Connolly's Corner By Dan Connolly
Properly Analyzing The MLB Draft Requires Hindsight, Not Knee-Jerk Reactions
Fans often want to pick apart professional sports drafts the moment they occur, but Dan Connolly says that's ludicrous, especially in baseball, when many draftees don't make it to the majors for several years.
Long Litany Of Reasons For Orioles' Woeful Start
Dan Connolly shares his thoughts on what has made the beginning of the Orioles' 2018 season so painful to endure, even if it isn't the worst stretch, record-wise, in the franchise's history.
Orioles' 2018 Season Hinges On An Improved Starting Rotation
While there will be no shortage of storylines throughout the Orioles' 2018 season, Dan Connolly says what kind of year Baltimore has hinges on one thing: starting pitching.
How Many Games Will The Orioles Win In 2018?
Dan Connolly says the 2018 Orioles look at lot like the 2017 Orioles, which is why he's predicting the team will again win 75 games this season.
Playing WAR Games In Order To Analyze Orioles Pitching Greats
Dan Connolly looks at what modern metrics -- particularly WAR, or Wins Above Replacement -- say about the greatest pitchers in Orioles history.
Eli Manning Saga Brings To Mind Buck Showalter's 'Fallen Star' Phrase
Dan Connolly says the situation with Eli Manning and the New York Giants brings to mind Buck Showalter's homespun vernacular regarding fallen stars.
Is Orioles Catching Prospect Chance Sisco Ready For The Majors?
Dan Connolly says just because catcher Welington Castillo is no longer with the Orioles doesn't mean the Chance Sisco era needs to begin immediately, as the Orioles prospect may need more time to work on his defense in the minors.
To Improve Starting Pitching, Orioles Must Be Willing To Make A Trade
Dan Connolly says Dan Duquette is going to find starting pitching any way he can, but the most logical route is to trade for it -- and trades can easily blow up on you, too.
Skill Was Always There, What's Separated Jonathan Schoop Is The Work Ethic
Despite his breakout, All-Star season, Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop is still working every day to be better. And Dan Connolly says that's what sets him apart.
It's Hard To Buy Into The Plan Of Hope The Orioles Are Selling
Dan Connolly says the Orioles' trade deadline moves show the organization is hoping the team's struggling starting rotation just works itself out, but in baseball, it doesn't usually work out that way.
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For Orioles, Buck Showalter Was Still Right Man In Right Place ... But Wrong Time
Jim Henneman says former Orioles manager Buck Showalter was still the right man in the right place, but it was no longer the right time after the 2018 season concluded.
After Grinding Through 2018, Trey Mancini Ready To Embrace Leadership Role For Orioles
Though the Orioles struggled throughout the year, Trey Mancini bounced back from a rough first half and turned in a solid second half. Now, he's ready to be a leader of the team in 2019.
Remembering Orioles' 1983 World Series Run
Stan "The Fan" Charles remembers the Orioles' World Series championship in 1983, harkens back to the golden days of "Orioles magic" and looks ahead to the 35th anniversary gala celebration.
Myriad Reasons For Orioles' Attendance Woes
The Baltimore Orioles dropped below 2 million spectators this year for the first time since 2011, but poor on-field play was just one of the factors contributing to the attendance decline.
They Said It On Glenn Clark Radio: Bobby Witt Jr.
The Orioles have the first pick in the 2019 MLB Draft and many project Colleyville Heritage (Texas) High School shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. to go No. 1. Check out what Witt had to say on Glenn Clark Radio.
Photo Of The Month: End Of An Era
PressBox's photo of the month spotlights the end of the Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette era for the Baltimore Orioles.
Looking Back At The 2018 Fantasy Baseball Season
Phil Backert looks at some highlights from the 2018 fantasy baseball season, including Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani's rookie year and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco's bounce-back campaign.
Jim Palmer: Orioles Must Beef Up Analytics, Scouting As Part Of Rebuild
Former Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer says improved analytics and international scouting must be a part of the team's rebuild. "I think the Orioles got away [from] that for whatever the reason was," Palmer said.
Steve Phillips: Orioles' Rebuild Could Be Stunted By Dysfunction
Former Mets GM Steve Phillips believes the Orioles' rebuild will last at least five years and could stretch even longer due to dysfunction within the front office.
Differences Of Opinion Between Dan Duquette, Buck Showalter Hurt Both
Stan "The Fan" Charles reflects on Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter's time with the Orioles, and he says it was ultimately their inability to put their differences of opinion aside that hurt the team.
Learning From Fantasy Baseball Mistakes
Phil Backert looks back at some fantasy baseball mistakes he made this season, and he says it may be time to re-evaluate how much trust he has in veteran players to bounce back after a disappointing season.