acquiring Alexi Casilla from the Twins certainly does give some indication that the O's aren't sold on Roberts ever being able to play again. They are now collecting 2nd basemen...possibly for some trade options???
Orioles Ryan Adams was suspended for at least 50 games wich led the Orioles to pick up Casilla. They are said to be happy with Flaherty and Schoop long term but rumors have the Orioles and Rangers talking trade involving Kinsler. http://www.thebaseballcube.com...p?P=Ian-Kinsler
Adams is also a 6-year minor league free agent so it's questionable that he would be back in the organization anyway, even without the 50 games suspension. My guess is that the O's will not re-sign him.
mlbtraderumors.com had a story that the Orioles where talking ground work for a possible trade to send Kinsler to the Orioles for Schoop and 2 other minor leaguers. Orioles than came out and said they are happy at 2ndbase.
Neither of those guys will be on the Orioles ML roster next year. For better or for worse, it's BRob's job to lose. And Casilla is a better player than Dino. Sadly, we've almost definitely seen the last of Robert Andino in an Orioles uniform. He'll be a FA by the end of November.
dabuscuits wrote: I'm not sure how they're happy with andino and Flaherty. Those two don't make me warm and fuzzy. .