Felix Pie Is Probably A Better Left-Fielder Than Nolan Reimold

I don’t want to make a habit of this, but Roch said some stuff again*, regarding an article he read at FanGraphs about the O’s outfield depth: “Also, any discussions about Felix Pie’s defensive superiority must be confined to center field. The guy was atrocious in left. I’m not saying Nolan Reimold is ready to […]

2009 O’s Retrospective: Brian Roberts

In part thirty-seven of my almost 50 part series “Better Know An Oriole” (otherwise known as 2009 Orioles Retrospective), I take a look at second-baseman Brian Roberts… THE FIGHTIN’ DOUBLES MACHINE! Roberts was signed to a sizable $40 M contract before the season, keeping him in an Orioles uniform through 2013. While I thought it […]

Should The O’s Be Looking Into Adam LaRoche For First-Base?

The Orioles kind of need a first-baseman for 2010, and could certainly use some extra pop in their line-up. Adam LaRoche conveniently fills both criteria. He’s a career .274/.343/.491 hitter, and is good for around 25 home runs a season. While he’ll walk at an above-average clip, LaRoche also K’s a fair amount keeping his […]

Roch Presents Dumb Stats, I Act Like A Jerk About It

It’s a slow news time during the holiday season – I’ll get back to the 2009 O’s Retrospective series next week, and might have something on Adam LaRoche tomorrow – but for now I wanted to put up something snarky about a post Roch had over at MASN last week called Crunching some numbers with […]

Being Interviewed By Phil Hoops

Phil Hoops, of, started his segment Around The Blogs In 80 Days by asking me a few questions about the O’s off-season. A few excerpts are below, but you can click through for the full version to read some thoughts on Wieters, Holliday, Atkins, Gonzalez, the farm system, and where the O’s are headed. […]

Talking O’s Baseball At The Fantasy Buffet

I know I’m a bit behind on this, but I went on The Fantasy Buffet blogtalkradio show with Ray Flowers and Charlie Wiegert on Monday to talk some Orioles baseball. You can hear me come in at about the 51 minute mark, and we discuss Matt Holliday, Garrett Atkins, Mike Gonzalez, Chris Ray/Kevin Millwood, Chris […]

2009 O’s Retrospective: Aubrey Huff

In part thirty-six of my almost 50 part series “Better Know An Oriole” (otherwise known as 2009 Orioles Retrospective), I take a look at lefty slugger Aubrey Huff… THE FIGHTIN’ LOVE SPONGE! Here’s what I said about Huff before the season when projecting a .280/.344/.472 line: “Expectations weren’t high going into 2008, but Huff exploded […]

Career Year Free Agents

Yesterday, Sky Kalkman (of Beyond The Box Score fame) made a comment on Twitter to the effect of “Is a free agent coming off his best season? If so, try to resist signing him.” It sounds like perfectly good advice, but it also sounded like an interesting topic to look into, so I went through […]

Working Out A Luke Scott To The Braves Trade

With the Mariners acquiring Milton Bradley from the Cubs (somehow getting Chicago to take the useless Carlos Silva and most of his salary), their demand for a bat like Luke Scott probably decreased a little. Another potential suitor would be the Atlanta Braves, who currently only have Nate McLouth as a full-time starter in the […]

2009 O’s Retrospective: Luke Scott

In part thirty-five of my almost 50 part series “Better Know An Oriole” (otherwise known as 2009 Orioles Retrospective), I take a look at lefty slugger Luke Scott… THE FIGHTIN’ SKY WALKER*! * You know, because he walks a lot. Scott came over from the Astros in the Miguel Tejada trade, and hit well in […]

Potential Luke Scott To The Mariners Trade

Sometimes great minds really do think alike. Via Zach Sanders of MLBNotebook: zvsanders – What do you think the Orioles would want from the M’s for Luke Scott? camdencrazies – Funny you should ask. I was thinking about that today, and was going to ask you what the M’s would be willing to give up […]

Orioles Sign Garrett Atkins To Play Third-Base

I just wrote about the potential move a couple of days ago, but I didn’t expect Andy MacPhail to act so quickly. It’s probably easiest to just quote myself: “Atkins has gone from great (.410 wOBA) to very good (.368) to OK (.337) to bad (.291) with the bat, though that last one is largely […]

Q&A: Atkins, Scott, A-Gon, The Plan

Unfortunately, my manner of answering questions requires a bit of work. That means that I can’t really do an effective live chat, where you all post questions/comments and I reply. There was a bit of that going on via Twitter regarding Adrian Gonzalez, but I don’t know how well I was able to get my […]

Good Idea To Trade For Kevin Kouzmanoff For Third-Base?

[Edit: Given the signing of Garrett Atkins – which I’ll get to as soon as the dollar amount is disclosed – the answer is pretty clearly “no”. I had already written this though, so it’s going up anyway – if only to make clear that I’ll really do posts on reader requests. After all, Todd […]