When Alex Cobb signed a four-year, $57 million contract with the Orioles in late March of last year, Baltimore thought that they were getting a top-of-the-rotation starter who could help solidify a starting pitching staff in desperate need of inning-eaters. They knew that they were getting a veteran who finished with an earned run average (ERA) below 3.00 in two of the four seasons in Tampa Bay in which he started a minimum of 22 games.
Just over a year into the biggest Orioles contract handed out to a pitcher since Ubaldo Jimenez‘s four-year, $50 million deal was signed before the 2014 season, Cobb hasn’t lived up to the billing.Continue reading
The Baltimore Orioles had an off-day yesterday, but the team’s news cycle didn’t slow down at all. On Friday afternoon the Orioles made an addition to their starting rotation, reclaimed a pitcher off waivers, and designated another Rule 5 pick for assignment.Continue reading