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By Dan Connolly | August 8, 2012
The Orioles continue to have interest in recently released first baseman Lyle Overbay, who is expected to make his decision on his next team soon. According to an industry source, the Orioles inquired about Overbay last week while he was still with the Arizona Diamondbacks and have made their interest known again after he was released Monday. Several other teams are reportedly courting the 35-year-old Washington state native, including the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds.
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By Dan Connolly | August 8, 2012
The Orioles continue to have interest in recently released first baseman Lyle Overbay, who is expected to make his decision on his next team soon. According to an industry source, the Orioles inquired about Overbay last week while he was still with the Arizona Diamondbacks and have made their interest known again after he was released Monday. Several other teams are reportedly courting the 35-year-old Washington state native, including the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds.
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May 20, 2007
Strengths -- It's his power. That's his No. 1 strength. He's a legit power guy who is going to hit 20 to 25 home runs. He works very hard and he is a pretty smart kid. Right now, he is just a neophyte in the big leagues, but he'll figure it out. Weaknesses -- He has holes at the plate. He has a tough sweeping swing and if you throw the ball in a certain area that he likes, he is going to hit it. But he has a difficult time with adjustments. In left field, he is a work in progress. He works very hard but, right now, he is below average defensively.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2010
With Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles completed their third and final disastrous trip north of the border this season, something the resurgent club is hoping to quickly expunge from its collective memory. The Blue Jays, however, aren't going to forget this one easily. Not after their star slugger and potential Most Valuable Player candidate, Jose Bautista, was twice hit in the left arm with pitches -- leading to the ejections of Orioles manager Buck Showalter and reliever Alfredo Simon.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | May 29, 2010
There were several messages that the Orioles coaching staff reminded the team of in the traditional pre-series meeting here on Friday. For the pitchers, they were told to make quality first pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays' offense that leads all of baseball in home runs, and is especially aggressive early in counts. For the hitters, a patient approach was emphasized, so the Orioles could put some pressure on the opposing starter and possibly get into the Blue Jays' bullpen earlier.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2010
TORONTO — With one swing, Toronto first baseman Lyle Overbay delivered the seemingly inevitable Saturday, another Blue Jays' home run and another victory over the Orioles. Overbay deposited Mark Hendrickson's second pitch of the 11th inning over the right-field wall to give the Jays a walkoff, 5-4 win that marks their 13th-straight victory at Rogers Centre against the Orioles. It was the Blue Jays' fourth solo homer on the afternoon and, incredibly, their 33rd longball in 17 games versus Baltimore this season.
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By Dave Alexander | May 5, 2005
Barry Bonds is going to get his share of All-Star votes, but he won't get any from me. The National League ballot has its share of injured superstars - Bonds, Nomar Garciaparra, Lance Berkman, Ken Griffey Jr. - wait, he's not hurt yet. It also has an abundance of deserving picks, making my job of naming the NL All-Star team for April all the more difficult. But I'm not one to shy away from a tough task, so here we go. First base. Hmmmmm, OK. Pass. Let's start with something easier, say second base, where L.A.'s Jeff Kent gets the nod from a deserving group that also includes Washington's Jose Vidro and Philly's Chase Utley.
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By Don Markus and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 15, 2010
The Orioles had a few flashback moments on the basepaths Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. They ran their way out of at least one potential big inning early against a pitcher making his major league debut by being a little too bold. Fortunately for Brad Bergesen, the Orioles continued to experience the kind of moments that have become the norm under new manager Buck Showalter, and continued to make the kind of plays that point to a much brighter baseball future in Baltimore.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2010
— There were several messages that the Orioles' coaching staff reminded the team of in the traditional pre-series meeting here Friday. For the pitchers, they were told to make quality first pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays' offense that leads all of baseball in home runs, and is especially aggressive early in counts. For the hitters, a patient approach was emphasized so the Orioles could put some pressure on the opposing starter and possibly get into the Blue Jays' bullpen earlier.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2010
With Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles completed their third and final disastrous trip north of the border this season, something the resurgent club is hoping to quickly expunge from its collective memory. The Blue Jays, however, aren't going to forget this one easily. Not after their star slugger and potential Most Valuable Player candidate, Jose Bautista, was twice hit in the left arm with pitches -- leading to the ejections of Orioles manager Buck Showalter and reliever Alfredo Simon.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2010
TORONTO — With one swing, Toronto first baseman Lyle Overbay delivered the seemingly inevitable Saturday, another Blue Jays' home run and another victory over the Orioles. Overbay deposited Mark Hendrickson's second pitch of the 11th inning over the right-field wall to give the Jays a walkoff, 5-4 win that marks their 13th-straight victory at Rogers Centre against the Orioles. It was the Blue Jays' fourth solo homer on the afternoon and, incredibly, their 33rd longball in 17 games versus Baltimore this season.
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By Don Markus and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 15, 2010
The Orioles had a few flashback moments on the basepaths Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. They ran their way out of at least one potential big inning early against a pitcher making his major league debut by being a little too bold. Fortunately for Brad Bergesen, the Orioles continued to experience the kind of moments that have become the norm under new manager Buck Showalter, and continued to make the kind of plays that point to a much brighter baseball future in Baltimore.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2010
— There were several messages that the Orioles' coaching staff reminded the team of in the traditional pre-series meeting here Friday. For the pitchers, they were told to make quality first pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays' offense that leads all of baseball in home runs, and is especially aggressive early in counts. For the hitters, a patient approach was emphasized so the Orioles could put some pressure on the opposing starter and possibly get into the Blue Jays' bullpen earlier.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | May 29, 2010
There were several messages that the Orioles coaching staff reminded the team of in the traditional pre-series meeting here on Friday. For the pitchers, they were told to make quality first pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays' offense that leads all of baseball in home runs, and is especially aggressive early in counts. For the hitters, a patient approach was emphasized, so the Orioles could put some pressure on the opposing starter and possibly get into the Blue Jays' bullpen earlier.
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May 20, 2007
Strengths -- It's his power. That's his No. 1 strength. He's a legit power guy who is going to hit 20 to 25 home runs. He works very hard and he is a pretty smart kid. Right now, he is just a neophyte in the big leagues, but he'll figure it out. Weaknesses -- He has holes at the plate. He has a tough sweeping swing and if you throw the ball in a certain area that he likes, he is going to hit it. But he has a difficult time with adjustments. In left field, he is a work in progress. He works very hard but, right now, he is below average defensively.
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By Dave Alexander | May 5, 2005
Barry Bonds is going to get his share of All-Star votes, but he won't get any from me. The National League ballot has its share of injured superstars - Bonds, Nomar Garciaparra, Lance Berkman, Ken Griffey Jr. - wait, he's not hurt yet. It also has an abundance of deserving picks, making my job of naming the NL All-Star team for April all the more difficult. But I'm not one to shy away from a tough task, so here we go. First base. Hmmmmm, OK. Pass. Let's start with something easier, say second base, where L.A.'s Jeff Kent gets the nod from a deserving group that also includes Washington's Jose Vidro and Philly's Chase Utley.
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April 30, 2005
BATTING LINE OF THE DAY Lyle Overbay, Brewers 1B AB R H RBI HR 3 2 3 4 2 PITCHING LINE OF THE DAY Roy Halladay, Blue Jays IP H R BB SO 9 3 0 1 9 WHO'S UP The Twins have come from behind to win in 11 of their 14 victories this season. WHO'S DOWN The Phillies, at 10-13, are assured of a losing April for the fourth straight season.
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