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August 19, 2007

Poll results

Last week, we asked readers which inexperienced Oriole they wanted to see get an extended look at the big league level, and Garrett Olson was the man. The results:

Garrett Olson, 32.4 percent (1,132 votes)

Luis Hernandez, 23 percent (804 votes)

J.R. House, 12.5 percent (435 votes)

James Hoey, 11.7 percent (408 votes)

Nolan Reimold, 8.8 percent (306 votes)

Radhames Liz, 7.1 percent (248 votes)

Jon Knott, 4.5 percent (156 votes)

Poll

position

Who deserves the most credit for getting first-round pick Matt Wieters signed?

Agent Scott Boras

Orioles area scout Dave Jennings

Orioles owner Peter Angelos

Orioles president Andy MacPhail

Orioles scouting director Joe Jordan

Wieters and his family

No one. It's a bad deal. Vote online at baltimoresun.com/baseball

Hack of

the week

Last week's question: Which retired former Oriole would you like to see take a more active role in the organization?

Cal Ripken Jr. When he's around, the team and the whole city is excited. He's the one we need to push this team back to the top.

[Eric Smith, Essex]

Take your

hacks

Each week we ask an open-ended baseball question. Reply with your thoughts to sports@baltsun .com. We'll print one response each week. Keep your answer to 25 words and include your name, city and phone number for verification. Please put "Take Your Hacks" in the subject line.

This week's question: Did the Orioles do the right thing by giving first-round pick Matt Wieters a club-record $6 million signing bonus? Why?

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