Orioles Sign Armando Galarraga

In another move certainly to add depth throughout the organization, the Orioles inked pitcher, Armando Galarraga, to a minor league contract.  This was reported by Orioles.com.  Galarraga is infamously known for the blown call that ended what many would agree was his shot at a perfect game.  Galarraga, 30, has not found any sustained success at the major league level since he debuted back years ago for the Detroit Tigers.  His stats suggest that his high walks per 9 and low strikeouts per 9 attributed to his high WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched).

At this point in his career, Galarraga will not be in the Cy Young discussion and is looked at as a number four or five starter, possibly even a long reliever.  Another knock on him is he gives up more hits than innings pitched.  This signing is of minimal risk for the Orioles who are hoping they catch some kind of lightening in a bottle.  Galarraga will compete for a spot when pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training but as far as being as cracking the starting rotation, he’s got a long road ahead of him.

Please follow and like us:

Brian Hradsky

The owner of MSB, I created this website while in college and it has never died.

You may also like...

1 Response

  1. Nagarajan says:

    I wouldn’t shrteon the season at least in the normal way. I would play more double headers which have sort of lessoned over the years. I know it can be hard on the players but many games are at night anyway and it gives greater time and exposure to less used players. Fans get the feeling that they get more value for their money that way, and they do. People are never going to follow each game in baseball with the same intensity as football or basketball because the number of games is greater and part of the real charm of baseball is just being there. I don’t like to see my team lose but you don’t feel quite as bad if they do lose because most places you can still have a good time. That is why even a triple A experience at the Indians is still a good time. Personally, I still think Indianapolis should have a major league team but that is just me.

Follow by Email