The Orioles take the homestand and manage to squeak out with a 5-2 record despite some terrible starting pitching during the Detroit series. And now we go late night with a West Coast trip. Just like our podcast, late-night baseball would not be complete without the Drink of the Week.
This Week on the Twitters (TWotT)
I'll be making my #BirdlandBash debut today. Don't underestimate the softball talents of a 5'8, 125 pound kid. https://t.co/GVsDDMzQUU
— Ryan Blake (@ryguyblake) August 2, 2015
MLB attendance this season: Two-thirds of the teams averaging about 30,000 or more. http://t.co/1cghJMVQXq
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 3, 2015
According to @MLBPipeline, Zach Davies goes from being #Orioles 3rd-best prospect to #Brewers 11th-best.
— Dillon Atkinson (@DAtkinsonOU) August 3, 2015
Hard to root for the BJays. But the Twins are in the WC spot. #Conflicted
— Jabby Burns (@Jabbyburns) August 3, 2015
Yordano Ventura calls Jose Bautista a “nobody” and accuses him of stealing signs http://t.co/KaLmKjP3R8
— HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) August 3, 2015
Sources: #Padres & #Orioles have discussed deal to send Justin Upton to Bal. Possibly could expand it to include SD starters (Ross/Cashner)
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 27, 2015
— Seductyve Mychal G (@SeductiveTommyH) July 31, 2015
Around the Bases
The Orioles team got shuffled up on Friday. So much to talk about…let’s get some structure and go Around the Bases.
The Orioles traded for Gerardo Parra for Zach Davies. Did the Orioles make the same move they did last year in trading Eduardo Rodriguez for Andrew Miller?
The Orioles released Bud Norris and traded Tommy Hunter. The boys discuss each of the moves and the merits of each.
Should we be expecting any more moves during August to the Orioles?
Is it tougher now to be a fan than during the dark ages?
Just a Little Crush?
Have you noticed lately that Chris Davis has been really good at the plate? Could we be seeing a resurgent Chris Davis once again?
Fantasy Boss is our head-to-head fantasy segment where we pick one stat, and select a player. Feel free to play along, and tweet us your #FantasyBoss pick @birdseyeviewbal. Jake has tied up the season series 7-7-1 by picking Caleb Joseph to outperform Manny Machado with RISP
Scott’s Pick: Gerardo Parra
Jake’s Pick: Jonathan Schoop
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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