I had the pleasure of chatting with the guys from the Bird’s Eye View podcast for this week’s show. If you’re not familiar with Bird’s Eye View, I highly recommend checking it out. The show is equal parts fun and informative. Be sure to rate the guys on iTunes as well.
Here are a few of the items we discussed on the show:
- Home Runs and strikeouts alike will be in great abundance in Birdland in 2016. How much do the strikeouts matter when it comes to the team’s success? (See: On Home Runs, Strikeouts, and the Orioles’ Chance to Make History; Why Strikeouts Stink – Fangraphs)
- Can the starters make it through the early innings without digging too big of a hole for the O’s lineup? Why do starters – notably Chris Tillman – struggle so much in the first inning? (See: Orioles Starters Are Struggling Early, and That Trend May Continue.)
- Bullpen matters. How much can the Orioles rely on the bullpen to shorten the game? What will Dylan Bundy’s role be out of the pen? Can he go multiple innings and in the process preserve some other bullpen arms? (Check back on Bird’s Eye View later this week for more insight on this topic.)
Thanks, as always, to Jake and Scott, for the chance to talk baseball on their show.
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