The Orioles have signed their first free agent of the 2011-12 offseason, and he's a fellow blogger! Infielder Matt Antonelli has been blogging about his baseball and life experiences since 2009 at www.MatthewAntonelli.com and often provides interesting insights about life "behind the scenes" for a baseball player.
The 26 year old played in 21 games for the Padres in 2008 and has since spent some time in the Nats system. He will likely be competing for the O's 2B/utility infielder position in Spring Training and I certainly look forward to read his take on how everything is going.
As was the case when Darren O'Day was selected off waivers from the Rangers a few weeks ago, I need to add some unsigned cards of Antonelli's so I can try to get them signed next year. I didn't get much response to my O'Day post, but hopefully there is someone out there who has a bunch of Antonelli's cards for trade. Please let me know if that's you!