Tag Archive: Player Profiles

Aug 07

Player Profiles: Matt Elam

When the Baltimore Ravens were preparing to lose legendary safety Ed Reed to free agency they wanted a backup plan.  That backup plan was drafting Matt Elam in the first round of the 2013 draft.  Sure Elam is a strong safety but he pretty much started right away for the Ravens and did a heck …

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Aug 02

Player Profiles: Bud Norris

Have yourselves some Buds because it is Bud Norris player profile time.  The Baltimore Orioles acquired Bud Norris from the Houston Astros in 2012 before the trade deadline, so far it has been a good trade for the Orioles.  The Orioles did have to give up one of their top local prospects in Josh Hader …

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Jul 27

Player Profiles: Miguel Gonzalez

The Baltimore Orioles had trouble finding starters all throughout the 2000’s, all the losing seasons could point to that.  That changed in 2012 and Miguel Gonzalez was one of the members of the Orioles rotation that really made it stable.  Gonzalez really helped the Orioles make the postseason with a 3.25 era and a nine …

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Jul 13

Player Profiles: Daryl Smith

The Baltimore Ravens Have had a long history of having a great defense and great linebackers.  When Ray Lewis retired after the 2012 Super Bowl the Ravens signed Daryl Smith.  Smith at the time was a free agent coming off an injury and the Ravens got him for a one-year deal.  Smith played his college …

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Jun 29

Player Profiles: Ryan Flaherty

Every team needs a super utility player that can play just about every position well.  That is what Ryan Flaherty is for the Baltimore Orioles, Flaherty is the Orioles super utility guy. The Chicago Cubs selected Flaherty with the 41st overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft.  The Orioles picked Flaherty up in the 2011 …

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Jun 27

Player Profiles: Nelson Cruz

It is rare that I profile a player that will likely only be with a team for a short time, but Nelson Cruz deserves a profile.  The Baltimore Orioles signed Cruz to a short one-year deal during the 2014 spring training.  The Orioles loved the signing ever since and that signing may be one of …

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May 19

Player Profiles: Brian Matusz

One of the “cavalry” Brian Matusz came to the Baltimore Orioles and Major Leagues with much fan fair.  The Orioles drafted Matusz fourth overall in the 2008 MLB draft, and he signed with the Orioles on the deadline day.  Matusz moved quickly through the Orioles minor league system and he made his debut in August …

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May 10

Player Profile: Wilson Ramos

The Washington Nationals have a plentiful group of outstanding young talent that litters their rotation and their batting order. With such talents as Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, Gio Gonzalez, and Ian Desmond leading the strong youth movement that has taken the Nationals into playoff contention and hopefully World Series contention but of the …

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Apr 28

Player Profiles: Manny Machado

The Baltimore Orioles have had one of the best third baseman in the history of baseball in Brooks Robinson.  Enter Manny Machado who came up to the Majors at the young age of 19. The Orioles drafted Machado in the 2010 MLB draft, he was the third overall pick.  Machado made his Major League debut …

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Apr 22

Webb impersonating coach Harbaugh

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb posted this short but hilarious impersonation of head coach John Harbaugh.  Enjoy because it is too funny.

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