The O's made their first cut a few days ago. As I predicted, they sent Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz, and Chris Tillman down to the minor league camp, along with first baseman Craig Brazell. They also cut pitchers Troy Patton, David Hernandez, Fredy Deza, Ryan Keefer, Chorye Spoon, and Jim Hoey; and catchers Adam Donachie and Jose Reyes.
The O's also announced that Radhames Liz will be converted into a relief pitcher. I personally think this is a good move and is what the O's should have done with Daniel Cabrera. Rich Hill is making progress and will either make the team as the 5th starter to give him time to build up his arm strength or start the season on the DL. The team has said that Brian Bass and Mark Hendrickson will preferably compete as relief pitchers. David Pauley and Hayden Penn have really struggled this spring, making it less likely that they will earn spots in the rotation.
My AL-only fantasy baseball draft was yesterday, and 9 Orioles were drafted. You could say that some people jumped the gun, drafting Aubrey Huff in the 3rd round, Matt Wieters in the 6th, and Adam Jones in the 8th. Basically, my team is amazing.