Sherrill will still have trade value despite his recent struggles, but we may have to start considering that he will have to be traded to a team who already has a closer, and who is looking for someone to use in a set-up/spot closing role. I’m not trying to overreact to a few blown saves, but the track record just isn’t there to believe that ol’ “Charlie Brown” can still become Joe Nathan.
The Orioles are going to lose many more games like this the rest of the season.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say….
Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:
Pete Melchior says Walker, Loewen worst of first half for Birds
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Guthrie great; but Johnson, Sherrill blow it as Jays sweep Birds in another 1 run game
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Burres tries to snap Birds’ five game funk tonight vs. Buchholz, Red Sox
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds stick with young pitching through struggles
Blue Jays Official Site’s Jordan Bastian says Lind walks off Jays with winning hit in 9th
The Sun’s Rick Maese worries Birds’ cry changing to ‘Orioles Tragic’
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Guthrie suffers another hard luck no decision
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds 12th in league in innings pitched by starters
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Markakis extend hitting streak to 17
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Trembley got what he wanted from Guthrie
The Sun’s Roch Kubatko says Birds could have extended lead in middle of last night’s game
The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says Guthrie must go distance to get wins
The Examiner’s Eric Detweiler says Longoria gets final AL All-Star spot, not Roberts
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says despite loss, Guthrie again played role of stopper
Washington Post’s Marc Carig says Birds’ rotation showing true lack of experience
Toronto Star’s Cathal Kelly says Lind’s winner was third hit of game
Toronto Sun’s Mike Rutsey says Overbay tied game with sac fly in 9th
Fox Sports’ Tracy Ringolsby thinks Payton available for cheap, Roberts won’t be traded
SI’s Gennaro Filice thinks Huff Birds’ 1st Half MVP
Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan and John Rawlings say Sherrill amongst best stories of first half
CBS Sports’ Tim Dierkes thinks Birds will hold on to Cabrera
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Dilfer settled spat with Billick before retirement
The Official Site’s Kristen Deahl says undrafted rookie P. Carter working to make team
The Sun’s Ray Frager says radio team will call preseason games on TV as well
The Examiner’s Phil Macek excited for live ravens
Fox Sports’ Roger Rotter thinks McGahee 12th amongst NFL Running Backs
Sporting News’ Steve Greenberg says Dilfer 2nd worst QB to win a Super Bowl
Sporting News’ Albert Breer says Gaither facing ‘pivotal’ Camp
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter checks in from Reebok Camp (must subscribe)
The Sun’s Matt Bracken says recruit Blue to spend Fall at prep school
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens previews LB’s
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem updates prospect Drakeford (must subscribe)
The Official Site says Richards honored by NABC
Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Ross passed over as Myers gets Ohio State gig
The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Hounds will have to travel more in revamped conference
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Winters Mill’s Lesniak amongst incoming class for Terror
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Prior returning as Assistant Coach
The Sun’s Childs Walker says Mayor Dixon has discussed potential for WNBA at downtown arena
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Some notes on Mike Cuellar’s career in Baltimore: He pitched 8 seasons with the Orioles; made 3 All-Star appearances, went to 3 World Series (winning once in ’70), won the ’69 Cy Young, and actually finished in the Top Ten of MVP voting twice. Those are very nice numbers. That being said, I am still surprised that even one person has already voted for him over Johnny U. I don’t think I need to share the statistics.
-The WNBA is not a league that makes a great deal of money. The WNBA may bring some money to the city of Baltimore; but a 15,000-16,000 seat arena makes no sense in this town; as the arena is needed for bigger concerts, wrestling PPV’s, UFC PPV’s (if the state ever gets MMA regulated), College Basketball Tournaments, Boxing Matches, and other significant revenue generators. 20,000 (like Drew says) is absolutely the number. Get it done.
Talk to you tomorrow.