There does not seem to still be going much on with the Orioles or signings in Major League Baseball; however, the Big Unit is now in San Francisco and may perhaps be the least 300 game winner for a long while if he can stay healthy.
Well, what do I hope for with the Orioles in the new year? Um, perhaps a few more wins for starters; however, being in the AL East and the shape the team is in versus the rest of the division, that's a tall order.
The money that was going for Mark Teixeira should be spent on pitching, not put away for another day. If we are going after reclamation projects -- find a diamond in the rough like the Kyle Lohse of 2008 -- not necessarily the Mark Hendrickson's of the world (though they have a need). Then again, bring bodies -- lots of 'em -- as evidened by last year, you can never have enough arms.
As well, if we're going to use the young pitching on the farm -- bring them up as needed -- don't rush them and throw them to the wolves.
Garrett, Radhames, Brian Burres, you all can be decent Major League pitchers, buy stay focused on the mound.
B-Rob, I hope you stay, but can understand if you want to go. Nick, keep doing your thing; Adam I hope to see you grow even more as a player; Aubrey and Melvin, hopefully time doesn't catch up with you both; oh, and Kevin, if you come back to the Orioles -- you're a good guy who we appreciate as fans, but you might have to take a reduced role; Cesar, just be better than the other guys we have had at short; Matt, we await your arrival.
You all do your best for Trembley -- he seems to be a decent guy who deserves a shot to stick around for a while.
Andy, keep rebuilding the Baltimore Orioles and cross your fingers that the talent we are accumulating can produce and bring a Grade A team back to the region.
If not, you'll feel the wrath of those of us who still care.