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silverstadium

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Most Hated Oriole

I'm just catching up on my feeds from the past week and I came across Craig Calcaterra's post about each team's most hated player in history.

Asked about Hickox's strike zone during the at-bat, which started with three straight balls, Uehara...

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Asked about Hickox's strike zone during the at-bat, which started with three straight balls, Uehara said through interpreter Jiwon Bang: "I think it wasn't going well with the umpires today." Your turn...what did Koji really say?

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2011 O's Lineup

Let's get over the optimistic vs. pessimistic debate about the recent moves by the Birds and do something more pleasurable: construct lineups! Yeah, lineups might not have much of an impact on...

Matusz, Tillman, and Arrieta - Fantasy Baseball Rotation

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Baseball HQ writer details how he ended up with all three pitchers on his team this year. He bemoans their stats, but as he's keeping them for next year, points out the stats of other notable pitchers during their respective rookie seasons.

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Strasburg No-Hits the Tides in 6 Innings

The Tides arrived in Syracuse just in time to catch Strasburg fever! And catch it, they did, as Strasburg pitched 6 no-hit innings against Troy Patton before reaching his pitch count. via l...

Neyer says Jim Johnson to Norfolk a silly move

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He doesn't mention that others in the pen were out of options. What was the alternative?

Hardball Times writer likes the Gonzalez signing

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Talent-wise, I agree, but with his injury history, I'm not so sure.

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I Need Your Help With a Good O's Name

This is on the down low, as most of the family doesn't know yet, but we are expecting our third child next year.

F--k Face t-shirt

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I just stumbled across this t-shirt. I'm not about to pay $32 for it, but I thought everyone would be interested. I personally prefer this shirt. Someone should send one to Jason Berken.

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Tides 9, Chiefs 1

Things I learned at the Tides-Chiefs game last night:  

Split Personality

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Towards the bottom is a blurb on Baez using his split-finger again. He thinks that's what killed his arm, but now his arm "feels fine." If your career is on the way out anyway, I suppose you might as well beat up your arm trying to stay in the league.

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Oriole Obamicons

via http://obamiconme.pastemagazine.com/entries/466214-bird.html  

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Pads GM Towers: Peavy-Olson-Pie-et al is up to Cubs now

Kevin Towers says in the Union-Tribune this morning that a deal is in place. It's up to the Cubs to sign off on it. We've been around the room with this one already. I think it comes down to what...

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Trade for Prince?

The word is that the Brewers might put Prince on the market this offseason. We're mentioned as possible suitors at mlbtraderumors.

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How would the O's do outside the AL East?

Yeah, whining about the strength of our division is a perennial pasttime and an unsolvable quandry. I couldn't help but notice, though, the O's record in this article at Salon.

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On the Bright Side

Hey everyone... Am I wrong or have we sealed up the #5 pick in the draft? It was a crummy season and the 2009 O's will definitely not be the 2008 Rays, but I'd rather finish in the bottom 5 and...

Putting the Death Sentence to Death

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There's been much talk on here about how we should just write off our pitchers with a torn labrum because it's virtually impossible to recover from. Just saw this and thought I should pass it along. Maybe there's still hope...

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Syracuse Chiefs 8, Norfolk Tides 3

So the Tides came to town this weekend and I managed to see the 4th game of the series on Monday. It was a perfect night for baseball, my first night at the park this season, and my first...

STAT OF THE DAY Top 5 2008 Designated Hitters, by VORP Player, Team, EqA, VORP Milton Bradley,...

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STAT OF THE DAY Top 5 2008 Designated Hitters, by VORP Player, Team, EqA, VORP Milton Bradley, TEX, .342, 22.9 Hideki Matsui, NYA, .313, 17.4 David Ortiz, BOS, .285, 13.3 Frank Thomas, OAK, .331, 11.4 Aubrey Huff, BAL, .262, 7.2

Baseball Prospectus Basic Newsletter 5/29

O's likely to take a college pitcher - Baseball Prospectus draft preview

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4. Baltimore Orioles. The universal feeling here is that the Orioles have put all of their energy picking between the top two college arms, and that’s been reflected in their frequent attendance in the two’s recent appearances. So the decision will come down to taking the pitcher with the deeper arsenal and better command (Matusz), or the one with more pure power stuff (Crow). There is little belief they’ll go in any other direction, but Alvarez somehow getting here would certainly prompt some heated internal discussions.

STAT OF THE DAY Top 5 AL Team Defenses, by Defensive Efficiency Team, DEF_EFF Baltimore Oriole...

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STAT OF THE DAY Top 5 AL Team Defenses, by Defensive Efficiency Team, DEF_EFF Baltimore Orioles, .728 Tampa Bay Rays, .723 Toronto Blue Jays, .720 Cleveland Indians, .716 Oakland Athletics, .712

5/19/08 Baseball Prospectus Basic E-mail Newsletter
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Let's second guess Diamond Dave some more!

We've taken plenty of time to beat DD's poor bullpen management to death, but I don't think we should let his decisions slide just because we managed to eke out the win last night.

Chris Tillman Baseball Prospectus Interview

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A few posts before this on their blog (open to nonsubscribers) is a brief interview with Bowie manager Brad Komminsk on Tillman and Reimold.

Should the starter be pulled?

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Here's a handy chart for Diamond Dave to refer to next time he has a tough decision to make.

Team Salary versus Performance

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According to this pretty cool chart, the O's are actually doing pretty well for their money. It's an interesting graphical representation. Check it out.

For youngsters, long-term deals have risks, rewards

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This is a good article from USA Today on the trend of signing young players to long-term deals. It's certainly something MacPhail ought to be thinking about.

Davey Johnson Interview in the Daily News

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Good stuff in here on his playing days with the O's, managing the Mets, Brady and steroids, and the one guy he played with or managed that he would want on his team.

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Amateur Draft Links and Discussion

It's nearly time to replenish the system again! Let's look at what our candidates are for the first round. Here's a Baseball America preview from a couple months ago. It seems that it's a 4...

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