Archive for Camden Depot

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

Special Edition Opening Day Camden Highball Podcast

Posted in Podcast with tags on April 4, 2016 by oriolesprovingground

Happy 2016 opening day everyone! To celebrate opening day, the fine writers at Camden Chat (SB Nation’s Orioles blog) invited the writers at Camden Depot to help out with the marathon of Orioles content that they are publishing on opening day. The series is appropriately titled, Orioles Opening Day Marathon 2016. We contributed an episode of the Camden Highball, the podcast from Camden Depot, which features myself and a number of other writers from Camden Depot. Hope you enjoy!

Direct Link to Article –> Camden Highball Podcast: Opening Day 2016

Is a Reunion With Jim Johnson a Good Idea?

Posted in Free Agency, Pitching with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2015 by oriolesprovingground

Late last week, there was an interesting exchange between Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and the Orioles beat reporters involving former Orioles closer Jim Johnson. The discussion revolved around whether it was a good idea for the Orioles to bring him back as a free agent after being gone from the team for the past two years. Today over at ESPN Sweetspot Network Orioles blog Camden Depot, I explore whether that would be a good idea.

 

Direct Link to Article –> Is a Reunion With Jim Johnson a Good Idea?

Blueprint for the 2016 Orioles (Option 3): Building Major League Depth and a Minor League System

Posted in Draft, Free Agency, Offense, Offseason, Pitching, Rule 4 with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2015 by oriolesprovingground

Over the course of this week and next, the writers of ESPN Sweetspot Network Orioles blog Camden Depot have been putting forth their plans on how they would construct the 2016 Orioles given a budget of $120 million. After everyone has given their thoughts, editor and founder Jon Shepherd will decide which direction to take (or which combination of directions to take). The first two options have been posted earlier this week and I’m up next. My strategy involves building depth at the major league level by adding free agents who aren’t tied to draft pick compensation. This allows the Orioles to keep their picks and add additional draft selections through the loss of their own free agents.

Direct Link to Article –> Building Major League Depth and a Minor League System

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

Orioles Deal Tommy Hunter for Outfield Depth

Posted in Offense, Trades with tags , , , , on August 12, 2015 by oriolesprovingground

This post is a little bit late, but the Orioles were busy during the hours leading up to the trade deadline.  They ended up swinging deals for Gerardo Parra of the Brewers and Junior Lake of the Cubs.  I wrote about the latter for ESPN Sweetspot Orioles blog Camden Depot.

Direct Link to Article –> Orioles Deal Tommy Hunter fr Outfield Depth

Ben Revere Could Help the Orioles

Posted in Offense, Trades with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2015 by oriolesprovingground

I’ve been on hiatus for some time now, but I’m back in the blogging game just in time for the 2015 trade deadline.  The Orioles corner outfielders have been terrible this year, so it’s no surprise that they would be looking for an upgrade in left or right field before the trade deadline.  Today at ESPN Sweetspot Network Orioles blog Camden Depot, I explain why I think the Phillies’ Ben Revere would be a good (if unexciting) target for Baltimore.

Direct Link to Article –> Ben Revere Could Help the Orioles