It’s very likely that the only thing that kept the O’s from getting swept in a four-game home series against the New York Yankees was the weather. Two of the four games were postponed, which is, apparently, all the mercy we can expect from the baseball gods here in 2018. The Birds now head to Queens to take on the other New York team for two before going up to Toronto. Maybe they’ll surprise us and win some games on the road trip?
Now that the team is on the road, the forecast in Baltimore is quite pleasant. There’s some poetry there, if you care to find it.
To the links.
The Orioles nabbed Grayson Rodriguez, a high school pitcher from Texas, with the 11th overall pick in last night’s MLB Draft, and Oregon State shortstop Cadyn Grenier with pick 37. Rodriguez was only ranked 22nd on MLB Pipeline, which had some O’s fans upset last night. It’s high school pitchers – it’s the MLB Draft…nobody knows. Don’t get too worked up over prospect rankings. The draft continues today with Rounds 3-10.
Jake & Scott won’t let a little rain slow them down. They fight through some less-than-ideal conditions to bring us another show, with some depressing predictions, upsetting stats, and downright miserable lack of insight and baseless opinion. Misery loves company, so give them a listen.
I’ve never heard of WBLZ Media before, but here’s an article someone over there wrote about the O’s and Hanley Ramirez. It’s worth reading just to point and laugh at, I suppose. We O’s fans can use any smiles we can get these days.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! reminds us just why – in addition to the standings – we’re so depressed as Orioles fans: because the one thing good about this franchise right now is going to be gone very soon. But hey, Manny may have passed Bryce Harper as far as value heading into free agency, so…good for him.
Camden Chat’s Brice Young takes Buck to the woodshed a bit, focusing on his continued use of Craig Gentry, and his insistence on putting Chris Davis in the middle of the lineup even as he proves again and again that he’s the worst hitter in baseball. Throw in Buck’s refusal to give Chance Sisco even a sniff against left-handed pitching, and I’m right there with ya, Brice.