Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 7/25/14
AL BEast Notebook – March 1 There’s an old cliché that says “being there is half the battle.” In sports it’s more. There is no greater determinant of success than health, especially in baseball. And not just being healthy enough to, well, play, but healthy enough to play well. It’s ‘a game of inches’ where even slight adjustments can create problems hitting or pitching. Aches and pains add up during a 162-game schedule, so you hope, at least, in the beginning of Spring Training your guys are starting on a healthy slate with no injury concerns to tweak and aggravate. People tend to be doubters of the Orioles and after all, their 29-9 record in one-run games will be impossible to duplicate. But a good sign for the Baltimore Orioles: no players in the lineup, rotation or bullpen are dealing with injuries right now. Brian Roberts has missed much of the last three seasons and Nolan Reimold was out for most of last year but both of those are already playing in Grapefruit League games. The...
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