Sep 01

Orioles rank third in ESPN’s power rankings

gausman-pitching-glasses-orange-sidebarThe Baltimore Orioles have the second best record in Major League Baseball and are moving up in ESPN’s power rankings.  The Orioles have been stuck ranked number five for a few weeks and have finally moved up to the third spot.  The only two teams ahead of the Orioles are the Washington Nationals and the LA Angels.  The Orioles have beat both the Angels and the Nats in the season series.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Darn you, Cesar Tovar; taking 3 of 4 from the Twins

Caleb_Joseph_on_June_30,_2014Yes, I’m stealing this story from my book, “Tales from Orioles Nation.” And no shame of taking 3 out of 4 from the Twins. That’s a good thing.

Now on to more one-hitters. And for this story, we need to look at the career of long-time Minnesota Twins infielder Cesar Tovar. He was a lifetime .278 hitter in a 12-year career. I didn’t even know that he passed away back in 1994 at the age of 54. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

2014-15 Baltimore Ravens Season Preview

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The 2014-15 NFL Regular Season begins Thursday night in Seattle, and with the preseason finally at a close and the teams trimmed down to their 53-man rosters all that’s left is to play football. The Baltimore Ravens are coming off an 8-8 season in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in the Flacco-Harbaugh era. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

2014 Washington Redskins Preview

rg3Entering his first season as a NFL head coach, Jay Gruden takes over a Redskins team that finished the 2013 season with a record of 3-13. The biggest issue facing Gruden is the continued development of Quarterback Robert Griffin III. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Orioles make first round of callups

wpid-2014-08-01-17-46-27-1637083122.jpegThe Baltimore Orioles have started making their first round of September callups. Unlike past seasons the Orioles have only recalled veteran players that will add depth to the Orioles. The Orioles have recalled Kevin Gausman, who is starting today and Evan Meek. The Orioles have selected the contract of Joe Saunders and Kelly Johnson has reported to the club.

Meek and Saunders have both struggled this season but they will add depth to the bullpen. Saunders might get a start during the doubleheader with the New York Yankees. I would be very careful if I was the Orioles about starting Saunders, he has been hit around this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Orioles lineup 9/1/2014

The Baltimore Orioles play the Minnesota Twins in the final game of a four-game series.  The Orioles have won the first game of the series and can finish the sweep today. 

Here is the lineup.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Redskins Announce Practice Squad

redskinsThe Washington Redskins announced this afternoon the signing of eight players to their practice squad. The team also signed free agent Safety Duke Ihenacho, who was waived yesterday by the Denver Broncos. To make room for Ihenacho on the active roster, the Redskins waved Safety Akeem Davis. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Thoughts on Markakis’ Slump

Photo: Greg Mac

Photo: Greg Mac

[Note: I wrote down these thoughts after Saturday’s game but had trouble posting them. These numbers do not account for his 3-for-5 performance on Sunday.]

First, some raw numbers:

In 555 at-bats, Orioles stellar right-fielder Nick Markakis has 156 hits, including 26 doubles, a triple, and 12 homeruns.  He also has 51 walks and 74 strikeouts.  His season average?  .281.  That’s still well above the Mendoza line, and a far-cry better than Chris Davis. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Ravens set 2014 practice squad

wpid-i0000zgeasnbahdo.jpgThe Baltimore Ravens have set their 2014 practice squad and it looks like a solid list of players.  The Ravens lucked out and Keith Wenning and John Simon cleared waivers to remain in the organization.  Wenning and Simon were both recent Ravens draft picks and would have been a tough loss for the Ravens.

I see Wenning be the future backup quarterback for the Ravens after this season.

Here is the Ravens press release with the full squad. Read the rest of this entry »

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