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MASN: School of Roch Feb 27, 2024
More Orioles observations in early days of exhibition games

More Orioles observations in early days of exhibition games

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles are playing their fifth exhibition game this afternoon, hosting the Tigers with Grayson Rodriguez making his first start.Among my camp observations prior to the opener were Jackson Holliday prepping to play second base, teammates being excited to have Dillon Tate back, Cedric Mullins resembling the pre-injury version of himself, players being angry about the Division Series sweep but moving past it, no one worrying about Gunnar Henderson’s oblique or John Means being a month behind, no one showing panic over Kyle Bradish’s elbow injury, Yennier Cano’s...
Eutaw Street Report Feb 25, 2024

Cole Irvin Shows Off Increased Velo in Spring Debut

Last week we learned that, unfortunately, both Kyle Bradish and John Means would both be on the shelf to start the 2024 campaign (at the very least). Nobody in Birdland was excited about the prospect of Cole Irvin once again possibly being a member of the rotation. The 30-year-old southpaw began 2023 as a member […] The post Cole Irvin Shows Off Increased Velo in Spring Debut appeared first on Eutaw Street Report.
Camden Chat Feb 21, 2024
Wednesday Bird Droppings: Cobbling together the bullpen

Wednesday Bird Droppings: Cobbling together the bullpen

Mike Lang / USA TODAY NETWORK Kjerstad has Opening Day hopes, Mullins is healthy, and Irvin is trim. Good morning, Birdland! There remains time for the Orioles to address the gaps in their pitching staff. With the injuries to Kyle Bradish and John Means, some roles are being reassigned. In all likelihood, it will force Tyler Wells and Cole Irvin into rotation work early in the season. That, in turn, will weaken a bullpen that already felt an arm thin after DL Hall was dealt to acquire Corbin Burnes. For now, it seems like Mike Elias prefers to dig through the scrap heap...
MASN: Steve Melewski Feb 19, 2024
In O's 2024 rotation, Cole Irvin and Tyler Wells, come on down

In O's 2024 rotation, Cole Irvin and Tyler Wells, come on down

The first day of O’s spring training led to some shuffling of the Baltimore pitching staff. It was quite the day as we found out right-hander Kyle Bradish would begin the year on the injured list and likely be joined at that point by lefty John Means.So, Tyler Wells and Cole Irvin, come on down.Two pitchers we figured to have bullpen roles on Opening Day, now likely need to move to the rotation.This is not bad news for the Orioles, as Wells was one of the American League’s best pitchers in the first half of 2023 and Irvin had an ERA of 3.22 from June 10 on last year. The ability to hold...
Camden Chat Feb 17, 2024
Saturday Bird Droppings: Picking up the pieces

Saturday Bird Droppings: Picking up the pieces

Mike Lang / USA TODAY NETWORK At least there’s Corbin Burnes, the youthful talent in Birdland, and a podcast! Good Morning, Birdland! Well, what was supposed to be an exciting week turned into a huge bummer pretty quickly. Kyle Bradish is definitely starting the year on the IL, and John Means admitted on Friday that he’s likely to do the same. The difference is that Means expects to be back in April while Bradish will need a bit longer. The lack of specifics on the righty is alarming, although unsurprising. Mark laid out the current state of the Orioles rotation...
Baltimore Sun Feb 16, 2024
Orioles observations on a potential April return for John Means, why Kyle Bradish is ‘very confident’ and more

Orioles observations on a potential April return for John Means, why Kyle Bradish is ‘very confident’ and more

Orioles pitcher John Means said "I feel great right now" despite being on a regressed timeline, while Kyle Bradish said he's "very confident" he'll be able to pitch this year.
MASN: School of Roch Feb 16, 2024
Orioles spring training notes on Means, Wells, Vavra, Mayo and O'Hearn (O's claim Castillo and DFA Soto)

Orioles spring training notes on Means, Wells, Vavra, Mayo and O'Hearn (O's claim Castillo and DFA Soto)

SARASOTA, Fla. – John Means joined teammates in spring training warmups this morning, but his throwing distance looked more like a football practice. Deep bombs to his intended target.Long, long tossing to get his arm loose before heading to the row of mounds.Means didn’t have his first offseason bullpen session until Jan. 30, with the club slow-playing him back from October elbow soreness. He’s set to begin the season on the injured list, but with the chance for a quick return.“The way he didn’t finish the season, was unable to pitch in the postseason and then shutting him down...
Camden Chat Feb 16, 2024
What does the Orioles Opening Day rotation look like now?

What does the Orioles Opening Day rotation look like now?

Corbin Burnes trending back towards his Cy Young-winning season is more important than ever. | Photo by Stacy Revere/ Thursday’s news about Kyle Bradish and John Means was a big shakeup to the expected picture When the Orioles acquired Corbin Burnes from the Brewers earlier this month, visions of an amazing starting rotation going from Burnes at the top all the way down to Dean Kremer at the bottom danced through the heads of most everyone in Birdland. The visions lasted about 24 hours after pitchers and catchers reported to Sarasota, until Mike Elias told reporters...
Baltimore Sun Feb 16, 2024
Where the Orioles could look to fill out their starting rotation after injuries

Where the Orioles could look to fill out their starting rotation after injuries

The Orioles’ rotation is down both Kyle Bradish and John Means entering the season. Who could take their spots on the opening day roster?
MASN: School of Roch Feb 15, 2024
Bradish to begin season on injured list, Means also expected to be unavailable on Opening Day

Bradish to begin season on injured list, Means also expected to be unavailable on Opening Day

SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles’ pitching depth will be tested early.Kyle Bradish will begin the season on the injured list with an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his right elbow. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection and begins a throwing progression on Friday.John Means is a month behind the other pitchers after experiencing elbow soreness before the playoffs, and he’s also expected to land on the IL.Executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias is becoming known for dropping injury news on the first day of camp. He was at it again this morning.Bradish, who finished...
MASN: Steve Melewski Feb 11, 2024
A few questions for O's fans

A few questions for O's fans

We are now just days away from the start of spring training and the first workout for Orioles pitchers and catchers is set for next Thursday in Sarasota, Fla. We are less than two weeks away from the first spring game on Feb. 24, when the Orioles will host the Boston Red Sox.So it's time to survey the fan base and check in with Birdland on a few things. Time for a pre-spring edition of "A few questions for O's fans."1) Here are some projected American League East starting pitching rotations. Rank them from best to worst.Orioles: Corbin Burnes, Kyle Bradish, Grayson Rodriguez, John Means and...

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