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Yes, if Miguel remains healthy (and if the players around him continue to get on base ahead of him) a record setting season in RBI’s and batting average are likely—he’s THAT good. But if Chris Davis remains healthy, hitting in that sand box in Baltimore half of the year gives him a significant advantage in the homerun category. Mind you, that’s not to disparage Chris in any way as a power hitter since he’s strong enough to have hit homeruns in old Forbes Field (even with gale winds blowing in!). So I, for one, don’t expect to see Miguel become the first man in history to win the Triple Crown in consecutive years. Frank Robinson won the TC in 1966. And if you’ll recall, he was leading the league in all of the relevant categories in 1967 as well with 21 homeruns, 59 RBI’s and a .337 batting average until he was hit by a pitch which fractured his forearm and caused him to miss enough of the season to make it easier for Carl Yastrzemski to win the Triple Crown himself that year. In any event I’m keeping my fingers crossed that both players will remain healthy this year and give the fans (and Texas GM Jon Daniels who gave up on Chris Davis for two million dollars and a relief pitcher who’s no longer on their roster) a long look at greatness not just this year but for several campaigns to come. Clifford Santa Monica
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MLB.com's Orioles beat writer Brittany Ghiroli...
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs, the Orioles announced Tuesday.
The deal, first reported by ESPN's Keith Law, sends Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore in exchange for RHP Jake Arrieta, right-handed reliever Pedro Strop and an additional $380,000 to spend in the international market.
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs dealt Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop as well as two international signing bonus slots from the Orioles.
Feldman signed a one-year contract with the Cubs and went 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 starts this season...
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It was only a matter of time before the Chicago Cubs started selling off assets, and with the trade deadline still a few weeks away, the word was that they were going to get started very early. It turns out, those whispers were true, as the Cubs and the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a pretty significant trade on Tuesday afternoon.
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Jim Thome is back with the Chicago White Sox, just this time he will not be gracing the lineup. Thome, 42, has joined the White Sox as special assistant to the general manager according to Mark Gonzales on Twitter.
Thome joins Sox as special assistant
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 2, 2013
Thome played on the White Sox for four years, between 2006-2009. Although Thome has not...
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Its game one with the Baltimore Orioles at The Cell today. John Danks has the mound duties today to open the series.
Grab a drink and see you for the first pitch.
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Orioles - (ground out to pitcher)(flied out to left)(ground out to short)
Sox – De Aza(pop out to third), Ramirez(double), Rios(struck out), Dunn(popped out to left),
Scott Feldman has been traded from the Cubs to the Baltimore Orioles (very excited about this one). Read more HERE. He should be slotted in as a starter.