About Logan Quick

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.

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 […]

Series Preview: Orioles (23-16) vs. Blue Jays (18-24)

Manny Machado finishes his swing and watches as the ball flies, while the Blue Jays catcher stands behind him.
After wrapping up a tough weekend and a brutal road trip by taking just one of three in Motown, the Orioles will now head back home to take on the Blue Jays for a three-game set. Oh, home sweet home. While the Orioles’ (23-16) recent road struggles have been glaring and well-documented, they will be breathing a sigh of relief upon returning to Birdland. They boast a stellar 13-3 clip at Camden Yards and own the highest winning percentage at home in the majors (81.2%). After going just 1-6 through […]

Series Preview: Orioles (22-14) @ Tigers (18-18)

Tiger statue at Comerica Park in Detroit.
After suffering through a rough weekend in Kansas City, the Orioles will look to bounce back quickly over a three-game set in the Motor City. The Orioles (22-14) will also be looking to snap a season-high four-game losing streak tonight in the series opener. To make matters worse, they have gone just 3-8 over their last eleven games away from Camden Yards. The good news is that the Orioles have gone 17-15 versus Detroit since the start of the 2012 season, and they’ve posted a solid 9-6 clip at Comerica […]

Week in Review: Fly High, Crash Hard

Kevin Gausman hands the ball to Buck Showalter as he walks off the mound.
Man, talk about getting the rug pulled out from under you. Let’s flashback to last Tuesday. The Orioles rallied versus the Nationals in a 5-4 win to extend their winning streak to a season-high six games. That win also propelled the Orioles to a season-high twelve games above .500 and to first place in the division. How bad can things get in a span of five days? It turns out, pretty freaking bad. The Orioles coughed up a win late on Wednesday to Matt Wieters and the Nationals before getting […]

Series Preview: Orioles (22-11) @ Royals (13-21)

Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium.
After the annual MASN Cup was put on hold due to Thursday’s rainout, the Orioles will now head to Kansas City to take on a familiar foe over the weekend. Still, after taking two of three from the National League’s best, the O’s should be feeling pretty good going into the middle point of their three-legged, eight-game road swing. The Orioles (22-11) reclaimed their slim lead over New York for first place in the division as a result of their efforts versus Washington. They now boast an impressive 7-3 record […]

Series Preview: Orioles (20-10) vs./at Nationals (21-10)

map showing nationals park and orioles camden yards
After mowing down the White Sox over a three-game sweep at Camden Yards over the weekend, the Orioles are all set and locked in to kick off this year’s version of “The Battle of the Beltways.” This could turn out to be the best match-up between the two clubs of all-time, as both clubs are in sparkling form at the moment and make up two of MLB’s top three clubs to date in 2017. The Orioles (20-10) trail the New York Yankees by a hair in the chase for first […]

Week in Review: O’s Laugh in the Face of Adversity

Baltimore Oriole Manny Machado laughs as he rounds the bases.
Sheesh, what a week that was, eh? We all know how much of a roller coaster a 162-game season is, but it feels like we’ve been through about a dozen loops and twists in the span of seven days. First, there was Adam Jones versus a few classless ‘Sox fans on Monday, followed by the Manny Machado versus Chris Sale incident on Tuesday, Kevin Gausman versus Sam Holbrook on Wednesday, and finally, Machado’s ”Slow trot heard around the world” on Thursday. Long story short, things got stupid in Boston- to […]

Series Preview: Orioles (17-10) vs. White Sox (15-12)

Side-by-side of Wade Miley pitching and Miguel Gonzalez walking off the mound.
Hey, did you guys know that there was actually baseball being played in Boston this week? Aside from all the drama and total nonsense, the Orioles managed to split the four-game set versus the Red Sox before heading back to Baltimore. Hopefully, they’ll be able to focus on actually playing baseball instead of being in the middle of a media-driven soap opera this weekend. The Orioles (17-10) are right on the Yankees’ heels for first place in the division as they prepare to kick off a five-game homestand, and will […]

Series Preview: Orioles (15-8) @ Red Sox (13-11)

side-by-side of Dylan Bundy and Rick Porcello pitching.
While the Orioles’ first trip to the Bronx this season was a rough one, they can at least head to Boston on a semi-high note after Sunday’s extra-innings win to avoid the sweep. And I swear, that was the last time I’ll bring up this past weekend. Probably. Moving forward, the O’s will end their seven-game road swing with a four-game set at Fenway. The Orioles (15-8) are now tied with the Bronx Bombers for first in the division as we head into May, and carry a solid 7-5 mark […]

Week in Review: Bronx Bombed, but Not Swept

Buck Showalter is ejected by the home plate ump in New York.
Can we really complain? It’s true that the O’s offense has come and gone all season long. The starters have begun to come down off of the insane high they were on. The bullpen has started to show signs of early-season fatigue, and the absence of Zach Britton is hurting more and more by the day. Yes, blowing a 9-1 and 11-4 lead en route to a devastating 14-11 loss in the series opener versus the Yanks was just about the toughest thing that I’ve had to watch since the […]

Series Preview: Orioles (14-6) @ Yankees (13-7)

picture of a baseball field in New York
After capping off a great week at home by taking two of three versus the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, the Orioles will now look to continue their winning ways in the Bronx this weekend against the Yankees. This weekend will feature a three-game clash for first place in the early season standings, and both clubs have been in great form to kick off the campaign. The first-place Orioles (14-6) Have put together an excellent first month of the season and remain undefeated in series play this year with a 6-1-0 […]

Series Preview: Rays (10-10) @ Orioles (12-5)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb pitches.
After taking two of three from the visiting Boston Red Sox over the weekend, the Orioles will look to continue their excellent run of form against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second leg of the home stand tonight at Camden Yards. The Orioles (12-5) couldn’t have dreamed of a better overall start to the 2017 season. Not only do they own an MLB-Best 12-5 record, they’ve also recorded an impressive 6-2 record at home, a 6-3 record away from OPACY, and a stellar 10-4 mark versus the vicious AL […]
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