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 Tim Beckham’s time in the lineup may be dwindling
“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 Starting pitching is key to the Postseason
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 In the final year of his four-year contract, Ubaldo Jiménez looks to prove his worth.
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 O’s complete two-game sweep, but it’s too early to defend an argument with the standings.
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 Seeking success against left-handed pitching, Orioles take on Happ.
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 A priority in the offseason, Mark Trumbo begins to show why the Orioles wanted to re-sign him.
For the second time in three years, the Orioles will open their home schedule against the Toronto Blue Jays, in a quest to make the postseason for the fourth time in six years. We know the matchup, but just for the sake of this blog, the Orioles are sending Kevin Gausman to the hill, and … Continue reading It’s Opening Day in Baltimore, and Birdland couldn’t be happier!