It was devastating to see Buck Showalter reach over and hug Nick Markakis after he returned from the locker room with a soft cast on his left hand. Markakis’ transition to the leadoff role has been one of the great stories in the Baltimore Orioles amazing 2012 run.
But with him out for at least the remainder of the regular season, it’s time for the Orioles to find a new right fielder and top of the order guy. Here are a few options:
I’ve been driving the L.J. Hoes bandwagon for quite some time, following his progress with Norfolk and chatting with the man himself on the BSR Podcast. I think it’s time for a new spark and Hoes could be the answer. Give him the nod and see what he can do.