Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Quick question to start things off. Will everyone who predicted that this coming series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics this week would have serious playoff implications please raise their hands? Now put your hand down because no one would ever predict something that crazy. Predictions aside the O’s and the A’s are [...]

Jim Thome got hot against his former team, belting home runs in each of the series’ first two games. A little bit less than a week after it looked like the wheels were completely falling off on the O’s 2012 season, this group of Birds is proving much more resilient than many of their predecessors. [...]

I tried to take all of the well-reasoned, articulate arguments to heart. This year was not going to be like 2005, because that team was full of over-performing veterans who were getting lucky. This year was not going to be like 2005, because that team was managed by a guy with no track record in [...]

I would say definitely. Miguel Gonzalez has been one of the many great stories that have happened in Baltimore this season and he could not have emerged at a better time. With the exception of Wei-Yin Chen the Orioles’ Ppening Day 5-man rotation is either in the minors or on the disabled list; Jason Hammel [...]

O’s prospects Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy had their say in last night’s MLB Futures Game in Kansas City, as both contributed to the U.S. team’s 17-5 win over the World team. Bundy was far from perfect, allowing 3 hits in his one inning pitched. However, he managed to do so without giving up a [...]

The following is a guest post from A.J. Gersh of The Orioles News. Check out his work at TheOriolesNews.com, or find him on twitter at @theoriolesnews. A.J. will be a regular contributor to the Nest going forward, specializing in Sabermetric analysis of the O’s. Sabermetrics play a key role in evaluating players in the MLB. [...]

That’s a tough question but I think the argument could be made for both sides – that they should be “buyers” or that they should stand pat. The first question that needs to be answered is do we trust our farm system to deliver the quality pitchers this team will need in order to make [...]