Callis on Bundy/Bauer deals - Camden Depot
"Historically, the largest Major League deal Baltimore has given to a high school pitcher is Adam Loewen's 2002 Major League deal that included about $3.5 million in bonus and another $800 thousand in guaranteed salary. Baltimore's most recent 1st Round high school arm Matt Hobgood received $2.4 million and a Minor League deal as the fifth overall selection in 2009. It's safe to say that any Major League deal signed by Bundy will eclipse $800 thousand in salary given to Loewen and likely that the bonus will improve -- if only nominally -- over the $3.5 million offered to Loewen."
Updating J.J. Hardy's left ankle injury - baltimoresun.com
Hardy: "It felt OK coming into (Thursday) and then it kind of crept back up on me. I don’t think it’s anything serious. I feel like if they had taken me out of the game last night I would have been fine an inning later."
Heath Bintliff: These Orioles could be record-setters - MASN
"With Mark Reynolds playing third base and Davis manning first base in 2012, could the Orioles set a team record for strikeouts?"
School of Roch: Griffin on Tillman - MASN
"Tillman is 3-3 with a 4.17 ERA in 10 starts with Norfolk, with 49 hits allowed, 23 walks and 32 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings. He's had so many starts cut short by the weather, he's earned the nickname "The Rain Man.""
S.E.C. Accuses Former Baseball All-Star of Insider Trading - NYTimes.com
Once, when I was a little baby, Doug DeCinces came over to my parents' seats in Memorial Stadium, picked me up and told them to watch out for foul balls. Now, he has been accused by the S.E.C. of insider trading.