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.
The 2017 NBA Draft took place this morning (AEST) and the NBA teams were wheeling and dealing their way through 60 picks.
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.
When Matt Wieters hit free agency at the end of the 2016 season, many within Baltimore had hoped that the four time All-Star would ink a new deal with the Orioles – seeing him return to duties behind the dish at Camden Yards in 2017 and beyond.
After a 2016 season which can only be described as disastrous, Caleb Joseph has silenced his critics throughout the Orioles’ first six weeks of the season, culminating with one of the hottest stretches of his career these past few weeks.
The six-game winning streak was always going to end soon enough, however the fashion in which it did last night has caused reason for concern.