About Paul Valle

Paul Valle

Paul Valle is a Baltimore native who has always had a passion for baseball. But his passion goes beyond the average spectator. Paul has been studying baseball--specifically the Orioles--since his youth. He not only appreciates the on field play, but the strategy and statistics behind it. Paul obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and New Media from Towson University to go along with his Associate of Arts Degree in English from Harford Community College. Paul is a regular contributor to Eutaw Street Report, and also hosts an Orioles YouTube show called "The Payoff Pitch," which you can also find at Eutaw Street Report.

Week 4 O’bservations: The Good, Bad, & Ugly

orioles player adam jones falling on baseball field
The Orioles started out week four by winning the first three games in Oakland.  Since then, they have lost three of four, blowing a late lead in Oakland and not showing up for games one and three against Seattle. Instead of telling you why this has happened, this week we’re going to look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the season to date. The Good The Orioles offense has been much better than last year’s to this point.  Last season, the Orioles as a team ranked 20th […]

Week 3 O’bservations

dodger player sliding into home plate with catchers arm and glove out
Last week in my weekly observations of the Baltimore Orioles, I ended my post saying that if the Orioles could stay right at or a little above .500 by the middle of week 3 that it should bode well for the rest of the season, and that all we can do is hope they make a run.  Well, the O’s made a run.  Through 21 games, the Baltimore Orioles sit at 12-9, going 5-2 over the seven games between weeks two and three.  Here’s why. The offense has made adjustments […]

Week 2 O’bservations

orioles player holding leg up after breaking baseball bat
Through two weeks and 14 games of the 2013 MLB season, the Orioles find themselves at 7-7, .500 for the sixth time this season.  By comparison, the 2012 Baltimore Orioles were never below .500 and only found themselves at an even record on one occasion when they were 3-3 after an April 11th loss to the Yankees. So why are the Orioles struggling to sustain any momentum this season?  Here’s why. They are consistently inconsistent All season long, the Orioles have won one, lost one.  After winning on Opening Day, […]

Week 1 O’bservations

two orioles players standing side by side
Well, week one is in the books for the Orioles and after seven games the team finds themselves 3-4, under .500 for the first time since September 28, 2011, the last day of their 14th consecutive losing season.  So what have we learned about the Baltimore Orioles after just one week? The offense is potent The team as a whole is in the top 10 in the majors in on-base percentage (OBP), slugging (SLG), on-base+slugging (OPS), and runs scored, and in the top five in the majors in hits, doubles, […]

O’s first loss an ugly one

orioles manager looking off in distance not looking happy
Well, Opening Day sure was fun as the Orioles beat the Rays 7-4 at Tropicana Field. Last night was another story. A day after the Orioles used a complete team effort to defeat the Rays, the team squandered a four-run lead in the sixth inning on their way to an 8-7 walk-off loss. Now, it was only game two of a long, long season, and one loss isn’t a big deal.  However, this loss was hard to swallow. Entering the bottom of the sixth, the O’s were leading 4-0 and […]

Orioles Extensions Could Get Dicey

Gausman and Bundy before a Baysox game during national anthem
Friday was a busy day that saw superstar professional athletes such as Tony Romo, Justin Verlander, Buster Posey and Adam Wainwright sign monstrous deals to stay with their current clubs.  The numbers are as follows: 1.) Justin Verlander- Five-year extension, $140m, $22m option in year six (with option, $27m/yr.) 2.) Adam Wainwright- Five-year extension, $97.5m ($19.5m/yr.) 3.) Buster Posey- Nine-year contract, $167m, $19m option in year 10 (with option, $18.6m/yr.) 4.) Tony Romo- Six-year extension, $108m ($18m/yr.) Justin Verlander’s extension is added on to the two years, $40 million he […]

AL East Preview – Why the Birds are the team to beat

man hanging orioles logo along with other teams logos on wall
For more than a decade, baseball fans didn’t even need to look at the standings in the AL East.  It was a two-horse race between the Yankees and the Red Sox.  Everybody knew that both teams would be there at the end while the Rays, Jays and Orioles struggled towards mediocrity. In 2013, the East will be flipped on its head.  Come September, the O’s and Jays will be the last two teams standing, and the O’s will edge them out for the division title.  Here’s why. First, the Yankees […]
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