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Dan Duquette and Avoiding the Awful

So can we just go over this one more time? I know everyone knows about it, but it’s still freaking crazy. The Orioles are in the ALCS. That’s already pretty nuts. But Ubaldo Jimenez, who they gave a lot of money to, was bad. He’s not on the roster. Matt Wieters played 26 games before […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters: The Latest Victim Of The Tommy John Epidemic

Another victim has fallen due to the Tommy John epidemic, although this casualty is not of the same variety as the others.  Unlike the recent barrage of young power pitchers going under the knife for Tommy John surgery, now Baltimore Orioles All-Star catcher Matt Wieters will undergo the procedure and miss the remainder of the 2014 season. While Matt Wieters is always a defensive...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles lose catcher Matt Wieters for the season

It’s official; the Baltimore Orioles have lost catcher Matt Wieters for the rest of the season. Wieters, who has been out for over a month, underwent Tommy John surgery today and has begun his long, 9 month road to recovery. The injury is one that would effect the Orioles in a major way any season, as Wieters is a premier catcher in the league, mainly on the defensive end. Wieters...
Via isportsweb.com
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters to undergo Tommy John surgery

GI The Baltimore Orioles were bracing for bad news in regards to the elbow of catcher Matt Wieters, they got that bad news on Monday. Via twitter the Orioles announced that Wieters will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and is expected to need nine months in order to recover. CA Matt Wieters is scheduled to have right UCL reconstruction tomorrow afternoon. Recovery time expected...
Via Tireball.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
IS THAT PERMANENT?

Orioles misspell Matt Wieters' name on plaque

Last June, Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters belted a three-run home run that landed on the street in front of the warehouse behind Camden Yards.The feat is no small task. It is had been done just 68 times in the stadium's 21-year history. To commemorate the accomplishment, the team places plaques along the street with the name of the players who hit the street on a fly...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters Is Good At Baseball

The other day on the radio, I heard some argument as to whether or not the Orioles should sign Matt Wieters to a $10 M a year contract. The part that got me was that even the people in favor seemed to assume that Wieters would take such a deal. When I expressed that idea, I received a fair bit of push-back - it seems like people don't think that Wieters is actually that good...
Via Camden Crazies
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss
CRUSHED IT

Matt Wieters hits walk-off grand slam

If there’s anything better than a walk-off win, it’s a walk-off extra inning win.  If there’s anything better than a walk-off extra inning win, it’s a walk off extra inning home run.  If there’s anything better than a walk-off extra inning home run, it’s a walk-off extra inning grand slam.  Touch ‘em all, Matt Wieters, you did just that!  The Baltimore Orioles defeated...
Via Reading Between The Seams
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Wieters’ bat and arm help O’s take rubber game from Gnats

After another extremely frustrating seven-plus innings of baseball on Sunday, it looked like the O’s were going to again have their non-existent bats to blame for a loss, and would have to settle for a season split with their neighbors to the south at three games apiece. Instead, Matt Wieters stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth and delivered with a 2-run bomb to the...
Via B-More Birds Nest
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters is a cyborg

For the second time this week, Matt Wieters was involved in a collision at the plate, and for the second time, Wieters came out on top. Unlike in Boston on Sunday though, Tampa infielder Sean Rodriguez really tried to bring the lumber, throwing a forearm shiver to Wieters’ facemask. If Wieters had dropped the ball Sunday, the Red Sox would have won the game on the play. If he...
Via B-More Birds Nest
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

The Crystal Ball 2012: Matt Wieters

Matt Wieters is finally starting to fulfill the massive promise he showed in the minors.His bat finally started to come around and he flashed some of that power we expected to see from Day 1. He smacked 22 homers, and easily set career highs in slugging percentage and ISO. I don't think anyone believed that Wieters would be such a good defensive catcher but he delivered Gold...
Via Dempsey's Army
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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