Jon Shepherd  

Orioles Analyst

Jon Shepherd founded the Baltimore Orioles blog Camden Depot in 2007. In addition to Baltimore Orioles analysis, the blog also focuses on qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessing baseball in general as well as providing mainstream reviews and commentary on substances alleged to performance enhancing. Dr. Shepherd’s writing has been featured on ESPN, and his blog has been part of the ESPN Sweetspot Network since May 2011. He has made radio and podcast appearances for Orioles’ centered programs.

 

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Paper Orioles: 9/10/2013

The last time we visited the models, it was the All Star Break.  They stood 4.5 games back of the division leading Red Sox and 1 game behind the Texas Rangers for the second Wild Card.  Almost two months later … Continue reading

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Elbowing in a Perspective on Francisco Rodriguez

First off, read Luke Jackson’s great writeup of the Francisco Rodriguez-Nicky Delmonico deal that went down last week.  Second, I want to frame the discussion some more.  No, I do not wish to discuss my perspective Rodriguez pleading guilty to … Continue reading

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Average or Excellent: The Two Miguel Gonzalez’

One of the interesting things mentioned about Dan Duquette when he was being considered by the powers that be was a consideration that was freely mentioned to the media via the usual unnamed sources.  That peculiar idea was that Dan … Continue reading

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A Baltimore Without Matt Wieters

There has been a great deal of emphatically contradictory opinions between those who want to get a Matt Wieters extension done yesterday and others who are just as passionate for the team to deal the man, who once had a … Continue reading

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Looking for the Right Relief at the Trade Deadline

The Orioles were one of the first teams to move on the trade market by acquiring Scott Feldman from the Cubs for some international spending privileges, eternally promising Jake Arrieta, and frequently confounding Pedro Strop.  Feldman shored up the rotation … Continue reading

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Paper Orioles: Win Projections on 7/19/2013

At the break, we have the Orioles on the fringe of being in the playoffs according to a few of the models.  It appears that the team is settling somewhere in the mid 80s for a projection.  However, now is … Continue reading

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Adam Jones Strike at History

Friday night I was listening to the Glenn Younes show coming back from an errand.  It was at the moment where Adam Jones hit his three run home run leading to Younes to do his best pro wrestling chat radio … Continue reading

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Deals that Never Happened, Part III

In the previous versions of this series I discussed the infamous non-trades in the middle of the 1996 playoff run where, perhaps, Peter Angelos made better decisions than Pat Gillick as well as a decent decision to rescind the Aaron … Continue reading

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Deals That Never Happened: Part II

Yesterday, we ran through the 1996 deadline deals that went nowhere when Pat Gillick supposedly brought the deals to Peter Angelos’ desk.  Today, we address a couple more deals.  One is a trade and the other is a pretty well … Continue reading

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Deals that Never Happened: Part I

This will be a series covering the deals during that Angelos era that were very close to being completed before a certain owner allegedly interfered.  However, it might very well be poor sports writing using Angelos as a convenient crutch … Continue reading

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