When the Baltimore Orioles came calling with a minor league contract offer in December, Jeremy Accardo didn't have to think twice before accepting it. After all, he had already endured a rollercoaster of a tenure with the Toronto Blue Jays and was anxious for a fresh start.
After starting the 2007 season with 21 consecutive scoreless innings, Accardo emerged as the Jays' closer, replacing Jason Frasor who was filling in for incumbent closer B.J. Ryan, who had been shut down due to injury. Accardo flourished in the role, notching 30 saves to go along with a 2.14 ERA in 64 games, and it seemed the Jays had a promising asset on their hands.
Sadly, it all went downhill from there.