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.
The inevitable has been confirmed; Trey Mancini will be putting his number 67 jersey on and jogging down the orange carpet on Monday afternoon. Mancini has been consistently good this spring, and he has earned the opportunity to be on the 25-man roster to open the season. Mancini, who turned 25 earlier this month, will … Continue reading Trey Mancini is ready to contribute after making the Opening Day roster
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Orioles are destined to hit a ton of home runs, yet again. Guys like last year's home run champion, Mark Trumbo, Chris Davis, Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Welington Castillo, and eventually Trey Mancini, are ready to begin teeing off at Camden Yards and ballparks around … Continue reading It may not be a bad thing if the Orioles don’t lead the world in home runs again
In a camp that has been crowded with pitchers vying for a rotation spot since its open, Tyler Wilson has set out to show that he is good enough to pitch in the starting rotation. With the injury to Chris Tillman, Wilson's chances of making the rotation increased, but a shaky beginning may have hurt … Continue reading After a rough beginning to the month, Tyler Wilson gives one last push to join the rotation