Blurb on the MSN home page just caught my eye, "Oriole starter out for year." Yes, it's our old friend Kris Benson, and yes, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says it's a rotator cuff tear. Surgery and a year of rehab.
I feel sorry for the guy, if only because he now has to spend a lot more time with his wife (easy on the eyes, not so easy on the ears).
So I guess that trade's looking better and better. Benson for Maine, who I hope will be a decent 3-4 starter for the next few years, and Julio, who was flipped for El Duque. All in all, not a blockbuster, but a very smart and/or lucky deal by Omar.