Wednesday’s O’s Links: Orioles Top Trade Chips…Sad Yet?

Dylan Bundy jogs in Spring Training.
GulfBird Sports/Craig Landefeld

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before (actually, don’t, because I’m going to finish anyway): The Orioles couldn’t muster up any offense and wasted a good starting pitching performance.

The Birds had just one hit – a Manny Machado double, of course – until the ninth inning in their opener in Anaheim. They put together three in the ninth to tie the game at 2-2, but Brad Brach was Bad Brach and he let the Halos walk it off just a half-inning later.

Alex Cobb finally remembered how to pitch, and went 6+ innings, allowing just two runs. They were both earned, but Machado throwing the ball into the stands for no reason at all on an Andrelton Simmons double in the sixth inning that allowed him to score with two outs certainly didn’t help matters.

The O’s will always find a new and exciting way to lose.

To the links…

Bird’s Eye View Episode 235: Fifty Dongs Darker

West Coast baseball means it’s time again for #DongsAfterDark. Listen in as Jake & Scott add a chapter to this always-hilarious annual bit.

Ranking the Orioles’ Top Trade Chips

Over at the Depot, Matt K. (not to be confused with Matt P., who floated the terrible idea of trading Dylan Bundy earlier this week) ranks the Birds trade chips. Number one makes me sad. Number two makes me said. Everything about talk of “trade chips” on May 2 in what was supposed to be the final year of “going for it” makes me sad, as a matter of fact.

Adam Jones is Mr. Baltimore, but Will he Be an Oriole for Life?

Speaking of sadness…Jerry Crasnick has a long piece on Adam Jones & what he’s meant to Baltimore since coming over more than a decade ago. With his time in Baltimore likely coming to a close, rival GMs seem to agree that no team will value Jones the way the Orioles & Baltimore do.

Chris Tillman Has Lost Velocity, but has Become Craftier

Tillman’s last two starts have been “meh,” and “good!,” respectively. That’s a huge jump up from the batting tee he was to start the season. How’s he doing it? Kyle Andrews takes a look for Camden Chat.

Manny Machado Says He’s Focused on Orioles, not Dodgers

The O’s are playing the Angels just as the other LA team finds itself in desperate need of a shortstop, so of course the LA beat writers were on hand and ready to ask Manny about Dodger blue.


Maybe tonight we’ll actually get some #DongsAfterDark?

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