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O's have Plan B if Roberts is out


08:16 AM ET 02.16 | Though his long-term future remains uncertain, Adam Jones has been locked up for 2012 by the Orioles. Jones sorely missed Brian Roberts atop the order last year, even though he set a batch of career highs and was named Most Valuable Oriole. He felt like his run production suffered without Roberts, who's been a doubles machine and the only real stolen base threat on the team. Manager Buck Showalter told me [Tuesday] night that in a perfect world, Robert Andino would be a utility player getting "consistent at-bats and moving all over the field." But in a world where the Orioles can't count on Roberts being the starting second baseman on opening day, "I would say Andino is the leading candidate," Showalter said.

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February 16, 2012  09:00 AM ET

As an Orioles fan I think it's great there is an O's thread.

As a baseball fan, does anyone care? This thread won't make page 2.

February 16, 2012  09:02 AM ET

As a baseball fan, does anyone care?

Mmmm...not really.

February 16, 2012  09:48 AM ET

As an Orioles fan I think it's great there is an O's thread. As a baseball fan, does anyone care? This thread won't make page 2.

SI just wanted an excuse to show that horrible picture of Buck Showalter.

February 16, 2012  10:01 AM ET

as another Orioles fan, I think Roberts might be done with baseball.

February 16, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Plan B is to lose more games.

February 16, 2012  01:16 PM ET

to make matters worse MLB voided the contract the O's offered to that Korean player since Baltimore negotiated directly with the player and agent before speaking with the player's Korean team, which 29 of the 30 teams know is procedure but of course the O's did not.

February 16, 2012  01:27 PM ET

At least they upgrade the outfield concourse, should be a fun addition for the fans.... on field product though, no upgrades.

February 16, 2012  02:52 PM ET

a report said angelos was discussing a deal, sadly the baltimore orioles aren't for sale!!

February 16, 2012  02:53 PM ET

A's waiting for manniy ramirez??

February 16, 2012  02:54 PM ET

ordonez wants major league deal?? i thought this guy retired??

February 16, 2012  02:55 PM ET

replacing crawford in april shouldn't be that difficult!!

February 16, 2012  02:56 PM ET

contingency plans with napoli,, the rangers have enough backup catchers available!!!!

February 16, 2012  02:57 PM ET

adam jones, want a 5 years deal?? who could bidd on this OF??

February 16, 2012  02:58 PM ET

another suitor for burnett? unluckely he refuse to be traded to the angels!!!

February 16, 2012  03:00 PM ET

indians in for soler? don't forget the yankees and the phillies, they are all the way in!!!

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February 16, 2012  03:01 PM ET

could hanley be traded? ramirez clearly itsn't happy about moving to thirdbase!!!


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