Baltimore Orioles

J.J. Hardy’s Lost Power

It’s awfully early in Spring Training for heavy questions. That didn’t stop Peter Schmuck from laying one on the Orioles’ recently extended shortstop: J.J. Hardy pondered the hypothetical question longer than most professional athletes might. If he had not spent most … Continue reading

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A look at the BSL Media Survey

Last week, BSL owner Chris Stoner posted his media survey article. In that article, Chris got several local and national baseball writers to answer several questions regarding the Orioles upcoming season. In this article, I will respond to the results … Continue reading

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Sunk Cost: Not Going Down With the S.S. Ubaldo

As Orioles players report to Sarasota for spring training, discussion turns to possibility and hope. Gone are the cold winter days wrought with worry of a front office exodus. The questions surrounding the team, ones that used to concern leadership and … Continue reading

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Baltimore Orioles 2015 Media Survey

Baltimore Sports and Life reached out to MLB Writers and Analysts from various local and National outlets to gauge their opinions on a number of O’s related topics. It should be noted that several people who participated in this survey … Continue reading

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Does PECOTA have a flaw?

For the last few years, the Baltimore Orioles have been looked at as overachievers, in part because the preseason projection systems have, in the eyes on some Orioles fans, slighted the team. The one system that seems to draw the … Continue reading

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How the Orioles Stack Up

It could be another good year in Baltimore. I’m not one for picking the Orioles to do well; for one, it goes against my ingrained instincts as a fan from the early part of this century, but as an analyst … Continue reading

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Which Orioles Will Look Better at the Plate in 2015?

Batters rarely learn the strike zone suddenly and on the fly. Fangraphs has previously shown that O-Swing% correlates highly from one year to the next, something that I have confirmed and expanded upon. Nearly 65% of the variation in 2014 O-Swing … Continue reading

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What should O’s fans be looking out for this Spring Training?

As I type this, it is about 15 degrees outside and the wind chill makes it feel even colder. Weather like this can’t help but make you think about how you can’t wait for winter to be over and spring … Continue reading

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DD’s Roster Machinations

On April 6th the Orioles will play the first game of their season against Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg. They’ll play three games in Florida before having a day off and then coming home to host Toronto in their home … Continue reading

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Major League Birth Months

At first, you might expect, like I did, that the birth months of MLB players would be relatively uniformly distributed. Being born in a particular month shouldn’t give someone an advantage in reaching the Majors. But in looking at all … Continue reading

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