Monday’s O’s Links: Tillman, Alvarez, Manny, & More

Chris Tillman winds up to pitch.
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Everybody ready for a blizzard? 

Ugh. Stupid Smarch weather. 

Let’s hit the links, before they’re buried in snow. 

Tillman’s Shoulder Flares Up, Bullpen Session Scrapped

Motherflipper! Tilly was scheduled to begin throwing on Sunday, but his shoulder started barking while he was warming up, and now all your worst-case scenario dreams seem to be on the verge of becoming a reality. In Boston, David Price looks certain to be headed for Tommy John surgery, then of course he’s miraculously OK! Same thing with Masahiro Tanaka in New York. Here, our pitchers never heal when they are supposed to. Crap, crap, crap. 

Orioles Agree to Minors Deal with Pedro Alvarez

Back when Mark Trumbo was still unsigned, I was all about bringing El Toro back to Baltimore. That guy raked when given the chance in 2016. Now Trumbo is back, and so is Alvarez, and that’s a tough one to square. Apparently, Pedro has been working on his OF defense all winter, and the Birds are going to let him try his hand at defense – in the minors, at least. I’m shocked he couldn’t catch on as a DH anywhere. As for the new plan, somehow I don’t think this is what Adam Jones had in mind when he asked for some help out there. 

Another Idea on Speeding Up Games

Camden Depot’s Joe Reisel has another proposal for speeding up MLB games a bit, this one going into a bit of “timeout” limitation. Which, sure, whatever. Personally, I can’t get behind any *new* rules to speed up the game, not until they enforce the rules that are already on the books regarding batters stepping out of the box after every pitch. Fix that first. 

Manny Machado the Star of the Show in WBC

Manny is beasting in the World Baseball Classic, giving the rest of the baseball-watching world a glimpse into what we here in Birdland are lucky enough to watch on a nightly basis. Head on over to CBS for some clips. 

Baltimore Orioles Roundtable – March 2017

Baltimore Sports and Life’s Birds bloggers put their heads together to discuss the current state of the Orioles. They touch on expectations, extensions, team-building strategies, and more. 

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