Yoda wrote:My prediction is that he will start for the O's and the job will be his to lose. If they didn't think Wieters could start then why trade Hernandez? They'll get a good back up for him just in case but he could be the first legitimate superstar position player they developed in a long time.
He will start, baseball is big business. Since 2001 the O's attendance has fallen each yr, from 3 million plus in 2001 to 1.9 million in 2008. The chance to have a player like Wieters from opening day, competing for Rookie of the Year honors, along side of youngsters Markakis and Jones, will put butts in the seats. As I said earlier, unless he has a complete collapse in the spring - He will start for the O's.