In his latest edition of Dempsey's Dugout, Rick Dempsey caught up with former Orioles' first-round pick Ben McDonald. Ben signed a Major League contract in 1989 and got a September call up in that season. Ben tells Rick he had trouble fitting in due to his contract and that he didn't know how to pitch at the big league level. Rick asks Ben to
Rick Dempsey has noticed a marked improvement in the defense of Matt Wieters this season. As a former catcher, Rick knows the ins and outs of catching, along with the difficulties that come with learning the game at the Major League level. Rick points out details on how Wieters has improved his defense and why he's been able to throw out a better percentage
There's plenty of excitement surrounding the O's first-round pick from this year's draft, Manny Machado. Machado is a potential five-tool player that has been compared to the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez. Rick Dempsey and Tom Davis discuss the potential of the Birds' first-round pick. Watch the video below for the full breakdown on Machado.
The Orioles have a very young pitching staff that still has to work on its mechanics. Rick took some time to talk with Jim Palmer about pitching and what some of the young pitchers need to work on. Watch the video below as Palmer talks about the significance of a high leg kick and how it helps the pitcher get on top of a