1. 2013 MLB Mock Draft: Worst-Case Scenarios for All 30 Teams' First Round Picks

    As mentioned in this mock draft's sister slideshow, the " Best-Case Scenarios for All 30 Teams' First-Round Picks ," the big-league draft is a funny thing. It can be both incredibly simple and terrifyingly difficult...

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  2. 2013 MLB Mock Draft: Best-Case Scenarios for All 30 Teams' First-Round Picks

    The big-league draft is a funny thing. For the two teams picking at the top of this year's draft, their decisions are as easy as pie...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 2 years ago 58,131 reads 61 comments

  3. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, May 12

    In a near unprecedented run of success, two of the Baltimore Orioles ' minor league affiliates (Norfolk and Frederick) currently sit atop the standings in their respective divisions...

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  4. 2013 MLB Draft: Most Likely to Hit 40 HR, Steal 60 Bases and Other Superlatives

    Last year's leaders in overall WAR (wins above replacement) for pitchers and hitters were Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander and Los Angeles outfielder Mike Trout, respectively...

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  5. Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, April 18

    It's been a long time since the Orioles have been competitive on a regular basis. It's been nearly as long since their farm system has produced winning squads...

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  6. 10 Prospects Sure to Help the Orioles in 2013

    It's hard to argue there was a team that benefited more from their minor leaguers in 2013 than the Baltimore Orioles . Manny Machado alone provided the city of Baltimore with numerous memories it won't soon forget...

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  7. Why the Baltimore Orioles Will Run Away with the American League East

    As the Orioles head into the 2013 season, there's no doubt that they have to be feeling pretty darn good about their situation...

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  8. The Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Jair Jurrjens as a Baltimore Oriole

    Signing an oft-injured pitcher to a slightly over-priced, incentive-laden deal? The Orioles have made it a side-business over the past few years, inking such pitchers as Justin ...

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  9. Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects, and When We'll See Them in the Majors

    2012 was a sensational year for the Baltimore Orioles . In fact, it was a year of "not only." Not only did they break a streak of 15 consecutive losing seasons... Not only did they challenge for a division crown into the final week of the season...

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  10. 2012 ALDS: 12 Tweaks the Baltimore Orioles Must Make to Get over the Hump

    Even with the heartbreaking loss to the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the ALDS , this season has to be considered an absolute success for the Baltimore Orioles ...

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  11. Baltimore Orioles: 8 O's Who Are Playing Their Way onto the 2013 Roster

    It's been a glorious season for the Baltimore Orioles . Simply finishing over .500 would have been enough to call Dan Duquette's first season in charge a rousing success, but Buck ...

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  12. New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles: Team Grades from ALDS Game 1

    The Baltimore Orioles were able to keep the game close for eight innings, but when it mattered the most, the New York Yankees ' playoff-seasoned bats were able to rouse a rally off All-Star closer Jim Johnson...

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  13. New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles: 5 Biggest Matchups in Game 1 of ALDS

    The image is lasting. Orioles outfielder Tony Tarasco is on the trail of a deep fly ball from a fresh-faced rookie named Derek Jeter...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 2 years ago 2,806 reads 8 comments

  14. Top Moments from the 2012 Yankees-Orioles Season Series

    Few teams shared as exciting a season series as the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees did in 2012. Not only did they spend the majority of the season neck and neck atop the ...

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  15. 6 Predictions for the Baltimore Orioles 2012 Playoff Run

    The Baltimore Orioles (89-67) sit comfortably in the driver's seat for one of the two wild-card spots , and appear to be as close to a lock as a team can get heading into the final week of the MLB season...

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  16. 5 Minor Leaguers Who Could Aid Baltimore Orioles Playoff Chances

    With their come-from-behind victory over the Red Sox , the Orioles moved 11 games above .500 for the first time since early summer...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 2,358 reads 9 comments

  17. Power Ranking the 8 Teams of the 2012 College World Series

    Thanks to two late-inning , game-winning hits , Arkansas and Kent State became the final two teams to join the eight squads vying for college baseball immortality later this week in Omaha, Nebraska...

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  18. MLB Draft 2012: Winners and Losers from Day 2 of the Draft

    After a tumultuous Day 1, some sense of order was restored to the 2012 MLB draft on Day 2. Rounds 2 through 15 were completed with considerably less intrigue and head scratching than yesterday's cluster bomb of a first round...

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  19. MLB Draft 2012: Winners, Losers and Surprises from the 1st Round

    Heading into this year's MLB draft, few knew how the new draft rules, established under the new collective bargaining agreement, were going to affect the event. Now that the first round is in the books, one thing is clear...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 22,628 reads 38 comments

  20. 2012 MLB Mock Draft: Complete 1st-Round Projections

    The 2012 MLB draft is nearly upon us. Just hours separate us from finding out which talented youngster will be joining our favorite professional teams and, as usual, there is little solid information about much of anything...

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  21. 2012 MLB Draft: Most Likely to Hit 40 HR, Steal 60 Bases and Other Superlatives

    Alas, it is almost June, which means the MLB draft is nearly upon us. While the top players, including outfielders Byron Buxton, David Dahl and Courtney Hawkins, as well as pitchers ...

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  22. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, April 30

    Another week, another sensational outing for uber-prospect Dylan Bundy, whose legend grows with each scoreless inning. After a four-inning, one-hit performance (the first he's allowed all season), Bundy's scoreless inning streak stands at 17...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 3 years ago 3,148 reads 0 comments

  23. Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, April 22

    For the first time in a long time, the Orioles have plenty to be excited about. For starters, the big-league squad is right in the thick of the American League East race, fresh off their first winning road trip in quite some time...

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  24. 2012 MLB Mock Draft: Predicting the First Round with Video

    The 2012 MLB draft is almost upon us. Front-runners like Stanford's Mark Appel and San Francisco's Kyle Zimmer have established themselves as threats to go No...

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  25. Every MLB Team's Prospect Whose Spring Is Just a Mirage

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that spring training stats can often be misleading. Take minor league veteran Jake Fox as a prime example. Last spring, Fox led the Orioles (and all other teams) with 10 home runs...

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