As compensation, Olson starting to pay off

Baseball

Minor leagues

May 29, 2006|By CHILDS WALKER | CHILDS WALKER,SUN REPORTER

The 2004 baseball draft certainly seemed like a disaster for the Orioles.

They selected Rice pitcher Wade Townsend in the first round only to spend a frustrating summer failing to sign him. The draft is dicey enough when teams sign their top picks. But it seemed the Orioles had whiffed entirely.

Online Read Bowie Baysox pitching coach Scott McGregor's Q&A online at www.baltimoresun.com/mcgregor.

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