Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

June 02, 2009 | Glenn Clark

It’s June now, and I just noticed something. No one is really asking about which Orioles players should be on the trading block.

I mean, Drew has tossed around the idea of trading Aubrey Huff or Jeremy Guthrie if things went the right way; but we’re not hearing the annual “is there anyone on this team you consider off limits?” discussion we’re used to.

It’s actually quite pleasant.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Thyrl Nelson says Flacco, Wieters, etc. ‘future KOBS’

Nestor Aparicio says Hill looked like ‘McNally’ or ‘McGregor’ with performance in Seattle

Drew Forrester wouldn’t bring back Trembley next season

Bob Haynie remembers Chuck Thompson, Bill O’Donnell calling Orioles games

Nestor Aparicio wonders if ‘Messiah’ Wieters will make Orioles winners

Glenn Clark says Belmont highlight of non-baseball week

Allen McCallum says Birds will continue as far as starting pitching takes them

Matt Duggins says Zaun ‘embarrassment’ at plate

Ed Frankovic says Caps coach Boudreau reported Green suffered from mono

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Rich Hill dominant as Birds shut out Mariners

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says former Oriole Bedard takes hill for Mariners tonight against David Hernandez, O’s

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Uehara continues to progress in rehab

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Luke Scott named AL Player of the Week

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Aaron Crow, Grant Green could be options for Birds in MLB Draft

Mariners Official Site’s Jim Street says Washburn gets no support as M’s fall

MLB.com’s Hal Bodley says MacPhail’s rebuilding plan ‘slow, steady’

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Liz hit hard by Ottawa in loss

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Mariotti tough luck loser as Trenton shuts out Bowie

Frederick Keys Official Site says Rowell homered for Keys in loss to Lynchburg

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Zagone battered early in loss to Kannapolis

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says nearly 17,000 at Safeco Field to see Birds beat Mariners

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Markakis happy to get out of rough month of May

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Bedard having good season now after getting healthy

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman ‘catches up with’ former Oriole Gentile

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says former Mariner Jones scored winning run for Birds

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck believes Hill’s departure after 7 innings Trembley’s call

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Keys’ Matusz named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Dorta homered for Tides in blowout loss

The AP says Wieters call-up created ‘national buzz’ in Baltimore

The AP says Sherrill finished win for 11th save

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Caleb Joseph had 3 hits for Keys in loss

The AP/Frederick News-Post’s Adam Behsudi say Jones looking forward to facing ‘tough’ Bedard

Virginian-Pilot says Clippers pounded out 18 hits in win over Tides

Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Greg Johns says former Mariner Jones had rare double during pitchers’ duel

Seattle Times’ Larry Stone says Ichiro tied own club record 25 game hitting streak in loss

Everett Herald’s Kirby Arnold says Mariners stranded Ichiro on 3rd with no outs in first inning

Oregonian’s John Hunt says Roseburg, Oregon native Guthrie ‘still learning craft’

SI’s Joe Posnanski says Bill James thinks Wieters is ‘extremely good’

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ngata expected to return to practice Wednesday

The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham cleans up after me

The Official Site says Birk, Team President Cass to speak at M&T Bank Stadium luncheon Thursday

The Official Site says Birk plans to continue working with H.I.K.E. Foundation in Baltimore

The Sun’s Mike Preston says with Heap, Smith, Sypniewski hurt; Ravens have just Edgar Jones, Davon Drew healthy at TE

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Edgar Jones benefitting from ‘reps’ with Flacco

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Tight End could be ‘area of strength’ for Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker says ‘fatigue’ not a factor for Flacco

Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez says former Raven Willie Anderson had ‘never been happier’ than experiencing playoff success this season

HORSE RACING:

Belmont Official Site’s Jenny Kellner says Borel predicts victory for Mine That Bird in 3rd leg of Triple Crown

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Kieran McLaughlin confident about Charitable Man as well

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Lukas looking to win 5th Belmont with longshots Flying Private and Luv Gov

Thoroughbred Times says Mine That Bird scheduled to arrive at Belmont Wednesday after Monday breeze at Churchill Downs

Thoroughbred Times’ Pete Denk says Hall of Famer Gary Stevens opening own stable

Thoroughbred Times’ Fred Pope says racing needs to create ‘major league’

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says trainer Woolley thinks Derby winner Mine That Bird ‘looks even better’ this week than he has during entire season

The AP’s Malcolm C. Knox says Borel feels ‘lucky and blessed’ by circumstances that have lead to Derby, Preakness wins

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says former Terp Edwin Williams thinks first NFL experience with Redskins ‘really cool’

Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga says former Terp Heyer gets chance with Redskins due to release of Jon Jansen

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps report to practice August 9

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter profiles Paint Branch WR prospect Torian Henderson (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps may be interested in another DeMatha safety (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps used ‘points system’ to improve in offseason (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Terps still on Long Island PF prospect Tobias Harris’ list

Examiner Steve DeClue says Arizona reportedly out of Stephenson picture

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary believes Vasquez will return

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse says Jays 7th in final media poll

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich has Retrievers 9th in final Top 20

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Atwell expected to be ready for ‘10

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says SID Rhew honored for lacrosse media guide

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says former Mid Jeff Long to be inducted into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Wickham’s development key to Mids’ success in ‘10

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Niumatalolo to appear on Rivals.com radio

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says St. Michael’s (TX) QB Michael McNamara interested in Mids (must subscribe)

BALTIMORE BULLETS:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman remembers Gus Johnson

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Tight End doesn’t concern me. I don’t expect the Ravens to be explosive at Tight End, but I think they will find a healthy mix of players to contribute at the position.

-Expect Qadry and I to roll to victory today over Drew at the Comcast Morning Show charity golf event. Qadry will handle the golfing; and I’ll handle the beer gathering. We make an excellent team.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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