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  • Baseball Prospectus has high praise for O's prospect Britton

    Baseball Prospectus has high praise for O's prospect Britton
    The folks over at Baseball Prospectus might not be big fans of Orioles catcher Matt Wieters -- or "Murder Mittens" as I will now call him after plugging his name into this 19th-century Baltimore Orioles nickname generator -- but they are quite fond of...
  • Coffee Companion (8/24): O's slice Pie; Ravens get McKinnie

    Coffee Companion (8/24): O's slice Pie; Ravens get McKinnie
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back: The...
  • Has Jake Fox slugged his way onto the Orioles' roster?

    Has Jake Fox slugged his way onto the Orioles' roster?
    Orioles utilityman Jake Fox is staking his claim for the Grapefruit League Triple Crown with a scorching spring down in the Sunshine State. He has belted an MLB-high seven home runs in 45 at-bats and is hitting .356 with 12 runs batted in. How hot is Fox?...
  • Orioles optimism on Opening Day is not just a fleeting feeling

    Orioles optimism on Opening Day is not just a fleeting feeling
    The wait is over. Six months ago, Buck Showalter’s Orioles ended the 2010 season on a tear that left us asking fellow bird watchers on neighboring bar stools and office chairs, “Where has that been all these years?” The anticipation...
  • Orioles notes: Jones honored for charity work but disappointed to not start fourth straight game

    Orioles notes: Jones honored for charity work but disappointed to not start fourth straight game
    Adam Jones received good news and bad news in the Orioles' clubhouse before Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. The good news was that the center fielder had been named the club's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award,...
  • Chris Dufresne's college football rankings

    Last week's ranking in parentheses 1. Alabama (3-0): Fans asked to cheer but not go "Hog Wild" on Arkansas on Saturday. (1) 2. Oklahoma (2-0): Perk in Bob Stoops' new contract allows unlimited use of school's private tractor. (4) 3. LSU (3-0): Whoa...
  • Orioles activate Simon from restricted list

    Orioles activate Simon from restricted list
    With their bullpen taxed after another abbreviated outing by a starting pitcher, the Orioles have decided to activate right-hander Alfredo Simon from Major League Baseball's restricted list a day earlier. Simon, whose future with the club had been in...
  • Orioles' bullpen battle adds a little drama to spring training

    Orioles' bullpen battle adds a little drama to spring training
    The Orioles arrived in Sarasota with plenty of intrigue, a starting lineup already pretty much set in stone and a rotation with perhaps just one opening. But Buck Showalter's bullpen is wide-open, which gives us an opportunity to do a little spring...
  • O's prospects Machado, Britton get love from Baseball America

    O's prospects Machado, Britton get love from Baseball America
    Baseball America released its list of the top 100 prospects in baseball this morning and two members of the Orioles organization cracked the top 28: shortstop Manny Machado and left-handed starter Zach Britton. Machado, the team's first-round pick in...
  • Coffee Companion -- 3/2

    Coffee Companion -- 3/2
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. Running it back:...
  • Your turn: Has the Orioles' start changed your expectations?

    Your turn: Has the Orioles' start changed your expectations?
    They were meaningless exhibitions, but there was a lot to like about the Orioles' first two Grapefruit League wins. The Orioles jacked six home runs out of the park, scored 18 runs in two games and got quality outings from Brad Bergesen and Jeremy...
  • Orioles to play exhibition game vs. State College of Florida

    Orioles to play exhibition game vs. State College of Florida
    The Orioles will play an exhibition game against State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota on April 3 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. The game follows the Orioles' last Grapefruit League game -- April 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays -- and an...