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ENEMY LINES
Stephen Cannella
March 25, 2002
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Orioles
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March 25, 2002

Enemy Lines

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an opposing team's scout sizes up the Orioles

"I think the Orioles could be vastly improved....

On most teams Chris Singleton is probably a fourth outfielder, but he's 100 times better than Brady Anderson was last year. Singleton's problem is that he's overaggressive at the plateā€”he swings at too many pitches....

Is there any more underrated player than Jeff Conine? If you make a mistake and he's looking for it, you're dead....

Tony Batista still hits the fastball really well, but he tries to pull everything and is a big-time free swinger....

Mike Bordick has lost some range, but he's steady enough. If they give him enough rest, he'll be solid....

People are losing patience with Jerry Hairston. He still has oodles of ability, but he hits too many balls in the air trying for the homer....

Jay Gibbons is a legit power guy with a live bat....

Melvin Mora has been overexposed as a starter the past two years, but he's a very valuable utility guy. He can play short or center and hold his own....

Brook Fordyce is not a starting catcher, but he has the contract of one. Geronimo Gil, who swings the bat well, is a good receiver and has a dynamite arm, should be playing every day....

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