Found July 24, 2012 on
To be completely honest his is most likely not the Orioles year. They are a young and talented squad but there is too much competition in the AL to realistically hope for the playoffs. The real promise lies in the future.
Whether it’s next season or in 5 years the Orioles are on their way back. This return of the once great franchise can be attributed to a strong group of players at the center of Baltimore’s success.
But who is the most important going ahead. Is it the young superstar pitcher? Or will the gold glove catcher prove most valuable?
Here are my top 5 Oriole’s players of the future.
5. Dylan Bundy/Manny Machado- I had to cope out a little bit here. When you have two young prospects at the level of these guys choosing one doesn’t seem fair. If they aren’t rushed through the minor leagues Machado and Bundy could be some of the best players in the league. Machado has drawn comparisons to Alex Rodriguez, while Dylan Bundy may be on par with some of the great pitchers of this ...
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Police say Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother is safe after an armed man abducted her from her home northeast of Baltimore.
Aberdeen police say 74-year-old Vi Ripken was kidnapped between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday by a man who forced her into her car.
She was found about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday unharmed in her car near her home in Aberdeen. Police say she was not injured.
Ripken is a Hall...
Quick question to start things off. Will everyone who predicted that this coming series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics this week would have serious playoff implications please raise their hands?
Now put your hand down because no one would ever predict something that crazy.
Predictions aside the O’s and the A’s are right in the thick of things as the...
Baltimore County police say the 74-year-old mother of legendary Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. has been found after being reported missing.
Police say Violet Roberta Ripken was found in Harford County, Md., where she lives, around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday after being reported missing hours earlier. Police spokesman Cpl. Cathleen E. Batton says she's being interviewed and...
After a successful swing in Cleveland where they won three out of four games, the Orioles returned home to Camden Yards to face the rival Tampa Bay Rays.Sadly, the Orioles could not defeat them on Tuesday night as they fell to them, 3-1. They once again got a quality start from Wei-Yin Chen, who went 6 2/3 innings and started the game on a roll; however, the Rays got him in the fifth...
Cal Ripken is preparing to speak out about his mother's kidnapping last week.
The Hall of Fame infielder has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning in Baltimore, when he's expected to provide an update on the investigation and make a statement.
Ripken's 74-year-old mother, Vi, told police she was kidnapped at gunpoint last week, blindfolded and driven around...
This is beyond SCARY! The 74-year-old mother of former Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. was kidnapped at gun point on Tuesday morning and found early this morning in Baltimore. Violet Roberta Ripken was approached by a man at her home, who displayed a gun and forced her into her vehicle. He then fled the [...]
Orioles Fan: Happy we didn’t get Hanley
Another writer for this awesome website recently posted an article trashing the Orioles for not pulling the trigger on the rumors they may have been interested in now LA Dodger Hanley Ramirez.
While valid points were made like the one about the Orioles inability to not pull in big talent via free agency — its true the Orioles have had...
The Cleveland Indians were about to go down in a 4 game sweep to the Baltimore Orioles on the eve before the Detroit Tigers came to town. Shin-Soo Choo had other ideas as he hit a two run shot to right field that would drive in Kotchman, at last the Indians were able to get a runner on base across the plate and just like that the Cleveland Indians were able to give pitcher Justin...
what might have been
There were rumors that the Baltimore Orioles were among the teams that were interested in trading for Hanley Ramirez, who would have been the perfect player for the team’s current needs. Unfortunately for O’s fans, the Miami Marlins dealt him to the Los Angeles Dodgers this morning along with Randy Choate for pitcher Nate Eovaldi and a prospect. Eovaldi...
Player of the Game
Justin Masterson played the ace card again tonight as he dominated the Orioles from start to finish (or at least until there was one out in the 8th). Masterson won his 6th Player of the Game out of his last 9 starts and has scored negative points in each of those three starts he hasn't won it. Tonight he earned 7.07 points, a fair average for him, with 6...
The Orioles signed Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia to a minor league contract Tuesday.
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Harper heroic in NY debut, an 8-2 10-inning win over Mets. [WaPo]
Zimmerman wins player of the week, is killing the ball. [Nats Journal]
Braves add Ryan Dempster in NL East arms race. [Nats Journal]
The Nats’ roster is built to absord Desmond’s loss. [Nats Blog]
O’s snap win streak with 3-1 loss to Cleveland. [Camden Chat]