Dan Sanchez

Dan joined Orioles Nation in March 2010. He is freelance baseball writer and blogger currently residing in Richmond, Virginia. He focuses specifically on the balance between statistical analysis and traditional scouting.

Rational Exuberance and the 2012 Orioles

Rational Exuberance and the 2012 Orioles

In his guest column for Baseball Prospectus, The Agony of Rational Rooting, Nick Piecoro gives voice to a nagging feeling he’s had – that, despite how enjoyable it may be to see a struggling team’s fanbase re-energized, the Baltimore Orioles’ 2012 season doesn’t seem earned.

Orioles, Hardy Agree to Terms on Extension

The Orioles and JJ Hardy have agreed to terms on a three-year extension, sources told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Hardy, 28, was thought to be a tempting trade candidate if he did not work out a deal with the club by the July 31st deadline, but the Orioles assured Hardy that he would not be flipped this season.