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.
The Orioles came to an agreement with 31-year-old outfielder Nate McLouth on Wednesday. So, what will McLouth need to do to provide average or better production as a starting leftfielder?
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.
With five days remaining before the July 31st trade deadline, let’s take a look at one of the Orioles’ most coveted trading chips: Jeremy Guthrie.
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.
After selecting a fire-balling high school pitcher with his first round selection, Joe Jordan shifted the focus to college arms, with a few bats mixed in. Here are some quick rundowns on some of the notable selections.
Here is a quick and dirty rundown of some of the most likely candidates for Baltimore’s #4 overall selection.
Through nine 2011 starts spanning 49 2/3 innings, Bobby Bundy has accumulated 8.52 strikeouts, 1.81 walks, and 0.36 home runs per nine innings, while showing the strongest ground ball tendencies of his young career.
Both players fit the mold of a Joe Jordan pet pick: advanced college left-handers with a good feel for pitching, a nice ceiling and the potential to rocket through the minor league system