Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction predicts Orioles’ 25-man roster

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke Jones is the Ravens and Orioles beat reporter for WNST BaltimorePositive.com and is a PFWA member. His mind is consumed with useless sports knowledge, pro wrestler promos, and movie quotes, but he struggles to remember where he put his phone. Luke's favorite sports memories include being one of the thousands of kids who waited to get Cal Ripken's autograph after Orioles games in the summer of 1995, attending the Super Bowl XXXV victory parade with his father in the pouring rain, and watching the Terps advance to the Final Four at the Carrier Dome in 2002. Follow him on Twitter @BaltimoreLuke or email him at Luke@wnst.net.

With the Orioles only a week away from the start of the 2013 season, The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction puts together its 25-man roster in a collaborative effort.

You can hear the full explanation from Drew Forrester and Luke Jones HERE.

CATCHERS
Matt Wieters
Taylor Teagarden

INFIELD
Chris Davis
Brian Roberts
J.J. Hardy
Manny Machado
Alexi Casilla
Ryan Flaherty

OUTFIELD
Nick Markakis
Adam Jones
Nate McLouth
Nolan Reimold
Steve Pearce

STARTING ROTATION
RHP Jason Hammel
LHP Wei-Yin Chen
RHP Miguel Gonzalez
RHP Chris Tillman
RHP Jake Arrieta

BULLPEN
RHP Jim Johnson
RHP Darren O’Day
RHP Pedro Strop
RHP Tommy Hunter
LHP Brian Matusz
LHP Troy Patton
LHP T.J. McFarland

NOTES: Jones and Forrester predict Luis Ayala will be traded and Wilson Betemit will be placed on the disabled list to begin the season.

2 COMMENTS

  1. The Orioles have Jason Johnson?? Since when? And why would he be in the bullpen?

    (L.J. – Anything to say about the actual roster predictions? Thanks for being my editor.)

  2. Couple disagreements Luke. 3 lefties in the bullpen? Rather see Steve Johnson on the final 25 and maybe try trading Troy Patton to open up a spot. What about Connor Jackson’s chances of making the team instead of Pearce? I think he has really swung the bat well

    (L.J. – T.J. McFarland is a Rule 5 selection they want to keep in the organization, so I think they’re going to try to make it work with him as the long man in the bullpen. Patton is just as successful against righties as lefties in his career and I think Matusz could be the lefty specialist if they don’t want to keep him in a starting role. Buck has proven over and over he’s looking for guys who can get right-handed and left-handed batters out consistently. As for Conor Jackson, I have no strong preference between him and Pearce, but the latter has been better in the spring for what it’s worth. Both have been productive, however.)

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