Today, guest contributor Dan Reed offers the first in an ongoing (and occasional) series of Orioles related trivia questions. This week’s edition: Number Crunch Edition: Won, Too, Three. WON * Only one number has been worn exactly one time in MLB history, who is it and what number did they wear? (Hint: he wasn’t an … Continue reading Q’s and O’s Trivia
Before I attempt to answer the question that is the title of this blog post, I have a confession to make: I don’t really know the answer. But it seems pretty clear that the Orioles are up to something when it comes to Hyun Soo Kim after yet another bizarre spring training with the Korean … Continue reading Are the Orioles on the Brink of Trading Hyun Soo Kim?
[Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/trustyourstuff] [Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/trustyourstuff%5D In hindsight, I’m sure Dave Trembley wishes he’d never said it. But the former Orioles manager – back in the spring of 2009 – declared that help was on the way for the Orioles’ troubled pitching staff. “The cavalry is coming,” said Trembley…launching a phrase that would be … Continue reading The Orioles Cavalry 2.0
[Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/trustyourstuff] [Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/trustyourstuff%5D I’ll be honest – I don’t really know what to make of Dan Duquette. Since being named Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Orioles a little more than five years ago, Duquette has been something of a lightning rod for fans. If you walk up … Continue reading What Does Dan Duquette Know About Pitching?
[Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/trustyourstuff] [Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/trustyourstuff%5D Last week I had the chance to head to Florida for some Spring Training baseball. As part of my trip I saw five games – in five different ballparks – in four days. Three of those games were Orioles games – a 12-5 win over the Red Sox … Continue reading 7 Observations from Orioles Spring Training
Today, guest contributor Dan Reed weighs in on the O's mysterious ability to consistently outperform their projected W-L record... The O's Bullpen Bytes We Think We (Finally) Know Why the O’s Beat Their Projections. The Question Is...Who Deserves the Credit? By Dan Reed Here’s a fun question: why does the most advanced computer projection model, … Continue reading The O’s Bullpen Bytes
Now that Matt Wieters has agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals on a two-year contract, Orioles fans can finally move on…and stop thinking of scenarios that would land him back in Baltimore on another one-year contract. The team moved quickly this offseason to replace Wieters, anticipating that agent Scott Boras would demand an … Continue reading Where Does Matt Wieters Rank Among All-Time Great Oriole Catchers?
It happens every spring…or at least it seems that way. Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette always waits out the market and adds an impact player late in the winter…or in some cases after Spring Training camps have opened. In 2012, Duquette acquired starting pitcher Jason Hammel on February 6 – just … Continue reading Who Will Be This Year’s Orioles Spring Training Signing?
Now that pitchers and catchers have reported to the Orioles’ facility in Sarasota, we can all take comfort in the knowledge that baseball is back. As we look ahead to the beginning of exhibition games, here’s a quick list – a “starting nine” if you will – of things Orioles fans can to look … Continue reading The Starting Nine: What to Look Forward to in Spring Training
As we approach the beginning of Spring Training, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves in a familiar place. Once again, the national media -- and most statistical projections -- are calling for the Orioles to finish well below .500...and near the bottom of the American League East. Yet for the last five years, Buck Showalter's Birds … Continue reading How Do the 2012-2016 Orioles Rank in Franchise History?