Greetings again, Birdland. After taking my birthday week “off,” O’s Links are back in effect. What’d we miss?
Oh, just a 5-1 week including a three-game sweep in Fenway to crawl back to within two games of the wild card?
Let’s see what else is up…
Oh yeah, drink it in.
Writing in his weekly MASN guest column, our own Andrew Stetka marvels at the fact that the Birds have been able to maintain their relevance in the AL postseason chase. It’s had a lot to do with the overall mediocrity surrounding them, but let’s not look past how good they’ve been in August.
Camden Depot’s Matt Kremnitzer takes some of the “Can Miguel Castro be a starter?” talk and dives into the numbers. Castro’s K rate is definitely cause for concern, but he looks to have some very solid potential. If nothing else, he’s a very intriguing option for 2018, and should *hopefully* be a useful piece in Baltimore for several years to come.
If even Dan Duquette told you he saw THIS coming from Beckham, you can rest assured that he’s lying to you. Timmy’s incredible start in Baltimore has gone a long way to making the aforementioned awesome August possible. And check this out!
— Rob Daniels (@oriolesfactoids) August 28, 2017
Remember him? He’s finally pitching again, and the results have been very promising.