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RAIN OUT
The busted-up Orioles finally get a break.
A little run down:
Mora got a chance to rest up.
Ed Rodgers joins the team
Chris Gomez will not need surgery
Javy’s ready to be back Saturday
Roberts can come back Monday, but he may need another couple days

One of the problems for the Orioles, by the way, is the inconsistency of Daniel Cabrera, who has a simple mechanical flaw: He sometimes doesn’t separate his bare hand and glove quickly enough to put his arm in an optimal throwing position. When he does this the right way, he’s incredible; when he doesn’t, he’s terrible.

That’s from Buster Olney today. Interesting stuff.

Where is Sammy Sosa? Who cares?

This guy is a jerk

Albert Pujols has ruined Brad Lidge I listened to the last innings of this game when I was out last night and he threw something like 40 pitches and had 2 outs and the bases loaded. I hope the guy can get it together and not join the ranks of Mark Wohlers, Mitch Williams, John Rocker, and Heathcliff Sloclumb in the ranks of the closers who lost it (I don’t know about Sloclumb, but I remember him and like his name).

No Matsui for the Yanks maybe for the season. The Yanks are going to trade for some big name. But who and what can they give up? If they add anyone, I think Abreu and Soriano would the likely ones. But then, who can they trade? The Nats I’m sure would want prospects. Maybe Bowden goes out with a bang and trades Soriano for Larry Bowa and Andy Phillips.

Carlos Lee wants to stay a Brewer I don’t see how the Brewers can afford him.

Pitcher signed
Veteran right-handed reliever Jim Brower, 34, has signed a minor league contract with the Padres. He was released by the Orioles on May 3 after compiling a 13.86 ERA in 12 1/3 innings.
I wish him well and hope he has a terrific career as a Padre.

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