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Chris Davis should move back to first base for the Baltimore Orioles

On June 26th the Baltimore Orioles moved Chris Davis to right field after a recent call up of Chris Parmelee due to some injuries in the corner outfield positions and some mediocre production as well. While Parmelee started to hit a little bit, it made sense to keep him up in the big leagues and Buck Showalter made the moves necessary to insure his team’s success. Chris Davis moved...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles manager Showalter unfazed by division rivals making big trades

The Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world by acquiring Colorado Rockies superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.Some might think that the move puts pressure on the New York Yankees or Baltimore Orioles to make a move. Not so fast, my friend.In speaking with reporters, manager Buck Showalter said he wasn't upset by his team's lack of moves:“It doesn’t upset me. There’s not...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lesson learned: Minor leaguer hits HR but misses plate

BALTIMORE (AP) When a player hits a home run, there's really only one overriding rule when running the bases: Touch `em all. Elier Levya of the Class A Delmarva Shorebirds failed to do so after hitting a clutch home run Sunday, and his mistake proved costly in a 5-4 loss. Levya hit the ball over the wall in the ninth inning to apparently give visiting Delmarva a 5-4 lead over Augusta...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles fall to Rays 3-1 in 1st loss when leading after 7

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Darren O'Day was the reliever responsible for Baltimore's first loss of the season when leading after seven innings. Buck Showalter saw things a little differently, though, after Tampa Bay's 3-1 win Friday night. ''Darren's one of the best relief pitchers in baseball,'' the Orioles manager said. ''It's very easy to sit in an ivory tower and critique it...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles manager Buck Showalter finds comic relief in your trade rumors

You know that cute little rumor you just heard? The one about a young player being dealt, possibly for a rental player?Well, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter finds it funny:Kevin Gausman has been one of the Orioles' top prospects for a while and is finally getting a chance to pitch steadily in the big leagues.It's safe to say he's off the trading block this July.
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles unveil their very-Maryland Oriole Bird bobblehead

After the success of the Buck Showalter gnome, the Baltimore Orioles' giveaways had big shoes to fill.While this Oriole Bird giveaway might not have the same clout as Showalter, it will definitely have some fans in the state of Maryland:Complete with a hammer, bib and Old Bay, the only thing that would make this thing more Maryland would be if it was dressed in Under Armour.
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network’s Buck Showalter documentary hits all the right spots

On Wednesday, MLB Network Presents returns with the first of two features this week. The first film is entitled Buck Showalter: A Life in Baseball, and is a deep dive into highly-respected Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter. The film is narrated by Bob Costas, and features an in-depth interview between Costas and Showalter. The pair talk about Showalter growing up (he might...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Machado puts up big numbers as unorthodox leadoff hitter

BALTIMORE (AP) In his return from two straight seasons cut short by injury, Manny Machado is at the top of his game as the No. 1 hitter in the Baltimore Orioles' lineup. The 6-foot-3 third baseman bats right-handed and swings for power, qualities not usually found in a leadoff hitter. Though manager Buck Showalter never has been one to follow standard baseball procedure, he acknowledged...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Andy MacPhail’s time in Baltimore

Earlier this week, a friend of mine who follows the Philadelphia Phillies asked me how excited he should be about the team’s addition of Andy MacPhail to its front office staff. Very, I told him. Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette get a ton of the credit for building the Baltimore Orioles back into a winning franchise, but the often forgotten hero in this franchise’s rise from the...
Via Baseball Essential
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles 2B Schoop to return to rehab

There was some hope that Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop would be back with the team this week, but manager Buck Showalter revealed that isn't the case."He can be optioned to a lot of [Minor League affiliates] there for us," Showalter told MLB.com. "Jonathan will benefit from every day he can get, keeping that knee that much stronger. It's a pretty significant injury...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Showalter: 'I can't imagine an All-Star team without Adam on it'

Despite being ranked seventh in the American League among outfielders in the latest All-Star Game voting update, manager Buck Showalter "can't imagine" him not making the team.“We would like for him to go if he is deserving, and I think he is,” Showalter told the Baltimore Sun. “I can't imagine an All-Star team without Adam on it.”Jones, a four-time All-Star, is certainly...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy is being shut down

Dylan Bundy the Baltimore Orioles top prospect for the past two seasons has been shut down due to some shoulder inflammation. Manager Buck Showalter said, “He won’t be throwing for a little while, we will see how long it is.” The right-hander, and former number four overall pick in the 2011 draft, had Tommy John elbow surgery in 2013 and missed the entire season before returning...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter gnome gets pied on souvenir’s giveaway night (pics/vid)

The Baltimore Orioles endured a doubleheader on Sunday and following the team’s sweep of the Cleveland Indians in the day’s baseball action, a Buck Showalter gnome — which just so happened to be the promotional giveaway item for the second game — received a pieing as part of the celebratory revelry. Orioles outfielder played the...Read More The post Buck Showalter gnome...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Gnome-mania takes over Baltimore

This wasn't the first gnome giveaway ever. It certainly won't be the last. But for some reason, this Buck Showalter gnome captivated the entire city of Baltimore. There was a large social media build up to revealing the gnome, with the Baltimore Orioles showcasing the hashtag #SHOWtheGnome. It all came to a head on Sunday. It started with lines around the block: Then the gnome was...
Via Fox Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: On the block

With trade season looming, the Baltimore Orioles will most likely be buyers instead of sellers. But with every action comes an opposite reaction. If the Os wish to snag a skilled player at the trade deadline, they must be willing to give something up and certain players on the current Baltimore roster are more likely to be involved in these trades than others. The first player that...
Via isportsweb.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles record franchise win No. 5,000, Showalter weighs in

The Baltimore Orioles recorded win number 5,000 (since moving to Baltimore in 1954) with a win in the first game of their double-header on Sunday:Ubaldo Jimenez tossed eight shutout innings in their 4-0 victory. After the game, things got a little real in the postgame press conference with Buck Showalter:Since it took 61 years to accomplish this milestone, he may be right.Photo credit...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

Over the past few seasons the media has highlighted the concern that the Baltimore Orioles lack an ace on the starting staff. Buck Showalter has ignored these claims and kept a balanced staff with solid but not great pitchers. However, in a year with underperforming pitchers and a competitive division, it seems the Os need to make a move to stay in the playoff hunt. The current season...
Via isportsweb.com
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Analyzing latest roster changes

It has been anticipated for a couple of days now that the Baltimore Orioles would bring up outfielder Chris Parmelee for an audition in the majors. However, it is the player optioned down that was not anticipated. Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen was sent down to make room for the new outfielder and will not return until June 26th. Chen is coming off a masterful shutout performance...
Via isportsweb.com
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Showalter irked fans stuffed ballot for KC Royals, doesn't mention MLB dot com PVs

There is one reason and one reason fans are given more than one vote for the All Star Game by MLB dot com. PVs and ad sales.So let's see Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter (who said of the KC Royals ASG dominance, “What do they have a virus in the computer? There’s got to be,” Showalter joked on Monday, per CSN Baltimore’s Rich Dubroff. “[Omar] Infante is the eighth...
Via Bob's Blitz
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Showalter cracks computer joke over Royals All-Star votes

Some argue that fans of the Kansas City Royals are making a mockery of the Major League Baseball’s All-Star voting system given that eight members of the team currently are leading the balloting and are in line to start in the Midsummer Classic at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on July 16. Others,...Read More The post Buck Showalter cracks computer joke over Royals...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Trade Rumors: Outfield Edition

With MLB trade season fast approaching, the Baltimore Orioles are faced with the question of whether to buy or sell assets. In the past, manager Buck Showalter has not been known to make headlining moves at the trade deadline. He does, however, make the necessary tactical adjustments to bring in players that will produce and fill a void. At the deadline it seems that the Orioles...
Via isportsweb.com
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy to have MRA on shoulder

Baltimore Orioles top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will have a "precautionary" MRA (MRI with dye injected) on his throwing shoulder, Buck Showalter told reporters. The MRA is “just to verify that everything is gone. Not like they have a problem or are looking at something," Showalter said. Bundy hasn't pitched for Bowie since May 21 and is attempting to come back from elbow...
Via Fox Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles’ bullpen could lead them to American League East crown

In a recent sweep of the Boston Red Sox the Baltimore Orioles bullpen shined the most. In the three-game series, the unit allowed just one run in 12 innings, improving its ERA to 3.12 for the season, which is fourth best in the American League. Last year, the Orioles had the AL’s third-best bullpen, with a 3.10 ERA. After a rough start this year, they are seemingly back to where...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters returns in style for Baltimore Orioles

It is June 8, 2015, and the Baltimore Orioles have yet to play a game with the full starting lineup assembled by Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter. The team got a lot closer to full strength this weekend in Cleveland with the return of All-Star catcher Matt Wieters. And what a return it was. In his first three games since coming off the disabled list, Wieters hit for the cycle. Overall...
Via Baseball Essential
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Baltimore Orioles can win the AL East

The Baltimore Orioles season can best be described as a car stuck in the mud spinning its tires, going neither forward or backwards. They have struggled to get above .500 and have stayed in the middle of the standings of the AL East. The usually potent offensive has had periods of inactivity and the pitching has been decent but not great. But have no fear Orioles fans, there is still...
Via isportsweb.com
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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