Leading Off

This week wasn’t so depressing. Any time you can take a series from the Royals is a good thing. Sure, they’re headed to the playoffs and the Orioles are not, but when their fans are quiet at Camden Yards, it’s a good day. The Orioles have won five of their last six games. It’s too little, too late, but the games are much more palatable as the schedule runs out.


This Week on the Twitters

Jonathan Schoop, and Buy or Sell?

Is Jonathan Schoop the real deal? The guys debate whether Jonathan Schoop has what it takes to become a significant contributor in 2016 and beyond. A player who was less that impressive in his first year has come on strong in an injury-shortened season. Can this continue in the future? Are you buying or selling?

Come to think of it, the guys answer the Buy/Sell question for the following:

  • Reimold brought back to compete for an OF spot, and/or 4th OF spot.
  • Clevenger as Caleb Joseph’s backup.
  • Mike Wright in the bullpen.
  • Dylan Bundy as a MLB pitcher.
  • Jason Garcia as a key contributor to the MLB bullpen in 2016.
  • Bounce-back season from J.J. Hardy.


Fantasy Boss


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 wins and pulls out to a 11-9-1 lead down the home stretch. Quality starts o/u was 1.5 and Jimenez and Chen came through for Jake. Scott needs to win the next two contests to pull even for a statistical tie.
This week’s category: BB% – between Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones. Tie breaker is wOBA, and then HR.
Scott’s pick: Adam Jones
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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