Found February 22, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
courtesy of StephMartin0378 on flickr Dylan Bundy is the highest rated pitching prospect in all of baseball, and is creating a lot of buzz and excitement around Baltimore regarding his future.  You can’t blame an Orioles fan for envisioning him as their Stephen Strasburg.  But before we hop into Doc Brown’s Delorean and head to the future, let’s take a look at what matters regarding Dylan Bundy right now, which is his 2013 fantasy impact. Bundy is the top rated pitching prospect for a reason.  The Orioles chose him with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft and for good reason.  The right hander has a sizzling fastball that has topped out as high as 100 mph, a devastating, knee buckling curve ball, and a progressing change up that has replaced a cutter the Orioles have removed from his arsenal.  If he is able to master his arm speed on that change up, combined with the high 90s fastball and knee buckling curve ball, he has the potential for a Verlander-esque ceiling.  But ye...

Michael Phelps takes B.P. with Orioles

Tweet Record 18-time Olympic gold-medalist and Maryland native Michael Phelps was welcomed in Sarasota, Florida on Thursday to take some swings with the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles pulled out all of the bells and whistles for Phelps, giving him a locker, a name-plate, a jersey and of course actually letting him step into the batter’s [...]

Will Brian Roberts Make an Impact in 2013?

It has been quite a journey for Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts for the past several seasons. Roberts is the longest tenured member of the Orioles, having played his entire 12-year career with the organization; however, he has spent more time as a bystander than on the field. Now the question for Orioles fans is this: can Roberts still be a productive player...

Baltimore superfan Michael Phelps takes batting practice with Orioles (videos)

(Photo credit: Christopher T. Assaf /Baltimore Sun) Never let it be said or argued that Michael Phelps doesn’t spread his love around to more than just the Ravens when it comes to Baltimore sports teams. On Thursday, the 27-year-old Olympic champion and die-hard Baltimore sports fan (and close personal friend of Ray Lewis), showed up at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. to participate...

Early Starting-Five Eval: Baltimore Orioles

AL BEast Notebook – Feb 21 No team had as interesting a year as the Orioles in 2012. Their pitching staff was a game of trial and error that statistically wasn’t very good but still put them in the playoffs and got them past the mighty Texas Rangers in the Wild Card round. The most amazing stat for the Orioles is that despite having just one pitcher throw more than 135 innings...

O’s Remember Earl Weaver With Big Orange Patch

Here is the patch the Orioles will wear in 2013 on their jersey sleeve in honor of Earl Weaver:… — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) February 22, 2013 Classy gesture, though I’d prefer it say “Earl ********* Weaver.” RIP.

Michael Phelps Looked Like a Fish Out Of Water At Orioles Batting Practice

Michael Phelps took his talents to Ed Smith Stadium today as the Olympian swimmer tried his hand at America’s favorite past time. Phelps went to the batting cages to see how he would fare at the plate, and he didn’t exactly turn any heads. He especially didn’t impress O’s manager Buck Showalter who when asked about Phelps’ performance responded by saying, “I haven...

Thome ready to play if he gets a call

Jim Thome is ready to play. Will he get that chance?

Michael Phelps takes batting practice with the Baltimore Orioles (Picture)

For those of you wondering what swimmer Michael Phelps is doing these days, it appears that he's trying his hand at baseball....or at least batting practice Phelps attended Baltimore Orioles spring training today as a "non-roster invitee" and below is a photo of him talking to outfielder Adam Jones: (Courtesy of NESN)

Michael Phelps takes batting practice with Orioles (VIDEO)

Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps was in the Baltimore Orioles camp in Sarasota, Florida and took batting practice.  And judging by the clip below, he could probably swim half a length in the same amount of time it takes to get his bat through the strike zone. “It’s been a long time since I swung a bat,” Phelps said before walking into the cage. A few minutes before he starting...

Michael Phelps to Take Batting Practice With Orioles at Spring Training (Photo)

Michael Phelps has conquered the swimming world, and now he’s trying his hand at baseball — or batting practice at least. Phelps is a “non-roster invitee” at Baltimore Orioles camp on Thursday, according to Jon Morosi of The Olympic gold medalist arrived at the Orioles’ spring training facility at 10:30 a.m. He’s wearing No. 18 for the number of gold medals...

Orioles rumors: Baltimore shopping Zach Britton, Jake Arrieta?

One rival executive told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that they expect the Baltimore Orioles to discuss trades involving left-hander Zach Britton and right-hander Jake Arrieta later in the spring. One rival exec expects #Orioles to talk about LHP Zach Britton in trades later in spring. Orioles’ surplus well-documented. Arrieta too. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February...

Michael Phelps takes batting practice with Baltimore Orioles

In Sarasota, Florida for the filming of an upcoming ‘Haney Project’ episode, Michael Phelps got some swings in during the Baltimore Orioles training camp on Thursday. The 18-time Olympic gold medal winner could use a few pointers on his loopy baseball swing. [CSN Baltimore]

Mets Sign Ryhne Hughes To Minors Deal, Backman Concerned About Sin City

February 23 – The Mets have announced they’ve signed first baseman Rhyne Hughes to a minor league contract and that he will report to minor league camp. Hughes, 29, played 75 games for Double-A Bowie in the Baltimore Orioles system last season. The left-handed hitting Hughes batted .278/.370 OBP/.504 with 19 doubles, 13 home runs and 51 RBI in 313 plate appearances. His only...
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