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The Warehouse - BSL Radio - MLB & Baltimore Orioles Talk

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The Warehouse provides discussion of Major League Baseball as a whole, along with detailed discussion of the Baltimore Orioles. The hosts are Dr. Stephen Loftus, Matt Kory, and Chris Stoner. The show is a part of Baltimore Sports and Life (BSL).
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Episode 36
Topics Discussed: - ESPN / Kurkijan: How the 'K' became the most destructive letter in Major League Baseball  Agree / Disagree? - The Athletics are considering (with MLB support) leaving Oakland.  Your thoughts on Expansion, Realignment, Restructuring?  - CBS Sports: Six problems with how Tony La Russa handled the Yermín Mercedes situation -  Thoughts on Ohtani and Trout (Trout out for 6-8 weeks)? - Thoughts on the White Sox, and Cardinals? - Kiley McDaniel's May 11th Mock had the Orioles selecting Henry Davis, C, Louisville.  Who is Stephen currently projecting?
May 23, 2021
Episode 35
- Means throws a no-no! - The Orioles are roughly 20% through their '21 season.  What stands out to you? - Mountcastle struggled mightily in April... has come to life over the last week. Current thoughts? - Kremer struggled over his initial 4 starts, before turning in his best outing of the year Monday at Seattle? Too many homers, too many walks. K's good. Current thoughts? - Cedric Mullins continues to be hot... becoming more interesting to you? - Who do you see as most likely to be traded out of Means, Mancini, Scott, and Santander? - The Minor Leagues are finally back.... Baumann is not on a full season roster (hope is he'll be pitching by month end)... and Rodriguez is starting at A vs. AA.  What will you be paying attention to MiL wise? - Stephen... update the ML Draft... as of today, you project the Baltimore Orioles to select who? - Let's update the American League...
May 7, 2021
Episode 34
- John Means is performing well... which means some Oriole fans are concerned he'll be traded...  under control through '24. Current thoughts? - Hays returned from his injury. Santander is out 2-4 weeks with an ankle injury.  Ryan McKenna was brought back up.  Stewart benefits in the immediate? - Time to cut bait with Ruiz and promote Jones to take over 2nd? - Thoughts on Lopez and M. Harvey? Lopez excellent his last time off, showed off the talent. No real reason to believe in his ability to be a consistent starter... Harvey looks fairly similar to what he was in '18 - Some guy wrote this...  where do you agree / disagree? - The Orioles have a 3 game set with Oakland this weekend.. impressions on the A's so far? 12-7 after starting 0-6. - As of Thursday night, there are 5 teams in the American League with a positive run differential...  offense has been slow overall so far..  Boston leading the East, KC in the Central, Oakland in the West. Initial AL impressions? - In the National League, we we were treated to LA / SD Round 1 this past weekend...  Dodgers are 14-4 entering Thursday night... Milwaukee leading the Central... Mets have played just 13 games so far...  Philly surprising...  Initial NL impressions?
April 23, 2021
Episode 33
- First time + through the rotation, thoughts? - It did not take long for Hays to end up on the IL.  Doesn't matter how talented you might be, if you can't stay in the lineup... - Mullins has started the year on fire... - O's pen...  we've spent lots of time talking Tate and Scott....  how about thoughts on Valdez, and Plutko? - Both Rule 5's (Mac Sceroler, and Tyler Wells) have seen action already... - Ruiz has acquitted himself well defensively at 2nd... - Stephen recaps his article updating the draft...
April 9, 2021
Episode 32
Topics Discussed: - Who wins the AL West, general division thoughts - Who wins the NL East, general division thoughts - AL East preview - Akin is not breaking camp with the O's - Zimmermann starting the year in the rotation - Power Rank the Group of 7 - Both Rule 5 picks have made the OD roster - Sanchez was DFA'd... 2nd base? - O's building a state of the art facility in the DR - OD Roster and Expectations.. - Who can join the ML roster this year? - Things to Watch in '21...  Final Picks - RoY, CY, MVP by league  - Playoff picks by league  - World Series Champs?  - Orioles win how many games?
April 3, 2021
Episode 31
- Article at The Ringer on moving back the mound   - Article at ESPN on Major League Baseball to deploy several experimental rules in minor leagues this season - NL West Division Overview:  How do you handicap the division?  5 favorite players in the division?  Which individual do you like to breakout? - Maikel Franco  - Hunter Harvey has an oblique injury... potential roster impact  - Where does Zimmermann fit in? - What would be your current lineup?
March 18, 2021
Episode 30
- Our colleague Nick Stevens has a notes column up - Spring Training Questions To Ponder. - Matt also has a notes article, where he mentioned the passing of former Orioles Manager Joe Altobeli. - A few weeks ago Stephen debuted the 2021 Draft Model. Early thoughts on who could be in play for the Orioles with their initial selection? - We didn't get into it last week, but Matt wrote about the Trey Mancini situation. General MLB:  - NL Central Division Overview:  How do you handicap the division?  5 favorite players in the division?  Which individual do you like to breakout? - AL Central Division Overview: Same questions.
March 6, 2021
Episode 29
- Adam Jones commented in an article with The Sun, that when his playing career ends in Japan, he could be interested in Managing the Orioles. - This led to discussion at the board regarding Jones leaving before the '19 season. Did Jones have any place on a rebuilding team? - Thoughts on the Orioles bullpen? How would you build it? What do you like? What do you question? - We spoke last week about the possibilities of the Orioles utilizing a 6 man rotation. The Orioles have now said this is a possibility. - Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigns - 10 Crucial Positional Battles for Contending Teams - Which interests you the most?
February 26, 2021
Episode 28
- The big news in baseball... the Tatis contract... - Best landing spot for Bradley Jr? - Who are the winners and losers of the off-season? - Matt's article on the Orioles defense... - New colleague Cale Cox gave some thoughts on Scouting...   - Detroit is said to be toying with the idea of a 6 man rotation... should the O's consider this?  - The Orioles have taken flyers on Felix Hernandez and Matt Harvey.  Who interests you more? - The Orioles starting 9 to begin '21 figures to be  C: Severino / Sisco 1st: Mancini 2nd: Sanchez SS: Galvis 3rd: Ruiz LF: Mountcastle CF: Hays RF: Santander DH: Stewart Over / Under on these players who individually hit 12 or more homers?   Over / Under on these players who individually have an OPS over .725?
February 19, 2021
Episode 27
- We welcome Dr. Stephen Loftus as our new Co-Host... - We know the Orioles aren't competing in '21... what are we looking to see accomplished? - Where are the Orioles in their rebuilding process? - In a previous article, I reviewed Astroball with my takeaways.   what stands out in-terms of extrapolating to the Orioles? - The rich get richer... Bauer to the Dodgers.  Thoughts on the NL West race between LA and SD - MLB and the Players Association have set the 2021 protocols... - FanGraphs article on their takeaways from their Playoff odds...
February 12, 2021
Episode 26
- Orioles traded Cobb...   - Matt's article on other external options  - External or Internal for the Rotation? - Gary Armida's article on the East - Bob says goodbye!
February 5, 2021
Episode 25
- The Orioles signed Freddy Galvis, addressing SS - Heyman reports Atlanta is interested in Mancini - Orioles finances... - HOF Voting - Yankees addition of Taillon - Jays addition of Semien - Remembering Hank Aaron
January 29, 2021
Episode 24
- A CBS Sports article on what we know and don't know about the 2021 MLB Season - Springer signing with the Jays - Matt's article on Santander - Takeaways from my pod with Alex Fast last week
January 23, 2021
Episode 23
Topics tonight... - A Jonathan Villar reunion? - Taking a look at fastball spin rate - Inbox: What to expect from young O's in '21 - Matt Kremnitzer: What’s The Next Step For Orioles OF Anthony Santander? - Looking at the Bullpen - CBS Sports: MLB hot stove: Sizing up National League landscape as Mets, Padres join Dodgers, Braves in top tier
January 15, 2021
Episode 22
- Nick Stevens' article on the Orioles starting pitching - Matt Kory's article on Brandon Hyde - Zach Spedden's articles on ETAs for Oriole prospects... - The San Diego Padres additions of Snell and Darvish - The Mets / Cleveland trade today
January 9, 2021
Episode 21
- MLB adds Negro Leagues to the official records - Cleveland will be changing their name from Indians - Dombrowski taking over the Phillies - 2021 HOF Ballott - Major League Baseball, union at odds on whether start of 2021 season should be delayed - Discussion on Chris Stoner's most recent article on the Orioles
December 19, 2020
Episode 20
- Discussed Iglesias and Alberto. - Non-Tenders of interest? - Reaction to an article on the  5 best offensive seasons by an Oriole ever. - Reaction to a MASN article / interview with MLB Pipeline - Reaction to Bob Phelan's article on MiL Projections - Discussion on Matt and Bob Harkins AL and NL overviews.
December 4, 2020
Episode 19
- The storylines which will dominate the off-season in MLB - Looking at the Top Free Agents, and possible Trade Candidates - Review of the finalists for the 2020 Awards
November 7, 2020
Episode 18
- Review of the World Series so far... - Previewing Game 4, and the remainder of the series - Gold Glove Finalists Revealed - Pitching and development in '21 - A look at Matt's recent article on what the Orioles can learn from the Rays - Off-season storylines of interest?
October 25, 2020
Episode 17
- AL & NL Championship Series Updates... - Does the World Series Champ deserve an asterisk? - The White Sox are interviewing La Russa - Billy Beane possibly out of baseball.... - Boston is looking for a Manager.... - RIP Whitey Ford and Joe Morgan - Should the Orioles make an effort with Korean SS  Ha-seong Kim?
October 17, 2020
Episode 16
- Updating the MLB Playoffs - Remembering Bob Gibson - Do the Orioles need to be bold?
October 9, 2020
Orioles wrap up the season
Our final thoughts on the '20 rule changes....  Looking at the AL and NL Playoffs...  Some Orioles thoughts to wrap up '20, and as we begin to look ahead to '21
September 25, 2020
The Race is On
- The MLB Races - MLB Award Races - Reaction to recent BSL articles
September 11, 2020
Trade Deadline Thoughts
- RIP Tom Seaver - Trade Deadline thoughts... - Power Rankings, Top 5 teams... - Igleisas, option will be picked up? - Means 2020 struggles.... - Severino and Sisco are mashing.... - Kremer time?
September 5, 2020
Halfway Point
- Started with talk on the Orioles statement... - What should MLB be doing? - Half-way point has been reached for the Orioles.... Trading Deadline nears... -  Reaction to ESPN's Power Rankings, CBS Sports's One Month Awards... - Trade Deadline talk...
August 28, 2020
What's up with Mountcastle?
- Updates on each of the division races.... - Should the Orioles be buyers? - What's up with Mountcastle?
August 21, 2020
The O's are hot
- The O's are hot, exceeding expectations... - What's sustainable? - What's not? - Reaction to Gary Armida's article... what's the core going forward? - Bob and Matt's MLB Stories of the Week. - Trading deadline coming up... if the O's continue to exceed expectations, will they buy or sell?
August 14, 2020
Short Sample Size
- Early thoughts on the rule changes we've seen... - A look at the AL East - Orioles / Short Sample Size talk...
August 7, 2020
Baseball is Back
- Discussed the expanded MLB Playoffs - Will Toronto play their home games in Baltimore? - Gave our projected orders for the NL Central, AL West, and NL West... - Looked at the Betts extension - Orioles general talk... - Gave our picks for the World SEries, MVP, CY, and ROY
July 24, 2020
Episode 7
- We looked at the AL Central....   - ESPN picked All Star rosters... we gave general thoughts on those projections...  - The Ringer looked at Strikeouts in the game...  we discussed. - Puig to Atlanta after the Oriole rumors... - Some Orioles talk...   Matt's article on Nunez, Ruiz, Alberto....   Santander's return...
July 17, 2020
Episode 6
 - Caught-up on forgotten story-lines...  Sign-stealing, Mookie Betts trade, Free Agent deals of note... - Discussion on the juiced ball... - Who is best positioned for a Cinderella run? - Thoughts on the NL East... - Frank Robinson on the MVP Trophy?
July 10, 2020
Episode 5
Manfred's latest comments... - Players who have opted out...  - Favorite players to follow...  - 3 batter rule for relievers, and robo umps... - And we looked at the AL East
July 4, 2020
Episode 4
- Baseball is back!? - We talked some last week about the universal DH, briefly mentioned the expanded rosters, and geographical play.  Got the extra inning rule, how do we feel there? - Season is going to look differently vs anything we've seen.  3 of us might be traditional fans, but there is novelty... embrace the weird? - ESPN article on how wild a 60 game season might look...  takeaways here? - In a 162 game season, if the O's were projected to win 60 games... that's a .370 clip.   .370 ball over 60 games is 22 wins. Is that the appropriate over / under? As mentioned last week, Miami and the Orioles are the only two 'bad' teams in the two East divisions. - One way for baseball to recoup some of the lost revenue this year, would be expansion. Discussion on expansion and realignment.
June 26, 2020
Episode 3
- MLB negotiations.  General frustration, ramifications. - Ramifications continued...  if there is a season x, if there is not a season y.  Potential for wide range of results if there is a short-season. - Universal DH, expanded playoffs, regional play (East vs. East, Central vs. Central, West vs. West)... prelude to larger changes to the game? - Orioles Draft Talk.  - Some background on Bob and Matt.
June 19, 2020
Episode 2
What will and should the MLB do with starting the season and will there be any long term ramifications? We also talked about the treatment of the minor league players and touched on the draft.
June 3, 2020
Episode Number 1
In our first episode we go over our general expectations for the Orioles, takeaways from Spring Training, Should the Orioles still add a player or 2 and of course we have to talk about Chris Davis' 25 pounds of muscle
March 5, 2020
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February 10, 2020