Matt Wieters

Schmuck: Down the road, Matt Wieters keeping tabs on the Orioles while building trust with the Nats

Schmuck: Down the road, Matt Wieters keeping tabs on the Orioles while building trust with the Nats

Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters knows that the Orioles are in the midst of a pitching crisis. He hasn’t been away so long that he doesn’t read the box scores to see how his friends and former teammates are doing and, well, his old team plays only about 35 miles from his new one.

Beyond that, however, it’s not as if he’s in a position to help.

Several of the pitchers he helped guide through the early stages of their careers are still in Baltimore and a couple of them struggled mightily through the first half of the season, but he said recently that it’s difficult to have any real insight into what’s gone wrong without being there behind the plate.

“It’s hard for...

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