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Jul 28

Orioles Minor League Player of the Week: Jason Esposito

While there were plenty of standout minor league players in the Baltimore Orioles organization this past week, Jason Esposito of the Frederick Keys was outstanding. The third baseman went 10 for 26 (.385), with 6 runs, 1 double, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, and 1 SB in the seven games of the week for Frederick.
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Jul 28

Why the Ravens Defense is on the Verge of Returning to Dominant Form

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The Baltimore Ravens have historically be known for defense. Ever since this franchise formed back in 1996, defense has been the first thing to come to mind when mentioning the Ravens. It’s a defense that has featured some of the greatest names to ever play. Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Rod Woodson, Tony Siragusa among other names. “Defense wins championships,” as they often say, and in this franchises young life defense has led Baltimore to two Super Bowl titles, perhaps more are to come in the near future. In 2001 this club’s defense went on to be one of the greatest defensive units the NFL had ever seen.

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Jul 28

Bold AL East predictions: Red Sox will likely finish last, should be sellers

Ortizpoint.jpgThe American League East has been a very close division all season.  Now with the Tampa Bay Rays having a huge comeback it looks like the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox will likely finish last in the division.  The Rays are getting healthy at the right time and have the pitching to make up ground.  It is still the Baltimore Orioles division to lose but the Red Sox should be sellers close to the trade deadline and they do have some players that could make a difference for some teams.

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Jul 28

Orioles recall Guilmet, put McFarland on Bereavement List

The Baltimore Orioles have officially put TJ McFarland on the Bereavement List and recalled Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk.  As I said here this was an expected move.  McFarland has pitched well for the Orioles and they will surely miss him while he is away.  Guilmet has had several stints with the Orioles and has pitched well at times but no where close as effective as McFarland.

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Jul 28

Road-Trip Recap

479px-Manny_Machado_8-10-2012The Baltimore Orioles have finished a three-city, ten-game, west-coast road trip that immediately followed the All-Star break.  Overall, the Birds were six wins and four losses.  While some would argue the record should have been 7-3, my father always told me that the score tells you how many, not how.  So here is a quick recap of the games, along with my grades.  Disagree with me if you wish (Twitter @ACHefty).

July 18, O’s 4, A’s 5 – Loss

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Jul 28

Manziel already starting off on the wrong foot

View image on TwitterI have been critical of Johnny Manziel since before he was drafted.  Now more stories of him partying too much and now it seems the Cleveland Browns have already gotten annoyed with it.  It is just the first week of training camp and it Manziel had to answer questions about his off the field life.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Orioles start second half with strong road trip

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The Baltimore Orioles have just finished up their first road trip of the second half, and it was a good one.  The Orioles went 6-4 on the road trip that included the Oakland Athletics,  Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners all teams with winning records.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

McFarland to go on Bereavement List

The Baltimore Orioles are expected to place T.J. McFarland on the Bereavement List on Tuesday.   Buck Showalter said that McFarland’s grandmother passed away.  Read the rest of this entry »

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