Wednesday’s O’s Links: All Aboard the Trey Train

Trey Mancini rounds the bases.
GulfBird Photo/Craig Landefeld

Sometimes you’re the windshield, and sometimes you’re the bug. On Sunday in Toronto, the O’s were the windshield. Last night in Cincy, they were the bug.

Get ’em tonight.

Will Kevin Gausman’s Slider Lead to Sustained Success?

So far, NOPE! SI.com’s Michael Beller put together this great piece on Gausman, published Monday, outlining his new use of his breaking ball. GIFs, charts, and all the fun stuff we seamheads have come to expect from pitching analysis these days. This article got O’s fans even more excited to watch Kevin pitch this week. Then he goes out and has one of the worst starts of his career on Tuesday night, because of course he did.

Despite Initial Skepticism, OPACY Has Become a Bucket List Destination

Do you remember that there were actually people who didn’t think building Oriole Park at Camden Yards was a good idea, or have you blocked that from memory? PressBox’s Jim Henneman reminds us.

O’s Pitching Staff Bound to be Tested

Our own Andrew Stetka, writing in his weekly MASN guest column, goes through the Birds’ bevy of pitcher acquisitions of late, and talks about how odd they are. Speaking of pitchers…check this out (and turn away from your screen if you have a mouthful of coffee):

Bird’s Eye View Episode 157: The Natural

Jake & Scott talk with Justin McGuire of the Baseball by the Book podcast, heap praise on Trey Mancini (while also preaching caution), and more in this week’s episode. Give a listen.

Trey Day: O’s Need to Make Room

Michael Klopman of Sports on Earth jumps aboard the Trey Train as well. Mancini wasn’t in the starting lineup last night, but with Seth Smith reportedly tweaking a hammy and being possibly headed for the DL, the Orioles ol’ roster crunch may have conveniently solved itself yet again.

This entry was posted in Bird Feed, Blog View, Featured by Derek Arnold. Bookmark the permalink.

About Derek Arnold

Derek Arnold
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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Hot off the street

Five Players The Orioles Should Sign Today
Five Players The Orioles Should Sign Today

As the slowest offseason in recent memory reaches mid-January, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves amongst six other MLB teams that have yet to spend a dime in free agency, joining the Atlanta Brave...read more

Thursday Thoughts: Doom & Gloom Edition
Thursday Thoughts: Doom & Gloom Edition

1. Remember that feeling about ten years ago when you entered a new year and knew there wasn’t much hope for the Orioles? Welcome back. We didn’t miss you, dark ages baseball. When things get b...read more

Zach Britton Reportedly Ruptures Achilles
Zach Britton Reportedly Ruptures Achilles

Feeling a bit down in the dumps this holiday season, Birdland? With all the talk of the team trying to trade Manny Machado, along with the usual lack of movement from the front office when it comes to...read more

Seeds of O’s Current Predicament Were Planted in 2014-15
Seeds of O’s Current Predicament Were Planted in 2014-15

This Orioles offseason has started like most others under Dan Duquette’s tenure: plenty of chatter and rumors, very little movement. The Manny Machado saga has continued to drag out, revealing an or...read more

O’s Listening to Offers on Manny Machado
O’s Listening to Offers on Manny Machado

What had been quite the usual boring Winter Meetings for O's fans got quite the jolt yesterday, as reports began to surface (first from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal) that the Orioles were suddenly ope...read more

View More