To review and review the stories of the Orioles camp before opening day

SARASOTA, Florida – Wise men say that only fools hurry in, you should always expect the unexpected during spring rehearsals, do not fall in love with a dreamer or show numbers and do not guarantee injuries.

Also watch out for ball fish.

The Orioles The 2022 camp gave us a lot to digest in a short time. Some plots stretched to the end. Others were destroyed within hours and days.

I wonder about the spin behind it John Means and Jordan Lyles. So did the Orioles, who just confirmed Tyler Wells as a tandem launcher until yesterday’s revelation of a local product Bruce Zimmermann. would get the ball for the home game’s opening game on April 11th.

The fifth spot is still a mystery like this fish.

Zimmermann will be the first native of Maryland to start the home game since Tommy Phoebus on April 10, 1968 at Memorial Stadium.

He’s a good story. We like funny stories.

Speaking of Wells, I argued to readers that I had not heard anything about his division into a starting role. I was not lying. No one shared these plans until March, and it became one of the most interesting developments in Sarasota – because of the split and how it created uncertainty in the back end of the cylinder.

Also inside the bucket of surprise, at least for me, is Felix Bautista registration of the opening program. Being on the 40-man list was a great advantage, but I thought he could go back down to Triple-A and continue working on his appointment to reduce the march.

He’s a good story. We like good stories.

The Orioles team indicated that they would hold 15 pitches on a 28-man list that drops to 26 on May 2. Then came curling ball, with fifth place in the TBD spin and created a 14/14 split.

I kept writing that there was no room to carry two extra outfielders, who fell DJ Stewart against Ryan McKenna. But expanding the bench to five reserves made it possible.

I was right Quiet smell and Kelvin Gutierrez, knowing that they would break the camp with the team. And that left-handed hitter was chosen though Jacob Nottingham the bat kept him going.

Tanner Scott / Cole Sulser deal with Marlins? Did not see it coming. Not when the store opened, not when they were closing, and not where I took the last sip of a drink – what kind and how many are not important here – closed my tab and checked my phone before I went for pizza.

A slice of baseball life. News can be received at any time, my friends.

The Orioles were file-and-trial included Trey Mancini until they did not, by introducing a mutual option in his $ 250,000 takeover contract, softened the team’s stance on such matters. An unconventional way to reduce the gap in proposals, but it succeeded. And it did not affect whether he has shopped.

Adley Rutschman strained his right triceps and lost media attention due to his chances of joining the team. Heston Kjerstad injured the back of his thigh during a game within the group, which prevented him from first seeing him as an extra from the minority camp.

Life is not fair, but it could be a little easier for the kid.

I wonder where Tyler Nevin would play. Mark it down as a corner inside and outside the court.

I wonder how Yusniel Diaz would look at the camp and he replied with a charm again. It’s a spring tradition.

His next trick is to do it in Triple-A and finally get up.

Would left-handed Paul Fry rediscovered his control and trust? It certainly seems to be.

“I feel different from what I felt last August and September,” he said. “I was not in a good place mentally, and maybe a little physically too. I was just in my mechanics but I feel back and ready to show what I have shown in the past. “

Jorge Lopez role has been revealed – like this. He is not a starter, but looks could be spread between games, including the ninth quarter in defense.

Would DL Hall bring us good health and enchant us? Yes and yes.

The elbow has healed and the speed ball is a top ball. He is building a play in Sarasota before returning to Double-A Bowie and his Premier League debut is expected this summer.

Hall, Grayson Rodriguez, Kyle BradishMaybe Kevin Smith.

Orioles may have to dust off the 2001 “Come See the Kids” presentation.

Mike Baumann could be a starter or a relief. He’s in the team. We know so much.

A friend in the business bothered me to refer Cionel Perez twice in one week – it could have been within two days – during the strike. Like, who is this guy and why are you writing about him?

Pérez is left-handed on the 40-man list that will be presented on the opening day.

I was not sure in February that he would make it, but holding the third left hand did not seem like an outrageous suggestion. And then came the Scott business. You know the rest.

Spenser Watkins played twice in Grapefruit League games, most of his work done off the field. He charmed Orioles. He fascinated scouts outside the organization who wanted to know more about him and said Watkins could easily be a bull in his team.

The Orioles reappointed Watkins, but we may not have seen the last of him. Stay tuned.

He is expected to be in St. St. Petersburg in the taxi band.

I’m able to cross a mediocre TV play from a play from my catalog.

It was an emergency broadcast and I handled 2 1/2 parts alone with no notes, no layout sheet, no pronunciation instructions – sorry Phillies – and no laptop. I did not cry. Challenge it to victory.

The mask agent inside the clubhouse was a convenient way for me to hide a lost front tooth that can not be replaced until June. My mother says no one notices my vague speech. Mom drinks too.

(I was going to say she’s a saint, which is true, but the drinking line is funnier.)

Security on the Yankees ‘football field in Tampa needs to find out that the Baseball Writers’ Association of America card actually provides access to the media box. You do not have to walk all the way to the back of the building to get ID, I think it was called a “shed”.

Asking if I have a problem with that will not bring out the best in me. Not proud of it. I’m in the process.

On a much lighter note, parking in Dunedin is no longer a daily nightmare.

They finally got it right. No more promises that your name will be on the list, just to come and find out that your name is not on the list and there is no media parking and why you are here.

The area is reserved for the media, after our vehicles have received a perfect physical, and the sales staff is helpful and polite. I was pretty sure one of them was going to adopt me.

If only the trip could be shortened. But we’re done with the miracles here.

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