Yes, we didn’t give up again just yet.
As was displayed in the classic book “Moneyball”, the key to success in baseball on a limited budget is finding inefficiencies in the baseball market. I believe Dan Duquette and the Orioles are a ttempting to exploit the next great inefficiency. Many have speculated that once OBP started to make money, Billy Beane moved on to try to find undervalued players by exploiting defense and platoons. This has worked magically for the Athletics. The Orioles need to find their own brilliant GM to find skills undervalued by the majority of teams in baseball. I believe he has finally found it: Continue reading
Far too often around the Baltimore area I hear people still talk about acquiring Bud Norris as if it was a good thing. I even often hear people say they think he did pretty well for the Orioles after the trade. This kind of mindless drivel coming from the casual baseball fans around Baltimore is the kind that drives me mad. I can’t yell at people I barely know in the streets and in the office, but I can on the internet. Continue reading
Should you be worried that the Orioles traded away their saves leader from the past two years and haven’t signed a “proven” replacement?
No. Not at all. Not even if you put value into saves as a stat category or a basis for judging a pitchers talent (which you shouldn’t because they are not.)
Coffee is for closers
Here is a little breakdown for you regarding “closers” and “saves” Continue reading
It wouldn’t be an off-season in Baltimore without massive amounts of fan unrest. This year, it seems they are trying to outdo themselves. After falling one game short of the ALCS in 2012, the Orioles had a quiet off-season, much to the chagrin of Orioles fans everywhere. They had no inclination to take the next steps necessary to take the 2012 team to the next level. With all of the luck that came in 2012, it wasn’t hard to see the 2013 regression coming. Continue reading
A sad day is upon us. While Brian Roberts has clearly not been worth the big contract extension the Orioles signed him to, just like a few before and after him, he was a bright spot on the team when there weren’t many. In 2005, Brian Roberts was the 6th best player in baseball by WAR. He also average 4.0 WAR between 2003-2009. Brian Roberts has been a very good player for the Orioles. As someone who did not discover their love for baseball until adulthood in the early 2000s, Brian Roberts was immediately one of my favorite players. Players of small stature are also dear to me, for obvious reasons. Brian Roberts as a baseball player tugged at my heart strings. Continue reading
First of all… hey, how’ve you been? I know that you don’t really care but I feel like I owe you an explanation for my absence from this blog.
You see, I’m what you would call a “hater.” I do my best work when I am angry or blasting someone for doing/saying something that I think is downright stupid. That was very very easy to do when the Orioles were terrible for pretty much my entire life after middle school. Then something crazy happened; 2012. The Orioles were far from perfect and in fact very lucky in my opinion to do as well as they did. Anyway, I #BuckledUp and enjoyed the ride. We were at more games down the stretch than I can remember and we were at every playoff game at OPACY. It was terrible. The playoff games were both the best and worst experiences of my life as a fan of anything. Continue reading