GotowarMissAgnes wrote:For those who were interested in the Patterson/Granderson side of this, an update. Matos had another multi-hit game yesterday, raising his pre-season average to .393. Patterson was 0-4, dropping his ST average to .242.
At best, Patterson platoons with Matos. I think there's a chance he may lose the starting job in CF before the season starts.
WOW!! Take a look at this quote from an Orioles web site interviewing Flanagan:
"When I asked specifically about Nick Markakis as both a person and as a player, Mike was quick to speak highly of him in both regards. He said that Nick was noticeably “more mature this spring, and focused” that “he has handled every situation extremely well,” and that “he has had good at bats all spring.” But the most revealing comment, I felt, was that Mike referred to him as “a man.” I also asked if it was possible that Markakis could make the 25-man roster, but not be a starter. There was a short pause before Mike answered, and then he said, “we’ll take the best 25 players north.”
As we wrapped up this portion of our talk, Mike said “none of these players (referring to Markakis, Rleal and Morris) have done anything not to be on this team.”
Mike and I talked about Cory Patterson and his obvious physical skills. Mike explained that he felt Patterson has had a good camp. He has been working hard with Terry Crowley to correct “some habits in his swing.” And Mike felt that he has worked hard, played good defense, run well and had lots of good at bats. They see progress in his development. I also asked specifically if Patterson has minor league options left, and Mike said that he does."
Will Patterson even be on the 25 man roster??
http://www.birdsinthebelfry.com/convers ... r_2006.htm