I know it looks a little bleak right now. Nelson Cruz is gone, and it appears Nick Markakis is next.
Congratulations are in order for Orioles third baseman Manny Machado!
It’s the second time Markakis has been honored (2011, 2014), the third for Hardy (2012-14) while Jones wrapped up his fourth Gold Glove (2009, 2012-14).
We may not want to embrace the fact now, but the Birds were a very good team in 2014.
On Thursday afternoon at 5:37pm at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Orioles will begin their quest to reach the World Series for the first time since 1983.
The Baltimore Orioles enter the postseason brimming with confidence.
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For the Birds, this is tough because they are already minus some key pieces to a team that is getting closer and closer to winning the AL East for the first time since 1997.
Although the Orioles do have somewhat of a stronghold on first place, the AL central is much closer than Baltimore’s division.
“It could still go either way,” said Todd. “The Royals have a game and half on them, and Detroit has the better roster and they could still pull away with the division. But their rotation is shallow now. They might lose a couple due to that and it could be the difference.”
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Chris Davis hasn’t helped compensate for the offensive or defensive loss at third base, as he’s slumping on both sides of the ball.
“He’s been very inconsistent. That’s the best way to put it,” said Coleman. “They just need to hope that he trends upward soon and maybe that he makes some place at third as well.”
“Davis has had a very up and down career,” said Szymborski. “He’s hitting .200 or less of late, and it’s not really sustainable.”
Though many in Baltimore are a bit panicked after Machado’s injury, Szymborski points out that every team has injuries, and many also have far worse scenarios as a road to the playoffs.