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 more about Thoughts on Markakis’ Slump

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 more about Ravens set 2014 practice squad

More Orioles roster moves 8/31/2014

Steve_ClevengerThe Baltimore Orioles traded for Alenjadro De Aza last night and he has reported to the Orioles.  The Orioles have optioned T.J. McFarland.  The Orioles have also activated Wei-Yin Chen and optioned Steve Clevenger.  The Orioles will have their roster expand tomorrow and can recall both Clevenger and McFarland in the upcoming days.

The Orioles have made a lot of roster moves the past day in preparation of the September roster expansion.

Here is the Orioles press release.

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