus on the off-season. Lots of Orioles fans are firing up the old hot stove already, talking about making a run at trying to trade for soon-to-be Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer of Detroit or signing free agent hurler Matt Garza. I think you have a better chance of seeing Sidney Ponson start Opening Day than you do seeing the O’s drop big loot or trade away prized prospects for starting pitching.
Brian Matusz and Francisco Liriano apparently don’t need much more work on their strikeout pitches.
Slowed by tendinitis, the Minnesota Twins’ Francisco Liriano was hit hard during his first start in a regular exhibition game Wednesday, an 11-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.