The Orioles open their season in Tampa Bay with a three game series for the second year in a row. Opening day is finally here and as Kevin Gregg put it, “it’s go time, boys!”
Here’s what you can expect at Orioles Nation throughout the season.
News and notes from around the web: Two prediction posts, Justin Duchscherer’s shut down again, Brooks Robinson’s hospitalized, and why having one lefty in the bullpen shouldn’t be a problem.
News, notes and links from around the web including; an Oriole book club, Baseball Prospectus’ comments on Zach Britton, notes on Jose Nivar, why we need to see the Orioles “free” Nolan Reimold and more.
News and notes from around the web including: Why Josh Rupe doesn’t belong on the roster, John Sickels weighs in on Matt Wieters and more.
The Orioles have officially sent Zach Britton, Brendan Harris, and Craig Tatum down to the minor leagues, though it may not be long before you see any one of them back up in Baltimore.
News, notes and links from around the web including: FanGraphs ranks Orioles #15 in their Organizational Rankings, why Zach Britton needs to open 2011 in the minors, if the Orioles can have a 20-20 player (Mark Reynolds?) and more.
With Zach Britton giving the Orioles a solid outing, the offense came alive right off the bat, scoring thirteen in the first three innings.
As if there wasn’t already enough hype surrounding Zach Britton, Roch Kubatko profiles the young lefty for Baseball America and Steve Melewski interviews Tim Kurkijan about the 23 year old’s future.
Top prospect Zach Britton allowed one run in five innings while Fox, Scott, and Hardy homer to put the O’s in the win column.