The All-star Break hasn’t slowed down the best team in baseball, as the Dodgers continue to pull away from their NL West rivals, increasing their division lead to 9.5 games tonight with a 7-1 win over the Marlins.
Regardless of the New York Yankees fortunes throughout the remainder of the 2017 MLB season, there’s no debating that the season is quickly becoming the season of 25-year-old Aaron Judge.
In last Thursday’s piece (here), I outlined why the Orioles need to be sellers as the trade deadline approaches, with basically everyone not named Mancini, Schoop, Bundy, or Gausman at least being put forward for discussion.
The nature of sport, being the great leveler it is, ensures pain and suffering is only a matter of time away for all passionate fans.
On Sunday, the Orioles will reach the halfway mark of the 2017 MLB season, and it’s likely they’ll do so with a record below .500 – the first time this has occurred since 2011.
Tonight at 7:00pm Eastern, I’ll join Hayley Milon on 47abc to talk about the Orioles, in particular focusing on the abysmal pitching throughout June, the 2017 MLB Draft, J.J. Hardy’s decline, and why the Orioles need to sell as the trade deadline approaches.
Earlier this evening, as I do a few times each week, I sat down in front of my computer with a beer and some chocolate, ready to write about baseball.
It’s no secret that the Orioles pitching staff entered the 2017 under scrutiny of the national media, with most suggesting the rotation would have a tough time keeping the team competitive, even despite its mashing offense.
For five consecutive years between 2012 and 2016, the Orioles headed towards Major League Baseball’s All-star break filled with hope and looking to bolster a roster pushing for a playoff berth.
Earlier today, Baseball Australia learned that the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Institute of Sports (AIS) have not delivered highly anticipated funding increases for high performance, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
For three-and-a-half years now, no name has caused more frustration among Orioles fans than Ubaldo Jimenez’s has, and somewhat miraculously, it continues to do so, leaving fans utterly bewildered.
Flashback to Wednesday May 10th in Washington, where the 22-10 Orioles cruised into the bottom of the 8th inning holding a 6-2 lead over the Nationals.