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In defense of Matt Wieters

Matt Wieters, the Baltimore Orioles three-time All-Star catcher, has been catching quite a bit of flak recently. Wieters, of course, was supposed to be “Joe Mauer with power” after the Orioles took him fifth overall in 2007. The switch-hitter has never really lived up to that hype, although his offensive future does look more powerful than Mauer’s. At this point in his career...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters set to make his Debut on Friday for the Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 27: Matt Wieters #32 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a run-scoring double against the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 27, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. One run scored on the hit, another on a fielding error by the Cleveland Indians. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images) After undergoing Tommy John surgery last...
Via The Sports Journal
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: impact of Matt Wieters’ return

The Baltimore Orioles may have something to look forward to in the coming week as their starting catcher Matt Wieters plans to return June 4th against the Cleveland Indians. Being two games behind first place of the American League East division, the O’s are looking for a spark that can put them past the leading New York Yankees. Can the 29-year-old Wieters be a key factor for...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Has Matt Wieters lived up to expectations?

Tonight marks six years since the major league debut of Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters. Wieters fielded a bunt and recorded an out on the very first pitch of that game, and when he stepped to the plate for the first time, was welcomed by a standing ovation and enormous applause from the Baltimore crowd. Matt Wieters came into his career with near-messianic expectations, at...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters Could Begin Orioles’ Season On DL After Tommy John Surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is “unlikely” to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However, on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said...
March 21, 2015  |  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...
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...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters would love to stay with Baltimore Orioles long-term.

SARASOTA, Fla. — Matt Wieters would love to be a Baltimore Oriole for the rest of his career. If the business side of the game permits. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound starting catcher loves the city of Baltimore and described the five years he has spent with the Orioles as a gift. “I think every player’s dream is to be able to win championships and be able to stay with a team for...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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