“MASN All Access” podcast: Enrolling in the School of Roch

Attention, attention: Class is in session. Even though it’s late April, Paul and I are heading back to school - the School of Roch that is - as MASNsports.com’s Orioles beat writer Roch Kubatko joins us on the latest episode of the “MASN All Access” podcast. The Orioles are in a slump. Everyone knows that. They have lost three straight, are 1-9 in their last ... read more

Josh Michael: Lefty Lowther continues to improve his stock

Before the season began, I was extremely excited about the starting rotation that the low Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds were going to have due to the vast amount of talent it contained. So far, that excitement has been justified and the standout of the group has been left-hander Zac Lowther. The Shorebirds have one of the top three pitching staffs in the entire South Atlantic League ... read more

Opposite Dugout: Rays are in midst of a rebuild

Manager: Kevin Cash (4th season) Record: 8-13 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: CF Mallex Smith (.344/.412/.871) 1B C.J. Cron (5 HR, 13 RBIs), OF Denard Span (17 RBIs), 2B Daniel Robertson (.318), RHP Blake Snell (3-1, 2.54 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (11-8 in 2017) Pitching probables: April 24: RHP Jake Faria (1-1) vs. RHP Alex Cobb (0-2), 7:05 p.m., MASNApril ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Farm system leaves O’s future in doubt

It’s been an abysmal start to the 2018 season for the Orioles, and that could even be a massive understatement. In a year that seemed so crucial at the start with so many key cogs in the organization potentially moving on in the near future, the Birds have yet to take flight. It’s something that has led many to look ahead, giving up hope of ... read more

Zach Wilt: Strikeouts are sapping early Orioles offense

The Orioles are in a rut and are watching the losses pile up as they slide down the standings in the American League East. You can only keep telling yourself, “It’s early,” for so long. Here on April 20, it is still true, but the hole keeps getting deeper and deeper and digging out of it only gets more difficult as time goes on. There ... read more

Opposite dugout: Indians offense still trying to find its rhythm

Manager: Terry Francona (6th season) Record: 9-7 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: SS Francisco Lindor (15 hits, 7 RBIs); LF Michael Brantley (.333 with 1 HR, 6 RBIs); 3B José Ramirez (4 HR, 8 RBIs); RHP Corey Kluber (2-1, 1.52 ERA); RHP Trevor Bauer (1-1, 2.25 ERA), RHP Cody Allen (0.00 ERA, 3 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (6-1 in 2017) ... read more

“MASN All Access” podcast: Birds continue to struggle in cold weather

As we continue to wait for spring to arrive, Orioles fans are waiting for the O’s offense to heat up as well. What you don’t have to wait any longer for is a new episode of the “MASN All Access” podcast. Paul and I discuss the possible effect the recent cold weather has had on the Orioles’ bats. Did you know that out of 18 ... read more Continue reading ....

Josh Michael: Alex Wells succeeds by going against the grain

When it comes to pitching prospects, both before they are even drafted and after, all of the talk tends to be about how hard they throw their fastball. While I won’t argue that it’s nice when a guy can throw a mid-to-upper 90s fastball, I’ll take a guy who gets outs, pounds the zone and makes a hitter earn his way on base. Orioles prospect ... read more