Wednesday’s O’s Links: A Boston-Baltimore Bidding War?

J.J. Hardy of the Baltimore Orioles attempts to check his swing.

The Orioles won one of the weirdest baseball games in memory last night, 13-11 over the Detroit Tigers in 13 innings. The Birds took a 7-1 lead in the fourth inning only to cough it up and trail 8-7  and down to their last out. Mark Trumbo hit a solo home run with two down in the ninth to knot things at eight.

Then, things got even weirder.

The O’s took an 11-8 lead in the 12th inning, only to watch their bullpen cough it right back up. The teams were again tied, this time at 11-11, after 12. The good guys pushed two across and held on this time, but the bullpen is an absolute mess. Fun times.

To the links…

Bird’s Eye View Episode 201: Go Buck Yourselves

Jake & Scott pass their bicentennial and keep right on rolling. This Mother’s Day episode features the annual handing-over-of-the-mics to the baseball widows, and the guys doing the unthinkable – complaining about Buck.

How is Dylan Bundy Doing This?

Joe Wantz of Camden Depot hems and haws on Dylan Bundy’s start, pointing out that some of his numbers point to potential regression on the horizon, while others don’t. More strikeouts would be cool, I guess.

The Orioles vs. the Rest of the League at Each Position

Camden Chat’s Alex Conway compiles the fWAR of every team at every position and tells us where the O’s fall at each.

The Coming Red Sox-Orioles Bidding War

Speaking of FanGraphs, here’s Nicolas Stellini looking into his crystal ball to later this summer, when Boston and Baltimore could be in the market for an upgrade at the same position. I don’t buy it, because of the inherent premise of moving Manny.

Adam Jones Q&A: On Race, America, and Why He Continues to Speak Out

Our Cap10 is awesome, y’all. (Don’t read the comments – ugh).

 

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