The Baltimore Orioles
Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:03 PM
The Orioles are outplaying their talent this season and challenging for Wild Card spot. Some of their success could be attributed to their Manager Buck Showalter who has lead this squad beyond and above the expectations that were laid upon them for the 2012 season.
Their two top prospects are Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy. Manny is up in the Bigs now and is playing 3B for the Orioles and holding his own.
What are your thoughts on the the Baltimore Orioles and their chance at playoff admission?
Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:55 PM
The game of baseball still has to be won on the field. No matter how much money you make or if you have MVP titles on your resume.
I love stories like this one.
Jones is legit. This Machado kid will be a plus... Might be a rocky ride to that plus but he can play. Davis might be underrated. Young arms that just haven't panned out the way the Orioles have hoped.
All in all... They play good fundamentally sound baseball. I'd say the future looks bright if they were in a different division.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:46 PM
Does that mean Joe Maddon is a worse manager than Buck Showalter?
Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:02 PM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:04 AM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:37 PM
~You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant~
Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:02 PM
Orioles climbed within 2 games of the Yankees tonight. How great would it be if the O's and Rays managed to push the Yankees clear out of the playoffs over the next month?
It definitely would be a good story. Maybe a little more noteworthy than the BoSox Collapse of last season... that is the O's and Ray's making the playoffs and the Bronx Bombers out of it.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:38 AM
For those of us who grew up with the Orioles of the late 60's and 70's, this is a treat.
So, this spring, when my wife and I went to Vegas, Baltimore had swept the Twins a week or two before, and the Oriioles were improbably leading the East. Silly me, I put $5 on the Birds to win the World Series. Payoff on 10/31? $880.
And I get to cheer against the damn Yankees.
Life is good, just Don't Feed the Greed.