Matt Wieters returned to Baltimore and the Orioles took game one of the MASN Cup against the Washington Nationals. Jab and Zach talk about Wieters warm welcome and discuss the Birds bats bombing the Nats in the first inning. The guys also chat about the Capitals dominant victory in Pittsburgh to force a game seven against the Penguins.
Matt Wieters’ deal with the Washington Nationals has officially been announced and Jab and Zach give their takes on his move down the beltway. The guys discuss their favorite moments from Wieters’ years with the Orioles and discuss the Orioles depth in different positions this spring.
Beef is coming to Baltimore. The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to sign catcher Welington Castillo to one-year, $6 million deal with a player option. Jab and Zach break down his numbers, talk about replacing Matt Wieters and banter about where the O’s stand this offseason.
Qualifying offers have been handed out by MLB teams. The Orioles offered Mark Trumbo one, but opted not to extend one to Matt Wieters. Patrick Guthrie joins Jab and Zach to discuss the qualifying offers handed out yesterday, some free agent predictions and Zach Britton not being a finalist for the AL Cy Young Award.
Is Matt Wieters worth $17.2 million? Jab and Zach talk about the possibility of the Orioles extending Wieters a qualifying offer in 2016, the likelihood of him accepting for a second consecutive season and look back at his career with the club.
Five Baltimore Orioles were selected to the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego. Manny Machado will be starting at third base, while Matt Wieters, Mark Trumbo, Brad Brach and Zach Britton will also be making the trip. The guys talk about their snubs and which guys may participate in the Home Run Derby.
The Orioles are back at .500 after taking two of three from the AL East leading New York Yankees. Jab and Zach discuss the impact of Nolan Reimold and Matt Wieters and preview the two-game home series against the Philadelphia Phillies.