I don't know much about Adam Loewen, except that his ceiling, at this point in his career, is Rick Ankiel. That's not a ringing endorsement, and is hence probably why I don't know very much about Adam Loewen. Go figure.
But this story is hilarious and sad at the same time: When the Orioles offered Loewen a chance to go back to their farm system and figure his life out as a hitter instead of a pitcher, he promised them that if they released him from his major league deal he'd re-sign with a minor league deal with the squad. But he didn't. And Jay Trucker of the Examiner is not pleased about it:
Though Loewen told the birds he would stay, and though he had already spent a lot of time in the cages with Orioles' hitting instructors, Loewen took advantage of his newfound free agency. Loewen signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, which came as a big surprise to those in and around the Orioles' organization.
For most of us, it's simple: Adam Loewen is an overpaid, underachieving, glass-armed, floppy-haired jerk. Let's hope he never takes a major league at-bat.
And ... pwned. Loewen's cash grab might have been a smart move, but it was also a cheap one, and he deserves this sort of verbal thrashing. Frankly, I'm very entertained by it. Can a player screw over a franchise more often? Please?