The Baltimore Orioles make a couple of puzzling moves

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page by chinmusic on Wednesday 20 June 2007 at 8:20 am

The Baltimore Orioles have called up Paul Shuey and Rob Bell and have demoted Corey Doyne and Jamey Hoey to the minors.  Rob Bell has been very effective as a starter in the minors but he will pitch out of the bullpen for the Orioles.  Bell has started 10 games this season in AAA ball and he was 4-3 with a 2.97 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP so far.  He threw 66.2 innings in AAA ball and he allowed 61 hits, walked 17 batters and has whiffed 59.  Paul Shuey has not been that effective in the minors.  He has pitched in 22 games and he’s 0-0 with 1 save, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP.  In 24 innings, Shuey has allowed 30 hits, walked 9 batters and whiffed 24.  It’s amazing to me that the Orioles decided to send the young guys down and bring up a couple of journeyman pitchers at best.  The only thing I can think of is that they hope Bell and Shuey pitch good so they can trade them.

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