It was pretty telling what happened on Wednesday night. The Orioles desperately needed a win versus the Rays…. and Buck bypassed Jim Johnson.
Orioles Executive Vice President Of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette Discusses The Orioles And Hopes For The Rest Of The Season
Dan Duquette, the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Baltimore Orioles, joined the Norris and Davis Show on Baltimore’s 105-7 THE FAN Tuesday morning to discuss the search for another hitter, Jim Johnson, and expectations for the roster as the team pushes for the postseason.
Roch Kubatko from MASN Sports joined the Vinny and Rob Show to talk about Jim Johnson’s struggles and his current standpoint with the rest of the team and Baltimore.
Rich Dubroff from CSN Baltimore joined Bob to talk Baltimore Orioles.
Matt Snyder with CBSSports.com joined Mark Zinno on the Baltimore Baseball Tonight Postgame Show to talk Orioles baseball.
I have been pretty steadfast in my support of Jim Johnson. Earlier in the season, I said I would not change closers. Now, on the heels of back to back blown saves that he has had, I think it is time to try someone else.
The Baltimore Orioles lost a heartbreaker on Tuesday night. They also lost a heartbreaker on Monday night. How many more brutal losses will they endure before the move is made.
A save: To keep safe, intact, or unhurt; safeguard; preserve. If your season is on the line, will you go to Jim Johnson to close out the game AND have confidence that he will get the job?
Baltimore had a rough night in its series opener against Arizona, blowing a two-run lead before losing on a walk-off homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning. The second game was even tougher to take.
I’ve got a few random thoughts leading into the final 66 games for our Baltimore Birds… Here they are:
Orioles now sending five players to the All-Star with the addition of Pitcher, Chris Tillman.
Former Baltimore Oriole Catcher Chris Hoiles Joins Bruce Cunningham To Discuss The State Of The Team
“Good teams find a way to turn around, so don’t look at the here and now. You got to look at the big picture.”