Friday, February 12, 2010

Jarrod Washburn and the Orioles...

There's been a lot of talk recently of pitcher Jarrod Washburn being pursued by the Orioles.

Well, the Oriole Post, plus several other team related blogs were asked to take part in a forum as part of the Hot Stove website and the question-of-the-week posed centered around Washburn perhaps joining the team. The piece should be up on their website sometime Thursday evening.

I can't imagine the Orioles would go after Jarrod Washburn at this point unless he was available for so cheap that it would counter-productive to say no. Right now, I think the the organization will more than likely go with Kevin Millwood, Jeremy Guthrie, Brad Bergesen and Brian Matusz as part of the starting rotation. I'm going to assume that Chris Tillman will be slotted as the fifth starter unless he just blows it in Spring Training.

Back to Washburn: He's had a decent career with some ups and downs. However, based on his numbers in Seattle versus what Jarrod did in Detroit last season, what would a team be getting from him?

I would have to think that Washburn would at this point want to pitch anywhere but the American League East.


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