Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles finished #5 in the voting for the A.L. MVP Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 8:36 am

24-year old righty swinging 3B/SS Manny Machado finished #5 in the voting for the 2016 American League MVP Award.  Machado played in 157 games for the Baltimore Orioles last year and he was 188 of 640 (.294 avg, .876 OPS) with 105 runs scored, 37 homers and 96 RBI.  Machado has now played in 608 games in his first five years with the Orioles and he was 699 of 2,458 (.284 avg, .811 OPS) with 357 runs scored, 105 homers, 311 RBI and 30 stolen bases.  He made the All-Star team for the 3rd time in his short career in 2016 and he has won 2 Gold Glove Awards so far.  Machado is just scratching the surface of his full potential.

Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles finishes #3 in the voting for the Manager of the Year Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Managers by joelapinski on Friday 18 November 2016 at 8:40 am

60-year old Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles finished #3 in the voting for the 2016 A.L. Cy Young Award.  Showalter led the Orioles to a 89-73 (54.9) record in 2016.  He is now 547-482 (53.2%) in the regular season in his first seven years as the manager of the Orioles.  He is also 6-8 (42.9%) in the playoffs as the manager of the Orioles.  Showalter is now #3 in Orioles’ history in managerial wins with 547 of them!  Showalter has won three Manager of the Year Awards so far in his career (1994 with the New York Yankees, 2004 with the Texas Rangers and 2014 with the Baltimore Orioles).  Showalter is now 1,429-1,315 (52.1%) in the regular season in his first 18 years as a Major League manager.  He is also 9-14 (39.1%) in the post-season as a manager in the show!  Showalter is now #25 in regular season wins as a manager (1,429) in Major League history.  He is also tied for #46 in post-season wins as a manager with 9 of them.

Mark Trumbo of the Baltimore Orioles wins a Silver Slugger Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 3:52 pm

30-year old righty swinging OF/1B/DH Mark Trumbo of the Baltimore Orioles won his first Silver Slugger Award in 2016.  Trumbo played in 159 games for the Orioles last year and he was 157 of 613 (.256 avg, .850 OPS) with 94 runs scored, a Major League leading 47 homers, 108 RBI and 2 stolen bases.  Trumbo has now played in 849 games in his first 7 years in the show and he is 796 of 3,167 (.251 avg, .776 OPS) with 411 runs scored, 178 homers, 517 RBI and 22 stolen bases.  The Orioles are going to have to ante up if they want to keep Trumbo, as a lot of teams are going to be interesting in signing him as he is a free agent.

Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles win the Mariano Rivera Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 30 October 2016 at 6:39 am

28-year old lefty closer Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles has won the Mariano Rivera Award as the best reliever in the American League in 2016!  Britton was awesome this year!  He pitched in 69 games (0 starts) for the Orioles last year and he was 2-1 with a American League leading 47 saves, a 0.54 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP!  He only gave up 38 hits and 18 walks while whiffing 74 batters in 67 innings pitched for the Orioles in 2016.  Britton was an All-Star for the second year in a row in 2016.  Britton has now pitched in 252 games (46 starts) in his first six years with the Orioles and he is 27-21 with 120 saves, a 3.24 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.  He is currently #3 in saves (120) in Orioles’ history, behind only Jim Johnson (122) and Gregg Olson (160).  He is also #30 in games pitched in Orioles’ history with 252.  Whoever decided to move Britton to the bullpen in the Orioles’ organization deserves a raise.  In Britton’s 46 starts early in his career, he was 18-17 with a 4.86 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP.  But, in his 206 games as a reliever for the Orioles, he is 9-4 with 120 saves, a 1.35 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP!

UPDATE:  (11/18/2016) – Zach Britton of the Orioles finished #4 in the voting for the 2016 A.L. Cy Young Award.  He finished with the most first place votes for the Cy Young Award in 2016.

UPDATE II:  (11/22/2016) – Zach Britton finished #11 in the voting for the 2016 A.L. MVP Award.

Matt Wieters of the Baltimore Orioles finished in 21st place in the voting for the A.L. MVP Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Monday 26 November 2012 at 9:26 pm

26-year old switch-hitting catcher Matt Wieters finished in 21st place in the voting for the A.L. MVP Award in 2012. Wieters played in 144 games for the Orioles last year and he was 131 of 526 (.249 avg, .764 OPS) with 67 runs scored, 23 homers, 83 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. He has now played in 509 games in his first four years with the Orioles and he is 475 of 1,826 (.260 avg, .749 OPS) with 211 runs scored, 65 homers, 249 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Wieters just keeps getting better, so I expect him to have a good year for the O’s in 2013.

Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles finished in 6th place in the A.L. MVP voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Monday 26 November 2012 at 9:23 pm

27-year old righty swinging CF Adam Jones finished in 6th place in the A.L. vote in 2012. He played in all 162 games for the Orioles last year and he was 186 of 648 (.287 avg, .839 OPS) with 103 runs scored, 32 homers, 82 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. Jones has now played in 713 games in his first five years with the Orioles and he is 770 of 2,746 (.280 avg, .782 OPS) with 391 runs scored, 104 homers, 361 RBIs and 55 stolen bases. Jones just might win an MVP Award in the next couple of years as he is hitting his prime right now.

Jim Johnson of the Baltimore Orioles finished in 7th place in the A.L. Cy Young voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 6:34 pm

29-year old righty closer Jim Johnson finished in 7th place in the A.L. Cy Young vote and he also finished #14 in the A.L. MVP voting. Johnson pitched in 71 games (0 starts) for the Orioles last year and he was 2-1 with a major league leading 51 saves, a 2.49 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. Johnson gave up 55 hits and he walked 15 batters while whiffing 41 of them in 68 2/3 innings, which are impressive numbers. Johnson has now pitched in 286 games (1 start) in his first seven years with the O’s and he is 15-18 with 72 saves, a 3.14 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. I see no reason to think that Johnson can’t keep up the good work moving forward.

Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles finishes second in the voting for A.L. Manager of the Year

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 6:31 pm

56-year old manager Buck Showalter finished in 2nd place in the voting for the A.L. Manager of the year to Bob Melvin of the A’s. Both Showalter and Melvin did outstanding jobs with teams with low expectations. Showalter led the O’s to a 93-69 (57.4%) record during the regular season and they were 3-3 in the playoffs. Showalter is now 196-185 (51.4%) in his first three years in charge for the Orioles. Showalter is the right guy to keep the Orioles going in the right direction in the future.

Wei-Yin Chen of the Baltimore Orioles finished in fourth place in the Rookie of the Year vote

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 21 November 2012 at 8:51 pm

27-year old lefty starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen finished in 4th place in the A.L. Rookie of the Year voting for 2012. Chen pitched in 32 games (all starts) for the Orioles last year and he was 12-11 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. He gave up 186 hits and he whiffed 154 batters while walking 57 of them in 192 2/3 innings. Those are pretty good numbers and I think he will improve on them in 2013.

Buck Showalter is going to try to lead the Baltimore Orioles back to respectability in 2011

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews for Season by chinmusic on Friday 25 March 2011 at 6:49 am

54-year old Buck Showalter arrived on the scene in the second half of the 2010 season and the Orioles looked good under him. Showalter led the Orioles to a 34-23 (59.6%) last season which should give the team momentum heading into 2011. The Orioles also made some trades and signed some reinforcements to improve the lineup, defense and bullpen. Showalter has a career record as a major league manager of 917-856 (51.7%) during the regular season and he is 3-6 (33.3%) in the post season. Showalter is aiming to get the Orioles back on the right path and I think he will in 2011.

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