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.
It’s been a while. Jab and Zach catch up on what’s gone on since the last time they spoke. Moving, vacations, but Orioles baseball hasn’t stopped. The guys discuss Jonathan Schoop’s 26th homer of the season and weigh in on Dave Cameron’s piece on FanGraphs.com, ‘Did the Orioles Steal Tim Beckham?‘
After a four game winning streak, the Baltimore Orioles are just 3.5 games back of a Wild Card spot in the American League. Jab and Zach discuss the sweep against the Rangers, where the O’s stand heading into the trade deadline, and how the players have reacted to hearing the trade rumors.
At 42-46, the Baltimore Orioles conclude the first half 7.5 games back of first place in the American League East. They’ve dealt with some unexpected struggles and been derailed by a few untimely injuries. Jab and Zach turn in their grades for the O’s offense, defense, starting rotation, and bullpen.
Patrick Guthrie returns to the show to lament about the Mets season and compare his sadness to Jab and Zach’s. The guys discuss how amazing the Astros are and how they’re probably going to get even better at the trade deadline. Then the guys play a fun little game of Date, Marry, Punch.
The Baltimore Orioles rotation might be the worst in baseball. How much better would they be if they could undo a few moves they made over the past several seasons? Jab and Zach check in on Yovani Gallardo, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, Zach Davies and a few other former O’s.
On episode 407, the guys welcome a very special guest to the program, Jab’s son Jackson. The trio discuss Ken Rosenthal’s take on why the Orioles should look to be sellers at the trade deadline and build for the future. They also chat about Jackson’s favorite Oriole, which stadium he wants to visit most and his prediction for the O’s the rest of the way.