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Matthew Taylor: Wieters should emulate former O's All-Stars Kennedy, Triandos - MASN
"Matt Wieters is only the fifth All-Star catcher for the Orioles, following Gus Triandos, Andy Etchebarren, Terry Kennedy, and Mickey Tettleton. The good news for Wieters is that each catcher made more than one All-Star team. After reviewing the boxscores of this quartet of previous O's All-Stars I'd say that, come next Tuesday, Wieters would do well to model Kennedy behind the plate and Triandos at the plate."

Looking at the Orioles' most valuable trade assets before the July 31 MLB trade deadline -
"Here comes the bad news for the soon-to-be-selling Orioles: They don’t have many trade chips in their stack, and the ones that have real value are the ones they will likely be clinging to with a clenched fist."

'Earl of Baltimore' Reflects on Orioles, Baseball - Patch
"After the All Star game in late June in which Weaver attended, the Orioles promoted shortstop prospect Manny Machado from Delmarva to high Class A Frederick of the Carolina League. But before the game Weaver, the Earl of Baltimore, spoke to a handful of reporters who had several questions for the former Orioles skipper."

Transition from Connor to Adair has been tough for the Orioles - Baltimore Sun
"The Orioles had a 4.22 ERA when Connor, who said he was tired of the big-league grind, resigned on June 14. Since then, it has risen to 4.50, giving the Orioles the second-highest ERA in the American League. In this three-week stretch -- in which the Orioles have gone 6-14 and dropped out of shouting distance in the AL East -- the pitching staff allowed 5.4 earned runs per game. They have only gotten two quality starts from the fading rotation -- and one was Mitch Atkins’ squandered start in Tuesday night’s loss."

Didn’t Willie Stargell Already Think of This 30 Years Ago? - Uni Watch
The All Star Game flair looks dumb, as usual.

Introducing Yonder Alonso and Zack Cozart - Camden Depot

I was going to make a Doctor Who joke regarding this kid's name, until I remembered this is a baseball blog and only about 2 of you geeks would get it. So I'll just say that Yonder Alonso is an amazing name.