The MLB season is a week old, the Red Sox have slumped, the Orioles are .500 and the Miracle Mets have taken a small step back.

The guys break down the Orioles start to 2012 and talk about the story lines around the league.  They also break down the Capitals postseason series against the Bruins and talk about the possibility of HBO’s Hard Knocks featuring the Ravens.

Join Zach, Patrick and Matt for this week’s edition of the best sports podcast in Baltimore, the BSR Podcast.

Here are some of the topics discussed on this week’s show:

Orioles Season… A Week Later

  • Sweeping the Twins, swept by the Yankees.  What does it say about the Orioles?
  • With the exception of Brian Matusz, the Orioles saw some encouraging things the first time through the rotation.  Can Jake Arrieta continue to lead the O’s at the top?
  • Nick Markakis has demonstrated more power early on this season than last.  How encouraging is that coming off Abdominal surgery and can that trend continue?
  • Matt Wieters is a Gold Glove winner who’s offense could take the next step in 2012.  The guys discuss that possibility.

Early Baseball Story Lines

  • In two starts this season, Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum has looked atrocious.  Is this reason for concern in San Francisco?
  • Patrick’s Miracle Mets began the season 4-0, but lost David Wright and dropped two to the Washington Nationals.  Has reality set in at Citi Field?
  • Johnny Damon looked for home all offseason, but just yesterday signed with the Cleveland Indians to play left field everyday.  Should the Orioles have brought Damon in and started him over Nolan Reimold?
  • Bobby Valentine’s Red Sox haven’t been able to put it all together yet.  They sit at 1-5.  The guys predict whether Valentine could be the first manager fired in 2012.

Capitals Postseason Begins

Ravens News Of Note

Lightning Round

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