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.
Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop is headed to Miami to represent Birdland as the team’s All-Star. Jab reacts to being a proud papa and seeing his guy honored, how Schoop heard about the news, and why he’s so deserving of being an All-Star.
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.
After a great weekend that included a series win for the Orioles and Father’s Day, Jab and Zach are back to recap it all and talk some baseball. The guys chat about Ubaldo Jimenez’s effort on Sunday in the O’s 8-5 win over St. Louis, why they think Jonathan Schoop is an All-Star, and chat about where the club stands in the AL East after the Yankees lost their sixth straight game.