I feel for you, Leo.

“There is an overall lack of passion on this pitching staff.”
Who said this?
Leo Mazzone did Results can take time. But I think soon we should some results.

Bedard
This season: 5-4 5.67
Last season: 6-8 4.00

Lopez
This season: 2 7 7.16
Last season: 15 12 4.90

Cabrera
This season: 2 2 5.23 39 BB
Last season: 10 13 4.52 87 BB

Chen
This season: 0 5 7.40
Last season: 13 10 3.83

Benson
This season: 6 4 4.80
Last season: 10 8 4.13

The numbers don’t look great. Benson so far has looked to be the “ace.” Realistically, though Benson’s a 3. Bedard had a great start, but lately he’s struggled badly. Cabrera’s been frustrating before he went down. Lopez and Chen have been disasters. Both did have good starts their last times out though. It’s about the time to see some results. I’m not expecting to have five aces,but I want to see baby steps at least. The next few weeks are important.
We have a new pitching coach, a new philosphy, and a new catcher. It’s not going to happen overnight. But I’d except a little more than what we’ve seen.

It’s like Maese said:
“You can’t give Mazzone eggs, flour, and sour milk and expect a five-course meal.”
The sour milk has to be both Chen and Lopez.

Kevin Millar is showing that clubhouse leadership. Seriously, his stock just went up with me. This is why this guy was signed.
I’m not going to sit here and try to speculate on what Orioles he’s calling out. I don’t know these guys. I just watch them on tv, listen to them on radio, and cheer for them. What happens in the clubhouse needs to stay in the clubhouse. I wonder what would have happened if he was an O last season. I hope gets his point across.

I’m wondering if this means a trade or two may happen soon. And with those words, it immediately shifts to Tejada, rightly or wrongly. Will he be traded or will he stay? I hate even thinking of this. Tejada’s been one of the few things that have gone right for the Orioles over the past dismal eight years. I’m not completely opposed to a trade IF it’s something that’s a sure thing. I wouldn’t want a bag of magic beans trade. Maybe if we did, we could get some kind of overdue karma for the Davis trade.

So hey, our pitchers lack passion, our players don’t talk the game, care more about their rims and dressing pimpy, and are their for the check. UGh. It’s time to lay the hammer down, Sam.

On to more encouraging stuff
Thoughts on Nick and his early struggles. He’s turned it around lately. Now he’s batting .238 with hits in 10 of his last 12. Good player do adjust. Maybe he has.

Chris Ray is amazing.

Kurt Birkins is overlooked.

LaTroy Hawkins is feast or famine, isn’t he?

The Tigers are the feel good story of the season thus far. 35-16 and a 1.5 game lead in the Central. Good for you. Hope it ends better for you than it did for us.

Re-enactment of the Barrett/AJ Figh t …with LEGOS.

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