Tuesday’s O’s Links: Runs…How Do They Work?

Manny Machado asks "what's up?"

After a road trip that was, unfortunately, successful by their standards at 4-7, the Birds returned home on Memorial Day and got smoked by the Washington Nationals in the first of a three-game set. The Orioles just can’t seem to score like…any runs (scoreless in 17 straight innings), which is a problem for a major league baseball team. Reportedly, that’s what the Baltimore Orioles are. Opinions vary.

To the links, I guess.

There are Still Some Positives for the Very Bad Orioles

Let’s do our best to stave off the depression for another moment or two, shall we? Camden Depot’s Matt Kremnitzer turns over every boulder, stone, and pebble to try to find anything on the plus side of the ledger for the 2018 O’s.

Bird’s Eye View Episode 239: MemOriole Daze

You thought Jake and Scott would take the holiday off? Ha! Unlike the Orioles’ bats, these guys actually show up when we expect them to.

Richard Bleier’s Brilliance is Unique (And Under the Radar)

David Laurila had a fascinating conversation with Richard Bleier recently about his accidental cutter that’s made him quietly one of the best relief pitchers in the game. (We’ll ignore him continuing to regress to the mean yesterday).

A Third of the Season is Over, and O’s Need to Face Reality

Like the rest of us, Baltimore Baseball’s Dan Connolly has seen enough. We’ve reached the Memorial Day marker that Dan Duquette hinted at a month or so ago, and things haven’t gotten any better. Unfortunately, DD doesn’t have any power these days. Will Anderson and the Angeloses be convinced to sell and sell hard? We’ll see.

Hot Commodities in Relief Pitching Market

According to Buster Olney, the Orioles will, in fact, start selling here soon…after the draft. In addition to Zach Britton, who could be back to audition for suitors here in a few weeks’ time, he mentions Bleier as a potential trade candidate, along with, of course, Manny Machado.

 

Let’s not get swept by the Gnats, please. Please?

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