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Looking back on the first four years of MacPhail's tenure

The rumors that Andy MacPhail will resign at season’s end continue to swirl, although none have been confirmed by MacPhail himself. If the reports are true, let’s take a look back at his tenure in Baltimore. What do you think of the player moves MacPhail made in his four years here? I’ll let you out there in the blogosphere tee off on the not so

Still reeling from devastating news of Flanagan's death

Mike Flanagan’s death has been a bittersweet reminder of how loyal and deep-rooted the Orioles’ fan base is. Fans here don’t forget the past. They hold tight to the memories that made them fall in love with the Orioles - even if those memories are fading with the years. I’m one of those fans. These past two days everybody at MASN has shared in the

Andino proving he belongs on the roster moving forward

Buck Showalter will spend the last six weeks of what has become a dismal season doing two things. For one, he’ll try to avoid becoming the second Orioles team in franchise history to lose 100 games. The Birds will have to post a 16-22 record over their remaining 36 games in order to do that. Two: Showalter will have to get a good read on

Jones' team play has been a bright spot in a rough season

While the Orioles are sputtering through August, Adam Jones continues to be one of the few bright spots. Not only is he making a case for his second Gold Glove with highlight worthy defensive plays, he’s quickly approaching a .300 batting average at .294. Plus the power numbers keep piling up - he already has a career high 21 dingers. Lost in all the “important”

Who's on first?

If he is shut down, the Orioles will miss out on a big opportunity to see what the 25-year-old has to offer. First base is clearly up for grabs going into this offseason and Davis is someone the Orioles wanted to get a good look at the last six weeks of the season. The left-handed hitter has only played in 10 games for the Orioles

Hype surrounding high draft picks needs to cease

Even after covering the MLB debuts of two highly touted Orioles first-round draft picks in 2009 (Matt Wieters and Brian Matusz), the amount of hype surrounding young talent never ceases to amaze me. Friday night, I attended my first minor league game since covering what used to be the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers, in 2004. I headed down to Woodbridge, VA to catch

Showalter, Birds need to begin evaluating for next season

Unless the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays go on a 25-game losing streak, it’s safe to say the Orioles are out of it. As we approach mid-August, it’s time for the Buck Showalter to find out exactly what he does and doesn’t have going into next season. That brings up the question: Who would you like to get a better look at these last two

Birds on pace to set franchise records in a few facets of the game

The Orioles are stumbling back to Baltimore this weekend after a tough road trip. The O’s went 3-7 and have now lost 11 consecutive road series. While I’m not one to kick a team when it’s down, I couldn’t help but share some notes brought to my attention this week. Jeremy Guthrie has lost a major league leading 15 games. That’s been well-reported. With two-thirds

Arrieta's elbow could force O's to reshuffle rotation

Eight days until Jake Arrieta visits orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum and finds out whether he’s headed to the disabled list with a fibrous mass in his throwing elbow. If he needs surgery, it’s bye-bye Arrieta until 2012. Eight days for Buck Showalter to contemplate - for the millionth time this season - how he’s going to piece together a rotation. Should I call Showalter and

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