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2010 MLB Draft: MacPhail has already made a few mistakes before it has even started

June 07, 2010 |

Build the farm system through the draft. Grow the arms, buy the bats. Sound familiar? I am on board with all of that, but in order to do that you need draft picks and Andy MacPhail has made some poor moves that will now work against him. In MLB, you cannot deal draft picks as [...]

The Orioles still have more to do when it comes to their rotation

January 26, 2010 |

I hope the O’s aren’t finished with their off season acquisitions. Every year, countless teams make the same mistake when it comes to evaluating pitching depth in the starting rotation. Even through orange colored glasses I hope that people realize that this team is lined up for a lousy second half if one more slot [...]

An easy fix to the HOF voting problem in baseball

January 07, 2010 |

Year after year it’s the same thing. A certain player doesn’t get a vote because some writer doesn’t believe that any player is a 1st ballot Hall of Famer. And it’s not like each writer only gets one vote. Each writer can put up to ten names on their ballot! Conversely the stupidity is not [...]

Orioles Nostalgia: Earl Weaver’s Last Game (Video)

July 16, 2009 |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D13-QS5eQMM[/youtube]   I dug into my personal archives for this one after Nestor posted a few classic Earl Weaver videos last week.   We all know the story of the 1982 season. With Earl Weaver’s retirement looming, the Orioles played the final game of the season versus the Milwaukee Brewers to determine the AL East [...]

Is the writing on the wall for a trade of Aubrey Huff?

June 25, 2009 |

Everyone knows that Aubrey Huff is a free agent at the end of the season, so the rebuilding Orioles have a choice to make.   Either deal him for prospects or offer him arbitration with the thought that he will sign elsewhere at which point we would receive draft picks as compensation. Most likely Huff [...]