I really like this addition for the Orioles if & when it happens, but what does it mean? Will he rotate in for Schoop at second base? Is he an insurance policy for one of the infielders?

J.J Hardy has had some back problems over the past few years. Could we see him DH and lead off for the team when the situation works best for the lineup? Will he be a late inning switch to pinch run and possibly steal a base?

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I think he is all of the above. He is a low risk possible high reward player.

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You are not paying a ton of money and he adds something to the team that is lacking… Speed!

The Orioles are hoping they get the Cabrera from 2 years ago. He was an All Star, hit .283 and stole 37 bases. Last season was terrible for Cabrera and he would like to forget it. He received a 50 game suspension due to his involvement in BioGenesis and also had some off the field issues.

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We are still waiting for the signing to be official, but it sounds like it will be done soon.