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There were games in Japan, a game in the garish new stadium in Miami, and games all around the country yesterday - now Opening Day has finally come to Baltimore. The team's going to be bad (by WAR I think I had them coming out to 72 wins; but 69-72 seems like a reasonable range for expectantions), but watching baseball played by a bad major league team is still better than most things.The Twins (2011 stats):
Maybe not quite this week, but I hope Justin Morneau can re-establish himself as a good major leaguer again....
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The Baltimore Orioles made a few more moves yesterday, as the roster for Opening Day is close to being finalized. The biggest news out of the flurry of activity is that pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada will start the season on the disabled list. He says that he is fine and ready to go; however, although Wada had some soreness issues, the Orioles decided to make the move in order to get him...
Ouch. Now we know for sure that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel for the O’s. On Tuesday, Baltimore dropped an exhibition game to the State College of Florida (formerly known as the Manatee Community College).
The worst part:
The Orioles used several players who could be in the Opening Day lineup, including J.J. Hardy, who blasted a home run in the fourth inning as...
The Minnesota Twins made their final two roster moves in preparation for Opening Day on Friday in Baltimore.
Right-hander Scott Baker was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow strain. That move is retroactive to March 27. Baker was 8-6 with a 3.14 ERA last season but missed time at the end of the season with an elbow injury. He was originally scheduled to start Minnesota...
The Minnesota Twins have placed right-hander Scott Baker on the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Jason Marquis to Double-A New Britain, with neither starter ready in time for the regular season.
The moves were made Wednesday, the Major League Baseball deadline for setting 25-man opening day rosters.
Baker has been bothered by tendinitis in his throwing elbow. He was...
The Minnesota Twins opened their season on Friday able to finally start with a clean slate after last year's disappointing 63-99 record.
Three batters into the bottom of the first inning and the look of the season-opener had a certain dj vu feeling. Former Twin J.J. Hardy had walked and Nick Markakis followed with a one-out, two-run home run to put Minnesota in a 2-0 hole.
With Opening Day upon us, we're finally getting around to wrapping up our Season Previews. Five years ago, they began as a semi-serious analysis and ended up as half-assed haiku. We're just gonna go with what we know. As our final preview of the 2012 season, and polishing off our preview of the American League Central, let's check out the Minnesota Twins.
On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles invited the local media and various dignitaries out to Camden Yards to preview the renovations, plus the new culinary offerings available Opening Day and beyond. Camden Yards starting on Friday will feature ‘Dempsey’s Brew Pub and Restaurant’, which is named for former Oriole catcher and current MASN broadcaster, Rick Dempsey, who is...
So, maybe Dylan Bundy should have been started above low-A ball. In his pro baseball debut, for the Delmarva Shorebirds, Bundy pitched 3 perfect frames (they're trying to limit his innings). He struck out 6, and apparently threw 21 out of 21 pitches* for strikes (that's 100%, which seems pretty good). Even though he's coming from high school, he's already 19 and is...
On the 20th anniversary of the opening of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Orioles rekindled the magic of the stadium that set the standard for all future ballparks.
The Orioles hope to keep the magic - and winning - going Saturday as they continue their season-opening series against the Minnesota Twins.
Baltimore got the 2012 season started right with a 4-2 victory over...
The Orioles held an event today honoring the 20th anniversary of the park at Camden Yards, showing off some of the new additions for 2012. They were nice enough to invite me (so that I could estimate the deliciousness above replacement of the new food, I assume). The weather was fantastic, and seeing the green grass and the stands and the scoreboard and whatnot was great - my excitement...
When I first heard that the O’s were making changes to a few areas of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in order to enhance the fan experience, I was nonplussed. After all, it’s the Orioles we’re talking about here; if they consider “upgrading” the ball park the same as they do with the roster, what would be the OPACY equivalent of swapping Jeremy Guthrie for Jason Hammel? Replacing...
Who is ready for some baseball, or at least regular season ball? Tell you what, I am. The Twins seem to be ready for it too. They are down to 27 on the roster with Baker going to the 15-day DL and Marquis hitting the bereavement list. The entire roster as listed on MLB right now is as follows:
SP: Pavano, Liriano, Hendricks, Blackburn (Baker and Marquis will be here shortly)