Leading Off

Things were good, then they were bad, then they were good again. It’s as if a baseball season has ups and downs! The Orioles are really good, if you’re not a fan of starting pitching. And it’s hard to be a fan of this starting pitching.

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The Drink of the Week has gone from drowning our sorrows to celebrating wins. If you’re “celebrating” along, tell us what you’re up to via Twitter (@birdseyeviewbal), or on Untapped (jakee4025 and magn8606).

 

This Medical Wing

What is it about Orioles’ relievers getting hurt while covering first base? Here’s a look at this week’s Medical Wing:

  • Darren O’Day
  • Caleb Joseph
  • Vance Worley

 

This Week on the Twitters

 

Open the Cupboard: What’s Left?

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Can we all agree that the Orioles need starting pitching? And that they have very little to offer in their minor league system? We take inventory of what’s in stock, and what it might bring back.

Did you know that other teams are allowed to develop talent at the minor league level, which they then use to promote to help them at the majors, AND trade away to improve themselves? Crazy right?

The question of what to get is almost as interesting as to whether the Orioles should stand pat and hope the Magic sees them through to the playoffs.

 

Around the Bases

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We go Around the Bases, not only to the week in Orioles Baseball, but to baseball at large.

First Base – No Respect!

Second Base – Wait, you can waive expensive and underperforming players?

Third Base – Is Oliver Drake a Thing?

Home Plate – Impact of CBA.

 

Fantasy Boss

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Jake must have taken this week’s loss personally, because he done lost his mind. Scott takes a 4-2 lead, having selected Jonathan Schoop to out-homer Jake’s pick, Mark Trumbo. This week, the category is a straight hit count. Scott selected Chris Davis, and Jake went with Adam Jones.

But wait – there’s more. Jake instituted “bonus” points for the rest of the season. The guys can score additional points throughout the season with the following:

Next Oriole to hit a triple.

Scott: Schoop

Jake: Wieters (yes, really)

 

Next Oriole to hit a grand slam

Scott: Schoop (see a pattern?)

Jake: Davis

 

Next Oriole with an 8IP start

Scott: Gausman

Jake: Tillman

 

Next Oriole with 10+ Ks

Scott: Tillman

Jake: Wilson

 

Who will own it?

 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Who had a great week? Who had a tough week? Who made us ashamed to be Orioles fans? Find out in this week’s GB&U. The guys run through their Good, Bad, and Ugly for the week.

Tweet us your selections @birdseyeviewbal with #OsGood, #OsBad, and #OsUgly.

 

Blowing the Save

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Most podcasts try to end on a high note – the perfect coda to a quality program. That’s just not our style. Each week, we’ll end on a weak note, blowing the save with an item that didn’t quite fit into the episode, or something they simply need to get off their chests. It’s our version of taking the ball and pulling a Kevin Gregg.

 

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