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Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Adam Jones

In part eleven of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Adam Jones… the fightin' break-out star (sorta)! "'Adam Jones. Above average hitter despite plate discipline issues. Gold Glove center-fielder, even though the defensive stats don't like him. Team leader, who entered the season only 26 years […]

Orioles Re-Sign Nate McLouth

It was pretty widely acknowledged by the team that they wanted to bring Nate McLouth back for the 2013 season, and today they've accomplished that goal; McLouth will get $2 M, with the potential for another $500 K in incentives. We've discussed the Orioles signing McLouth quite a bit since the season ended; my opinion […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Wilson Betemit

In part ten of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Wilson Betemit… the fightin' ineffective switch-hitter! "'When the Orioles signed Wilson Betemit to a two-year contract, it was initially a little confusing. Multiple years for a part-time player? But the price was low enough ($3.25 M […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Chris Tillman

In part nine of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Chris Tillman… the fightin' returning fastball! "'When the Orioles acquired Chris Tillman from the Mariners in the Erik Bedard trade, he was considered a top prospect. Mid 90s fastball, big curve, good numbers in the minors […]

O’s Trade Robert Andino For Trayvon Robinson

"Given Robert Andino's down 2012, I suggested the Orioles might want to look elsewhere for a starting second baseman for 2013 if they wanted to be competitive again. When the O's picked up Alexi Casilla, the writing was kind of on the wall Andino wasn't going to be getting a starting job with the team […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Tommy Hunter

In part eight of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Tommy Hunter… the fightin' sudden power reliever! "'Quick; who was second on the Orioles in innings pitched this year (pretend you haven't seen the title)? Right, Tommy Hunter with 133.2 IP. Sometimes you just need a […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Lew Ford

In part seven of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Lew Ford… the fightin' forgotten man! "'Before the 2012 season, the last time Lew Ford played in the Major Leagues was in 2007. The last time Lew Ford had even 300 plate appearances in the Major […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Robert Andino

In part six of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Robert Andino… the fightin' smile timeline*! * Happy to OK to sad to happy again, in photo form. "'Robert Andino was pressed into duty last year with the loss of Brian Roberts, and acquitted himself relatively […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Stu Pomeranz

In part five of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Stu Pomeranz… the other Pomeranz*! * Younger brother and former top prospect Drew Pomeranz is the more well-known name. "'I had never heard of Stu Pomeranz before I saw him pitch for the Orioles in Spring Training […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Nate McLouth

In part four of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Nate McLouth… the fightin' incredible dasher*! * Nate, and Dash, from The Incredibles. "'I've seen Pirates fans complain about Nate McLouth, and I've seen Braves fans complain about Nate McLouth, and I've seen some Orioles fans be […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Jim Johnson

In part three of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Jim Johnson… the fightin' unusual closer*! * JJ had the lowest strike-out rate in the Majors for any pitcher with more than even one save. "I've spent years arguing that Jim Johnson could be an effective […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Mark Reynolds

In part two of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Mark Reynolds… the fightin' judge dread*! * Reynolds' is often referred to as the Sheriff (of Swatingham) and, in Scotland, sheriffs are actually judges. Dread is also what many feel when they see Reynolds out in the […]

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Jason Hammel

In part one of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Jason Hammel… the fightin' new sinkerballer! "When Dan Duquette traded Jeremy Guthrie to the Rockies for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, a lot of Orioles fans were not particularly pleased. "Guthrie's the team's only real starter." […]

The Weirdly Weird Orioles Post-Season

"The Orioles offense was not very good in the post-season – that can't be denied. Almost nobody hit, and they only scored 2.5 runs per game (that obviously didn't get it done). One sort of interesting aspect to the playoffs though, was how topsy-turvy everything went for the O's. Down was up, up was down." […]

Remembering The Good Times

"Couldn't bring myself to write something up about the Orioles losing Game Five of the ALDS. Instead, a look back (in no particular order) at some favorite memories from 2012, courtesy of O's fans on Twitter: * The best moment of season for me – the one that was the pinnacle of the "is this […]