First Jamie Walker, and now Denys Baez, Chad Bradford and Scott Williamson?!? The Orioles have finally had an offseason where they have addressed at least one of their weaknesses and significantly imrpoved upon it. Bullpen help has been desperatedly needed for years, and adding four veterans relievers (even if Williamson is signing a minor-leage deal) helps bridge the gap to Chris Ray in a way not many fans could have envisioned two months ago.
Sure, the team still needs a reliable backup catcher and a right-handed hitting outfielder (though misssing out on the Carlos Lee sweepstakes was a tremendous break), but this is a step forward and, while not flashy, something management can be proud of.
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