Orioles acquire Miller for Rodriguez

File:Andrew Miller on July 20, 2011.jpgThe Baltimore Orioles have acquired Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for Eduardo Rodriguez, according to Brittany Ghiroli.  Miller will add to the Orioles bullpen and has a three and five record this season with a 2.34 era.  Rodriguez was one of the Orioles top prospects but has had trouble recovering from an injury.  Rodriguez is only 21 years old and posted a 4.79 era in double-A Bowie this season.

Miller is a good pickup for the Orioles as he is a solid bullpen arm and has good experience.  Miller has also started in the past but had little success doing so.  Miller has a 5.06 career era. Read more about Orioles acquire Miller for Rodriguez

Does Ortiz think he is bigger than the game?

Ortizpoint.jpgThe Boston Red Sox are in last place in the American League East,  nothing really to show boat about.  While doing my normal stat search and sports research I came across this article.  The article is about the recent Tampa Bay Rays and Red Sox series.  Apparently, David Ortiz did yet another bat flip to show up the Rays after hitting a home run.  Read more about Does Ortiz think he is bigger than the game?

Bold AL East predictions: Red Sox will likely finish last, should be sellers

Ortizpoint.jpgThe American League East has been a very close division all season.  Now with the Tampa Bay Rays having a huge comeback it looks like the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox will likely finish last in the division.  The Rays are getting healthy at the right time and have the pitching to make up ground.  It is still the Baltimore Orioles division to lose but the Red Sox should be sellers close to the trade deadline and they do have some players that could make a difference for some teams.

Here are some players that the Red Sox could be selling.  Read more about Bold AL East predictions: Red Sox will likely finish last, should be sellers

ESPN Broadcasters Clearly Displayed biased views… again

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In the first half of the 2014 season the first place Baltimore Orioles have played three nationally televised games; two on ESPN and one on Fox. The two games on ESPN were against two of the Orioles biggest rivals, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The game on Fox was against the Oakland Athletics.

 

Nationally televised games are what the Orioles and their fans want. It gives the Orioles a chance to show the country what they are all about and how great the actually are. The opponents the Orioles are playing against that game want the same thing.

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Lackey, the latest Red Sox to show no class

20110426-1018 John Lackey.jpgThe Boston Red Sox have a lot of players that show little to no class and sportsmanship, from David Ortiz beating in a phone to David Ross trying to start fights with every team. For my rant on Ross go here. John Lackey is the latest Red Sox to join in the long Red Sox tradition of being classless. Last night after Nelson Cruz went five-for-five including a home run Lackey instead of saying “good game” said this to the media. Read more about Lackey, the latest Red Sox to show no class

Orioles lineup game two versus the Red Sox

The Baltimore Orioles play the Red Sox in game two of a three-game series.  The Orioles won last night behind a great start by Bud Norris.  Manny Machado has been suspended for five games but is appealing the suspension, that story can be found here.

Chris Tillman looks to rebound after another rough start.  Tillman has struggled with his consistency this season.

Here is the lineup. Read more about Orioles lineup game two versus the Red Sox