About Braden Kletz

My name is Braden Kletz and I’m an 11th grader who has loved Baltimore sports for as long as I can remember. I am from the Baltimore area and I love looking at the ins and outs of the Orioles and Ravens. I hope to one day be a full time sports broadcaster and stay in this world for a long time. Follow @ravenstake for my personal Ravens takes and information.

Trey Mancini Catching Fire

Trey Mancini swinging his bat.
A couple nights ago, Trey Mancini had a phenomenal game, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, a bases loaded double, and a single. Thursday, Mancini was responsible for the lone run of the game with a home run in the 4th as the Orioles were blown out 10-1. His six RBI over two days was unfortunately not enough to prevent two losses, but still earned some great publicity and praise for Trey’s hot bat. On Friday night in DC, he added two more doubles, accounting for half of the Orioles’ […]

Is the O’s Pitching…Good?

Bruce Zimmermann pitches
Alright, I know that title sounds a bit outlandish, but hear me out! So far, we obviously know who the Birds’ standouts have been. Matt Harvey took on the Yankees a few nights ago and showed himself like he was prime Dark Night, only giving up one run and one hit over 6.0 innings. That’s something that nobody expected out of Harvey at this point in his career. Watching John Means just feels like it’s unfair. He has a top four ERA in baseball (1.50) and he’s showing off his […]

Introducing: Mac Sceroler

Mac Sceroler
Those who watched the Orioles-Yankees game last night know that pitching wasn’t exactly there for the Birds, what with the team giving up a grand slam and walking in runs en route to a 7-0 loss. However, there was one pitcher (who happened to be making his Major League debut) who held the fort down quite nicely when nobody else could. That man’s name is Mac Sceroler. Mac came in and got the O’s out of a bases loaded, one-out jam, which he entered with Aaron Judge at the plate. […]

O’s Look to Improve on Impressive Opening Day Record

Fans streaming in the Eutaw Street gate on Opening Day.
With Opening Day right around the corner, I wanted to look back at this historic day and see how the Orioles have done historically. For starters, the Orioles are 43-24 in the season’s first game since comting to Baltimore in 1954. That’s better than both the Yankees and Red Sox in that time period…just sayin’. The Orioles have played the Yankees then the Red Sox in the last two Opening Day games which obviously is not an easy task. It’s hard to forget the iconic Tommy Milone Opening Day start, […]

What is this New O’s Dominican Academy?

submitted by Braden Kletz As some of you may have seen, the Orioles announced the creation of an Orioles Dominican Academy in the Dominican Republic. As described by the Orioles Senior Director of International Scouting Koby Perez: “This complex will play a vital role in our ability to attract international talent to the organization, but the impact will extend far beyond the field. The young players we recruit and sign will learn valuable life skills off the field, including leadership, civic and community service, English as a second language, and […]

Where are the O’s Traded in 2018 Now?

Manny Machado & Jonathan Schoop.
submitted by Braden Kletz At the start of the 2018 season, I along with many others thought the Orioles had a chance to make – or at least get close to – the playoffs. But instead, the Orioles got out to a miserable start, sitting with an 8-27 record at the start of May. With three losing skids of at least five losses in a row in the first two months of baseball, Dan Duquette and ownership had reason for concern for the team. With that in mind, Duquette felt […]

What’s Next for Anthony Santander?

Anthony Santander in the Batter's Box.
submitted by Braden Kletz In the 2020 season, every Orioles fan saw the impact Anthony Santander made on the field. He certainly wasn’t a household name around the league though. That could be for a variety of reasons, but his stats were outstanding for only playing 62% of the 60-game season. Let’s start from the beginning. Santander is Venezuelan native who was a Rule V pick for the Orioles in 2016. Making his debut in 2016, Santander didn’t really start rolling until 2019, when he hit .261 with 20 home […]
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