Orioles FanFest has come and gone. It’s almost February and our beloved Birds seemingly have no direction heading into the 2018 MLB season. How do we get excited for this club? What can the Orioles do to get two diehard fans fired up for the future direction of this team?
The Winter Meetings have come and gone and, at least for now, Manny Machado is still on the Baltimore Orioles roster. Jab and Zach discuss the potential suitors for Machado, what the O’s are looking for in return, how the franchise looks in 2018 and beyond, and when the club can look to compete again.
Trey Mancini is a finalist for AL Rookie of the Year! He won’t win, but it’s an honor to finish in the top three. Jab and Zach reflect on Mancini’s performance in 2017 and look back on the excitement of the World Series. The guys also talk some hot stove baseball and look ahead to the Orioles offseason outlook.
Who’s going to win it all? Jab and Zach break down the MLB postseason by drafting their winners and previewing each team along the way. Plus the guys banter about whether to root for the Nationals and remember some fond Orioles October memories.
It’s been a while. Jab and Zach catch up on all that they’ve missed by discussing the end of the 2017 MLB regular season, saying good bye to J.J. Hardy, and the protests across the NFL on Sunday.
The Orioles are back to .500 after sweeping the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park on Players Weekend. Jab and Zach discuss the uniforms, nicknames, and O’s dominance over the last three days. The guys also chat about the success of the Orioles pitching staff and preview the upcoming home stand and series against the Mariners at Camden Yards.
Last night, Manny Machado hit his 27th homer run, tying Jonathan Schoop for the team lead. Jab and Zach talk about Machado’s second half, how the Orioles could re-sign him, and the team’s wild card chances. The guys also banter about super teams, the AL playoff race, and their feelings on salary caps.