J.J. Hardy remembers his first spring batting practice session with the Baltimore Orioles last February, when he stepped into the batter’s box and started spraying line drives to the opposite field.
To say the 2011 Baltimore Orioles had a disappointing season would be an understatement.
This past Baltimore Orioles offseason, we made a big deal about the team bringing in Derek Lee and Vladimir Guerrero and what they would mean to the middle of this teams lineup.
Given a second chance thanks to a fan in the front row wearing a Joe Mauer jersey, J.J. Hardy made the team that traded him in the offseason pay. Hardy homered, Zach Britton won for the first time in 10 weeks and the Baltimore Orioles snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday night.
In this disastrous Baltimore Orioles 2011 baseball season, there hasn’t been a whole lot for O’s fans to cheer about.
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear, this team is really bad.
Two more home runs (in a loss) last night and 18 on the season.
The Baltimore Orioles have had their share of problems during the 2011 baseball season. Injuries, bad pitching, lack of clutch hitting and poor fundamentals are just some of the things that have hampered the Birds […]
Every Orioles player not signed through 2013 should be traded
I said the O’s would not compete this year and Andy MacPhail didn’t make the right moves to help this club, but I honestly didn’t think it would be this bad. I actually picked them to win 83 games and finish a hair over .500, but it’s apparent that is not going to happen.
As the trade deadline approaches, cross your fingers that the Orioles get a new deal done with JJ Hardy. He is a free agent at the end of this year, and is the Orioles most tradeable commodity.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter, joined The Scott Garceau Show LIVE from Texas and talked All Star rosters, Wieters, Reynolds and more.