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Projecting rosters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game

A new month has dawned upon us again, and Major League Baseball rounds into its second quarter of action. The MLB All-Star Game is drawing closer and closer, and the votes continue to pour in for who will be the people’s choice in the battle for league supremacy — as well as the upper hand in October. At the online ballot booth, the state of Missouri has been dominant thus far...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hardy and Steve Pearce Have Major Handshake Issues

It’s been a rough first 44 games for the Orioles’ J.J. Hardy and Steve Pearce. Combined, both players combine for a WAR of just 0.2 (via FanGraphs) and seven home runs, which probably isn’t what Orioles were hoping for when Nelson Cruz packed up his boomstick and jetted over to Seattle. However, what’s even more concerning is that the duo’s struggles have apparently followed...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Orioles Need Clarity in the Outfield

Entering the 2015 season, the most worrisome position — make that two positions — for Baltimore Orioles fans were the corner outfield spots. That’s to be expected when the club loses a 40-home run bat in Nelson Cruz and a franchise cornerstone in Nick Markakis. Unlike most Orioles fans, however, I remained pretty positive when looking at the Orioles’ outfield options to replace...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking Advantage of Every At Bat

View image | gettyimages.com Fantasy Sports are so much fun because of the strategy that is involved. Do you go for the power hitter to dominate the HR & RBI categories, do you take the singles hitter who can steal 50 bases? Scoring systems are typically designed to create a level playing field, unless of course its a home run derby league or something like that. ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon or Nelson Cruz sure could have helped the Mets

Heading into this past off-season, the Mets’ front office knew the team needed to add a bat or two to bolster our lineup. The pitching was formidable and deep, but they’d need some run support. We knew we had capable batsmen in David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares – though you’d never know it from their recent...
Via Mets360.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball's Luckiest Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com Yesterday we focused on those MLB players with the worst luck to begin the season, looking at LD% and BABIP. Today we look at those around the Majors hitting lots of fly balls, and still owning a BABIP above .300. There have been just 27 players since 2010 that finished the season with a FB% greater than 43% and a BABIP over .300. 15 of those...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Managing Adversity

Adaptation is the essence for any baseball player. The 162 game season is a grandiose spectrum of emotion, endurance, triumph, and heartache. Adjustments determine success and failure as they attempt to establish a rhythm. The first two months of the season can feel like an extension of Spring Training as players ease into routines and prepare themselves for the marathon that is...
Via Baseball Essential
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: May 2nd, 2015

Photo By: Heidi If you only read one thing… There’s not much left to say about Nelson Cruz at this point. He is hitting everything right now, hitting for average and for power at his new home, Safeco Field. HOWEVER, I put Nelson Cruz in the sell high category as of today, because I believe there is someone out there that is probably panicking over the fact that Andrew McCutchen...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

SSU Baseball Recap: Seattle Mariners 5, Texas Rangers 2

The King still reigns supreme, as Felix pitched his way to 4-0 on the season against the Texas Rangers completing a three game sweep. With a 5-2 win over the Rangers, the Mariners moved to 10-11 on the season, 1 game below .500. Felix as usual pitched a brilliant game, allowing only 2 runs over 6.2 innings pitched. He got some assistance from the offense as well, with Nelson Cruz...
Via Seattle Side Up!
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New Rotoderby Contests!

Rotoderby is offering amazing prizes for the month of May!  A $200 entry will get you into a $2,000, winner take all pool.  Catch is, it's a 12 team pool and first come first serve!   If you miss out on that action, there is a $1,750 prize pool for an entry free of just $100.  This one pays out 5 prizes.  Gameplay All teams compete on just 3 stats: HR (5pts) RBI ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

I See You – Weekly Awards

A new weekly column that is designed to be a little serious, as well as a little sarcastic.  The idea for the column is based on the Luke Bryan country song “I See You,” as well as the Nationally Syndicated DJ Bobby Bones, who also has an I See You segment on his show (not MLB related however).   I SEE YOU….  Nelson Cruz – The American League Player of the Week.  Cruz...
Via Baseball Essential
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Buy or Sell

View image | gettyimages.com Alex Rodriguez is back and it's like he never left!  He already has 4 home runs on the season and picked up 11 RBI, all while hitting .316.  In the New York Yankees 3 game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays,  A-Rod scored 6 runs, hitting two home runs in the opener and drove in 4 runs that game.  It was his second 4 RBI game of the season.  If you own...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bold Orioles fan turns back on A-Rod, is fine with other PED users

I don’t necessarily think that a ******* like this needs much attention, but check out Orioles fan Tolbert Rowe. During Monday’s Yankees-Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Rowe brought attention to himself by standing and turning his back during Alex Rodriguez’s plate appearances. This dude is refusing to watch A-Rod's at bats: pic.twitter.com/12QGRaKAzs — Tim...
Via The Outside Corner
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bold Orioles fan turns back on A-Rod, is fine with other PED users

I don’t necessarily think that a ******* like this needs much attention, but check out Orioles fan Tolbert Rowe. During Monday’s Yankees-Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Rowe brought attention to himself by standing and turning his back during Alex Rodriguez’s plate appearances. This dude is refusing to watch A-Rod's at bats: pic.twitter.com/12QGRaKAzs — Tim...
Via Bloguin Best
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Why April Could Make or Break the O’s

Last season, the Orioles started the first two months of the season with a 27-27 record. They sat 4.5 games out of first place on the last day of May. The Orioles caught fire the final four months of the season, going 69-39, closing the season as the 2014 AL East Champion by a comfortable 12 game margin. The Orioles got away with their slow start a season ago because the rest of...
Via Baseball Essential
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Many questioned the Baltimore Orioles' offensive capabilities given their personnel losses and key injuries, but Travis Snider helped quiet those concerns on opening day. Chris Davis will be looking to provide some additional pop in his season debut Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming off their first division...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles-Rays Preview

Many questioned the Baltimore Orioles' offensive capabilities given their personnel losses and key injuries, but Travis Snider helped quiet those concerns on opening day. Chris Davis will be looking to provide some additional pop in his season debut Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming off their first division title in 17 years, the Orioles face the tough task of replacing...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Three Keys to Victory on Opening Day

Credit: Rob Carr / Getty Images North America This afternoon, at 3:10, live from decrepit Tropicana Field (move already, Tampa Bay!), the Baltimore Orioles begin their quest to bring a second consecutive AL East crown to Charm City. This will be the fifth time in eight seasons that the Orioles face the Rays on Opening Day. The clubs have split the first four matchups in the ongoing...
Via Baseball Essential
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles rely on pitching in bid to repeat as AL East champs

BALTIMORE (AP) For the first time in 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles open a new baseball season as defending AL East champions. The Orioles can only hope for better results than in 1998, when they followed a wire-to-wire run to the division crown with a 79-83 flop - launching a franchise-record run of 14 straight losing seasons. Although Baltimore lost slugger Nelson Cruz, Gold...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Five bold predictions for 2015

The Baltimore Orioles are wrapping up the final games of the Grapefruit League season, and in just nine days will be in Tampa Bay to battle the Rays on Opening Day. With such little time remaining until the real games get underway, it’s time to make some bold predictions as to how the 2015 Baltimore Orioles will fare. The Orioles will not defend their crown as AL East champions...
Via isportsweb.com
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Steve Pearce Hold the Key to Orioles’ Offense in 2015?

For the first time in his professional baseball career, Steve Pearce entered Spring Training assured of the fact that he would be going north with the big club. A minor league journeyman who finally broke through at the major league level last year, Pearce is the consummate professional baseball player, willing to do whatever it takes to help the team. In his first full season with...
Via Baseball Essential
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles rely on pitching in bid to repeat as AL East champs

BALTIMORE (AP) For the first time in 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles open a new baseball season as defending AL East champions. The Orioles can only hope for better results than in 1998, when they followed a wire-to-wire run to the division crown with a 79-83 flop - launching a franchise-record run of 14 straight losing seasons. Although Baltimore lost slugger Nelson Cruz, Gold...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting Each AL East’s Team MVP

The American League East has long been a very formidable division with teams like the perennial power-house New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox usually fielding contending teams. However two out of the last three years the Baltimore Orioles prevailed in the division, the Tampa Bay Rays have been competitive every year and north of the border the Toronto Blue Jays always seem...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Baltimore Orioles will win the Division

This is the first part of a five part series where I will tell you why each American League East team will win the division. First up is last year’s division champion, the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles won the American League East by 12 games with a record of 96-66. They swept the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series before being swept by the Kansas City Royals...
Via Baseball Essential
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Baltimore Orioles Season Preview

One of the biggest overachieving teams in 2014 was the Baltimore Orioles. A lot of credit has to go to manager Buck Showalter, who I think is without a doubt the best manager in baseball right now. Ninety-six wins is very tough to top, or even match. In fact, I do not have a single team winning any more than 95 games this season. Add in the loss of free agents Nelson Cruz (.271,...
Via Baseball Essential
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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