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    Welcome to the New Hangout

    Tony's gives a quick hello in his new blog on the new Hangout.

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    Does Anyone Else not Care about Hidalgo?

    Tony looks at the Hidalgo situation, pitcher's getting a longer look due to the WBC, and the organization's top middle infield prospect.

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    Loewen Impresses

    Tony takes a look at Loewen's performance and a few players he's never heard of on the USA WBC squad.

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    Another spring day, another spring loss

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    Maybe It's Me?

    Tony wonders whether the Orioles should pay him not to write?

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    It is Me

    Tony looks into the Gracesqui incident and the Mazzone effect in the minors

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    Minor League Camp Starts Smoothly

    Tony takes a quick look minor league spring training including some surprises, early achievers and a sleeper.

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    Say it aint so Sam, say it aint so

    Although Perlozzo mentioned Penn as a possible reliever, tony shows their are better candidates

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    Chris Smith Saga

    The former number one draft picks explains when he was hurt and whether or not he had a pre-draft deal with the O's.

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    Markakis proves he’s ready

    Could the O's have their first rookie of the year candidate?

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    Reimold/Pope making impressions

    Julio Vinas gives us an update on a few minor league hitters making impressions in Sarasota.

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    Bad Vibes

    Tony wonders if our current concerns could spell doom for 2006.

Tony Pente

Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.