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Logan Quick

Logan Quick is a 23-year-old journalist from Harford County, Maryland. Loves hockey so much, there's ice in his veins, not blood. Breathes soccer. Kind of wishes he lived in Barcelona. Oh yeah, and his love for music, especially 1960's and 70's rock and roll, is unwavering. Also a lover of the grunge era. Would punch a koala bear to trade places with Dave Grohl for a day. Considers his dream to be traveling the world in a constant loop on a yacht with the Victoria's Secret Angels and to hire Pearl Jam as his personal house band for his mansion in Monaco.

O’s Draft Two Southpaws & a Shortstop on Day 1

D.L. Hall pitches in an Orioles uniform.
If you happened to be following the draft last night, you probably went through a whole wave of emotions. After several top college prospects fell out of the top 15, you were probably just as ecstatic as I was. Then star Kentucky first baseman Evan White went 17th to the Mariners, Florida ace Alex Faedo went 18th to the Tigers, and then standout Oregon lefty David Peterson went to the Mets at 20th overall, right before the Orioles went on the clock. And then to the surprise of just about […]

Series Preview: Orioles (31-30) @ White Sox (26-35)

Side by side of Dylan Bundy and Miguel Gonzalez.
After getting demolished in the Bronx over the weekend, the Orioles will now try to recover from such a heavy blow over a four-game set in the Windy City. The Orioles (31-30) have slipped to fourth in the division and now face a 6.5-game deficit to overcome in order to match the pace of the first-place Yankees. More concerning to the Orioles, however, is that the fifth-place Toronto Blue Jays are just a game and a half away from sending the Orioles to the foot of the table. The Orioles’ […]

Who Might the Orioles Draft in Round 1?

men sitting at draft tables in large open room decorated with sports stuff
The MLB Draft starts today. You may not have realized that of course, as the MLB Draft has much less of a following than its football, basketball and hockey counterparts (probably because it’s a staggering fifty-round draft). However, there is still a decent buzz surrounding the first round of the draft as fans await to see who could become a part of the next generation of baseball’s superstars. In particular, the buzz around the Orioles’ first-round pick used to be much louder when the Orioles were still in the dark […]

Week in Review: Feel Good Walk-Offs a Distant Memory

Baltimore Orioles J.J. Hardy and Trey Mancini fall down trying to make a catch.
Hey everyone! Do you remember the time when the Orioles pulled off those two incredible come from behind, walk-off wins versus the Pirates? Yeah, those were good times. Believe it or not, those good times were happening just earlier this week. What has transpired since has been nothing short of a nightmare. Not only did the Orioles go up to the Bronx and get swept aside like yesterday’s newspaper, they got creamed for twenty-seven grueling innings straight. The final score over the three-game set was 38-8 Yankees, and that’s all […]

Series Preview: Orioles (31-27) at Yankees (34-23)

picture of a baseball field in New York
After ending their one-night stand in our nation’s capital, the Orioles will now enter phase two of their eight-game road trip by taking on the Yankees in the Bronx over the weekend. While the Orioles couldn’t pull off another victory in the delayed final game of the MASN Cup last night, they should be feeling pretty good going forward after posting a 6-3 mark over their latest nine-game home stand. The Orioles (31-27) are just 3.5-games off the pace of the division-leading Yankees, and a series win in the Bronx […]

Coming Up Clutch: A Look at the O’s Extra-Inning Success

Mark Trumbo crosses home plate as his teammates douse him in water to celebrate.
If you’re still pumped up about the Orioles pulling off a second walk-off win in as many days last night, you have every right to be. On the grander scale, the Orioles will now begin their eight-game road trip with some much-needed swagger after notching an impressive 6-3 record over their latest home stand. But a lot of the discussion as of late is this: how are the Orioles dominating in extra-innings like they have been this season? In short, the Orioles’ sparkling 9-1 record in extra-inning games has nothing […]

Series Preview: Orioles (29-26) vs. Pirates (26-31)

Kevin Gausman vs. Ivan Nova.
After breaking even against the Red Sox over the weekend, the Orioles will now host the Pittsburgh Pirates for a quick two-game set to conclude their nine-game stand at Camden Yards. While some may not consider this to be as bad-blooded as the other historic Baltimore vs Pittsburgh rivalry, Birdland veterans will beg to differ. This is still the same club that snatched two titles away from the Orioles back in the golden era of the 1970’s. The Orioles have only played the Pirates sixteen times since 2005, but when […]

Week in Review: Bouncing Back in Birdland

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop tags a Yankee runner as he goes by.
Say it with me. Anything is better than a seven-game losing streak. Despite allowing the Red Sox to slip away from Camden Yards with a pair of wins over the weekend, the Orioles showed true grit by taking two of three from the first-place Yankees and two of four from the second-place Red Sox right after their week from hell ended in Houston. This team still has a pulse, and they’ve shown that they won’t go out in the race for the division title without a fight. First place is […]

Series Preview: Orioles (27-24) vs. Red Sox (29-23)

Manny Machado slides into Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedrioa at second base.
After picking up two huge wins against the first-place Yankees, the Orioles will be looking to do more of the same against the second-place Red Sox. I know it’s only June 1st, but since the Orioles came into the series against the Yankees on a seven-game skid and mired in a 3-13 slump, the two wins notched against a surging Yankees squad was surely the shot in the arm that the Orioles needed. Their season was starting to sing a somber tune in a hurry. There’s still 111 games left […]

O’s Stock Report – May

Dylan Bundy winds up in a spring training game.
We all know that May was a rough month for the Orioles. In a month consisting of a horrid seven-game losing streak and a 3-13 skid, the Orioles finished the month with their worst record in a single month since they went 11-18 in August of 2015. After posting a joint MLB-best 15-8 record in April, the Orioles ended the month of May with a 12-16 mark. Still, even after going through their roughest skid in years, the Orioles (27-24) remain in the thick of the pennant chase as we […]

Down O’n the Farm: Checking in on O’s MiLB Pitchers

Jimmy Yacabonis of the Orioles pitches.
Now that we’ve looked at the potential future of the Orioles lineup, let’s take a look at some of the guys that could be toeing the rubber at Camden Yards in the near future. We’ll kick it off with a look at a few future starters.   Starters Cody Sedlock– (1st round, 2016) Currently ranked as the Orioles’ second-best prospect and top pitching prospect, the sky is the limit for Sedlock. The promising 21-year-old out of Illinois has gone through a learning curve with the Frederick Keys so far during […]

Down O’n the Farm: Checking in on O’s MiLB Bats

Chance Sisco swings in the batter's box.
Sure, we’ve all grown to love this Orioles squad. But we also know that baseball is a business, elite-status players are harder to keep around now more than ever, and that a trade can happen at any second. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the prospects in the Orioles minor league ranks position-by-position, and see who could be playing in Camden Yards sooner rather than later.   Catcher Chance Sisco– (2nd round, 2013) Currently ranked as the Orioles’ #1 prospect, the highly-touted 22-year-old has made […]

Series Preview: Orioles (25-23) vs. Yankees (29-18)

Adam Jones of the Orioles slides into home plate as the Yankees catcher takes the throw.
After going winless against the Twins and Astros last week, the Orioles will have to find to find a way to dig themselves out of their current rut in a timely manner as the first place New York Yankees head into town. The Orioles (25-23) now trail the Yankees by 4.5-games in the standings due to their current seven-game nosedive and have won just three out of their last sixteen contests.  First place might slip even further away if they can’t find a way to get out of the quicksand. […]

Week in Review: Nightmare on Eutaw Street

Alec Asher gets the ball back as an Astro rounds the bases.
Well, that escalated quickly. And not in a good way. In fact, only the late Wes Craven could have scripted something as brutal and savagely gutting as the past week of Orioles baseball. Let’s do a quick timeline of events to demonstrate how quickly things have gone south for the Birds. On May 9th, the Orioles reclaimed first place and the best record in baseball (22-10) with a 5-4 comeback win over the Nationals. Just eight days ago on May 20th, the Orioles again retook sole possession of first place […]

Series Preview: Orioles (25-20) @ Astros (32-16)

Dallas Keuchel of the Astros yells.
After getting drubbed and swept in their own ballpark by the Twins, the Orioles will look to bounce back in a hurry on the road as they prepare to take on the flying Houston Astros. We were feeling really good after taking care of business versus Toronto. A lot can change in the span of five days. But the same rule applies to both ends of the spectrum. A few wins on the road against the best team in the majors would do wonders for the Orioles’ psychological swagger. It […]

Series Preview: Orioles (25-17) vs. Twins (22-18)

Side-by-side shots of Dylan Bundy and Ervin Santana pitching.
After rebounding and taking two of three from the Blue Jays to kick off their six-game homestand, the Orioles will now host the first-place Minnesota Twins during a three-game set before heading out to Houston. The Orioles (25-17) remain a sliver out of first place in the AL East as we head into the final week of May, despite being on a current 3-7 skid over their last ten games. However, the Orioles have a prime chance to retake the drivers’ seat in the division from the Yankees over the […]

O’s First Quarter Report Card – Part 2: Pitching

Dylan Bundy pitches.
Now that we’ve covered the position players, let’s jump right in and take a look at how the members of the Orioles pitching staff have shaped up this season.   Starters Dylan Bundy – The undisputed staff ace this season; the Orioles would be in a world of hurt without him. He leads the rotation in wins (5), quality starts (8), innings pitched (57.2), and WHIP (1.12) and is second in  ERA (2.97). Grade: A+ Kevin Gausman – After dominating the league during the second half of last season, Gausman […]

O’s First Quarter Report Card – Part 1: Offense

Manny Machado follows through on his swing.
So now that we’ve recapped the first quarter of the season, let’s do a quick rundown of the squad sheet and see how the lads have shaped up this season. For our pitching grades, CLICK HERE. And to make it fun, we’re going to do this report on each player in two sentences or less. So without interruption, let’s take a look at the sluggers first: GulfBird Sports/Craig Landefeld Catchers Welington Castillo – Left with the unenviable task of replacing Matt Wieters, the veteran has proven to be a stellar […]

O’s First Quarter Notebook: So Far, So Good

Seth Smith and Adam Jones of the Orioles give each other five.
In the blink of an eye it seems, we are officially past the quarter mark of the 2017 season. And man, to say it’s been a pretty wild ride so far would be an understatement. But all’s well that ends well, right? With a 25-17 record to date, the Orioles are hot on the heels of the first-place Yankees and if they replicate what they’ve done through the first forty-two games, you’re looking at another playoff berth. And you know how much this Orioles squad loves to prove the talking […]

Week in Review: Home Sweet Home

sunset view of oriole park at camden yards
Fresh off a disheartening tour through the Midwest in which the O’s were just a game away from being double-swept, the Orioles needed to bounce back in a big way in front of their hometown fans this weekend. And they did not disappoint. They took care of business and got back on the winning track. While a sweep against the visiting Blue Jays would have been sweet, we’ll take two out of three just the same. When you’re down on your luck like the Orioles were recently, you’ll take any […]
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