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Carter Baumler
Down on the Farm

What’s New with Carter Baumler?

Thinking about the Orioles minor leagues like I do, a recent brainstorm was that the 2020 draft class was at the same time very good …

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Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, darkened.
Down on the Farm

FCL Report Cards

I’d like to take a second here to say how much I love watching minor league baseball at this level and I do it with …

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Down on the Farm

A Farewell with a Twist…to the FCL

Several years ago, while recovering from a major accident, I started fixating on the Orioles minor leagues. It was an outstanding decision and a way …

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News and Analysis

Birdland Loses a Beloved Member

If you love baseball and follow it with all of your being, the parallels between the sport and your real life aren’t hard to see. …

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Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, darkened.
Down on the Farm

Florida Coast League Update – August

There’s been some action down in Sarasota and I’m not talking about Hurricane season, although weather has altered schedules. A couple of things have stood …

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people standing by entrance to stadium with large potted plants
News and Analysis

Midseason FCL Update

The draftees have started to gain their footing down in the FCL so I think it’s an appropriate time to give an update if what …

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Noelberth Romero
Down on the Farm

Sarasota Snapshot – GCL O’s Update

The 2019 season featured a GCL championship team with older players that had a camp together and the chemistry showed. They won the league going …

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Down on the Farm

And With the 5th Pick, the O’s Select….

Recently, I participated in a MLB Mock Draft with @prospectslive and their staff of writers. The picks have already started ahead of us. The time …

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Cedric Mullins in the batter's box.
News and Analysis

Counterpoint: No Need to Rush, Rebuild is on Track

This is a counterpoint article to my colleague Rob Shileds’ piece earlier today, Let the Kids Play. It was former Oriole World Champion General Manager …

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Down on the Farm

Patience Required in Birdland

The more I hear about Oriole fans jumping ship the less I understand about what exactly it is that they expected in 2021. A roster …

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Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, darkened.

FCL Report Cards

I’d like to take a second here to say how much I love watching minor league baseball at this level and I do it with

Read More »
people standing by entrance to stadium with large potted plants

Midseason FCL Update

The draftees have started to gain their footing down in the FCL so I think it’s an appropriate time to give an update if what

Read More »

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