The Baltimore Sun reported that Bradford, who pitched for the Mets last season, will receive a three-year contract from the Orioles.
Chad Bradford, hero of a chapter in Moneyball, is going to be an Oriole! This is cool. Of course, they’ll probably pay him way too much, as they usually do. But at least they didn’t blow $100 million on Carlos Lee. And the Orioles generally don’t run into money problems.
Just like every other year, I get excited about the Orioles in the off-season. They’re finally addressing a real need (the bullpen), and the young rotation could be on the verge of greatness (Or it could be on the verge of going back to the minors). I guess we’ll see. The Yankees and Red Sox were very beatable last season, so maybe next year we can actually compete.
This is probably all happening because I mentioned to some people that I was seriously considering abandoning the Orioles for the A’s because the Orioles haven’t been making a sincere effort to get better for years.