Monday’s O’s Links: Congrats to Johnny Beisbol!

Jonathan Schoop smiles during Spring Training 2015.
GulfBird Photo/Craig Landefeld

The O’s managed to avoid a sweep with a win Sunday, quite a disappointment to a series that began with them being just a strike away from a comeback win on Friday night, only to see Brad Brach and Darren O’Day blow it. They now head out on a seven-game road trip to finish the first half. Here’s hoping they can continue the road form they showed in Tampa and Toronto in Milwaukee and Minnesota.

The Orioles Offense is Not Good

Nate DeLong of Camden Depot has the ugly stats on the Birds’ very disappointing offense, which was supposed to be a lot better than this. It doesn’t help when your highest-paid player is on the shelf, and your most talented one is barely hitting his weight, of course.

Schoop Gets All-Star Nod

“My head’s started spinning. I’m so happy, excited and I work hard,” Schoop said. “For me, for myself and to make my team better. It means a lot for me and for my family.” Awesome.

Schoop’s All-Star Nod is Well-Deserved

ESR’s Andrew Stetka, writing in his weekly MASN guest column, has more on Schoop emerging from such a deep pool of AL second basemen, and how the Birds really need to try to lock him up.

Cody Sedlock Placed on DL with Elbow Flexor Strain

This is my surprised face.

Orioles Want to Buy…but Why Should They?

Maybe Kevin Gausman really does turn it around in the second half. Maybe Manny Machado remembers that he’s one of the most talented players on the planet, and starts to hit like it again. Maybe Zach Britton comes back and shows his 2016 form. And maybe Dan Duquette can find some odd piece to plug in and complete the whole package into a World Series contender. But does anybody really see all of those pieces falling into place?

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RSR/ESR Senior Editor. Derek is originally from and a current resident of Pasadena, MD. He’s a graduate of UMBC and has been a lifelong Baltimore sports fan. In 2007 he founded B’More Birds’ Nest, where he wrote about the Ravens and Orioles before joining RSR in 2012. Derek tells anyone...more

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