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Rookie Radar: AL East We've already run through the NL West, the NL East, the NL Central, the AL West and the AL Central in our look at some of the up-and-coming talent that figures to step into the Major League spotlight whenever play resumes. Let's take a run through our final division, the American League East….
Orioles slugger Chris Davis expects to return to spring form He hasn't been the same since then. Davis has seen his long ball production dwindle in each of the past three years, down to a paltry 12 in 2019. He finished with batting averages of.215,.168 and.179 over that span while totaling a whopping 526 strikeouts.
Fake Sox Game Six: Eduardo Rodriguez shines in Baltimore After limping to just one win in their season-opening four-game set in Toronto, our Fake Sox are following that up with a much-needed three-game series in Baltimore to face the Orioles, who are still looking for their first win of the season.
Chris Davis: "This is very abnormal, very unusual" Chris Davis is safe at home, feeling blessed that the coronavirus hasn't touched his family. His wife and three young daughters, including 2-year-old twins, are fine. His friends are healthy. He's making many of the same adjustments as everyone else in his everyday life while unsure when he's going to be able to go back to work.
Chris Davis prepares to play a shortened season in front of empty stadiums On March 12, the day that baseball stopped, Chris Davis was driving down Interstate 75, heading from Sarasota to Fort Myers for a game the Orioles were set to play against the Minnesota Twins that evening. Davis was summoned back to the Ed Smith Stadium complex, and a little after 3 p.m., came word that the season was on hold.
Who is your #18 prospect for the Orioles system in 2020? Baseball remains on hold. The quest to pick Camden Chat’s top 20 Orioles prospects continues.
Draft math: O's to top 2019 total pool in just five rounds this year If the 2020 First-Year Player Draft is going to consist of just five rounds, the Orioles would make six draft picks this summer, sometime in June or July. The draft date is to be announced later. It was originally going to be a draft of 40 rounds from June 10-12.
Stevie Wilkerson wants to show he's essential for Orioles in 2020 In these troubled times, we know who essential workers are. Doctors, nurses and other key hospital personnel. Police officers and firefighters. They're also workers in food stores, pharmacies, gas stations, auto repair shops and hardware stores. Last season, the Orioles had a clear most valuable player, Trey Mancini.
Tuesday Bird Droppings: Where it’s not even April yet Time sure does…uh…what’s the opposite of fly?
Another spring training memory from the Orioles beat The regular season for the Orioles should be four games old. A home series against the Yankees completed and the middle game pending in a home series against the Red Sox. The first trip to Saint Louis since 2003 was supposed to happen over the weekend, followed by a four-game series in the Bronx.
Los Angeles Angels vs Baltimore Orioles: Epic games through the 2010s Mike Trout and Manny Machado. Of course, those two clubs mightily wasted their best weapons in their prime. In the process, they delivered some memorable games. Buck Showalter managed the team for most of the decade and led them to playoff games in two different seasons.
Retro Orioles recap: Jim Palmer hurls 10-inning complete game in 4-2 walk-off win against Oakland In a hard-fought pitcher’s duel, Jim Palmer went the distance and came out on top with a little help from Dave May in extra innings.
Bloomingdale Baseball Retires Baltimore Orioles Shortstop And Former Bull's Number On February 27, Richie Martin became the first player in Bloomingdale High School baseball history to have his #12 jersey retired. Bloomingdale held a ceremony at its baseball field before its game against East Bay. The only other person to have his number retired at Bloomingdale is former Head Coach K.
How it might look in 2020: O's infield Over the next few weeks, let's take a look at some aspects of the Orioles and how they were shaping up at the time that spring training was halted. Today, a look at the infield. Earlier, I made my projection for the five-man rotation in this entry.
Disadvantage, Yankees? Winners, losers if MLB plays shortened season Last week, MLB floated ideas about drastic changes to the schedule and roster rules. Let's evaluate what those potential changes mean and which teams would be helped, or hurt, the most by various scenarios. 140 games or fewer. Any hopes of playing a full 162-game season have already been scrapped.
2012 was the year everything worked for the Orioles People often ask me what is the most unforgettable game I've ever seen. I have a few contenders, but there's something they never ask me that I have an easy answer for. The 2012 Orioles were my favorite team.
Monday Bird Droppings: Where the simulated Orioles are winless Another look at what could be coming in a 2020 MLB season Steve runs through some of the significant impacts for the Orioles in MLB and the players union's deal reached late last week that sifted through some of the issues that may crop up from either a shortened or a canceled season.
Wondering who's impacted by expansion to 29-man roster The competitions for roster spots with the Orioles remain on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. Players are working out at home, a few of them posting clever videos on social media. Small children and pets are coming in handy as alternatives to gym weights.
A few more questions for O's fans At this strange time in baseball and throughout the country really, it is nice to have normal things in our lives. I'd like to think this blog is one. It represents someplace we can go to discuss baseball.
Baltimore Orioles: Dariel Álvarez's journey from Camagüey to Saltillo HIALEAH, FL - Dariel Alvarez signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 as an international free agent and promptly began his career with the Gulf Coast Orioles, the team's rookie league affiliate. That only lasted four games because he hit a whopping.443 and was promoted to Frederick Keys where he also hit.436 in a pit stop there.
Memories of some media missteps Anyone who's stepped inside a major league clubhouse and posed a question during a pregame or postgame media scrum has probably committed an embarrassing gaffe. The odds increase the longer you've worked the beat. Colleagues can sympathize, but it doesn't prevent us from teasing the guilty party.
Baltimore Orioles: In Cuba Henry Urrutia is baseball royalty In his five seasons in the Cuban league with Las Tunas, the talented slugger hit.350 with 33 homers and 219 runs batted in. He also posted an impressive slash line of.426/.517/.943 and would one day to return home and play for his old ball club," I would love to one day return home and play in Mella Stadium.
Catching up with the American League East: Baltimore Orioles Over the next few days, we will be taking a look at the Red Sox competition in the American League East and digging into what their roster look likes.
Reliving History: The 1970 Baltimore Orioles Looking back over the span of baseball history, the 1970 Baltimore Orioles were a phenomenal team with dominant starting pitching and a lineup that came through in the right moments. As Baltimore illustrated, being able to have a starting rotation capable of tossing a complete game every time they took the mound was advantageous for any team.
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