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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.
“Hogwash,” I say. “Humbug,” I cry! “Bullfeathers,” I add. The Orioles unlikely rise to the postseason in 2012 completely flipped the narrative on this team in a shockingly abrupt manner. And what a narrative it was. The Orioles are not supposed to be good. They haven’t been good for more than a decade. They were supposed to make slow-steady baby steps toward contention. They were supposed to trade Adam Jones and consider trading JJ Hardy and Matt Wieters to build a young, hungry Tampa Bay Rays-like team. They weren’t supposed to come out of nowhere, do something that hasn’t been done since the Roosevelt administration (the Teddy Roosevelt administration), and make the postseason. It did not makes sense, it flew in th
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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...
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 Baltimore Orioles put right-hander Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left abdominal muscle.
The move announced Thursday is retroactive to March 22, which allows Tillman to pitch in the Orioles' fifth game of the season on April 6 against Minnesota.
Tillman was scratched from his scheduled March 10 start because of abdominal soreness and has pitched...
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.
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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...