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The season ended, and that usually means I need a little bit of time to decompress, evaluate, and consider the things that have happened. I also like to sit down and absorb what the rest of the baseball world is saying about the team and where they need to go next year. For the first time since I began blogging I actually expected the tone directed toward the Orioles to be different, I should have known that wouldn't be the case.
The general perception remains that the Orioles are not a team that has finally turned a corner rather, the Orioles are still just a lucky team that is unlikely to compete in 2013. Sports Illustrated's Joel Sheenan said as much in his AL East Hot Stove Preivew
"The Orioles have to not buy into the hype. They weren't a 93-win team, but rather, a .500 team that got a bit lucky. Their focus has to be not on 2013, when they're likely to regress back below par..."
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The Baltimore Orioles had by far surprising run in 2012. Not one ESPN or MLB Network reporter predicted them to make as strong of a run as they did. After finishing the 2011 campaign 69-93, they turned it around with an impressive 93-69 record.
They won an amazing 16 extra inning games in a row, an MLB record. The Orioles were definitely strong contenders this year, but lacked...
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KANSAS CITY, MO Louisville Slugger announced this evening that Royals player Billy Butler is the 2012 Silver Slugger Award winner at Designated Hitter in the American League. Butler becomes the seventh-different Royals player to win a Silver Slugger award (10th time overall), the first since third baseman Dean Palmer in 1998.
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The Baltimore Orioles had many successes in 2012, especially when he came to pitching. Some of that pitching came from unlikely places suck as 25-year-old Steve Johnson and 28-year-old Miguel...
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Kansas City, MO (November 8, 2012) – Louisville Slugger announced this evening that Royals player Billy Butler is the 2012 Silver Slugger™ Award winner at Designated Hitter in the American League. Butler becomes the seventh-different Royals player to win a Silver Slugger award (10th time overall), the first since third baseman Dean Palmer in 1998.
The Silver Slugger award...
The Red Sox’ decision to hire Juan Nieves as their new pitching coach caught many by surprise, as Rick Peterson‘s name was constantly floated around in connection with the job. But perhaps we shouldn’t be all that shocked by the move.
NESN’s Tom Caron caught up with The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham to discuss the Nieves hiring, and Abraham pointed to manager John Farrell‘s...
With so much speculation going on with the Boston Red Sox over the course of the offseason, many have wondered who they would name as their new pitching coach. A decision has been made and will be announced by Tuesday. Many names have been thrown into the hat, but as of now, the frontrunner for the job is current Baltimore Orioles pitching coach Rick Peterson...