The Baltimore Orioles must get rid of this pair of players

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page by chinmusic on Wednesday 24 October 2007 at 5:56 pm

The O’s must rid themselves of Kevin Millar and John Gibbons for separate reasons. His love of the rival Boston Red Sox has been on exhibition in the off-season with commercials cheering on his old buddies and then he threw out the first pitch at a playoff game against the Indians. This kind of treason must be dealt with harshly and the Orioles must let him go. It’s not like he’s a great player anyway as he played in 140 games this season for the Orioles and he was 121 for 476 (.254 avg, .785 OPS) with 63 runs scored, 17 homers and 63 RBIs. John Gibbons must go because of his purchases of HGH in the past which proves his numbers early in his career were a fraud. In 84 games this season, Gibbons was 62 for 270 (.230 avg, .620 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 6 homers and 28 RBIs. Getting rid of these two guys would be addition by subtraction for the Orioles in 2008 and beyond.

3 Comments »

  1. Comment by rtpj — November 5, 2007 @ 9:24 am

    In someways I agree. There is no Oriole player I have dispised in the past 3 years then Gibbons. I dont have that much of a problem with Millar except that they are not going to win with Millar as their first basemen. Period.

    I will tell you this, that when I went to a game towards the end of the year and the SP gave up something like 8 runs in the first inning, I could see the frustration in Millar’s face and I could tell he was upset and felt bad for the fans. For this I feel not as strongly as I do with Gibbons.

    Regarding his support for the Redsox, believe me, I am no fan of the Bo’Sox, but The Orioles Front office gave its Ok to Boston’s request to having Millar show his support. The funny thing is the Mets, declined the right for Pedro Martinez’s to appear as well. So I guess the struggle I have is whether Millar, himself should have done it or not.(But afterall it is a business)

    With this in mind, maybe the reason the Mets declined the rights to Martinez is a sign as to why they are more competitive then the O’s. But the O’s showed good sportmanship and made their player available.

  2. Comment by chinmusic — December 7, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

    I just felt that it was very strange to see Miller support the enemy on T.V. I do agree that they will never win anything with Millar playing first base for them but they don’t really have any alternatives right now.

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