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A Little Bit of Housecleaning

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10, 2018 by oriolesprovingground

If anyone has been to this page recently, you’ve probably noticed that there haven’t been many posts. The truth is that I have posted since the essentially Dylan Bundy painting post, but all of them have been posted on Camden Depot, without my usual companion “summary” here on Orioles Proving Ground. As you can see, it’s still not much of a catalog, as my writing has been sparse the last year or two, and that is probably being generous. Anyway, here is a rundown of the posts I’ve authored at Camden Depot since April of 2016:

Blueprint for the 2017 Orioles (Option 3): Let’s Get Versatile (10/27/2018)

For what it is worth, the title of this post was supposed to be sung to the tune of Olivia Newton-John’s “Let Get Physical”

The Orioles Should Start Planning Their 2018 Starting Rotation (12/07/2018)

MLB Winter Meetings: The Best (Worst) Place to Get a Job in Baseball (12/21/2016)

Has Ubaldo Jimenez Always Struggled in the First Inning? (01/04/2017)

The 2017 Orioles: Creativity Required (04/03/2017)

Aggressive Minor League Assignment for DJ Stewart Makes Sense (04/12/2017)

The Orioles Have Positional Depth; Lack Positional DEPTH (04/17/2017)

J.J. Hardy Needs to Make an Adjustment (05/15/2017)

Everyone’s Available: Going for It in 2017 (05/29/2017)

Darren O’Day’s Small Change in Slider Use (06/05/2017)

Does Dylan Bundy Struggle Against Left-Handed Batters? (06/19/2017)

The Orioles Offense is Not Good (07/03/2017)

Does a Trade Market for Manny Machado Even Exist at the 2017 Trade Deadline? (07/17/2017)

The One Move the Orioles Should Really Make Today (07/31/2017)

Orioles Don’t Actually Consider Themselves a Playoff Contender (08/21/2017)

Coming to the Defense of Jeremy Hellickson (Sort Of) (09/18/2017)

Wade Miley Couldn’t Finish Off Hitters in 2017 (10/03/2017)

Blueprint for the 2018 Orioles (Option 1): So Yu Think Yu Can Pitch (10/16/2017)

Orioles 2018 Blueprint Follow-Up: Why I Decided to Non-Tender Zach Britton (11/09/2017)

Is There a Potential Bad Contract Swap With the Giants? (11/21/2017)

Non-Tendered Candidates for the Orioles to Consider (12/04/2017)

Player Opt-Out Clauses Could (Have) Really Help(ed) the Orioles This Offseason (02/19/2018)

That’s it. Looks like a long list now that I am looking at it (and it’s more than I remember doing), however over the course of two and half years, that isn’t much. As anyone reading this is probably aware, Camden Depot shut down at the end of the 2018 season after 11+ years. I really enjoyed and appreciated the time I spent writing there and will hopefully be posting additional thoughts about that in the near future.

Dylan Bundy: Painting the Corner

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 8, 2016 by oriolesprovingground

A couple of days ago, the writers at ESPN Sweetspot Orioles blog Camden Depot dedicated an entire day to the return of a healthy Dylan Bundy. It was labeled as #BundyBash, with a plethora of articles dedicated to Bundy were posted throughout the day. I contributed to this effort as well. Did you know that Dylan Bundy took up painting in the offseason? He did, and my post focused on critiquing his artwork. Obviously I’m not an art critic and the post is meant to be fun. So head on over to Camden Depot to check out my critique of his paintings, as well as all the other Dylan Bundy related posts associated with #BundyBash.

Direct Link to Article –> Dylan Bundy: Painting the Corner

Observations from the New York-Penn All-Star Game

Posted in Minor Leagues, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by oriolesprovingground

Tuesday night I travelled with a couple of friends up to Aberdeen to catch the Short-Season New York-Penn League All-Star game.  I wrote about some of my observations from the game for ESPN Sweetspot Network Orioles blog Camden Depot.  The post includes notes on the two Orioles representatives as well as a couple of other players, including a former 1st round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Direct Link to Article –> Observations from the New York-Penn League All-Star Game

A Conversation with Former MLB Outfielder Doug Glanville

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 7, 2015 by oriolesprovingground

Yesterday I had to the opportunity to talk so baseball with former major league outfielder and current ESPN MLB analyst Doug Glanville.  We mostly chatted about Adam Jones and defensive metrics, as well on his thoughts about the Orioles chances in the 2015 season.  Head over to ESPN Sweetspot Network Orioles blog Camden Depot to check out the recap of our conversation.

Direct Link to Article –> A Conversation with Former MLB Outfielder Doug Glanville

Watching a Strange Ballgame in Baltimore

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 30, 2015 by oriolesprovingground

Yesterday, the Orioles played the White Sox in front of an empty stadium at Camden Yards.  The game was televised, so I watched the majority of it and today at ESPN Sweetspot Network Orioles blog Camden Depot, I talk a little bit about how strange that was.

Direct Link to Article –> Watching a Strange Ballgame in Baltimore

The Misunderstood Relationship Between Team Chemistry and Sabermetrics

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 6, 2015 by oriolesprovingground

After inadvertently taking the entire month of February off, I’m finally back with a new article.  Nearly two weeks ago, MASN writer Steve Melewski created an uproar by tweeting the following.

Today at ESPN Sweetspot Network Orioles blog Camden Depot I examine that while he’s technically right, he misses the mark.

Direct Link to Article –> The Misunderstood Relationship Between Team Chemistry and Sabermetrics

Orioles Proving Ground Now on Twitter!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2013 by oriolesprovingground

The title of this post basically says it all.  Orioles Proving Ground is now on Twitter (and actually has been for about a week, so…sorry for the late notice).  Follow us @OriolesPG for links to blog posts (mine or other posts I find interesting), thoughts, observations, etc.