There at the moment are 53 days remaining till the subsequent scheduled Orioles recreation, which is Opening Day. This continues to comprise an assumption that nothing will come alongside to vary that between from time to time. Solely 9 days are left till pitchers and catchers are anticipated to report back to Sarasota.
The previous week ended up being busier in Birdland than you may need guessed forward of time. Mike Elias received some work completed within the aftermath of final week’s snow, pulling off the commerce of Alex Cobb to the Angels. The O’s additionally had the choice go of their favor in Anthony Santander’s arbitration listening to.
I assume we’ll see if this someway makes Santander extra tradeable, however once more, time is operating out to drag one thing off earlier than persons are supposed to indicate as much as spring coaching. I might have mentioned the identical factor this time final week, so it’s actually not too late to do one thing.
And let’s not overlook the crew bringing King Felix Hernandez into the camp combine on a minor league contract. Hernandez battled shoulder issues in 2017 and has not been any good ever since, so nobody ought to get their hopes up very excessive right here. We noticed with Chris Tillman because the final good years was the present dangerous years that for some pitchers, as soon as your shoulder goes, that’s it and it’s not getting higher.
Hernandez would possibly nicely be in that very same class. primarily based on how the previous few years have gone for him. It’d be attention-grabbing if he someway had a bounce-back season with the Orioles, although. I’d get pleasure from a Felix renaissance. Extra seemingly he’s round to, at finest, absorb some innings earlier than somebody like Zac Lowther or Michael Baumann makes his debut.
Across the blogO’sphere
Learning more about Jahmai Jones through his high school coach (Faculty of Roch)
The stage of a brand new prospect the place there’s nothing to do however print numerous folks’s good phrases about them is a enjoyable stage.
Looking beyond the Orioles win-loss record (Baltimore Baseball)
“If a few of these prospects debut efficiently later this season or subsequent, there shall be measurable enchancment in 2022.” That’s a protracted look forward to an enormous if. It’s what we’ve received, prefer it or not.
Inbox: What is the O’s plan for Rutschman? (Orioles.com)
Adley Rutschman will begin at Bowie “and will rise rapidly if he performs nicely offensively.” Right here’s hoping that’s the way it shakes out.
Birthdays and Orioles anniversaries
As we speak in 2012, the Korea Baseball Group lodged a protest in opposition to the Orioles for his or her earlier signing of pitcher Seong-Min Kim, ultimately resulting in Orioles scouts being banned from novice occasions within the nation. This was not the ultimate twist within the unusual saga.
There are a handful of former Orioles who had been born on this present day. They’re: 2013 pitcher Scott Feldman, 2007 pitcher Jon Leicester, 2012 outfielder Endy Chavez, 2004 pitcher Dave Borkowski, 1979-84 outfielder Benny Ayala, and 1963 outfielder Al Smith.
It’s additionally the birthday of former Orioles prospect and “would have been an Oriole if the Dan Duquette entrance workplace wasn’t idiotic sufficient to assume buying and selling him for 2 months of due-for-heavy-BABIP-regression Gerardo Parra was a good suggestion” pitcher Zach Davies.
Is right this moment your birthday? Completely satisfied birthday to you! Your birthday buddies for right this moment embody: agricultural manufacturing pioneer John Deere (1804), novelist Charles Dickens (1812), writer Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), final Chinese language emperor Puyi (1906), musician Garth Brooks (1962), comic Chris Rock (1965), basketballer Steve Nash (1974), and Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland (1975).
On this present day in historical past…
In 1301, future English king Edward of Caernarvon turned the primary English Prince of Wales.
In 1904, the Nice Hearth of Baltimore started. Over 30 hours earlier than it was contained, 1500 bulidings had been burned.
In 1943, the remaining Imperial Japanese Military forces on Guadalcanal had been evacuated, resulting in the Allies declaring full management over the island and ending the six month battle two days later.
And that’s the way in which it’s in Birdland on February 7. Have a protected Sunday.