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Brian Matusz has made the Orioles roster for Opening Day. The 26-year-old lefty was told by manager Buck Showalter that he would start the season in the bullpen for the Orioles. Matusz entered spring competing for a rotation spot with Jake Arrieta. The Orioles opted to go with Arrieta for the final rotation spot after he out pitched Matusz this spring. Last season Matusz appeared in 34 games including 16 starts. He finished 2012 with a 4.87 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. It is no guarantee that Arrieta will keep a rotation spot all season especially if he struggles like he did last year. Arrieta had a 6.20 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP for the Oriole last season in 24 appearances.

Arrieta to start Orioles' home opener

The Baltimore Orioles completed their starting rotation by picking right-hander Jake Arrieta to start their home opener on April 5. Manager Buck Showalter chose Arrieta to start the first game in Baltimore for the third straight season. The Orioles play Minnesota at Camden Yards. Arrieta joins Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Chris Tillman, who'll start the season...

The Orioles WILL Compete in 2013

  The reports of the Oriole’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Yes there are the stat-sheets and theorems and analyses that say the Orioles will not stand a chance. Baseball Prospectus pegs the Orioles as a 74-win team next year.   SEVENTY-FOUR.   “Hogwash,” I say. “Humbug,” I cry! “Bullfeathers,” I add. The Orioles unlikely rise to the postseason...

Occupy Eutaw Street: 2013 Baltimore Orioles Season Preview

by Terry CookOccupy Eutaw StreetManny Machado, Photo: Keith Allison, Flickr.comOrioles 2013: Magic again, or Burt Wonderstone?Last Year:Orioles Magic returned to Camden Yards in 2012, to the delight of a downtrodden fan base that sat through 15 years of losing baseball and 0 playoff appearances.  93 wins, a Wild Card win, and a hard-fought ALDS that saw the Orioles stretching the...

Orioles 7, Mets 1

Nate McLouth hit two home runs and the Baltimore Orioles concluded their spring training schedule by holding the New York Mets to one hit in a 7-1 victory Saturday. Miguel Gonzalez, the No. 3 starter for Baltimore, gave up a leadoff single in the fifth to Marlon Byrd, who scored on Ruben Tejada's sacrifice fly. Gonzalez struck out four and walked one in five innings. McLouth...

Dorf’s 2013 MLB Predictions

Just a quick check in, getting my thoughts on the upcoming 2013 season in the public record. We will check back in at the end of the season to see how we did. American League  American League East 1.            Baltimore Orioles Predicted Record: 93-69 Hot Youngster: RHP Dylan Bundy Team MVP: CF Adam Jones Best [...]

Fantasy Baseball: AL East Offseason

Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles migrated this winter but didn’t pick up anyone along the way. NY Yankees: The Yankees scraped up the bottom of the free agency bowl. Kevin Youkilis (3B) is an aging player who can still put some balls over the fence, but his playing time will get spotty once A-Rod (3B) recovers from hip-surgery half-way through the season. Travis Hafner (DH) is...

Hammel leads list of early free agents

Here's your very first 2013 installment of Free Agent Frenzy. We're going to call this one the I Can't ****ing Believe That Guy is Still Out There edition, since that's what always happens in March. The masses forget about some useful players, and you get to swoop in before Opening Day to rescue them. Also, please note that it's perfectly OK to make roster moves...
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