The Orioles went 22 years without losing an Arbitration hearing in court. Now, they should be prepared to have a loss in back-to-back years.
Dan Duquette has gone on record to say, "rebuilding, that's not very much fun." If the team doesn't add any starting pitchers, they won't be able to compete.
For an underperforming team at the trade deadline that was three games under .500, four-and-a-half games out of a Wildcard spot, and six-and-a-half out of the division race, the Orioles were considered to be sellers. As a matter of fact, the Orioles were said to have pretty much everyone on the table, scoping out potential... Continue Reading →
“Good pitching beats good hitting any day of the week.” I heard that for the first time, probably twenty-some years ago, but to this day it still makes perfect sense. For the Orioles (52-54), it couldn’t be any more true. If their starting pitching doesn’t come around, the chance at making the postseason is worse... Continue Reading →
Every Orioles fan knows the story regarding Ubaldo Jiménez. A 15-game winner for the Rockies in 2009, and a 19-win season the following year which sent him to his first All-Star game appearance of his career the very next season. A 13-game winner the year before arriving in Baltimore, Jiménez was expected to be the... Continue Reading →
Could the Orioles have asked for a better start to the 2017 season? They're 2-0 overall, 2-0 in the AL East, and have swept the Blue Jays out of Baltimore. With the exception of playing a team within the division, the beginning to this season is almost the same as the beginning of last season.... Continue Reading →
Game number two for the Orioles tonight, and they will get to face their first left-handed pitcher of the year. The Blue Jays will send J.A. Happ to the mound who holds a 4-3 lifetime record against the O's, with a 3.56 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts). Last season, Happ started three games against... Continue Reading →
The Orioles made it quite clear that they wanted to re-sign Mark Trumbo in the offseason. Executive Vice President, Dan Duquette, had discussions with Trumbo's camp several times over the winter, and had even offered a four-year deal in the $52M-$55M range, complete with a full no-trade clause. They did not want him going elsewhere.... Continue Reading →