Orioles Continue To Spend, Add Mike Gonzalez and Garrett Atkins

Posted: 17th December 2009 by Phil Hoops in MLB
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While things may be quiet in terms of Mets activity, the Orioles are wasting no time in building their club up for the 2010 campaign and beyond. Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun are reporting that the Orioles have inked former Colorado Rockie, Garrett Atkins , to a one year deal. Atkins, who was non-tendered by the Rockies last week, is coming off the worst full season performance of his big league career. He hit only .226 with 9 home runs and 48 RBIs with on OBP of .308. These numbers are down significantly from the year prior where he hit to the tune of .286 to compliment 21 home runs and 99 RBIs and an OBP of .328. However, with AtkinsÆs track record I think he would have been a solid pickup for the Mets to possibly platoon at first base. For what itÆs worth, Bill ...

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