Monday’s O’s Links: The O’s Put the Funk in Dysfunctional

Pedro Alvarez of the Orioles prepares to hit.
Craig Landefeld/GulfBird Photo

The O’s went winless (though they managed a tie!) during the first weekend of Spring Training action. I think it was 2016 that they didn’t win a Grapefruit League game until like St. Patrick’s Day or something, right? Remember not to get caught up in these results, friends.

Here are some things to get caught up in instead.

With No Deal from O’s, Flaherty Starting Over with Phillies

Don’t focus on the fact that it’s Ryan Flaherty being discussed here; the lede is buried. In this piece by Eduardo Encina of The Sun, the dysfunction of the Baltimore Orioles organization is laid bare in a way we don’t usually see from our local beat writers. Also note that Flaherty wasn’t the only utility infielder the Orioles missed out on recently because apparently nobody has the autonomy to make a damn decision. Whether this is a Peter Angelos issue or a Dan Duquette-Buck Showalter head-knocking issue, the current situation is, as Camden Depot puts it, untenable.

Where is Dan Duquette? Or is This Brady, Year 1?

Speaking of Camden Depot & Jon (who, I believe wrote the above-linked Tweet), here he expands on his thoughts on the current O’s front office situation.

It’s Only Ryan Flaherty, but Still

Drew Forrester gives his thoughts on the Flaherty-Goins debacle, and floats a truly terrifying possibility at the end of his piece.

Orioles Agree to Terms with Pedro Alvarez

El Toro is back! Again! Cool, I guess? This is another minor-league deal. I suppose it makes sense to have Alvarez as insurance, but I don’t get why he would want to come back here, with so many 1B/DH types (as Rich Dubroff of Press Box notes, the Alvarez-as-Outfielder experiment was a total flop) blocking him. He’ll probably launch a dong or two this summer, so that’ll be…fun?

Jonathan Schoop Returns to Action

Schoop missed the Grapefruit League opener due to elbow bursitis, but he appears to be all good going forward. That’s a nice quick little high note on which to end today.


This entry was posted in Bird Feed, Blog View, Featured by Derek Arnold. Bookmark the permalink.

About Derek Arnold

Derek Arnold
RSR/ESR Senior Editor. Derek is originally from and a current resident of Pasadena, MD. He’s a graduate of UMBC and has been a lifelong Baltimore sports fan. In 2007 he founded B’More Birds’ Nest, where he wrote about the Ravens and Orioles before joining RSR in 2012. Derek tells anyone...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Hot off the street

O’s Claim Ruiz, Lose Meisinger to St. Louis
O’s Claim Ruiz, Lose Meisinger to St. Louis

The Baltimore Orioles have announced that the St. Louis Cardinals have claimed right-handed pitcher Ryan Meisinger off waivers. In addition, the O’s have claimed third baseman Rio Ruiz off waivers more

Orioles’ Winter Meetings To-Do List
Orioles’ Winter Meetings To-Do List

The annual Major League Baseball winter meetings have begun, although the hot stove got heated up unusually early this offseason. With executives and agents around the league meeting up for the week more

How Will O’s Distribute Time Behind the Dish in ’19?
How Will O’s Distribute Time Behind the Dish in ’19?

Not too often in recent years have the Baltimore Orioles had a clearly known starting catcher on the roster. In the last five seasons, the Orioles have had had the same catcher behind the dish for more

A Look at Potential Free Agent Outfield Targets
A Look at Potential Free Agent Outfield Targets

submitted by Ryan Hoak The hiring of Mike Elias, now two weeks past, has brought Orioles fans' attention to the free agent market. Now the Orioles front office can focus on possible trades or more

How Will O’s Utilize Plethora of Young Outfielders?
How Will O’s Utilize Plethora of Young Outfielders?

One bittersweet topic that has surfaced in Baltimore over the past few months is the upcoming departure of Adam Jones. Some fans may view it as just bitter, with no sweet mixture, as the long-time more

View More