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. While we may see rosters larger than 26 players when baseball does start this year, we are going ... read more

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. Baseball talk is understandably taking a back seat now, but there is still room and hopefully time to discuss the game and the players and get away ... read more

Another look at what could be coming in a 2020 MLB season

The agreement between Major League Baseball owners and players this week ensures that players will get service time in 2020, even if there is not a season. While both sides seem very committed to playing this year and playing the most games possible, they did account for this scenario in their latest talks. Players on the roster all year in 2020, no matter how many ... read more

The comeback that rocked the Yard, plus draft notes

Camden Yards was full and loud. Orange shirts were everywhere. Spirits were high and Orioles fans were probably convinced their team was heading to the World Series. That is how it felt in early October 2014 and yesterday, during “opening day at home,” we saw a replay of the Orioles’ eighth-inning comeback win over Detroit in Game 2 of the American League Division Series. It ... read more

Some things that could be part of a reduced baseball schedule

Who would have ever thought we’d have an “opening day at home.” But today, on the day that the Major League Baseball season was set to open, here we are. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic we are getting ready to watch previous great games. And not watch, attend or report on new ones. Major League Baseball yesterday made an announcement with a spoiler ... read more

Remembering bus rides to, BP homers at Memorial Stadium

For love of the game. We’re not talking about a Kevin Costner movie here, but rather the love of baseball that probably all of us have, to some extent. For some, maybe love is too strong a word. For me, it’s not. I fell in love with baseball as a kid and I still love the sport. Almost everything about it. From a well-executed relay ... read more

Big Mike had a big year in 2019

In 2019, Orioles pitching prospect Michael Baumann had a special year. The right-hander threw well for both Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie and ended the season as the organization’s co-Minor League Pitcher of the Year. He shared the Jim Palmer Award with Single-A Delmarva’s Grayson Rodriguez. For an encore, Baumann will try to build on his gains from last season, continue to smooth out his ... read more

Where O’s could look with the No. 2 pick in the draft

The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is scheduled for June 10-12. The Orioles will hold the No. 2 overall pick for the first time. They’ve now picked No. 1 overall twice, but never had the second pick. While there has been talk that the draft could be delayed, that is only speculation right now. At some point they will almost certainly hold a draft ... read more