James F

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Reviewing the Draft: Joe Jordan Year One - 2005


In order to better understand the current failures of the Orioles, as well as to see what the future will hold, it is useful to review the performance of our club officials.  Let's begin with Joe...

On Minority Hiring in Baseball


On Minority Hiring in Baseball

Could Joe Mahoney Be the Future At First Base?


Could Joe Mahoney Be the Future At First Base?

Who is Anthony Rendon?


Who is Anthony Rendon? A look at the frontrunner to be 2011's first overall pick.

Never Has Being a Sports Fan Felt More Stupid


I was never a fan of Deadspin, but Will Leitch nails the problem with the Lebron fiasco and ESPN better than I've seen it anywhere else.

Baseball America Midseason Top 25: #10 Zach Britton


10. Zach Britton, lhp, Orioles (Triple-A Norfolk): Scouts would like to see a better changeup; right now, his is below-average. But his turbo sinker, touching 94 mph, is the minors' best (3.68 groundout/airout ratio), and his slider is pushing into above-average territory.

All's Quiet on the International Front


All's Quiet on the International Front: The Orioles, once again, expected to be silent on international free agent signings.

Britt: Millwood possibly injured and "off the block"


Between him and merry Atkins, our young players sure have been "mentored" into knowing how you can provide the Orioles with no value and still get paid millions.


Checking In On Matt Holliday

During the offseason, I argued here that the Orioles should have pursued Matt Holliday strongly as a free agent.  This suggestion seemed somewhat counterintuitive - the O's appeared set in left...

The Resurgence of Greg Miclat


22 year old prospect Greg Miclat has gone from a presumed bust to the most advanced shortstop in the Orioles system.

What Can We Hope To Get For Millwood and Wigginton?


What Can We Hope To Get For Millwood and Wigginton? A look at potential trade targets.

MLBTR: Orioles DFA Claw Megadeth


Presumably to clear a roster spot for Jake Fox. Pedro Viola clearly has pictures of Andy MacPhail doing something really awful. Although what MacPhail could have done that is worse than signing Garrett Atkins to a $4.5 million contract, I can barely imagine.


Off Day Discussion Question: Moral Standards for Athletes

Consider three kinds of celebrities: politicians, athletes, and musicians. We clearly hold politicians to higher moral and social standards than we do musicians. This makes sense because we...


Best Player Available: What Would the O's Draft Look Like?

I've seen many of us often state that the draft philosophy of the Orioles should be to take the best available player, regardless of position, signability, or skillset, in the draft.  Since,...

Beyond the Big Three: Looking at Zach Britton


With Jake Arrieta looking strong, is Zach Britton the next big Orioles pitching prospect to reach the majors?

Melewski: Cameron Coffey's Recovery Going Poorly; May Not Pitch This Year


Coffey, who received a nearly one million dollar bonus as a 22nd round pick last year after having Tommy John surgery, has not recovered enough velocity to pitch for any O's affiliate, despite "doing everything you normally would do in the rehab process." And the hits just keep on coming....

It Was A Good Draft...


It Was A Good Draft... Just Not the One I Wanted. Thoughts on the Orioles 2010 Draft.


Rounds 5-10 analysis

Go below the fold for my quick and dirty on the O's picks.


Draft Day One Thoughts

The Orioles got great talent in Manny Machado, but did the Rays and Red Sox have an even better first draft day?

And With the Third Pick.... Draft Day Thread


What to expect from the Orioles and the rest of the AL East in tonight's draft.


Fred Lewis: A Story of How the Orioles Stay Mediocre

At the end of May, the Toronto Blue Jays finalized their acquisition of Fred Lewis from the San Francisco Giants.  They got him for $75,000.  The Jays acquired Lewis on April 16th, the same day the...


Dave Trembley's Wake

A tribute to the dearly departed Dave Trembley: 2007-2010

Interview With Andy for Camden Chat


With less than a week to go before the draft, Andy was kind enough to answer some questions about the Orioles for Camden Chat.

And With The Third Pick.... An Interview With Andy Seiler of MLB Bonus Baby


Draft expert Andy Seiler of MLB Bonus Baby answers questions about the O's 2010 draft.

And With the Third Pick.... Part Four: Where We Stand


With the draft nearly upon us and the Orioles about to make their highest pick in two decades, a look back at the Orioles recent draft futility.

Orioles DFA Justin Turner


Because Pedro Viola DEMANDS a 40-man roster spot!


You're the GM!

Earlier this season, John Sickels of Minor League Ball did a series of posts where he asked his readers what they would do if they were suddenly the GM of certain struggling teams.  I thought it...

Is There Such a Thing as a Pitching Prospect?


Is there such a thing as a pitching prospect after all?

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