Chris at Baltimore Sports and Life takes note of Kevin Millwood's recent performance and wonders if he still has trade value for the Orioles after all.
(As an aside, I thought Millwood was a good pickup in the offseason. Others argued that money could have been spent on Rich Harden or Ben Sheets; my argument was that those guys were too risky and that Millwood had a shot to be league average.
Well, Millwood has not been league average and he may not reach the 1.0 WAR that I had hoped for (although he could with a good finish) but he has provided more value than either Harden or Sheets. Millwood has a 0.7 WAR after last night's start. Sheets has 0.7 WAR also but is out for the rest of the season. Harden is on the DL with a -0.6 for the season. I said I'd eat my hat if either of these guys outperformed Millwood this year and that looks hold true. The O's needed a guy who was going to give them 170-180 innings this year even if they were not as good as another pitcher's 110.)
Camden Crazies takes an in-depth look at Brad Bergesen's turnaround and it's encouraging. Also, he notes that Felix Pie set an odd record this week: Pie put the ball in play in 63 straight plate appearances (no walks, no strikeouts) and passed Brooks Robinson' 1968 streak of 59 for the Oriole record.
The Wayward O provides evidence that DC still loves the Orioles, Nats be damned.
Baltimore Sports Report takes a quick look at Jason Berken's Oriole career thus far as he heads to the DL.
Bugs & Cranks imagines Peter Angelos' reaction to "Buckball".
After the recent flurry of winning, Camden Depot examines the Orioles' chances of getting the #1 overall pick in 2011...and more.
Roar from 34 wonders (among other things) if Buck Showalter can lead the Orioles to a winning August for the first time since...well, a really long time ago.
To The Loss Column, even the losses feel different under Buck Showalter.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010