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  • Q&A with Rob Neyer: Showalter will get Orioles to 82 wins

    Q&A with Rob Neyer: Showalter will get Orioles to 82 wins
    Nationally-known baseball blogger and numbers geek Rob Neyer joined SB Nation as its national baseball editor on Feb. 1 after 15 years at ESPN. He took time out of his busy schedule at his new gig to chat with me Wednesday about the 2011 Orioles, and I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rotation's short stints spell end of Rapada's tenure with Orioles

    Rotation's short stints spell end of Rapada's tenure with Orioles
    The inability of the Orioles' rotation to go deep into games claimed its first victim of 2011: left-handed reliever Clay Rapada. The lefty specialist who was 0-0 with a 7.30 ERA in 22 appearances this season was designated for assignment Wednesday when...
  • He had their number in '66 — zero

    It was no thanks to Larry Jaster that the Dodgers made a second consecutive trip to the World Series in 1966. The rookie left-hander from the St. Louis Cardinals pitched five shutouts in 1966 — all, remarkably, against the National League...
  • 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...
  • Best week ever: Plan your week with our guide to what's new in Baltimore events, movies, music and more

    Best week ever: Plan your week with our guide to what's new in Baltimore events, movies, music and more
    MOVIES OPENING A Better Life Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part The Trip Winnie the Pooh NOTABLE TV Eureka (season premiere, 8 p.m. Monday, Syfy) MLB Home Run Derby (special, 8 p.m. Monday, ESPN) Warehouse 13 (season premiere, 9 p.m. Monday, Syfy)...
  • Jeter to skip All-Star Game after joining the 3,000-hit club

    Jeter to skip All-Star Game after joining the 3,000-hit club
    Two days after joining the 3,000-hit club in about the coolest way imaginable, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will reportedly skip Tuesday night’s All-Star Game because of "emotional and physical exhaustion." Jeter went 5-for-5 on Saturday,...
  • Notes: Orioles pitcher Wada will start season on disabled list

    Notes: Orioles pitcher Wada will start season on disabled list
    After his final outing of the spring Tuesday, Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada said he felt physically ready to join the big league club for Opening Day in Baltimore on Friday. But the Orioles brass believes Wada, who signed a two-year, $8.14 million...
  • Baseball's circle of life: Sanchez/Guthrie edition

    Baseball's circle of life: Sanchez/Guthrie edition
    OK, so in late October, the San Francisco Giants were shopping lefty Jonathan Sanchez and contacted the Orioles. At the time, the Orioles were without a GM, so nothing materialized between the clubs. And in early November the Giants dealt Sanchez to...
  • 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...
  • Who is next season's World Series favorite?

    Phillies will fight back Dan Connolly Baltimore Sun I know there are plenty of reasons to jump off the Phillies' bandwagon. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins, relievers Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge and starter Roy Oswalt all may sign elsewhere, and Ryan Howard...