Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bradford Now A Ray; The Good, Bad & The Ugly from Yesterday...

Looks like we've stayed the course in the rebuilding project. I'm not too terribly surprised by the news...

The Orioles have assigned right-handed pitcher Chad Bradford to the Tampa Bay Rays via a waiver claim in exchange for a player to be named later, the team announced in a news release today.

Bradford was 3-3 with a 2.45 ERA in 40 1/3 innings over 47 relief appearances for the Orioles this season. He has appeared in 68 or more games in five of the past six seasons and finished third among American League relievers with 78 appearances for the Orioles in 2007.

Bradford, 33, signed a three-year contract with the Orioles as a free agent in November 2006.
Bradford was a good soldier and professional with us, but at this point, we need to stock up and get younger; thus, he staying around was not doing the Orioles any good in the evaluation process, nor he being on a sub .500 team.

Happy trails, Chad.

Other than that, the Orioles got spanked by the Angels on Wednesday; Lou Montanez hit his first major-league home run in his first ever bat, Nick Markakis' 3-run homer, and Payton's clinic in the outfield, there was not much else that could be said about the Orioles.

Olson was awful, and the Angels teed off on him. Well, the Orioles come back this weekend to face a Texas team that's been rolling...

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