Steve Henson of Yahoo Sports posted a list of his Winter Meetings Winners and Losers and the Baltimore Orioles and their designated hitter Luke Scott were among those victorious. Henson applauded the Orioles for their moves to obtain Mark Reynolds and J.J. Hardy, the re-signing of Koji Uehara and the way they handled Luke Scott’s controversial comments about President Barack Obama.
They obtained power-hitting third baseman Mark Reynolds from the Arizona Diamondbacks and steady shortstop J.J. Hardy from the Twins while giving up nobody who figured prominently in their 2010 plans. And to finish up, they re-signed Japanese swingman Koji Uehara to a one-year contract with a vesting option for 2012, making their calculated risk of not offering him arbitration pay off. The Orioles want Uehara to close and he prefers to start, but they can hash that out in spring training. So even though Konerko and Beltre spurned their advances, the Orioles had a good week. Free agent Adam LaRoche remains a possibility at first base.
Among the losers were the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. It’s nice to see the Orioles finish up in the top of the division.
Do you think the Orioles were winners during the Winter Meetings?
Tea Party Luke!!
Wasn't Scott also listed as a loser? The O's got better over the winter meetings, but I am not sure by how much. Reynolds and Hardy are both hit or miss, and Harris looks pretty interchangeable with a lot of utility guys.
That doesn't say Scott was a winner, it says the Orioles handled his embarrassing outburst well. Big difference.
THIS MAKES IT A SURE THING THAT ILL TRAVEL TO BALTIMORE FOR THE FIRST oRIOLE HOMESTAND SO i CAN VOCALLY SHOW MY SUPPORT FOR A TRUE pATRIOT. tHOUGH THE LEFT WILL VILLAINIZE HIM IN SOME WAY PERSONALLY THIS KID HAS SOMETHING MANY ATHLETES DON'T, COMMON SENSE AND LOGIC. HIS SPEAKING OUT PUTS HIM IN THE FORE FRONT IN A VERY IMPORTANT TIME IN OUR COUNTRY, THANK GOD HE ISN'T AN IDIOT. MLB AND/OR THE ORIOLES WILL FIND A WAY TO HAVE HIM CLAM UP EITHER BY BLACKBALLING HIM OR CUTTING HIM LOOSE FOR SOME INANE REASON BUT HE'LL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY ME AS THE FIRST ATHLETE TO WAY IN ON AT A TIME WHEN WE NEED MILLIONAIRE ATHLETES TO GET INVOLVED.
Scott is a disrepectful punk. Even Jesus thinks he's an a–hole, so let's hope he stops with the phoney displays of his so-called faith the few times he actually accomplishes anything on the diamond.
Sorry about the caps and misspelling weigh in the above comment. I wasn't paying attention to the screen while typing. I often wonder why more athletes don't weigh in on important issues. Hollywood idiots haven't got a problem doing it. Is it because athletes are more vulnerable to ending thier careers due to the fact its easier to be blackballed?
I could not register my daughter for Little League this year because I did'nt have the proper document—-a real birth certificate. Hilarious but true what you can and can't do with or without a real birth certificate in this great country.
Oh ho ho James Madison. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that you don't need one to register in Hawaii, but why let facts get in the way, right?
And d t–the left doesn't need to "villanize" Luke Scott–he's done that to himself. What a sorry cartoon of a man…
You can't get a passport with a "certificate of live birth," you need a birth certificate. But you can be president without it….
birthers, it's over. You lost. Get over it.
Wow! The clowns that come out against Scott for speaking his mind! One idiot even says Jesus thinks Scott is an "A-Hole"…
I don't like to get into politics because they are all crooked and liars, be it Democrats or Republicans.
Georgie-Boy… You even called Scott a disrespectful punk… Man, your tough… You got a direct line to Jesus? Man if you do put in a good word for me… Also tell him that I think you, George, are an assclown. Jesus won't mind me calling you that since he's lobbing out names… One question Georgie, You actually brought Jesus into this blog? Seriously? Come on, really? Rise up from the "Calfornia Cornflakes", dust yourself off and ask us for forgiveness…
If dynamite were brains, Luke Scott couldn't blow his nose.
I would like to know what schools D Tafe went to so I can root against the, as well as Oklahoma State. What an indictment of our eductional system, that it produces such low-information clowns as Luke and Tafe, who will rail out against wall Street but vote for its handlers.
All this publicity for an idiot with a 0.268 career batting average?
Maybe if he spent more time trying to hit a baseball 30% of the time and let the Supreme Court do their job my beloved Orioles wouldn't suck and I wouldn't be giving serious thought to becoming a Phillies fan!
Tom you should spend 30% of your time taking your head out of your ass. Batting .268 with over 100 home runs in 4 real years is nothing to laugh at. You couldn't hit .268 off of a tee. So go back to collecting your unemployment checks and join the rest of the morons in this world who become Phillies fans. Know it.
I grew up with Luke, on and off the baseball field and believe me when i say Luke is an educated, God fearing patriot who would not comment on such subject matter unless He knows the facts. At any rate, Im glad the left finally has something to focus on now, because they have ignored "razzle dazzle obama"'s complete and total failure as the leader of the free world long enough!!!!
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