The aforementioned outfield changes in Boston are a direct reflection of the team’s issues offensively in 2014. After acquiring Cespedes from Oakland in exchange for SP Jon Lester, Boston made their goals clear.
“I know everyone in Boston is wondering who’s going to pitch, but I thought when they traded Lester for Cespedes, they were really smart to cut bait,” said Miller.
Kubatko, along with most other local media members, have begun to consider the Orioles not just legitimate playoff contenders, but AL East champions. “It’s there for the taking. You wonder if that makes them go for a bold move, or just stick with what they have,” Kubatko said.
Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Monday night.
The Baltimore Orioles have strategically placed a billboard, featuring Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Manny Machado, alongside I-295 in Maryland, just before the Washington, D.C. border.
Packing Camden Yards during the week, which was the norm during the playoff years in 1996 and 1997, might be unrealistic.
Mike Wise from the Washington Post wrote a column chastising Orioles fans for their use of “O” in the anthem.
As the Baltimore Orioles sport a 25-14 record, many will look with doubt, wondering whether or not this team will be able to sustain this pace.
Nationals manager Jim Riggleman has been ejected in the first inning of Washington’s game against the Baltimore Orioles for arguing a call with home plate umpire Todd Tichenor.