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  • Best Baseball Redemption

    Nelson Cruz had a lot to prove this season. After serving a 50-game suspension in 2013 for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, the power hitter was pretty much written off by the entire league. The offseason saw Cruz waiting for a deal better than the $14.1 million offered by the Rangers and it never came. Cruz finally signed with the Orioles during spring training for a relatively meager $8 million (Prince Fielder is making $24 million this year). But a lot of fan excitement was tempered by the same talk: “He was only good because he was on PEDs, he won’t have the same power.” Luckily for O’s fans, Cruz has had the last laugh. As of the beginning of August, he’s launched 29 home runs with 75 RBIs, and is on pace to crush his previous bests of 33 and 90 respectively—CRUUUUUUUUZ!
  • The Undercard

    Being in first place doesn’t feel as good as it should. As it stands Monday morning, the Orioles lead the American League East by seven games over the Yankees, with the Blue Jays a half a game behind them. Prior to losing two out of three to the...

    5 Orioles Facts and 5 Orioles Fictions

    Fact: Despite all the injuries and inconsistencies, the Orioles are in first place. If you had told me at the beginning of the season that Matt Wieters’ season would end in May, that 88 games into the season, J.J. Hardy would only have two homers,...

    With a flurry of late signings, the Orioles are poised to do something special in 2014

    There was a moment during Dan Duquette's question-and-answer session at FanFest, the annual winter gathering with Orioles players and officials, when he spoke in a particularly frank way uncommon for baseball GMs, a group as notorious as politicians for...

    A look at some of the key players and position battles heading into Opening Day

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Catcher Switch-hitter Matt Wieters (.235 AVG, 22 HR, 79 RBI) has always struggled against righties, but last year's numbers were especially low. A bounce back in this area could give more depth to a deep batting order. First...