Orioles' outfield woes get worse 

May, 12, 2010
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For those of you waiting on Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold to start playing well, the team made a transaction Wednesday that sums things up better than I ever could: The Orioles demoted him to Triple-A Norfolk to call up ... Corey Patterson!

Look, I've made silly predictions on Patterson in the past, and I won't be doing so here. Patterson was hitting .368 for the Tides with three stolen bases and a .910 OPS. He's still only 30 years old. Back in 2004, he hit 24 home runs and stole 32 bases for the Chicago Cubs. As recently as 2007, Patterson stole 37 bases and hit a good-enough .269. Ugh ... won't ... get ... fooled ... ever ... again. Enough!

Ignore Patterson in fantasy. The fact he's slated to lead off Wednesday night, when he was never a particularly good leadoff hitter (career .290 OBP!) speaks volumes about the options the Orioles have these days. You don't want Patterson.

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