Originally Posted by WPBCowboysFan
I base it all on watching the games.
The Orioles have been beat up and plagued with injuries. Lost our starting Lf'er a couple weeks into the season. Lost our gold glove RF'er twice to broken bones in his hand getting hit by pitches. Lost our best starting pitcher twice to injuries. BP pitchers have been injured.
The Orioles have the best catcher in the AL.
Their SS leads all SS's in homers and defense.
If you say the team they field right now is no different than the team they fielded in the 1st half of the season then it just shows you dont know what they are doing as a team.
Machado at 3B is playing GG caliber defense. The kid is really good.
Reynolds at 1B has been amazing defensively.
Adam Jones in CF - gold glove guy.
I would love to see them get the Yankees or CWS in the playoffs. Iam fully confident in those matchups.
[View Full Quote]Stats tell a story, but just part of the story.
They have not sustained more injuries then the Yankees. It's not even close. I too have watched the Orioles. Heck, I've seen them three times in Camden this year and I live in New Mexico.
I understand that you see a different team then you have in the last 14 years but how is that proof that they are better then other teams? As I said before, statistically, they are not. They don't have a winning record against the Yankees and in the last 10 games, while the O's have been playing great (7-3), the Yankees have been better (8-2). I don't see any proof of your statement at this point.