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My general theory in life, and especially in fantasy baseball, is that conventional wisdom is usually completely wrong. Hell, it wasn’t too long ago that baseball wisdom believed that batting average is what counts, walks were useless, and you should bunt with your No. 2 hitter when the leadoff guy hits a double (well Dusty Baker still believes that). The point is, just because a lot of people are doing it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.The point of this post is to identify three players who are owned in at least 75% of leagues you should consider dropping, paired with three players who are owned in fewer than 25% of leagues you should consider adding. Per usual, we will be using Yahoo! and ESPN ownership percentages.Drop – Josh Johnson, SP, TOR (Yahoo 80% & ESPN 63%)First the obvious — in four starts this year he has a 6.86 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP. On top of that he is having arm troubles already and we know all about his prior injuries, which cost him pretty much all of 2007, 2008...
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The Baltimore Orioles added newly acquired catcher Chris Snyder to the roster on Tuesday. Snyder was acquired from the Angels for pitcher Rob Delaney.
Snyder, 32, will serve as the backup to Matt Wieters while Taylor Teagarden is on the disabled list.
In order to place Snyder on the roster the Orioles sent down Luis Exposito. Exposito was called up when Teagarden initially suffered...
With 16 wins (11 loses), the Baltimore Orioles tied the franchise record for most wins in the month of April. The 2012 team finished with 14 wins so we are ahead of the pace in that regard. As of early today, Baltimore’s Offense is 3rd in the MLB in runs (138), 6th in Batting Average (2.65) and 6th in Slugging (4.29). On the other side of the ball, they rank 4th in fielding percentage...
Twenty-nine strikeouts, one walk.
Those are right-hander Kevin Gausman’s numbers in 28 2/3 innings for the Orioles at Double A. And while Triple A right-hander Freddy Garcia likely will start Friday or Saturday in Anaheim, Gausman, 22, might not be in the minors much longer.
The Orioles, after demoting right-hander Jake Arrieta, are trying to establish a fifth starter. Garcia...
Catcher Luis Exposito of the Baltimore Orioles stay with the parent club did not last too long as he was optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Chris Snyder. Exposito was only up for the weekend and did not get into any of the Baltimore games.
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The Baltimore Orioles have purchased the contract of catcher Chris Snyder from their farm club Triple-A Norfolk. He fills in as the backup to Matt Wieters.
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Zach Clark was recalled by the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Pitching for the Triple-A Norfolk at the time of the recall, he will fill in as bullpen depth at the moment.
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They were the losers of the offseason, the antithesis of the Angels, Dodgers and Blue Jays. Rather than go out and buy better players, the Orioles trusted the players they had to get better and their manager and coaches to help them improve.
Most of the industry scoffed, just as most of the industry scoffed last season, when the Orioles defied mathematical logic by going 29-9 in...
The Orioles have the top pitching prospect, followed by a couple of guys of note; then the system really falls off.
Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages. Also, this list was completed before minor league...
Contrary to popular belief there are two 20 year old studs playing in the DMV. I will start this article off by saying this is not a compare and contrast between Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Harper is a stone cold stud and what he is doing to live up to expectations none of us know anything about is pretty incredible. Harper is the best player on his team at 20 years old. That...
Nate McLouth led off the game with his second homer of the season, Baltimore battered rookie Brandon Maurer for four runs in the first inning and the Orioles beat the Mariners 7-2 on Tuesday night.
McLouth blew a bubble with his gum as he rounded the bases. Over his last 10 games, the Orioles' leadoff man is hitting .485 and has scored 14 runs.
Matt Wieters added a two-run...
Chris Tillman returned to his hometown and outpitched Joe Blanton with eight scoreless innings of three-hit ball, right fielder Nick Markakis threw out Mike Trout at the plate and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
Markakis also hit an RBI double and Nate McLouth hit a two-run homer in the ninth, a drive to center...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Tillman returned to his hometown and outpitched Joe Blanton with eight scoreless innings of three-hit ball, right fielder Nick Markakis threw out Mike Trout at the plate, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
Markakis also hit an RBI double and Nate McLouth hit a two-run homer in...
Chris Tillman's first career win came against his hometown Los Angeles Angels, but he just missed out pitching in Anaheim for the first time last season.
The Baltimore Orioles right-hander will finally get that chance in Thursday night's series opener.
Acquired from Seattle in the 2008 Erik Bedard deal that brought Adam Jones to Baltimore, Tillman (1-1, 4.73 ERA) needed...
Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. Jim Thome doesn't want to quit baseball. Yes, he's a big 42 year old man who has a bad back, so there's no reason to think there are teams who are lining up to get him. Here's the flip side- He's hit 612 home runs,...