Leading Off

Each week, we use this space to try to give a brief synopsis of how the week went for the Orioles. Let’s start here: The Birds dropped a weekend series to the Marlins. The offense is still on holiday, and we don’t mean Memorial Day.  

Medical Wing

  • Dylan Bundy scratched from Tuesday’s start with stiffness in his right shoulder. Team says it could be tendinitis.
  • J. J. Hardy was pulled today after running gingerly to first base. Show alter said it was a stiff back.
  • Bud Norris.  Rehabbing in Norfolk on Friday and got drubbed.  Scouting report was that he was throwing meatballs.  Scheduled for another start Wednesday.
  • Ryan Flaherty back in AAA lineup.  Targeted for Wednesday return.  Didn’t we rush him back quick last time
  • Gausman is still doing bullpen sessions.  Won’t do a simulated game until June 2.  This has taken a lot longer than expected.
  • Wieters catching Dylan Bundy in Bowie on Tuesday.  May alternate between DH and C while rehabbing.  


This Week on the Twitters (TWotT)

Good News / Bad News


As we mentioned, it’s been a rough week. But it wasn’t all bad news. In fact, sometimes it was very good news! Unfortunately that good news was often wrapped in bad news. Or it was bad news masquerading as good news. Or… well, you get the idea. We break down a few Good News/Bad News scenarios from this week in Orioles baseball.


Lost in the Shuffle


Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette have quite a few challenges ahead of them, in terms of roster management.  With Thursday’s double-header and Brian Matusz’s suspension looming, there are sure to be a number of roster moves to position the team to survive the rough scheduling. Add to that the ineffectiveness that some of the rotation has shown this season, and you can see why careful consideration needs to be made regarding changes that may be necessary for this team to contend.

Let’s just hope he’s not shuffling the deck chairs.


Fantasy Boss

Fantasy Boss

Fantasy Boss is our head-to-head fantasy segment where we pick one stat, and select a player. Scott is the reigning Fantasy Boss champion, so he got the first selection. Feel free to play along, and tweet us your #FantasyBoss pick @birdseyeviewbal.

Scott is beginning to run away with it again this year.  He takes a commanding 4-1 lead.  Now, on to Week 6.

Category: Line Drive Percentage (LD%)

Jake’s Pick: Steve Pearce

Scott’s Pick: Manny Machado

 The gauntlet has been thrown. Who will own it?


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


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

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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