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  • Matt Lindstrom reacts to being traded to the Diamondbacks

    Matt Lindstrom reacts to being traded to the Diamondbacks
    Here’s Matt Lindstrom on his trade to Arizona (with a player to be named later) for cash and Joe Saunders. Lindstrom was 1-0 with a 2.72 ERA in 34 games with the Orioles.    Are you surprised by the deal? “Yeah, [I’m] surprised but...
  • Which MLB team can rise to make playoffs?

    There will be Giants Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Seldom has a wild-card era September offered less excitement for baseball fans. About the only real drama lies in whether two of baseball's best pitching staffs — the Giants and Angels —...
  • O's Q&A with Keith Law: 'Clearly the worst team' in AL East

    O's Q&A with Keith Law: 'Clearly the worst team' in AL East
    Keith Law, the lead baseball writer for ESPN's Scouts Inc., has been critical of the Orioles' offseason moves, so I thought my readers might want to see what he had to say about the additions of Vladimir Guerrero and J.J. Hardy, the Matt Wieters debate...
  • 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...
  • Which NL clubs make playoffs and beyond?

    Braun powers Brewers Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Going from left to right, Justin Upton will carry the Diamondbacks to the NL West title. Even if Ian Kennedy regresses, the Diamondbacks' rotation will be solid. The Central is wide open. You can...
  • Looking at the AL East prospects

    Looking at the AL East prospects
    MLB.com and its prospects guru Jonathan Mayo listed the top 100 prospects in the sport this week. There’s great news and not-so-good news for Orioles fans. First, the good: The Orioles are the only team in baseball to have two players in the top...
  • Which team did best at the trade deadline?

    Rangers, Braves fortified Stephen Miller Morning Call Two of the biggest trade deadline acquisitions — Hunter Pence going to the Phillies and Carlos Beltran joining the Giants — came from teams already well-positioned to reach the playoffs....
  • Rockies top Twins, 6-2

    DENVER � The Minnesota Twins' recent surge has been built through starting pitching. Kevin Correia, Phil Hughes, Kyle Gibson and even Yohan Pino stepped up with strong outings during the four-game series at Seattle, when the Twins won the final...
  • Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm

    Dodgers lose, and they could use a shot in arm
    Hanley Ramirez wasn't in the Dodgers' lineup again Friday, this time because he was only a day removed from receiving a cortisone injection on his troublesome right shoulder. Ramirez's absence is expected to be a short-term problem. When he feels...
  • Preview: Diamondbacks at Giants

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Diamondbacks at Giants The San Francisco Giants look like the best team in the National League over the last month whenever Tim Lincecum pitches. They will attempt to show that form with someone else on the mound when they try...
  • Padres halt skid with win in Los Angeles

    Padres halt skid with win in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES -- Getting a grip and successfully executing off-speed pitches has played a big hand in the development of Jesse Hahn. Hahn had another strong outing and shortstop Alexi Amarista homered in the...
  • Rockies boosted by long ball, halt Twins' winning streak at 3

    DENVER Kris Johnson met the Twins in Colorado with two tasks. One was to keep them in contention like he did the last time he spot-started for them, the other was to try to extended the run of solid outings by other members of the rotation. Fail and...