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The Baltimore Orioles really weren't, and quite frankly, they're still not, expected to be a contender in the American League this season. But here we are on the final day of April, and the Orioles are in first place in the AL East with a 14-8 record. They've got the same record as the Rays, and only the Rangers have a better record in the AL. Baltimore's 3.06 ERA is the second best in the AL, and while their .742 OPS is just sixth, it's still better than all but two NL teams.
But there is a lot not to like about Baltimore right now. Against the only two teams they've played thusfar that were expected to be contenders this season (Angels and Yankees), they're just 1-5. Three of those games have gone to extra innings, however. But while the Orioles haven't played many preseason contenders, they've played ten games against teams currently at or above .500 that weren't expected to contend this year: six against the Blue Jays, and four against t...
BEST OF MAXIM
Nolan Reimold will miss the final two games of the Baltimore Orioles' series against the New York Yankees because of a bulging disk in his back.
The outfielder went 0 for 4 in Monday night's series opener as the Orioles lost 2-1, then called head trainer Rich Bancells.
''Last night when he got back to the hotel he called Rich and he said that he had some tingling...
OK Orioles fans are you getting excited yet?
Our birds are sitting atop the division with a 14-8 record heading into a six game road trip where they will have a chance to firmly stake their claim atop the AL East against division rivals New York and Boston.
This past week showcased a lot of good baseball that the Orioles are capable of playing all year. During the six game home stand...
Photo Credit: Keith Allison
Jason Hammel will be facing the Yankees in the Bronx in about an hour. Whenever a pitcher goes against the Yankees (especially in their home park), fantasy owners tend to be shook. Me? I’m streaming the **** out of Hammel tonight, and the odds are pretty good that our partnership will last past Monday (pause). Many of you are probably thinking, “B...
Heading into the 2012 season, Matt Wieters has emerged as a leader for the Orioles. Many have argued whether or not he is a bust - despite only having played in the major leagues for less than three full seasons.
That being said, he is far from that. So Wieters has not turned into the next Johnny Bench or a Joe Mauer with power. The promise of the night when he debuted is still...
Wilson Betemit hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning after Matt Wieters doubled in two runs, giving the Baltimore Orioles an unlikely 5-2 comeback victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Oakland starter Bartolo Colon took a four-hit shutout into the ninth without allowing a runner past second base.
After J.J. Hardy led off with an infield hit and Nick Markakis...
Vladimir Guerrero, who is now a free agent, will work out for Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers in the Dominican Republic some time this week, MLB.com reported Sunday. Guerrero, 37, hit .290 with 13 home runs for the Baltimore Orioles in 2011, but became a free agent after the season. He wants to continue to play and had said he would consider playing in Japan...
NEW YORK -- Brian Matusz pitched 6 1/3 efficient innings, helping Buck Showalter record the 1,000th win of his managerial career as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-1 Tuesday night. The Orioles broke open a close game by scoring three runs -- all with two outs -- in the sixth inning in front of 37,790 at Yankee Stadium. Showalter is 1,000-958 all-time. His milestone...
Jason Hammel seems to have rejuvenated his career since being traded to the Baltimore Orioles during the offseason, but rough outings against the New York Yankees are a part of his not-so-stellar past.
The Orioles had problems with the Yankees long before Hammel arrived.
The right-hander looks to continue his stellar start when he takes the mound against New York in the opener...
Is this team for real? Is this what we can expect all Summer?
You know that opinions are starting to change because the level of snark on twitter has reduced significantly. No longer does it seem as some bloggers are actively rooting for a collapse, they are just in stunned silence. Whenever the Orioles are going well the general feeling among many Orioles fans is one of dread and...