Eaton In and the End of Spring Training
So the Orioles officially gave Adam Eaton the fifth spot in the rotation but managed to be pretty smart about it.
Baltimore plans to keep him in the minors at the start of the season and then use him the second week of the season in their series against the Rays since the O's wont need a fifth starter until then.
This maneuver allows the team to carry an extra bench player at first and then swap out a guy to bring in a 13th pitcher (Eaton). Pretty crafty, guys.
More importantly this means Spring Training is finally coming to a close. The season kicks off Sunday night on ESPN with the Atlanta Braves taking on the World *bleeping* Champion Philadelphia Phillies at 8.
The Orioles begin their season Monday afternoon at 4:05 playing host to the newly remodeled New York Yankees.
I'm personally going to spend this weekend enjoying a host of other sports and watch one, if not both, of the Major League movies ("Back to the Minors" never happened) and probably also The Sandlot to get me in the right mindset for the season.
What do you guys plan to do to get ready for the season, aside from earning bragging rights over Dave Sheinin?
April 4, 2009; 10:47 AM ET
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