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Well, this is unexpected and reeks of a desperation move: the Baltimore Orioles are calling up Manny Machado, their top pick from the 2010 draft (third overall) and the second best prospect in the organization. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun surmises that Machado will be playing third in the majors due to the presence of JJ Hardy at short.
The 20-year old Machado has spent the year at AA Bowie, and has a .781 OPS for the season. It's not great, but considering that he's young for AA and holding his own, you cannot complain about that at all. Baltimore's primary third baseman this year has been Wilson Betemit, who has a .776 OPS at the position this year. Betemit will likely platoon with Machado, due to Machado's strength against lefties this year (.920 OPS) and Betemit's weaknesses against them (a pathetic .419 OPS).
Baltimore is rolling the dice by bringing Machado up instead of continuing to nurture his development like they are with top pitching ...
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After last night’s victory over the Mariners, the Orioles announced they were calling up top prospect Manny Machado from Double-A and giving him the third base job for the stretch run. Wilson Betemit hasn’t been a total disaster, posting a 100 wRC+ in 356 plate appearances, but he’s one of the worst defensive players in baseball and is dreadful against lefties, so moving him...
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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Johnson earned his first major league victory Wednesday night, 23 years to the day after his father notched his first big league win.
Last night, in front of an announced crowd of 21,226 at Camden Yards, the Orioles’ top position prospect Manny Machado made his big league debut.
Unfortunately, before many of those 21+ thousand fans had even had a chance to find their seats, the Birds were in a 4-0 hole.
Starter Wei-Yin Chen, who has been the team’s most reliable starter all season, was touched up...
Last night the Baltimore Orioles brass announced Manny Machado would be called up. Drafted 3rd overall by Baltimore in 2010, Machado has been impressing in the minors since his debut.
With a skill set that has drawn comparisons to Alex Rodriguez, there is a definite excitement surrounding Machado. But as is expected, this decision has its naysayers.
Heading into the trade deadline...
I have to say, I'm not completely enamored with the Orioles calling up Manny Machado today. He's a great prospect - hitting well in Double-A (the .266/.352/.438 line doesn't look earth-shattering, but it's well above average in context as noted by his 122 wRC+) and having only just turned 20 - but, well, he only has a partial season at Double-A and he only just turned...
Steve Johnson struck out nine over six innings in his first major league start, Matt Wieters tied a career high with five RBIs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.
Nick Markakis and Mark Reynolds homered and Adam Jones had three hits for the Orioles, who have won five straight and eight of 10. It was Baltimore's 60th...
Welcome to the special double edition of Finders Keepers/Welcome to the Bigs, Kid. Late Wednesday evening, the Baltimore Orioles shocked the baseball world and fantasy community, at large, by announcing the call up of their top position player prospect, 20 year old Manny Machado. If you are familiar with either of this series of articles you know what will follow. But if not...
The Baltimore Orioles have been confounding sabermetricians and national pundits all year. The Orioles currently sit eight games over .500 and tied for the second wild card spot even though they have been outscored this year. And not just outscored, but outscored badly. The Orioles current run differential is currently -54 (455-509), that is awful. It is one of the worst run differentials...
The Baltimore Orioles nice five-game win streak came to an end as they lost to the Kansas City Royals, 8-2. This was the first contest in a four-game set.
Wei-Yin Chen should be considered the ace of the Orioles, as he has been nothing short of phenomenal in the last two starts; however, on Thursday night, he got hit hard – very hard.
The Orioles got punished by the Royals early...
Today begins a new era for the Baltimore Orioles. This evening Manny Machado will start third base and bat ninth for the Birds.
If you stayed up late last night the word rang out through the twitter-verse and frankly I couldn't believe it. I didn't believe it at first. After reading this story earlier this month I thought initially that the Orioles' twitter account...
The Future is Now for the orioles
Machado will make his first MLB start for the Orioles tonight
While most of the beltway has had their heads turned by the great year the Washington Nationals have been having, another large group of DMV natives have just been waiting for RGIII to make his debut.
Then there is this little small group of people who have stayed focused on the...
M’s fall to O’s in 14
The Headline: after 14 innings, an Adam Jones walk off single seals the deal for a Mariners loss.
Seattle Mariners 7, Baltimore Orioles 8
When: 7:05 ET, Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Where: Camden Yards, Baltimore
Temperature: 85 degrees
Umpires: Home — Mark Wegner, 1B — Brian Knight, 2B — Wally Bell, 3B — Mike Winters
A young and talented roster is looking to lead the Baltimore Orioles to their first playoff appearance since 1997, when the latest addition to the team was only 5 years old.
Manny Machado, Baltimore's top prospect, is expected to make his major league debut Thursday night when the Orioles go for a season-high sixth straight win in the opener of a four-game series against the...