BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 12: Game analyst and former player (L) Rick Dempsey and manager Buck Showalter #26 of the Baltimore Orioles talk before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 12, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
1983 World Series Champion, Rick Dempsey was the Orioles catcher for a decade (1976-1986). Rick calls in to talk to Ed and Steve about the excitement surrounding the Orioles 2014 season.
Rick says he is confident that the Os have the arms and the power bats to make noise. Rick goes on to say that the defense that was the best in the history of the MLB last year are all back and the time is now for the Os to win. Like most experts, he says the pitching will have to step up but the pieces are there.
Rick adds that it’s a really good thing that the Os have so much depth including Johnathan Schoop at second base which allows the team to stay strong just in case someone needs a day off or two. He is also just as confident that the Os have enough pitching depth where a 6th starter can get some innings in for the Os if that needs to happen. Its a “Good problem” for Buck to have because he has so many options.