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Paul Valle is a Baltimore native who has always had a passion for baseball. But his passion goes beyond the average spectator. Paul has been studying baseball--specifically the Orioles--since his youth. He not only appreciates the on field play, but the strategy and statistics behind it. Paul obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and New Media from Towson University to go along with his Associate of Arts Degree in English from Harford Community College. Paul is a regular contributor to Eutaw Street Report, and also hosts an Orioles YouTube show called "The Payoff Pitch," which you can also find at Eutaw Street Report.

The Payoff Pitch – Asher Woeja-whonow w/Todd Karpovich

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In this week’s episode of The Payoff Pitch, we are joined by Todd Karpovich, who writes for several sites including PressBox, Russell Street Report, Forbes, and others. (Note: We apologize for the feedback during the call with Todd. We’ll do our damndest to make sure it doesn’t happen again!) We talk about Asher Wojciechowski, the potential next Orioles to be traded, Mark Trumbo‘s potential return, and more.   Stay tuned for this week’s 5-minute Baby Bird update in The Payoff Pitch Prospect Report!

The Payoff Pitch – We’re Still Here with Glenn Clark

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The All-Star break is over, and so is my vacation! On this week’s show, I’m once again happy to be joined by Glenn Clark of GlennClarkRadio.com and PressBoxOnline.com. Paul and I talk about the upcoming sellouts at Aberdeen, the Andrew Cashner trade, whether or not it makes sense to trade Trey Mancini, and what fans can do going forward to stay sane during the early stages of this rebuild. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned to ESR for this week’s Payoff Pitch Prospect Report!

The Payoff Pitch – Manny Love Fest w/Matt Pyne

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On this week’s episode of The Payoff Pitch, ESR’s Matt Pyne joined me once again. We talked about Manny Machado’s return to Baltimore, the signings of Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson (see Matt’s piece on slot value here) as well as their immediate futures in the organization, plus whether or not the Birds can punt 2020 like they have 2019. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for The Payoff Pitch Prospect Report coming Thursday!

The Payoff Pitch – Offensive and Offense-less w/Derek Arnold

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The Orioles are offensive to the senses, yet still boast a punchless offense. On this week’s episode, Paul is joined by Eutaw Street Report Senior Editor Derek Arnold. The guys talk about the disappearing Orioles offense, Chance Sisco’s future in Baltimore, and the joys of watching awful pitching year in and year out (hi Dan Straily). Thanks for listening, and be sure to check out The Payoff Pitch Prospect Report, coming later today!  

The Payoff Pitch: Dillon on Dylan

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On this week’s show, I’m joined by fellow Eutaw Street Report writer Dillon Atkinson. We talk about the recent turnaround from O’s pitchers, especially Dylan Bundy, and the way John Means and Gabriel Ynoa are stabilizing the rotation. On offense, we discuss Richie Martin’s sudden surge, Dwight Smith Jr.’s injury, Anthony Santander’s call-up, and more. Be sure to read Dillon’s article on Dylan Bundy here.

The Payoff Pitch: Draft Recap with Adam McInturff

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For the second time this season, Adam McInturff (@2080Adam) of 2080 Baseball has been kind enough to join us for the show. He goes over the Birds’ top several picks in the 2019 draft, including (of course) Adley Rutschman, but also Kyle Stowers, Zach Watson, and more! Listen here: Stay tuned for another edition of The Payoff Pitch tomorrow, where we’ll be premiering our new video segment, the Payoff Pitch Prospect Report!

The Payoff Pitch – Draft Preview with Luke Jackson

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Only five days until the 2019 MLB draft! Who will the Orioles pick? Most assume it will be Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, but Texas high schooler Bobby Witt Jr. and Cal first baseman Andrew Vaughn could still be in the mix. Joining me today to talk about the draft, and give great scouting reports on all three players, is Luke Jackson from Press Box. Listen here: Thanks for listening/watching!  

The Payoff Pitch – Stan “The Fan” Charles

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This week, I’m joined by Baltimore sports talk icon Stan “The Fan” Charles of Press Box and PressBoxOnline.com. How much longer can the Orioles keep running David Hess & Dan Straily out there to get beat around? Where are the potential future relievers on this team? What’s up with the lack of fundamentals? Stan and I disagree about Trey Mancini’s future in Baltimore, and plenty of more great O’s talk! Thanks for listening to the Payoff Pitch c/o D&L Professional Window Tinting.

The Payoff Pitch: Prospect Talk with Adam McInturff

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The Orioles have been, as expected, a bit tough to watch in 2019. So this week, we head down on the farm with Adam McInturff, Assistant Director of Pro Scouting for 2080Baseball.com. Adam updates us on some pitchers in the Birds’ system, like DL Hall, Zac Lowther, Keegan Akin, and more. We also talk about some bats like Ryan Mountcastle and Austin Hays. Earlier in the show, I answer some questions from listeners. Check out the show below. Thanks for listening!

The Payoff Pitch – Juice & Juiced Balls

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Today on the show, I go over some of the Birds’ recent roster moves, including designating Mike Wright for assignment and optioning Cedric Mullins to AAA. I also climb on my soapbox a bit about some silly Chris Davis speculation. Fellow ESR blogger Dillon Atkinson joins me to talk about his recent pieces on John Means and Miguel Castro. Listen here: Until next week…

Comeback Falls Short as O’s Can’t Avoid Sweep

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On an Easter Sunday where the sun shone brightly on one of baseball’s greatest cathedrals, Dylan Bundy was hoping the baseball gods would smile upon him in his fifth start of the young campaign. His first four starts were far from a religious experience. Despite being put in an early hole thanks to two unearned runs in the first inning, Bundy turned in his first quality start of the season, pitching six innings and allowing just two earned runs. More importantly, he allowed no home runs and walked only one […]
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