Friday’s O’s Links: That’s Our Secret Weapon? Seriously?

Richard Bleier throws from the mound.
GulfBird Photo/Craig Landefeld

Someone took our advice, but it wasn’t the O’s. Jon Jay…really? Richard Bleier was a nice surprise…can he do it again? And the Orioles “secret weapon” will depress you to no end.

To the links!

The Rays’ Unique Starting Rotation

Now this is annoying. Earlier this week, Steve Caimano wrote right on this site that the O’s should use a “3-man rotation,” splitting the fourth and fifth days among guys only expected to get through the lineup once. It seems the Tampa Bay Rays were listening – they’re doing just that, only with a 4-man rotation and the fifth day split up between long relievers.

Orioles Looking for More of the Same from Bleier

Richard Bleier was a pleasant surprise out of the bullpen last year, thanks to a second-in-MLB groundball rate. He was also second-to-last in strikeout rate though, so can he continue his success? Jon Meoli of The Sun talks with Richard & Buck Showalter about it.

Jon Jay is Not Your Huckleberry

Camden Depot’s Jon Shepherd doesn’t get why Dan Connolly was dying on the Jon Jay hill the other day.

Craig Gentry is Orioles’ “Secret Weapon”

Kill me.

When Winter Never Ends

Non-O’s Link Alert! This is a long read from ESPN on Ichiro. Well worth your time if you have an hour to kill at your desk this afternoon or weekend.


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