Orioles: How The Problems Can Very Easily Be Solved

Posted: 8th October 2009 by Isaac Barrow in MLB
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Problem No. 1 - The Orioles need a legitimate power bat to give Markakis some protection. The problem: In his years with the Baltimore Orioles, first baseman Aubrey Huff was a solid run-producer, but really wore out his welcome. He had a monstrous 2008 campaign, as he drove in 108 runs, leading the team. This year, he started off quite well, and was on pace for a similar season, but disappeared down the stretch. Through August 16, he had 13 homers, 72 RBI, a .253 average, and .321 OBP. While it wasn't close to his 2008 performance, he was still driving in runs. However, the O's decided to trade him to the Detroit Tigers forátheir No. 10 overall prospect, relief pitcher Brett Jacobson. In my opinion, it was a great trade for the O's. Huff didn't do anything with Detroit in the heat of a pl ...

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