Matt Wieters appears to be rounding in to the defensive catcher that was highly touted when he was drafted No. 5 overall in 2007. Bench coach Jeff Datz set aside a few minutes to talk about the development of Wieters as a defensive catcher and his growth with the pitching staff this season. Datz also mentioned the ability of Wieters to throw out or
The O’s bullpen has been a work in progress all season long. Recently, many of pitchers have either begun the rehabilitation process or are getting ready to work their way back. On the downside, it appears Jason Berken is done for the season. Jim Johnson could be activated from the disabled list when the O’s head to Anaheim this weekend. Johnson hasn’t pitched for
Josh Bell hit his first two career home runs Saturday against tough lefty pitcher Cliff Lee of the Texas Rangers. Throughout his minor league career, Bell seemed to struggle from the right side of the plate. After getting his first two home runs of the season, Josh believes he will be a successful switch-hitter in the big leagues. For more from Josh, watch the
Felix Pie, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis make up one of the best young outfields in all of baseball. Amber Theoharis had a chance to talk with outfield coach John Shelby about the improvement of the fielding recently. Shelby believes that Markakis would win a Gold Glove if there were more than three given out each season. Watch the video below for Amber’s complete
Tuesday night we saw Felix Pie, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis make highlight reel catches in the outfield. Buck Showalter said he feels great “running those three out there” everyday. On any given night they could produce a SportsCenter webgem. Adam Jones said the trio is really confident as a group. “As far as arm strength is concerned, I’d put us up against any
Matt Wieters has been playing his tail off behind the plate lately. He’s thrown out 4 out of the last 6 runners who’ve attempted to steal on him. Also, he’s been hustling to block balls and has really taken charge with the pitchers.
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Is it me or does Buck Showalter slightly resemble Earl Weaver in an O’s uniform? No neck, light gray/blonde hair popping out of the sides of his cap? Am I the only one who thinks Showalter sounds like Boss Hog from “Dukes of Hazard” when he speaks? Did anyone notice the players seem to actually be taking a manager seriously for the first time