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Join Tyler, Jesse, and Eli for a weekly chat about the Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball. The trio discusses baseball with a fan's perspective and an analytic slant.
Sports & Recreation Podcasts
Join Tyler, Jesse, and Eli for a weekly chat about the Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball. The trio discusses baseball with a fan's perspective and an analytic slant. thewarehousepod.substack.com
Orioles Offseason In Review 2022-23 (Ep. 102)
Long time no see! Since the winter is drawing to a close, we figured it was time to hop on the mic and digest all of the moves the Orioles made (or didn’t) in our first episode of 2023. In case you missed it, Mike Elias swapped out one trio of veterans for another with the additions of Kyle Gibson, Adam Frazier, and James McCann. He also boosted the bullpen with the return of Mychal Givens. And he even gave the rotation a little love with a trade for Cole Irvin. It was not the dream...
Offseason Preview Spectacular! (Ep. 101)
The guys sorta just list names of players and talk about how they fit with the Orioles. It's a good time! Connect: Email: email@example.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWarehousePod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewarehousepod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWarehousePod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQCLpHQDrP2BeS9MoAS6zFw #orioles #baltimore #birdland #baseball #sports #podcast #baltimoreorioles #mlb #sports #playoffs This is a public episode....
Recapping the 2022 Baltimore Orioles (Ep. 99)
Unlike the previous four seasons, it was sad to see this Orioles campaign come to an end. September was a tough month, and ultimately they finished a few games out of the playoff picture. But it was the most magical season we’ve seen in these parts in quite some time, and promised a bright future. A crucial offseason is ahead of this organization. Mike Elias has promised “liftoff” and claimed that the Orioles are now “back in the fight” for AL East supremacy. How that manifests in the...
AL Wild Card Race Getting Tight (Ep. 98)
Things are getting tense! There’s just about a month left in the 2022 MLB season, and your Baltimore Orioles are in this thing. But the room for error is close to zero at this point, and only getting smaller. As of this writing, the O’s are 4.5 games out of the AL’s final wild card spot following a disastrous series with the team right in front of them, the Toronto Blue Jays. But all hope is not lost. The O’s and Jays will see each other six more times as the season comes to a close,...
Draft & Trade Deadline Look Back (Ep. 97)
It can be difficult to properly assess substantial transactions in the moment. The draft is a barrage of scouting reports and highlight videos that the typical fan can never hope to properly digest. The trade deadline is full of rumors and whining that can blur reality. Sometimes it makes sense to slow down, wait, and then provide analysis weeks later. And sometimes you have a really hectic life that prevents you from getting a relevant podcast up in a timely way. Toe-may-toe,...
The Orioles are actually good now (Ep. 96)
It may not feel like it following a series loss in Tampa and dropping three of four overall, but the Orioles are playing some good baseball in the month of August. They even hopped into a playoff spot and third place in the AL East momentarily. Being in this position one year ago seemed unimaginable, even with the impending promotions of prospects, including Adley Rutschman. This team is unrecognizable from the 2021 squad in the best possible way. Things do get harder from here. There are...
Draft & Trade Deadline Extravaganza (Ep. 95)
The Orioles have won 10 in a row, their longest streak of the century! They are a WINNING baseball team in July for the first time since 2017. I feel the magic happening, which is why now is the perfect time to talk about the future instead. Let’s be honest, Mike Elias is not going to go “all in” on the 2022 Orioles, and we could probably agree that there is some sense to that plan. After all, we all know this roster has some notable holes that likely preclude it from a deep postseason run....
Orioles on the upswing (Ep. 94)
The Baltimore Orioles might be a good team. As of this writing, they have won eight games in a row, they are two games out of a wild card spot, and their team vibes are absolutely off the charts. Contributions are coming from all over. Adley Rutschman is no longer a prospect. The rotation continues to chug along. And the bullpen (for the most part) is still lights out. In this week’s episode, the guys touch on all of that good stuff, plus some of the bad, including a rough week for Jorge...
The feuding Angelos brothers (Ep. 93)
Oh, Orioles. You just can’t let a week go by without something wild happening, can you? There were some particularly tasty bits since the last time we posted an episode. The largest morsel of all was news from The Baltimore Banner that the two Angelos brothers that run the Orioles day-to-day are embroiled in a lawsuit…against each other. The article is required reading for any Orioles fan, but what it boils down to is that Louis is suing John and his mother over control of their father’s...
Adley Rutschman has arrived! (Ep. 92)
This day was a long time coming. Practically from the day he was drafted, Adley Rutschman was the absolute best catcher in the Orioles entire organization. But you know how this game gets played. He needed some seasoning down on the farm while the Orioles suppressed his service time prepared him for the big leagues. Rutschman’s promotion is exciting for a few reasons. First, he is widely-regarded as the top prospect in baseball. Those types of players don’t always turn into...
Kyle Bradish debuts! (Ep. 91)
It is a shock to no one that the Orioles are in last-place of the AL East and already seeing their meager hopes of a playoff push go up in smoke. For a team still knee-deep in a rebuild, this was the expected outcome. But the way in which they have gotten here is surprising. The offense has continued to struggle while the pitching staff has cooled off a bit since a white hot start, it remains in fine form. Better yet, they got just a touch more talented this week with the big league debut...
Stellar pitching, putrid offense (Ep. 90)
Well, we got what we asked for. The Orioles are playing baseball, and to the surprise of many the pitcher has actually be quite good. But the team is losing anyway as the bats appear to still be in spring training mode. Let’s try to be positive. How about that bullpen? It seems like nearly every arm that trots in is more effective than the last. That has not been in the case in Baltimore since the days of B-O-B to close our games was in place. It feels good. And the starter’s haven’t been...
Orioles 2022 Season Preview (Ep. 89)
Happy Opening Day, O’s fans! Your favorite team returns for at least one more season of rebuild madness. Adley Rutschman will eventually make his way to Baltimore, Grayson Rodriguez and D.L. Hall too. Camden Yards is 30 years old. John Means day remains the most important part of your week. And Cedric Mullins is back to dazzle us for another summer. This is a happy day in Charm City, regardless of how bad our team may be. For at least a few hours, they are on level footing with the rest of...
Minor League Preview 2022 (Ep. 88)
Baseball starts this week! Due to the owner-induced lockout, both the majors and minors get underway in a few days. That’s exciting! For the Orioles, this will be another season in which much of the most interesting goings on take place down on the farm. That is where all of the organization’s biggest names will begin their 2022 campaigns. For some, like Adley Rutschman, Kyle Stowers, and D.L. Hall, it should be just a short warm-up prior to their debut in Baltimore. For others, it could...
Baseball Unlocked! (Ep. 87)
The lockout is no more! Just days after we assumed it would drag on for weeks or even months more, the players and team owners came to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. As expected, the players got screwed, but just less so than before. So, yay? It’s kind of impossible to determine how good or bad a CBA is right away. We need to see how the league and owners poke holes it in and exploit weaknesses. Rest assured, it will happen. But what is undoubtedly positive is that...
The Owners are to Blame (Ep. 86)
We are back for the 2022 season! Only, there is no season, at least not yet. That is because the owner-imposed lockout of MLB players has reached its fourth month, and there is no end in sight. It has been a not-so-shocking display of selfishness on the part of team owners. They have budged in their demands, but only slightly, and they have remained steadfast in their goal of continued suppression of player salaries. The latest proposal from owners saw them ask for a CBT threshold of $220...
Love Locked Out (Ep. 85)
It’s a lockout! Baseball (for the most part) is on hold until MLB and the team owners settle on just how greedy they want to be. As of this writing, that turns out to be really, really greedy. So, no moves can be made related to team’s 40-man rosters, and there is no end in sight. Prior to the lockout, the Orioles actually did a bit of business on the major league side of things. They signed Rougned Odor, and they agreed to terms with Jordan Lyles. Neither of those guys is particularly...
Previewing the Orioles' Offseason (Ep. 84)
No one really knows what this offseason will bring for Major League Baseball or its teams. The Collective Bargaining Agreement between the players and team owners is set to expire in December, a point at which the hot stove is rather tepid. A work stoppage could hault all player movement and clouds whether or not a 2022 season will happen on time or at all. But for our purposes, let’s act as if all is normal, and think about what the Orioles might do in the months in front of them. As of...
The 2021 Orioles: In Memoriam (Ep. 83)
OK, so we are a little late on this. Reviewing the Orioles’ dreadful 2021 wasn’t exactly the most exciting endeavor. But this is an Orioles podcast, so it had to be done! The win-loss record was not pretty. At 52-110, our O’s ended up tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks with the worst record in Major League Baseball. Perhaps the only respite is that, because of several tie-breakers, the Orioles will be the team to end up with the top pick in next year’s draft as well as the large signing...
Positives in a putrid season (Ep. 82)
You have to hand it to the Orioles. For having such a terrible record, and a disastrous record overall, there have been some memorable moments. John Means threw a no-hitter. Cedric Mullins is going to get MVP votes. Pat Valaika…well, he definitely did something at some point. But all of that is nearly over. The O’s 2021 season ends in just a few days. For some, that comes as welcome relief. For others, it is a sad sign of summer’s end, and the start of baseball’s long hibernation in...