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To the Far Blue Mountains

It has been a dream and a goal of mine to drive out to Phoenix one of these Octobers and spend a month at the Arizona Fall League, watching the best minor leaguers play ball in a relaxed and honest atmosphere. A lot of that dream is quintessentially American: to just pick up and go […]

Wrapping It Up, Volume 2

Today brings part two of our award-winning* season ending minor league coverage, wherein we investigate the A ball levels of Frederick and Salisbury. They are farther away from the reality in Baltimore, but these two levels are by far the most important of the entire organization. In January the Orioles had a top ten farm […]

Wrapping It Up, Volume 1

Well folks, we made it. The minor league season is over, and although the year isn’t quite over for Break Up the Baysox (we still have the Arizona Fall League…luckily the Hawaiian Winter League, where Wieters was two years ago, has been shut down. And I’m not covering the Caribbean World Series, although I always […]

The Penultimate Minor League Week

My friends, we have nearly arrived at the end of the year for the Orioles’ minor league affliates. Unfortunately, only the Sox are still in the running for a playoff spot (1 game in The Loss Column behind Reading, and tied with Erie), but it is difficult to put up much fight against declaring the […]

The Playoff Hunt

The Fremulon Insurance Prospect of the Week Jake Arrieta, in his last four starts, has 19 strikeouts to 6 walks in 24 innings with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. He struggled mightily at first after his promotion to AAA, but those numbers are about what I expect from the big righty with the […]

Good Pitching Still Remains

The Fremulon Insurance Prospect of the Week For the first time in human history, we have a tie in baseball. In this corner we have Brandon Erbe, who threw eight no-hit innings at New Hampshire before being removed for his pitch count – and after being shut down earlier this year with shoulder issues he […]

Lookouts for the Baysox

The Fremulon Insurance Prospect of the Week You all know my thoughts about the George Sherrill trade. It had to be done, we took the opportunity to sell high on a mid-tier closer, we got a good return, and I would have be quite disappointed if it did not happen. But I tuned in to […]

The Underappreciated Frederick Ace

The Fremulon Insurance Prospect of the Week I’m a little late to the Zach Britton party. Something about the Keys’ young lefty just hasn’t made me give him more than a passing consideration. This seems especially stupid of me now that I’m having a good look at him – nearly 3 ground ball to fly […]