I hope this is just one of those crazy, half-baked Spring Training theories that will never see the light of day, but Dave Trembley is emphasizing bunting this year. His words:
It's the little things that obviously were prominent that might not have gotten done the way we wanted to get it done last year. So, let's brush up on it in Spring Training, but let's also emphasize the importance of it.
Now, there's nothing inherently wrong with this statement. The Orioles absolutely should be emphasizing such little things as baserunning, pitcher defense, and thinking ahead on the field. These are areas where the Orioles have struggled in recent seasons and improvement would help the club more games. If Trembley, however, thinks having Nick Markakis work on bunting is going to help the Orioles win games, I think it's probably best for the sanity of all Orioles fans (and especially mine) if MacPhail makes a managerial change right now.
Wow, February 24 and I've already done my first "Fire Trembley" post. That can't be good.