Here's the collection of posts I wrote in July for MASNsports.com. Better late than never, I guess.
O'Day has been better than ever: Darren O'Day is having another phenomenal season. He's putting himself in a nice position to receive a nice raise in his next multiyear deal, which may come from a different major league club.
Looking at Chris Davis in right field: The Chris Davis in the outfield experiment is not over, but he has been at first base more in August. You can mostly thank the Gerardo Parra acquisition for that. Anyway, Davis has been on a tear lately at the plate, and that's something the Orioles desperately need.
O's offense could use Hardy's power: O's announcers typically offer plenty of platitudes regarding J.J. Hardy's professionalism and intangibles. They also rightly praise his defensive acumen. Still, they often leave out his truly terrible offensive numbers this season, which end up being the worst of his career.