One of the most enjoyable things I wrote over the last year was my 26-man all-time Orioles team. I broke it down by position players and pitchers and was struck by how many worthy candidates there were.
With the season on an indefinite delay because of the pandemic, we’re going to open Dubroff’s Diner for your choices on the most underrated Orioles at each position.
I’m not compiling another 26-man team; this one will have 11, including a designated hitter and reliever.
Some of the same players included on the 26-man team could reappear. However, the first-line players — Jim Palmer, starter; Gregg Olsen, reliever; Rick Dempsey, catcher; Eddie Murray, first base; Bobby Grich, second base; Cal Ripken Jr., shortstop; Brooks Robinson, third base; Adam Jones, Paul Blair and Frank Robinson; outfield; and Ken Singleton, designated hitter — aren’t eligible.
You can leave your choices in the comments below or write to me: [email protected].
When I started working on the team last December, I had a good idea about most of it, but thanks to you, I added some players I hadn’t considered. I hope that’s the case again.
I’ll reveal my choices next week.
This week’s Diner question: Who are the most underrated players in Orioles history?