Monthly Archives: July 2009

With a New Third Base Prospect in Town, How’s the Old Third Base Prospect Doing?

Billy Rowell’s cup is half full despite his .219 average for the Frederick Keys. So says Kevin Minnick of the Courier Post in the article “Rowell remains positive.“ While Billy Rowell’s individual statistics aren’t where he’d like them to be, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: One of Dave Johnson’s Finest Oriole Moments

“The 29-year-old right-hander gave a performance that epitomized this entire Orioles season.” -Tom BoswellThe Washington PostOct. 1, 1989 Dave Johnson’s emotional on-air moment after finding out that his son, Steve Johnson, had become an Oriole was, as Steve Melewski writes, … Continue reading

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Forget Obama; Nick Markakis and Carl Crawford Should Sit Down for a Beer

A.L. East foes deserve a piece of the spotlight, but they operate in the shadows Barack Obama will sit down for a beer on Thursday with Officer Crowley and Professor Gates. Nick Markakis may want to consider doing the same … Continue reading

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To Trade or Not to Trade? That is the (Tricky) Question

Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski takes on the tricky question of whether to exchange potential for proven talent on the trade market in his interesting column “Gamble tomorrow for today? That’s the decision GMs must make.“ More after the jump. While … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Pitching Debuts of Young O’s Guns

With Chris Tillman making his debut in Wednesday’s 7-3 win over the Royals, Dean Hybl at Baltimore Sports Then and Now reviews how other Orioles prospects have fared in their respective first starts for the Birds. Hybl’s rundown of McNally, … Continue reading

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Keep Your Orioles Panic in Perspective

It’s okay to be frustrated with the Orioles’ struggles out of the second-half gate, but those struggles do not say as much about the near-term future of the franchise as Peter Schmuck assumes in his article “Now it’s OK to … Continue reading

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Nery a Concern About the O’s Pitching Depth

“Once I got into spring training, I realized how much depth the Orioles organization has, especially pitchers.”-Nathan Nery, Frederick Keys Perhaps you’re really interested in the minor leagues. Or maybe you appreciate any article that refers to the Orioles’ farm … Continue reading

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