After years of being shuffled between the rotation and the bullpen, Alfredo Simon wants to prove he deserves to be a starting pitcher.
Everywhere else he’s managed in the big leagues, Buck Showalter took teams that had a losing record in his first full season with them and guided them to a winning record the following year.
Forty games into a 162-game season and the O’s have completed the first quarter- although with four rain-outs and three still to be made up, there’s some feeling of incompleteness. The record reads 19-21 and that’s the near-.500 mark most of us anticipated from what clearly is an improved team from last season.
Two things have remained constant for the Baltimore Orioles during their ugly four-game losing streak: The starting pitchers aren’t going long enough, and the offense has been terribly unproductive.
Former pitcher and pitching coach Rick Peterson talks baseball with Mark and Damon.
The Baltimore Orioles’ first spring training workout under manager Buck Showalter didn’t feel much different to pitcher Jeremy Guthrie than those he’s experienced in the past.