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Baltimore Orioles: Heating up at the right moment

Orioles’ catcher Caleb Joseph homered in five straight games, and has the highest caught stealing percentage in the league.   The Baltimore Orioles have opened up a five game division lead, which is the largest in the entire league. The Orioles’ bats have been on and off throughout the season but have appeared to begin to heat up for the most part as of late. As the Orioles...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Consistency key for Baltimore Orioles

Despite obvious evidence to the contrary, many of the division’s most loyal followers spent the season’s first-half refusing to accept that the AL East was facing a period of significant transition that isn’t likely to be led by the group’s most historically prolific powers. But now that the non-waiver trade deadline has forced poker-faced hopefuls throughout the league to...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB All-Star rosters

Here are the players for each league in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, held at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.  American League Starters C: Salvador Perez, Royals 1B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers 2B: Robinson Cano, Mariners SS: Derek Jeter, Yankees 3B: Josh Donaldson, A’s OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays OF: Mike Trout, Angels OF: Adam Jones, Orioles DH: Nelson Cruz, Orioles...
Via Sports-Glory
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles most likely to trade for Jeff Samardzija?

The Chicago Cubs don’t have much of a chance to make noise this season, and they could very well end up trading their best starting pitcher as well in the coming weeks. There have been quite a few rumored suitors for him, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Baltimore Orioles. According to reports, the Orioles could very well be the most likely trade partner...
Via Sports-Glory
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz grabs crotch after Justin Verlander threw behind him (GIF)

In a case of payback for Torii Hunter getting plunked by Bud Norris on Monday, Justin Verlander threw a pitch well behind Nelson Cruz to send a message that the Detroit Tigers have the backs of one another during the 4th inning of Wednesday’s matinee. The Tigers were up 4-0 at the time, making it […] The post Nelson Cruz grabs crotch after Justin Verlander threw behind him (GIF...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Should Tigers Pursue Nelson Cruz?

Ready to talk Tigers? Want to hear the opinion of the TigsTown staff? Welcome to the TigsTown Roundtable! This week's question: Does it make any sense for the Tigers to pursue Nelson Cruz?
Via tigers.scout.com
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Case of the Proven Closer and the Moneyball A’s

Most rumors, of course, are nonsense, or at least things that won’t come true. We all know this to be the case, but a lot of the time, it’s difficult to tell from the outside what’s part of the signal and what’s part of the noise. Then there are the rumors that are just immediately, obviously ridiculous. This is the way I choose to feel about the chatter that the A’s have...
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
TAKE A WHIFF

Darvish smells Nelson Cruz's broken bat

Okay, there are a ton of questions related to this GIF, but we’ll try to break it down. We’re not sure if it passes the sniff test. Nelson Cruz broke his bat in the sixth inning of Saturday night’s Rangers-Mariners game, according to GoldAndOrSmith.com. The top half of the bat wound up back in the Rangers’ dugout, the bat was passed to Yu Darvish, and for some reason, he...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Murphy appreciates Ranger fans unlike Josh Hamilton

Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy responded to former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton's comments on Monday, but isn't quite sure what it means to be a "good baseball town." Hamilton, who signed
Via Sports-Glory
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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