Merry Christmas: Orioles Surpise Fans With Gonzalez, Atkins Signings

Posted: 19th December 2009 by Joe Mikolai in MLB
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Last year at this time, if you remember, I bought into the falsifiedáTex to Baltimore rumors hook, line, and sinker. In doing so, I wrote á"Who says you can't go home? Orioles expected to court Teixeira, Burnett" and "All Baltimore Orioles fans want for Christmas is for Mark Teixeira to come home" among others. In the most exciting offseason since 2003, which netted Miguel Tejada, Javy Lopez, and Rafael Palmiero in Baltimore, the team was able to extend Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis in addition to signing Ty Wigginton, Cesar Iztris, and Koji Uehara as simple stop gaps that all failed to varying degrees.á The latter three remind me of 2007 when the team failed miserably on a trio of expensive bullpen blunders: Jaime Walker, Chad Bradford, and Hideki Irabu-wannabe Danys Baez, who is mer ...

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