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Pittsburgh Pirates: Steven Brault Set To Make 2021 Spring Debut

Wednesday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Port Charlotte to battle the Tampa Bay Rays as Steven Brault makes his 2021 spring debut Through the first three games of Grapefruit League play the Pittsburgh Pirates own a 1-1-1 record. In these first three games the Pirates have defeated the Baltimore Orioles, tied the Toronto […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Steven Brault Set To Make 2021 Spring Debut - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

Ranking the American League East bullpens

Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via With a substantial offseason patch-job, the Yankees head into 2021 with the best group of relievers in the AL East. Entering 2021, the AL East is loaded with relief pitching talent. After the hapless Red Sox ’pen, the Orioles and Rays each come into the season with a star arm, and the Rays are still stacked top to bottom. Even so, Tampa Bay’s seemingly bottomless depth paid dividends in last year’s condensed playoff schedule (at least through the ALDS), but in the end, their best wings weren’t strong enough to stave off the...


Orioles’ position players who could get a look in 2021

Barring injuries, there probably aren’t many decisions on position players to make for manager Brandon Hyde. The biggest decision is probably whether to go with 13 or 14 pitchers. A 14th pitcher means just three bench player. Yusniel Diaz isn’t expected to begin the season with the Orioles, but should get a look in the […]

Baltimore Sun

Orioles observations on John Means’ first start, the Yusniel Diaz experience, athletic prospects and more | ANALYSIS

From John Means passing an early test to Chris Davis' injury to the promise of the team's young infield prospects, here are the biggest takeaways from the Orioles' 4-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.


Mancini returns and gets warm welcome: ‘I almost teared up’

Trey Mancini played his first game for the Orioles in nearly a year on Sunday, and though it was just the first Grapefruit League game of the season, it was special for Mancini. Last March 12, Mancini underwent surgery for colon cancer and missed the entire season as he underwent five months of chemotherapy. Mancini […]


Difficult roster decisions facing Orioles as games begin

The Orioles open Grapefruit League play on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Manager Brandon Hyde says there will be tough decisions made on the final composition of the 26-man roster. It seems that the team has gotten more talented, and it’s going to be difficult, barring injuries, for players on the periphery to make the […]

Fish Stripes

Buy Low or Say No? Cole Hamels

Photo by Rob Carr/ The veteran left-hander is entering his age-37 season coming off an injury-plagued 2020 that saw him make just one start. The last we saw of Cole Hamels wasn't all that encouraging. The veteran lefty’s 2020 season was limited to one appearance, pitching 3 1⁄3 innings and allowing 3 runs in a 5-1 loss to the hapless Baltimore Orioles. Hamels, who signed a 1-year/$18 million contract with the Atlanta Braves, missed most of 2020 with a shoulder injury he suffered in spring training. His advanced age by baseball terms (he’ll turn 38 in December) as...


Orioles’ Santander takes pride in his defense; Hyde says Baumann has an ‘electric arm’

What’s happening? – Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said that infielder Richie Martin, who underwent surgery to remove a hamate bone in his left hand in late January, is improving. “Doing well,” Hyde said. “He’s at our Twin Lakes facility rehabbing that hand. Sounds like he’s going to be starting his hitting progression in the next […]


Mancini is back with the Orioles, thankful for his health, support from teammates

Early this month, three weeks before position players had their first workout on Monday, Trey Mancini reported to Orioles’ camp at Sarasota, Florida. Now that he’s been trying to make up for the season he lost after last March’s surgery for colon cancer and five months of chemotherapy, Mancini says that it was a normal […]

Bluebird Banter

Tuesday Bantering: MLB Covid Safety Protocols

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via I don’t know what it is like where you are, but it is freezing here and will stay that way for the next few days. Baseball Prospectus has released their Pecota projection for MLB standings. They have the Blue Jays finishing with 84.9 wins, which would have them third in the AL East, trailing the Yankees (97.4 wins) and Rays (86.4). They have the Red Sox at 80.0 wins and Orioles at 66.3. Let’s have a poll: By unanimous agreement by the 29 other MLB teams, the Mets signed Jonathan Villar. He will get $3.55 million plus...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Mets' Davis, O's Santander lose arbitration, Rays' Choi wins

The New York Mets defeated third baseman and outfielder J.D. Davis, the Baltimore Orioles beat outfielder Anthony Santander and first baseman Ji-Man Choi defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the first three of 13 scheduled salary arbitration cases this month.

Dodgers deserve to CELEBRATE after clinching NL West title + Yelich's injury | Time to Schein

Adam Schein reacts to the Los Angeles Dodgers clinching their 7th consecutive NL West title on Tuesday night over the Baltimore Orioles. Adam Schein also discusses Christian Yelich's devastating knee injury.

Santander, Ruiz lead Orioles past Rays, 4-2 | Orioles-Rays Game Highlights 9/3/19

Condensed Game: Anthony Santander crushed a go-ahead, solo home run in the 6th and Rio Ruiz jacked a two-run homer in the Orioles' 4-2 victory Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/M