Good morning, Birdland!
Nothing is formally, so it’s fully attainable that this doesn’t find yourself taking place, however The Athletic’s Dan Connolly is reporting that MASN is planning to broadcast as much as 4 (gasp!) Orioles spring coaching video games within the second half of March.
Nothing like ready till the final second to decide on one thing as important to a sports activities community as deciding whether or not or to not really broadcast sports activities.
After all, we shouldn’t consider something till we see a schedule tweeted out from the Orioles. All the pieces is theory as much as that time. Additionally, it’s value simply taking a gander at a calendar to understand that March is already effectively underway, so the O’s are going to want to get issues in movement if they really are going to point out us these 4 video games.
We’re all conscious of the challenges that this previous yr has given companies of all sizes and styles. However there are many different golf equipment which might be broadcasting an enormous chunk of their spring video games. The Orioles ought to be no completely different, and it’s irritating that spring coaching is nearing its midpoint and there stays no readability on the scenario.
Harvey eyes next step after shaky O’s debut | Orioles.com
The Orioles are going to want the entire arms that they’ll discover, however there are limits. Matt Harvey is in direct competitors with Wade LeBlanc and Felix Hernandez amongst others for a spot within the staff’s rotation, and he is perhaps sitting third in that pecking order at this precise second.
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That Bowie pitching employees from a pair seasons again was fairly thrilling. Dean Kremer has already discovered himself a spot within the rotation, and he’s more likely to be be part of by no less than certainly one of Zac Lowther, Alex Wells, Michael Baumann, or Bruce Zimmermann this yr.
How the Orioles’ rookie starters are taking different approaches to winning big league jobs | The Baltimore Sun
There’s a lot to be taught in regards to the Orioles roster this season. That’s scary, and it could possibly be much more horrifying if we find yourself studying issues that don’t bode effectively for the membership’s future.
Harvey, Fry, Rule 5 pitchers struggle; Mountcastle homers; Hernández makes 1st Orioles start | BaltimoreBaseball.com
It will be neat if Felix Hernandez recaptures a few of his former glory this summer season. However earlier than he does that he must make the membership. That journey begins at 6 p.m. tonight, and may you consider that it will likely be on the radio for our auditory enjoyment.
Is it your birthday? Glad birthday!
Jake Arrieta turns 35 in the present day. The appropriate-handed pitcher began his profession with three-and-a-half rocky seasons in Baltimore. Over 69 (good!) complete appearances with the O’s, Arrieta had a 5.46 ERA and 277 strikeouts over 358 innings.
Glad fifty fifth birthday to Anthony Telford. The Orioles chosen him within the third spherical of the 1988 draft, and he then appeared in 20 video games for the membership from 1990-91 after which once more in ‘93.
Today in historical past
It is a gradual day in Orioles historical past, according to Baseball Reference. So, listed below are some non-Birdland issues which have occurred on this date:
2005 – Suzyn Walman turns into the primary lady to function full-time coloration commentator in MLB historical past. The previous WFAN host joins John Sterling to name Yankees video games on WCB-AM 880.
2006 – Corridor of Fame outfielder and Twins legend Kirby Puckett dies after struggling an enormous stroke yesterday. He was 45 years outdated.
2017 – The World Baseball Classic begins with Israel beating South Korea 2-1 in 10 innings.
2020 – Christian Yelich indicators a nine-year contraction extension value $187.25 million with the Milwaukee Brewers.