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Logan Quick

Logan Quick is a 23-year-old journalist from Harford County, Maryland. Loves hockey so much, there's ice in his veins, not blood. Breathes soccer. Kind of wishes he lived in Barcelona. Oh yeah, and his love for music, especially 1960's and 70's rock and roll, is unwavering. Also a lover of the grunge era. Would punch a koala bear to trade places with Dave Grohl for a day. Considers his dream to be traveling the world in a constant loop on a yacht with the Victoria's Secret Angels and to hire Pearl Jam as his personal house band for his mansion in Monaco.

Series Preview: Orioles (42-46) vs. Cubs (43-45)

cubs pitcher winded back before throwing pitch
After (hopefully) recharging their batteries over the last four days, the Orioles will look to come out of the break swinging this weekend versus the reigning World Champion Chicago Cubs. While the All-Star Break was fun, it’s time to get down to business. The Orioles might not have to climb Mount Everest to get back in the fight, but they’re certainly down on the score cards. The time for error has come and gone, and it’ll take a total team effort to get to the promise land. However, their current […]

O’s First-Half Report Card: Pitchers

Now that we’ve graded out the hitters on the squad, let’s hand out the grades for the Orioles pitching staff. Grading out the hitters was pretty fun. This will be….less fun? Yeah, let’s go with that. Let’s rip the band-aid off and get to it! Dylan Bundy Bundy hit the 2017 season with hurricane force and ended the month of April with a 3-1 record and a sparkling 1.65 ERA over five starts. He followed up by posting a solid 3-2 record and a 3.92 ERA over six starts in […]

O’s First-Half Report Card: Position Players

Mark Trumbo of the Orioles follows through on a swing.
Now that we’ve graded out the main four components of the team, it’s time to hand out the report cards for each cog in the Orioles machine. We’ll jump right into it and start out with the positional players. For a lot of them, the numbers as a whole don’t look so bad. However, consistency has evaded almost everyone on this list, so that factor played a part in the grading process. If they can just hit top form and stay there, a lot of C’s and C+’s could easily […]

Orioles First-Half Report Card

Buck Showalter scowls from the dugout.
After winning the final two games of the first half in Minnesota, the Orioles have hit the break at 42-46 and 7.5-games behind the Boston Red Sox for first place in the AL East. After starting out the season with an MLB-best 22-10 record, things have not gone exactly as planned and the Orioles have taken their fair share of bumps and bruises along the way. However, the Orioles are just four games out of the playoff picture…and there are still 74 games left to play. Even if you doubt […]

Week in Review: Staying Alive

Adam Jones rounds the bases after a HR in Minnesota.
After going through the whole business week without a win, the Orioles finally snapped out of their losing slumber by picking up two huge wins and a series split in Minneapolis over the weekend before hitting the All-Star Break. On the other hand, it kind of sucks to have to park the bus for the next four days just as the Orioles were starting to break on through to the other side. That’s how it goes sometimes, and while I’m sure the coaches and players will enjoy their time off […]

Series Preview: Orioles (40-44) @ Twins (43-41)

Manny Machado signals to Adam Jones after his game-winning hit.
After getting battered and bruised in Milwaukee over the last three days, the Orioles will look to hit the erase button and try to pick up some much-needed momentum over the next four days in Minneapolis before the All-Star Break. The toughest thing to swallow is the fact that the Orioles looked to be on the mend at the end of June, only to see their hard work undone in a matter of three soul-crushing days. As a result, the Orioles (40-44) will head into the Twin Cities at a […]

Series Preview: Orioles (40-41) @ Brewers (44-40)

Bernie's sliding board at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
After wrapping up their last home stand of the first half with a massive 7-1 win on Sunday versus the Rays, the Orioles will look to hit the break on a high note during their upcoming seven-game, two-legged tour through the great lakes region. Before ending the first half in Minneapolis, the Orioles first order of business is a three-night stay in Milwaukee against the NL Central-leading Brewers. The Orioles (40-41) will head into the Cream City currently in fourth place in the division and have seen the gap between […]

Week in Review: Hanging In There

Buck Showalter looks out from the dugout.
Again, some are quick to forget that we have just hit the half way point of the 2017 campaign. The All-Star break is still a week away, and guess what? Despite the topsy-turvy roller coaster that the Orioles have been on this season, they remain just a game and a half out of the playoff picture and will head into their last road trip of the first half just a game under .500. Believe it or not, things could be a whole lot worse. And despite almost getting swept in […]

Series Preview: Orioles (39-39) vs. Rays (41-40)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb pitches.
After banking two huge series wins on the road over the past week, the Orioles will look to continue their recent run of good form in their last home stand before the All-Star break versus Tampa Bay. This weekend’s three-game clash will feature the third installment of the Orioles-Rays rivalry this season, and will determine whether the Orioles move up to third in the division or remain in fourth place before they head out to Milwaukee. The Orioles (39-39) enter tonight’s match-up just 4.5-games off the pace of the first […]

Series Preview: Orioles (37-38) @ Blue Jays (36-39)

Rogers Centre in Toronto with the roof open.
After winning their first series on the road in over two months this past weekend in Tampa, the Orioles will look to build on that momentum over a three-game set in Ontario’s capital versus the Blue Jays. While these two teams have usually been battling it out at the top of the standings in recent memory, this clash will instead determine who begins the latter part of the week in the cellar of the AL East. The Orioles (37-38) will cross the border currently fourth in the division and 4.5-games […]

Week in Review: Still in the Hunt

Trey Mancini of the Orioles leans forward in sunglasses.
Well folks, another week has come and gone in Birdland and one thing remains the same. Despite all the gut-wrenching lows that the Orioles have gone through as of late, they remain in the heat of the playoff race as we head into the final week of June. If you listened to half of the world, you’d find it hard to believe that the Orioles are just four games out of first place in the AL East and only 2.5-games out of the wild card. But here we are, and […]

Series Preview: Orioles (35-37) @ Rays (39-36)

Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
After dropping three of four to the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards, the Orioles will look to avoid falling into sole last place in the division over a three-game set in Tampa. The O’s kick off a six-game road trip starting this weekend at “The Trop.” For the Orioles, a lengthy stint on tour is just about the worst thing that they could have asked for due to their well-documented struggles away from the Yard this season. After the Orioles (35-37) wrap up their weekend stay […]

Series Preview: Orioles (34-34) vs. Indians (36-31)

Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians holds his bat.
After picking up two much-needed, morale-boosting victories versus the Cardinals over the weekend, the Orioles will now look to continue turning their season around by keeping the ball rolling over a four-game set versus Cleveland. For the Orioles, protecting their own house has become even more crucial to their playoff hopes since they can’t find any momentum on the road. And now they have to do so against the reigning American League Champions. The Orioles (34-34) find themselves just 4.5-games out of first place after the Yankees’ struggles over the […]

Week in Review: The Long & Winding Road

Brad Brach and Welington Castillo embrace after an Orioles win.
Well Birdland, if you’re still not quite sure what to make of the Orioles or their current campaign… Take a number and have a seat, because you’re not the only one. You’re also looking at about a 3.5-month wait to see how this story climaxes and then concludes. My advice? Fasten your seatbelts, folks; this ride is far, far away from being over. It’s evident that the Orioles still haven’t found a way to win on the road after dropping three of four to the White Sox in the Windy […]

Series Preview: Orioles (32-33) vs. Cardinals (30-35)

After dropping Thursday’s series finale in Chicago to conclude to a brutal 1-7 road trip, the Orioles will now head back to the Yard to take on the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game set. For the O’s, coming back to the friendly confines of Camden Yards for a seven-game home stand is a much-welcomed sight. After their latest horror show on the road, the Orioles now own just a 2-16 record on tour since May 4th. They’ve gone 13-7 at home during that same span. The Orioles (32-33) will […]

O’s Draft Two Southpaws & a Shortstop on Day 1

D.L. Hall pitches in an Orioles uniform.
If you happened to be following the draft last night, you probably went through a whole wave of emotions. After several top college prospects fell out of the top 15, you were probably just as ecstatic as I was. Then star Kentucky first baseman Evan White went 17th to the Mariners, Florida ace Alex Faedo went 18th to the Tigers, and then standout Oregon lefty David Peterson went to the Mets at 20th overall, right before the Orioles went on the clock. And then to the surprise of just about […]

Series Preview: Orioles (31-30) @ White Sox (26-35)

Side by side of Dylan Bundy and Miguel Gonzalez.
After getting demolished in the Bronx over the weekend, the Orioles will now try to recover from such a heavy blow over a four-game set in the Windy City. The Orioles (31-30) have slipped to fourth in the division and now face a 6.5-game deficit to overcome in order to match the pace of the first-place Yankees. More concerning to the Orioles, however, is that the fifth-place Toronto Blue Jays are just a game and a half away from sending the Orioles to the foot of the table. The Orioles’ […]

Who Might the Orioles Draft in Round 1?

men sitting at draft tables in large open room decorated with sports stuff
The MLB Draft starts today. You may not have realized that of course, as the MLB Draft has much less of a following than its football, basketball and hockey counterparts (probably because it’s a staggering fifty-round draft). However, there is still a decent buzz surrounding the first round of the draft as fans await to see who could become a part of the next generation of baseball’s superstars. In particular, the buzz around the Orioles’ first-round pick used to be much louder when the Orioles were still in the dark […]

Week in Review: Feel Good Walk-Offs a Distant Memory

Baltimore Orioles J.J. Hardy and Trey Mancini fall down trying to make a catch.
Hey everyone! Do you remember the time when the Orioles pulled off those two incredible come from behind, walk-off wins versus the Pirates? Yeah, those were good times. Believe it or not, those good times were happening just earlier this week. What has transpired since has been nothing short of a nightmare. Not only did the Orioles go up to the Bronx and get swept aside like yesterday’s newspaper, they got creamed for twenty-seven grueling innings straight. The final score over the three-game set was 38-8 Yankees, and that’s all […]

Series Preview: Orioles (31-27) at Yankees (34-23)

picture of a baseball field in New York
After ending their one-night stand in our nation’s capital, the Orioles will now enter phase two of their eight-game road trip by taking on the Yankees in the Bronx over the weekend. While the Orioles couldn’t pull off another victory in the delayed final game of the MASN Cup last night, they should be feeling pretty good going forward after posting a 6-3 mark over their latest nine-game home stand. The Orioles (31-27) are just 3.5-games off the pace of the division-leading Yankees, and a series win in the Bronx […]
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