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  • Playing with swing in his step

    The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player. A crowd of players...
  • October surprises unlikely

    Enjoy the undercard. There is an abundance of intriguing storylines in baseball these days, and most of them will be like Matt Kemp's run at the Triple Crown — over and out of sight by the time the World Series rolls around. Justin Verlander could...
  • Andino lifts Orioles to 7-5 win over Red Sox

    Andino lifts Orioles to 7-5 win over Red Sox
    The Orioles keep dismissing the spoiler angle, stressing there is no burning desire to beat contenders down the stretch. Ultimately, in the final stanza of another disappointing season, these victory-starved Orioles simply want to win, no matter whom...
  • Who will win MVP, Cy Young awards?

    No pitchers for MVP Steve Gould Baltimore Sun We'll start by throwing pitchers out of the MVP talk — deserving or not, they get overlooked by voters for what are, realistically, hitters-only awards. In a tight American League MVP race, we'll...
  • Should a pitcher be considered for MVP?

    Verlander deserves it Jeff Schuler Morning Call The award isn't for most outstanding player, or player of the year. It's for the most valuable player, and last time I checked, pitchers were players too. Justin Verlander is on the verge of winning...
  • Pen still mighty for Yankees

    As much fun as it would be to see the Brewers and Tigers create havoc in October, this is shaping up as a postseason that will be low on surprises. The three best teams entering the playoffs are likely to be the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox, in that...
  • It's time to gaze at All-Stars

    Every team has its guy — a fringe candidate it believes should be recognized as an All-Star. For the Rays, it's Kyle Farnsworth, the journeyman reliever manager Joe Maddon refuses to call his closer, even though he entered the weekend 15 of 16 in...
  • Lefties eyeing futures market

    Mark Buehrle rolls on. He's headed toward both the last turn in what has been one of his best seasons and a chance to go on the free-agent market this winter. But Buehrle is only one of five elite left-handers who could control his fate in the next 16...
  • Pregame: Orioles vs. Tigers (with updates on Markakis, Teagarden)

    Pregame: Orioles vs. Tigers (with updates on Markakis, Teagarden)
    The Orioles travel to Lakeland today to play Detroit in Tigertown. Left-hander Brian Matusz will make his third Grapefruit League start after throwing four shutout innings in his last outing. The O's will face reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner...
  • Matusz sparkles, but Orioles fall to Tigers, 4-2

    Matusz sparkles, but Orioles fall to Tigers, 4-2
    Lefty Brian Matusz again excelled on the mound and Endy Chavez homered against reigning American League Cy Young/Most Valuable Player Award winner Justin Verlander, but the Orioles still fell to the Detroit Tigers, 4-2, on Thursday. Matusz continued to...
  • Orioles designate Angle for assignment

    Orioles designate Angle for assignment
    To make room for Luis Ayala on the Orioles' 40-man roster, the club designated outfielder Matt Angle for assignment. The speedy 26-year-old outfielder, a seventh-round pick in 2007 out of Ohio State, hit .177 for the Orioles in 31 games. His lone big...
  • Orioles: Next man up

    Orioles: Next man up
    If you had to go to Las Vegas and bet your house on who will be the Opening Day starter for the Orioles in two months, I would suggest you start looking for a cheap apartment. There is no obvious candidate, which is not exactly a positive way to open...