Cruz hits number 20 and keeps carrying the Orioles

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The Baltimore Orioles may have made their best one-year signing in franchise history when they signed Nelson Cruz.  Cruz has carried the Orioles offense all season and now has 20 home runs and it is not even June yet. 

Cruz also has 52 RBI’s and a great .315 batting average.  Cruz has been solid in the outfield when asked to play there and has stayed healthy. 
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Ravens position analysis: Tight Ends

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Crockett Gillmore: photo by the Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens had trouble with the tight ends production last season when they missed Dennis Pitta for most of the season.  This off season the Ravens went out if their way to bulk up the tight end position.  The Ravens signed Dennis Pitta to a five-year deal and signed veteran tight end Owen Daniels.  The Ravens also spent a third-round pick on Crockett Gillmore.  

To me the tight end position is pretty clear cut the Ravens only have four tight ends on their current roster and generally teams carry three of them. 

Here is my Ravens tight end depth chart and analysis.  

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Nationals Offense Stays Hot; Stomp Rangers 10-2

curlyw Everyone take a breath, the Washington Nationals have finally returned to .500 after dipping below the mark at the end of last week. It may not seem special to win two straight games against an interleague team in your home park while the team across the diamond cannot bat their DH however these last two games against the Texas Rangers have been special. The Nationals followed up their 9-2 blowout win last night with an even more impressive 10-2 blowout win. Read more about Nationals Offense Stays Hot; Stomp Rangers 10-2

Nationals Offense Wakes Up and Blows Out Rangers 9-2

curlywWell hello 2012 Washington Nationals welcome to 2014 could you stay for a while? Tonight’s seemed like a flashback to the greatest year in this young franchises history as the Texas Rangers got the full extent of what the 2012 Nationals so good: Pitching and Homeruns. With none other than Stephen Strasburg taking the mound and pitching to the full potential that resulted in him being a number one overall pick saw the Nationals beat the visiting Texas Rangers 9-2. Read more about Nationals Offense Wakes Up and Blows Out Rangers 9-2

Orioles lineup versus the Astros game two

The Baltimore Orioles play the Houston Astros in the second game of the two game series.  The Orioles lost last night and have a three game losing streak.   The Orioles really need to get on a roll and the starting pitching needs to come through.   Ubaldo Jimenez pitched well last night but it was the offense that only scored one run. 

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Nationals vs Rangers 5/30 Lineup and Preview

Stephen Strasburg The Washington Nationals could be one of the luckiest teams coming into their 53rd game of the season even though they are 25-27. The Nationals have had four of their eight starting players in their lineup on the disabled list this year as well as two of the five starting rotation pitchers visiting the DL. The Nationals have lost six of their last seven games and are currently batting only .231 in the month of May as well as having the most errors in all of baseball since the start of the season. So how are they one of the luckiest team in baseball? They are the luckiest team in baseball because even with all of these horrendous things happening they are currently only 2.5 games behind the NL East division leaders, Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves. Read more about Nationals vs Rangers 5/30 Lineup and Preview

Ryan Zimmerman Starts Rehab Assignment Tonight in Potomac

Ryan Zimmerman Since being drafted with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2005 MLB draft Ryan Zimmerman was the future of the Washington Nationals. Then when he proceeded to hit the walk off homerun in the first game in the Nationals brand new stadium he became the face of the franchise and as long as he remains a National he will remain the face of the franchise. Read more about Ryan Zimmerman Starts Rehab Assignment Tonight in Potomac