Baltimore Orioles

Series Preview: Orioles @ Boston 4/18 – 4/21

After winning both games in an abbreviated series against Tampa Bay, the Orioles now head to Boston for a 4 game series beginning tomorrow. Baltimore will arrive at Fenway sporting a 7-7 record, while the Red Sox are currently 7-9 … Continue reading

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AL East Beat: 5 Things, Week Three

Injuries. Every team has them and over the course of a 162 game schedule no team goes unscathed. Every organization will be challenged and will have to produce solutions that still allow for contention. No team can replace a superstar, … Continue reading

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Matt Wieters and the Missing Strikes

Matt Wieters was supposed to be a great hitter. He rose through the ranks of the Orioles’ farm system slashing .343/.438/.576 in 693 total plate attempts through various minor league levels, and his power potential from a typically light-hitting spot … Continue reading

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Ubaldo Jimenez’s Struggle With The Right Strike Zone

When the Orioles signed Ubaldo Jimenez just days into Spring Training, the risks were well documented. Despite one of the best second half runs of 2013, Jimenez’s career has been characterized by two things. He went through that bizarre season … Continue reading

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Series Preview: Rays @ O’s 4/14 – 4/16

Overview The O’s continue a rough early season schedule with yet another divisional matchup, this time with the Tampa Bay Ray. This will be the third of five conecutive series against division foes for the Orioles, and the end of … Continue reading

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Chris Tillman’s Fantastic Start

Chris Tillman is the de facto ace of the Orioles’ pitching staff. He was the Opening Day starter for the O’s this season, and takes the #1 slot in the rotation for the club. While Tillman isn’t a top 15 … Continue reading

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AL East Beat: 5 Things, Week Two

The season is still fresh enough to have that feeling of newness and it doesn’t quite have the grind quality just yet. As teams are completing their second full week of action, the reality of the Major League Baseball season … Continue reading

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Series Preview: Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays April 11-13

The weekend series featuring the Toronto Blue Jays visiting the greatest stadium in sports, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, kicks off on Friday at 7:05. Finally, an evening game! Two, actually! The Blue Jays were projected to dwell at the … Continue reading

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Closer by Committee

The ninth inning has historically been the domain of one dominant reliever, sent in to shut down whichever poor souls were scheduled to step into the batter’s box. Relatively new research shows that the shutdown closer is less important than … Continue reading

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Adam Jones and Hitting Behind in the Count

The other day while watching the game I heard Jim Palmer make a somewhat strange assertion. He said that Adam Jones hit better when behind in the count. Now, this could be a little bit of hyperbole, but it made … Continue reading

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