Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The struggles of small market teams in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball
Market size impacts every major sport, however Major League Baseball's absence of a hard salary cap makes it especially difficult for small market teams to reach the success of baseball's royalty.

Baltimore Orioles: All-time opening day starting lineup

Baltimore Orioles
With just over a week to go until the Baltimore Orioles take the field for Opening Day, let's take a look at the Orioles' All-Time Opening Day lineup.

Manny Being Manny: Machado Edition

The hot stove is fresh off of a big week. It’s being rumored (as I suspected could/would happen in this article over a month ago) that the Baltimore Orioles are asking teams for offers on Manny Machado. The Boston Red Sox have yet to acquire a big name player to fill the power gap the team was missing last...

Baltimore Orioles remain in discussions with Alex Cobb

Baltimore Orioles
On Sunday, Jim Bowden of The Athletic sent out this tweet, claiming that the Baltimore Orioles remain in discussion with free agent RHP Alex Cobb. https://twitter.com/JimBowdenGM/status/970452592622014465 Orioles’ General Manager Dan Duquette is notorious for making a flurry of free agent signings this time of year. Unfortunately, they tend to be additions, like those he’s added over the past week with...

Baltimore Orioles: Setting the 25-man roster

Baltimore Orioles
Only three weeks remain until the Baltimore Orioles take the field for Opening Day. General Manager Dan Duquette has made a few recent signings that will make the Opening Day roster, and some believe that the team isn’t done yet. However, a few positional battles still need to be answered over the final three weeks of spring training. Who...

Expansion 42: The only way to fix the rivalries

MLB
It would require a lot of change, but expansion to 42 teams fixes everything.

Baltimore Orioles: Biggest surprises of spring training

Baltimore Orioles
Before you say anything, I know. These are just spring training stats and they don’t mean anything. While we shouldn’t place a lot of stock on these numbers, they can be great indicators of how a player is responding to their current situation or how they’re feeling physically. Take Chris Davis, for example. After going 2-13 with seven strikeouts...

Baltimore Orioles searching for their fifth starting pitcher

Baltimore Orioles
Last season, the Baltimore Orioles starting rotation was atrocious. That’s the nicest way I can put it. The rotation, consisting mainly of Chris Tillman, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jeremy Hellickson, Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman, and Wade Miley, finished with an earned run average of 5.70. That mark placed them as one of the worst in the history of Major League Baseball....

Major League Baseball needs to do away with fan voting for the All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game
Fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been an off and on tradition since 1933. In the new age of baseball statistics and analytics, it is time that Major League Baseball moves on from a fan-selected starting lineup.

Baltimore Orioles: Enough with Chris Davis

Nothing is going right for Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis. Don't expect anything to improve, either. 
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