Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! It’s tough to write intros for Bird Droppings these days because how many times can you talk about how this Orioles team is the worst team you have ever watched in your entire life? And it just keeps getting worse.
Before this weekend the Orioles were a team that was crazy bad, but at least they could beat the Yankees! Well, after watching three games in two days of not very competitive baseball between the two teams, I’m ready to declare that fake news. The Orioles don’t even look like they belong on the same field as a team capable of winning.
Even the race for the bottom is becoming less interesting, as the Royals are now three full games better than the Orioles. And they are really bad!
Mariñez rejoining O's, Yankees complete sweep (with quotes) - School of Roch
Oh good, Jhan Mariñez is returning to the team. That will definitely help.
Should Crew Try To Acquire Alex Cobb? - Reviewing the Brew
This Brewers blogger thinks that the Brewers should trade for Alex Cobb to bolster their rotation, but that the Orioles would have to pick up a significant portion of his salary over the remaining 3+ years. This seems dumb to me.
Finding Orioles' Replacement For Mark Trumbo - The Runner Sports
If you didn't hear, Trumbo is probably out for the rest of the season. This blogger suggests in-house replacements for the DH. It seems like the current plan is John Andreoli. If they are going to stick with that, they should make Davis the full time DH and let Trey Mancini take over first base. Sorry, Chris!
Peter Schmuck: Orioles' season has been bleak, but you might want to stay engaged to see rebuild | Sports | fltimes.com
I will stay engaged with the Orioles (although not as much as in the past) because that's just what I do. But I certainly wouldn't blame anyone who checked out for the rest of this year and next year, at a minimum.
Baltimore Orioles hoping desperation leads to Cobb, Cashner deal - Call to the Pen
First there are no facts backing up this headline. But I feel that this is a good place for me to say that I don't want them to trade Cobb or Cashner, unless they can get something truly valuable in return. Somebody needs to pitch, even in a lost year. It's not like there are any starters knocking down the door in the minors.
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! I’m sorry to tell you that of all the people who have ever played for the Baltimore Orioles, not a single one was born today. The closest you can get is Brendan Harris, who spent time in the majors from 2004-2013. He never played for the Orioles, but he did spend part of 2011 with the Norfolk Tides.
On this day in 1966, the Orioles were losing 2-0 in the ninth inning when Vic Roznovsky and Boog Powell hit back-to-back pinch-hit home runs to tie the game. The Orioles went on to win in extras.
In 2012 the Orioles obtained Joe Saunders in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was an underwhelming trade at the time, but Saunders went on to out pitch Yu Darvish in the 2012 Wild Card game, which was pretty darn exciting.