O’s still not ready to worry much about closer’s role

Should the Orioles look to establish one pitcher as their closer in the 2021 season? Baltimore had five pitchers record saves in the shortened 60-game season in 2020. The short answer for me is definitely not. No reason to try and find one established closer right now. In fact, on a rebuilding team, why not give several players a chance to save games next year? ... read more

How much did fans miss attending games?

If absence does make the heart grow fonder, can something similar work when it comes to baseball attendance? I’ve heard from a few fans lately that basically said they can’t wait to attend another Orioles game when they are allowed back into Camden Yards and it’s safe to do so. They missed going to games. I can tell you that applies to some of the ... read more

Will these two Orioles be back next year?

They are both infielders the Orioles claimed off waivers. They’ve gotten a golden chance to show they can play at the big league level with the Orioles since the start of the 2019 season. But after the performance of both fell off in the second half of the shortened 2020 season, their futures are maybe more uncertain today than they were heading into last year. ... read more

Rays are headed to World Series

The American League East champion Tampa Bay Rays are headed to the World Series. They won the first three games of the AL Championship Series against Houston, but then lost the next three. But behind right-hander Charlie Morton, they won 4-2 in Game 7 last night to head to the World Series for the second time in team history. In 2008, they lost, four games ... read more

O’s face some tough calls on 40-man adds before Rule 5

Last November, the Orioles added four players to their 40-man roster to protect those players from being selected in the December Rule 5 draft. They added Ryan Mountcastle, Keegan Akin, Dean Kremer and Ryan McKenna. How many players will the Orioles add next month? They’ve got a list of quality players eligible for this year’s Rule 5. But even with a lengthy list of players ... read more

Will the Orioles go position player with another high draft pick?

There was no announcement or press release from Major League Baseball. But numerous outlets this week reported that the order of the First-Year Player Draft is set for 2021. The Orioles will have the No. 5 pick in the first round. After speculation that MLB would use the reverse standings, as always, for the draft order, several outlets confirmed this week that will be the ... read more

Taking a look at the Orioles’ solid outfield depth

When spring training for the 2021 season begins, the Orioles could be looking at a logjam. It presents a bit of a problem, but yes, it is a good problem to deal with. They may have too many quality outfielders for too few spots, especially if you add in players yet to make it to Baltimore. This is not a surprise to us, as it’s ... read more

No games, no problem: Delmarva still held events at Perdue Stadium

As the summer was rolling on, it became apparent it would be a year without minor league baseball. Around the country, that hit some teams and their local communities pretty hard. No games for the fans to see, no revenue for the teams to generate. But that didn’t keep Orioles farm teams from reaching out in their local communities to host events that brought some ... read more