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.
Called that one:
"Luis Matos is expected to be the Orioles' Opening Day center fielder over both Corey Patterson and Nick Markakis.
With the Orioles keeping all of their outfielders, this could get messy. Patterson isn't going to be any good to anyone unless he's playing. Matos probably is the superior player, but he still hardly seem to be in Baltimore's future plans. Maybe they can try to spend the first month building up his trade value, but if they really want to play him, then Markakis should in Triple-A. Apr. 1 - 8:51 pm et"