Monday, March 17, 2008

So Many Arms, So Little Time

Apparently, the Orioles are doing some scouting of Bryan Corey, a Red Sox reliever. If he's released by Boston then he might me an interesting arm to bring aboard. Even though he is 34 years old, he was very effective in AAA last year: 2.6 BB/9, 8.9 K/9, 0.8 HR/9. It does appear to be in a pitcher's league, though not in too much of a pitcher's park. A low 90s fastball and a quality change-up allow Corey to be effective against left-handed hitters. The O's bullpen is already pretty full, so I don't know where he would fit in. If he would accept playing in AAA for a while then I think it wouldn't hurt anything to take a flyer on him. At least it further shows that MacPhail knows how to build a pen.

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