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John Means was the biggest surprise on the 2019 Orioles No one could have imagined John Means' rookie season for the Orioles. It's hard to measure just how good it was. According to Baseballreference.com's measure of WAR, Means had a 4.5, which was ninth among American League pitchers.
ALCS Game 4 open thread That's an impressive run, and one the Yankees will surely be hoping that he is able to continue tonight. This includes Game 1 of this same series, in which Tanaka pitched six innings and the Astros were shut out. Obviously, the civilized baseball world will be pulling for the Astros to keep that from happening.
The Oriole Bird among finalists for Mascot Hall of Fame Who doesn't love The Oriole Bird? Well, if you're fond of the feathered one's antics and undying love for his namesake Orioles, you need to flex your fingers and exercise your right to vote. The Oriole Bird is one of 10 finalists for this year's voting for the Mascot Hall of Fame, and between Oct.
Baltimore Orioles: Can a Poker Mindset Help O's Stay Focused? Mancini's second season saw him lose focus. Photo credit: Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0. Now, you may think that this sounds a bit odd and, truth be told, we completely understand why. How on earth can poker or anything related to cards help the Orioles remain focused?
Severino, Sisco were fine enough to deserve another chance as the Orioles catching duo For the majority of 2019, Severino and Sisco shared catching duties as the former had some good moments.
Cedric Mullins' season included slow start, fast finish Things can change fast in a year in baseball. Outfielder Cedric Mullins won the Brooks Robinson Award as the Orioles' 2018 Minor League Player of the Year. Adam Jones moved over to right field that August so that Mullins could take over in center for the parent club.
Baltimore Orioles Window Shopping For Bargains: Trevor Cahill Opponents hit.353 off his four-seamer, but according to Baseball Savant, the expected batting average on the pitch was.296. The expected slugging percentage was more than 200 points lower than the actual slugging percentage against the four-seamer. It also produced a whiff rate about 11% higher than compared to his 2018 results.
Orioles have fourth-longest World Series drought; Nationals' hot streak; Why replay works in MLB Now that the Washington Nationals have qualified for the World Series, it makes life even more difficult for fans of the Orioles. Some Oriole fans have begun rooting for the Nationals, others don't care, and still others are pained by their success.
Baltimore Orioles: 2020 Presents A Big Opportunity For Rio Ruiz Baltimore Orioles third baseman should have an opportunity to have a breakout season in 2020 and lock down the starting job.
Thursday Bird Droppings: The Hanser Alberto’s birthday edition The Orioles winning again. The Nationals are headed for the World Series. Here's how the Orioles could mirror their turnaround. One more article for the "Jon Meoli is the best Orioles beat writer" pile. Draft well, hit on the international market, then sign the right free agents.
Is Wojciechowski a lock for 2020 rotation? Early projections on the Orioles opening day rotation can't be completed unless you ignore how they're likely to sign at least one cost-friendly veteran, similar to last year's additions of Nate Karns and Dan Straily. They'll just pray for better results.
Prospect Profiles: No. 30 overall Gray Fenter We kick off our countdown of the top 30 prospects in the Baltimore Orioles organization with No. 30 overall, right-handed pitcher Gray Fenter! Gray Fenter was drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of West Memphis High School in West Memphis, Arkansas.
The Baltimore Orioles, a season in review The 2019 Baltimore Orioles season ends with some question marks as well as some insight into what was a rebuilding season for the birds. The 120th MLB seas…
Anthony Santander emerged from the pack as one of the best Orioles stories this year In the 46 games he was perfunctorily inserted into the MLB lineup while the former GM, Duquette, waited for the Rule 5 status to wear off across 2017 and 2018, he posted just a.565 OPS, and even after being dropped down to the minors and competition that might have been more appropriate for him, he wasn't setting the world on fire.
Which of these players has the most potential? Today let's take a look at five young Orioles position players. Then give us your take on how much promise and potential they hold for future Orioles teams. Rate these five - listed here alphabetically - on future potential and upside: Hanser Alberto, Austin Hays, Rio Ruiz, Anthony Santander, Dwight Smith Jr.
Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where it’s the 36th anniversary of the Orioles 1983 World Series win In other news: The other MASN team is going to the World Series this year.
Orioles don't need to extend Trey Mancini, but they should This winter should be a happy one for Trey Mancini. He had his most complete season in the major leagues, and was elected "Most Valuable Oriole." The trouble was that Mancini was the best player on a team that lost 108 games. Mancini had a terrific.899 OPS, and improved in every offensive category.
Can Kline contribute in 2020? Whether Branden Kline becomes an integral part of the Orioles bullpen, or even an extra piece that can be tossed on the Triple-A shuttle, is going to be determined much later. No one can make a declaration in October. Don't even attempt it. There's no way to construct the unit on such an early date in the offseason.
ALCS Game 3/NLCS Game 4 open thread Today could be the last day of the year that has two MLB games. Maybe one of them will have a good outcome.
Quick Hits: Mendoza, Ross, Martin, Zimmer Though broadcast entertainment politics usually fall far outside of the MLBTR purview, the current conversations surrounding ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" program could have minor implications for a few front offices around baseball.
Orioles prospect season in review: Adley Rutschman The Orioles decided that the right person for that pick was Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman. Rutschman was the consensus top pick prior to the start of the college baseball season, and he cemented his status as the best player in the country with his performance for one of the NCAA's top programs.
Baltimore Orioles: Answering Ten Early Offseason Questions Below are Melewski's questions and our responses. We would love to hear your answers in the comments! Not great. General manager Mike Elias has already said that 2020 is another year of evaluation and we're hoping to see a handful of rookies make their major league debut, including a good number of pitchers.
Orioles, Ravens Bullish On Opportunities Presented By Baltimore Sinclair's Acquisition Of Regional Sports Networks Brings New Opportunities. September 16. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. CEO Chris Ripley sees numerous advantages for Sinclair with its newly acquired portfolio of regional sports networks. At the top of the list: sports betting.
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