It’s January, which means the Orioles hot stove is juuuuuuust about to get warm. It’s the new appliance inefficiency. The O’s have made a couple of moves to keep us interested, minicamps are under way, and Fan Fest is right around the corner. Next week, we should even have some spring weather.
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This Week on the Twitters
The #Orioles could be moving on from Mark Trumbo https://t.co/tY8fZuljNt pic.twitter.com/Sy9WfKQovD
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) January 8, 2017
Murray Chass intentionally turned in a blank Hall of Fame ballot https://t.co/2ueXmWQYcj
— HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) January 8, 2017
Buck said that for now, he doesn't envision Trey Mancini playing the OF. #orioles
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) January 9, 2017
Let's all gaze at baseball diamonds and Buck Showalter, shall we? Check out some #Orioles minicamp photos.https://t.co/Q5I9bXJ6BS
— Matt Taylor (@roarfrom34) January 9, 2017
The Al(an) Smith Call
We’re joined by Alan Smith, former(??) host of the Baltimorons podcast to discuss the things that have (and have not) taken place this offseason.
We talk Welington Castillo, Seth Smith, Mark Trumbo, and we engage in a little healthy rosterbation. Follow Alan on Twitter @ASmith4OurTime and @bmorons. Check the back catalog of Baltimorons episodes at bmorons.com.
Blowing the Save
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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