In the long list of things for which I have no explanation, the Baltimore Orioles signing Kevin Gregg last off season to a two year deal worth $10 million ranks somewhere between the colour of Sammy Sosa’s skin and why I still go to movies starring Denzel Washington with an expectation to be properly entertained.
It therefore comes as no surprise that the OriLOLes would not only be shopping Gregg just over a year later, but would also be willing to pay for a chunk of the $5.8 million (!) that they owe him for this coming year, according to Roch Kubato of MASN Sports.
Gregg had the sixth worst walk rate among relievers in baseball last season en route to posting below replacement numbers according to FanGraphs and Baseball Prosectus. To any team interesting in acquiring Gregg, I’d ask them to take a brief look at the best right handed reliever that they currently have on the bubble for making the opening day roster. The next five pitchers after him on the depth chart are likely better options than Kevin Gregg no matter how much salary the Orioles are willing to eat.