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Andrew Gibson, Pittsburgh Pirates, ex-ESPN contributor, ex-Camden Chat contributor. Youppi! enthusiast.

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"Batting First, Playing Second Base..."


It's been a long, long time since Brian Roberts has been in the Orioles lineup. Today, he's back.

The Last Good Year: Cal Moves Over


After 1996, Cal Ripken, Jr. needed to move off shortstop. How do you negotiate the balance needed to replace a legend?

Is this the End for Endy Chavez?


The Orioles brought in Endy Chavez to upgrade their bench for 2012. So far, it's not working out.

Orioles 6, Blue Jays 4: Thanks, Brett Lawrie!


The Orioles came to Canada, they saw Canada, they conquered Canada. With an assist from Brett Lawrie.

Jake Arrieta is Birdland


On Opening Day, Jake Arrieta made a strong statement about how he thinks his year is going to go. Did his underlying performance match the zeroes he put on the scoreboard?

Brian Matusz Without the Platoon Advantage


Brian Matusz completely fell apart against opposite-handed hitters in 2011. Why?



Mike Mussina, now an Orioles Hall of Famer, instills a lot of anger in Orioles fans, even today. But not for me, not anymore.

Tsuyoshi Wada Struggles


Yesterday, new Oriole pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada had a bad Spring Training game. That's not the end of the line for him.

Redefining the Win


Everyone knows that the pitcher win is useless as a concept. What my work presupposes is...maybe it isn't?

Roster Cuts Update and Orioles-Pirates Open Thread


Earlier we looked at Spring Battles in Baltimore. Now some roster cuts have been announced, so let's revisit quickly!

As We Head Into the Home Stretch of Spring Training...


Spring Training 2012 has been a blast and all, really it has. But who's gonna come out of it smiling, and who's going to AAA Norfolk?

Zach Britton's Shoulder is now Rich with Platelets


Zach Britton's shoulder now has more platelets than yours. What does that even mean?

Should Brian Matusz be in line for a rotation spot?


Brian Matusz has so far had one of the most surprisingly impressive springs in baseball. Has he forced his way into the Opening Day rotation?

Book Review: Javy Lopez's Autobiography


Former Oriole, Red Sock, and Brave Javy Lopez was a great baseball player. Is he also a great published author?

Ben Badler: Orioles' Korean Signing Raises Eyebrows


A more in-depth look at the all-around alarming situation of Seong-Min Kim, the amatuer South Korean pitcher whose signing brought an international crisis of sorts to the Orioles.

We don't know as much as we want to think we know


We all want to say we know best, but the reality of baseball is a lot muddier than all that.

Is the AL East the Worst Place to Pitch?


There is no place worst in the world for a pitcher than the American League East. Right?

A Portrait of Brian Matusz as a LOOGY


One of the big storylines for the Baltimore Orioles this Spring is the recovery of Brian Matusz from one of the worst pitching seasons of all time. Let's look closer at his performance against left-handed hitters and find some insight into his failures.

Projecting the Orioles in 2012 (Part II)


We've already looked at the new and improved bench for the 2012 Orioles. Now let's look at the mostly familiar looking starting lineup.

What Worries Me


The Baltimore Orioles' trade of Jeremy Guthrie feels both fair and underwhelming all at once. Are the Orioles in a perpetual cycle of failing to get top dollar on their stars?

Projecting the Orioles in 2012 (Part I)


The Orioles' bench was woeful in 2011. Looking ahead to the 2012, it's easy to see a lot of upgrade amongst the backups.

An Interview With NPB Tracker's Patrick Newman


The 2012 Orioles will feature a couple of new faces from the Nippon Professional Baseball league. Patrick Newman from NPBTracker is here to shed some light on them.

Should the Orioles Just Install a Pole At Third Base?


The 2011 Orioles featured one of the worst third basemen in recent history. The 2012 Orioles want that same man back at third. Wait, what?

Selling on Adam Jones


The Orioles young center fielder Adam Jones is a good, young player at an important position; the type of player teams build around. The best thing the Orioles could do is trade him away.

Rosenthal: Orioles Close to Agreement with Wei-Yin Chen


Yes, but does he tell knock-knock jokes between innings?

29 Trades for 29 Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates


Next in the continuing series, a trade proposal between the Orioles and the Pirates.

Endy Chavez: Platoon Bat?


The Orioles have signed Endy Chavez, reportedly to be a platoon left fielder. But why left field and not center field?

What Really Could Have Been?


The 2011 Orioles were doomed when they relied on inconsistent young pitching. What if those pitchers had turned golden?

Grinding Through the Rumor Mill


The Orioles haven't done anything yet. That did not keep the Winter Meetings from being extremely interesting.

How the New CBA Affects the Orioles


There is a new CBA in town, and everyone's got one question on their mind: how does this help MY team?

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