The Baltimore Orioles DFA T.J. McFarland

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 29 August 2016 at 10:22 am

The Baltimore Orioles have designated 27-year old lefty reliever T.J. McFarland for assignment.  McFarland pitched in 16 games (0 starts) for the Orioles this year and he was 2-2 with a 6.93 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP.  He gave up 33 hits and 10 walks while whiffing 7 batters in his 24 2/3 innings for the Orioles this year, so he got hit extremely hard this year.  McFarland pitched in 121 games (2 starts) for the Orioles in his four years with the Orioles and he was 12-7 with a 4.27 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.

UPDATE:  (9/29/2016) – The Orioles have sent T.J. McFarland to AAA.

The Baltimore Orioles sign Tommy Hunter

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 29 August 2016 at 10:19 am

The Baltimore Orioles have signed 30-year old righty reliever Tommy Hunter to a 1-year deal and he made his debut with them yesterday.  He worked 1 shutout inning yesterday for the O’s, allowing 1 hit and whiffing 1 batter.  Hunter pitched in 21 games (0 starts) for the Cleveland Indians earlier this year and he was 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  Hunter has now pitched in 213 games (31 starts) in his first six years with the Orioles and he is 21-20 with 15 saves, a 4.21 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.  Hunter has now pitched in 306 games (75 starts) in his first 9 years in the show and he is 48-35 with 16 saves, a 4.29 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  I like this move for the Orioles, as Hunter will help them lengthen the pen.

Brad Brach keeps rolling along for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 28 August 2016 at 7:03 am

30-year old righty reliever Brad Brach has been outstanding since the day he started pitching for the Baltimore Orioles three years ago!  He has pitched in 164 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Orioles and he is 19-6 with 3 saves, a 2.53 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He is taking his game to a new level this year, as he made the All-Star team for the first time in his career.  He has pitched in 56 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 7-2 with 2 saves, a 1.68 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP.  He has given up only 41 hits and 20 walks while whiffing 74 batters in his first 64 1/3 innings for the Orioles this year.  Brach teams with Zach Britton at the end of games to lock down wins for the Orioles!

The Baltimore Orioles DFA Logan Ondrusek

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 27 August 2016 at 1:23 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have designated 31-year old righty reliever Logan Ondrusek for assignment.  Ondrusek pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Orioles this year and he was 0-0 with a 9.95 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP.  He gave up 9 hits (1 homer) and 3 walks while whiffing 4 batters in his 6 1/3 innings for the Orioles.  Ondrusek has now pitched in 288 games (0 starts) in his first six years in the show and he is 21-11 with 2 saves, a 4.03 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.

UPDATE:  (8/30/2016) – The Orioles have outrighted Logan Ondrusek to AAA.

The Baltimore Orioles place Chris Tillman on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 24 August 2016 at 7:22 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 28-year old righty starting pitcher Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 21st, due to right shoulder inflammation.  Tillman has pitched in 26 games (all starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 15-5 with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  He has given up 136 hits and 58 walks while whiffing 126 batters in his first 153 innings for the Orioles so far this year.  32-year old righty Ubaldo Jimenez will replace Tillman in the rotation, but he will have to pitch well to get more than one start this time around.  Jimenez has pitched in 22 games (18 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 5-10 with 1 save, a 6.94 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP.  He has given up 122 hits and 59 walks while whiffing 87 batters in his first 94 2/3 innings this year for the Orioles, as he has truly been awful!  The Orioles have called up 26-year old righty starting pitcher Mike Wright to replace Tillman on the active roster.  Wright has pitched in 14 games (12 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 3-4 with a 5.97 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.  Wright has given up 76 hits (12 homers) and 26 walks while whiffing 48 batters in his first 69 1/3 innings for the Orioles so far this year.  The Orioles hope that Tillman only has to miss a couple of weeks, as he has been by far their best starting pitcher in 2016!

The Baltimore Orioles sign Chris Dickerson

Blogged under Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 21 August 2016 at 9:20 am

The Baltimore Orioles have signed 34-year old lefty swinging outfielder Chris Dickerson to a minor league deal.  He will be assigned to AA-ball to start his time with the Orioles.  Dickerson hasn’t play anywhere this year.  He played in 38 games in AAA-ball for the Blue Jays last year and he was 38 of 141 (.270 avg, .694 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 1 homer, 21 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.  Dickerson last played in the show in 2014 for the Cleveland Indians.  Dickerson has played in 355 games in his first seven years in the show and he is 185 of 721 (.257 avg, .730 OPS) with 105 runs scored, 17 homers, 66 RBIs and 35 stolen bases.  The Orioles might bring Dickerson up when rosters expand in September, as long as he looks good in the minors the next couple of weeks.

Rick Dempsey made his mark for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 20 August 2016 at 5:53 am

Righty swinging catcher Rick Dempsey was a defense first type of catcher for the Baltimore Orioles.  He didn’t hit much during the regular season, but he was money in the playoffs!  He played in 1,245 games in his 12 years with the Orioles and he was 854 of 3,585 (.238 avg, .674 OPS) with 405 runs scored, 75 homers, 355 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  His best year for the Orioles came in 1985.  Dempsey played in 132 games for the Orioles in 1985 and he was 92 of 362 (.254 avg, .741 OPS) with 54 runs scored, 12 homers and 52 RBIs.  Dempsey was the MVP of the 1983 World Series (the last one won by the Orioles, in five games)!  He played in 5 games in the 1983 World Series for the Orioles and he was 5 for 13 (.385 avg, 1.390 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 homer and 2 RBIs.  Dempsey played in 19 games in the post-season for the Orioles and he was 17 of 56 (.304 avg) with 10 runs scored, 1 homer, 4 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Dempsey finished up #19 in Orioles’ history in games played with 1,245 of them.  He is also #42 in runs scored (405), #37 in hits (854), #32 in doubles (169), #44 in homers (75), #48 in RBIs (355) and #22 in walks (424) in Orioles’ history.

Chris Tillman has been the anchor of the Baltimore Orioles’ starting rotation in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 9:20 am

28-year old righty starting pitcher Chris Tillman has been by far the best starting pitcher on the Baltimore Orioles so far in 2016.  He has pitched in 25 games (all starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 15-4 with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.  Tillman has given up 130 hits and 53 walks while whiffing 126 batters in his first 151 innings for the Orioles so far this year.  He has now pitched in 174 games (all starts) in his first 8 years with the Orioles and he is 71-46 with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  Tillman was an All-Star for the Orioles in 2013, when he won a career high 16 wins.  He is likely going to set a new career high in wins in the very near future….as long as he can stay healthy!

The Baltimore Orioles place Darren O’Day on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 9:16 am

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 33-year old righty reliever Darren O’Day on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 12th, due to a strained right rotator cuff.  O’Day has pitched in 30 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 3-1 with 3 saves, a 3.95 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.  The Orioles have called up 26-year old righty starter/reliever Tyler Wilson to replace O’Day on the pitching staff.  Wilson has pitched in 17 games (13 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 4-6 with a 4.98 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.

The Baltimore Orioles release Tom Gorzelanny

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 9:09 am

The Baltimore Orioles have released 34-year old lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny.  Gorzelanny pitched in 7 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 2.67 WHIP.  He also pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Indians earlier this year in which he was 1-0 with a 21.00 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.  Gorzelanny has now pitched in 314 games (121 starts) in his first 12 years in the show and he is 50-53 with 2 saves, a 4.40 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  This is no loss for the Orioles moving forward.

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