Monday’s O’s Links – Birds Bounce Back in Bronx

Anthony Santander, Danny Valencia, and Craig Gentry high five.

Three of four from the Yankees in New York, just as we all predicted, right?

Hey, the Birds only won TWO games in Yankee Stadium all of 2017, and they got dominated most every time they played there. Throw in that dismal 1-5 start – that is now comfortably in the rearview – and you can forgive Birdland for its collective pessimism.

Now that we’re all feeling a bit better about things, let’s hit some links.

Gentry’s Single Gives O’s Win (with Quotes)

“I told Buck I had nine years in the minor leagues, so I had nine years off. I’ll pitch every day the rest of the year. I really don’t care. As long as I’m in the big leagues, I’m available.” – Richard Bleier, new O’s fan favorite.

AL’s Top Teams Offer Fewer Fastballs than Ever

Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun has some sobering news for the Birds: they are seeing fewer fastballs than ever, and it’s just going to get worse. Here’s to a quick adjustment.

Ranking the O’s Farm Stadiums

Towson University Towerlight Senior Editor Jordan Cope ranks the five O’s minor league teams’ stadiums. I have to admit that I’ve been to pathetically few of these. Delmarva just jumped up my to-do list though, and since I have a one-year old whose grandparents live in Salisbury, that should get taken care of here relatively soon. What do you think of these rankings?

Top 20 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles

Someone at FanGraphs forgot to change the heading of a table, but as you’ll see, this article is indeed about O’s prospects, and not Red Sox prospects.

It’s Been a Nightmare Start for Giancarlo Stanton

That sound you hear is the tiniest violin imaginable.

It’s a real shame, I tell  ya.

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