Tuesday, June 19, 2007

More Fear and Moaning: Perlozzo, The Padres and Girardi

Well, the Baltimore Orioles get back to business tonight in a few hours in sunny San Diego, as they take on the San Diego Padres.

Tonight, the Orioles have steady Steve Trachsel on the hill versus the ever so tough Jake Peavy of the San Diego Padres.

Today is officially Dave Trembley’s first day on the job, and the Sun’s Roch Kubatko has details and more on his blog, Roch Around the Clock. In addition to the post, John Kruk lambasted the Orioles’ and it has Millar upset.

Ray Frager has a little of what Kruk said on ESPN. Now, it looks like Millar has fired back...

However, John Kruk is absolutely right, and no one should be shocked by it.

Also, Roch reported earlier that James Hoey and Cory Doyne have been sent down, and Paul Shuey and Rob Bell have been brought up.

In the aftermath of the Perlozzo firing, he’s still in shock over the firing and is real candid in an interview with the Cumberland Times-News.

The Orioles interviewed Girardi today, and from the looks of things it went well. There’s more on the Girardi story from the Examiner and the Washington Post.

The Baltimore Sun has a roundup of what the national media is saying – it’s quite distressing.

Again, the WNST radio station is having a field day with the Orioles. They might be blunt over there and perhaps taking their licks at the team, but there is a lot of truth in what is being posted. Take a look through their posts, and whatever you may think of them, it's worth a read.

I’m sure there will be more on the firing as time goes along, and the local media will move on from it. However, I am still in awe how all this came about.

Personally, I think there is more to the story than the Orioles are telling us, and the Cumberland Times-News may be indicative of it. I think the MacPhail hiring was on the table for a while, (few days) and the plan to fire Perlozzo has been on the table.

The writing for Perlozzo was on the wall, but I think there was a lot of friction and problems in the clubhouse – a lot more than what is being let on.

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