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By Matt Vensel | July 8, 2011
Despite six Red Sox home runs, their 10-4 win over the Orioles on Thursday night was so boring that Boston fans resorted to groping their significant others for the television cameras to stay entertained. Imagine what would have happened if Pedro Viola and the O’s hadn’t kept fans on their toes by serving up all those homers.
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By Robbie Levin | August 8, 2011
As the Orioles continue to get tossed around by their American League East rivals, it's easy to cite disparities in player salaries as the main culprit. After all, the Red Sox and Yankees spend at least $80 million more than the Orioles annually. However, during a recent series against the Yankees, Buck Showalter looked past the large salary gaps and found another startling difference between the division's haves and have-nots. "I know [payrolls are] what everyone looks at when you're talking about this division," Showalter told Bill Madden of The New York Daily News . "But the real disparity, the disparity that's hurting baseball, is the disparity that no one sees -- the amount of money being spent on scouting and player development.
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By Peter Schmuck and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 5, 2011
Brad Bergesen knew he didn't wow anybody on Saturday, but he wasn't going to let a so-so performance in his second Grapefruit League start ruin his weekend. He needed 21 pitches to get through the first inning and gave up three runs after getting the first two outs of the second, but he settled down in the third and the Orioles got him off the hook before settling for a 4-4 tie with the Boston Red Sox before the biggest baseball crowd (8,229) in the history of Ed Smith Stadium. "Obviously, to have two outs and two strikes and give up a three-spot isn't what you want to do," he said.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2011
Chris Davis was in the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium by 10:30 Sunday morning and, within a half hour, learned that he would be batting fifth for the Orioles and starting at first base for his new team. "I'm eager to play," said Davis, who along with pitcher Tommy Hunter was dealt to the Orioles on Saturday for Koji Uehara and $2 million. "That's why I got here as early as I did, but I think the biggest thing for me is to relax and enjoy myself and get to know these guys.
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By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2011
Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero missed his third consecutive game and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, manager Buck Showalter said after Saturday's game. Guerrero was hit by a pitch in last Sunday's game against the Red Sox, cracking a small bone in his right hand. Showalter said the 15-day count would be backdated to July 6, theoretically marking his possible return date at July 21. The team called up Triple-A Norfolk outfielder Matt Angle to take Guerrero's roster spot.
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By Robbie Levin | August 8, 2011
As the Orioles continue to get tossed around by their American League East rivals, it's easy to cite disparities in player salaries as the main culprit. After all, the Red Sox and Yankees spend at least $80 million more than the Orioles annually. However, during a recent series against the Yankees, Buck Showalter looked past the large salary gaps and found another startling difference between the division's haves and have-nots. "I know [payrolls are] what everyone looks at when you're talking about this division," Showalter told Bill Madden of The New York Daily News . "But the real disparity, the disparity that's hurting baseball, is the disparity that no one sees -- the amount of money being spent on scouting and player development.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2011
It was their most surprising series of the 2010 season, when the Orioles stormed into Texas and swept the Rangers in four games to close out last year's first half. Buck Showalter, who was living in Dallas at that time and mulling an opportunity to join the Orioles as manager, joked before Monday's game that he hoped his club could repeat history this week. The Orioles chose the wrong kind of recent franchise history to mirror in Monday's 13-4 loss to the Rangers, however, the kind that has hindered the Orioles for more than a decade: inefficient starting pitching, offensive ineptitude and a dash of bad defense.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2011
A change of venue and a stern post-game lecture from manager Buck Showalter about 18 hours earlier did nothing to curb the Orioles' losing ways -- or even hide the team's countless inadequacies for one night. For the Orioles still had more unsightly play to offer and another dose of humiliation to swallow. A 10-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox in front of an announced 37,981 at Fenway Park on Thursday night included all the elements of so many of the losses before it, with the additional twist of one of the Orioles' relievers allowing three consecutive home runs.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2011
A day after optioning Brian Matusz to Triple-A Norfolk, Orioles manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that the replacement for the struggling left-hander in the rotation may not be decided until after this weekend. Assuming that everything goes as planned — and perhaps that's foolish with how much juggling the Orioles have done with their pitching staff this season — Jake Arrieta , Zach Britton and Chris Jakubauskas will start the next three days, and then the club will need a starter on Tuesday in Texas.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2011
Chris Davis was in the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium by 10:30 Sunday morning and, within a half hour, learned that he would be batting fifth for the Orioles and starting at first base for his new team. "I'm eager to play," said Davis, who along with pitcher Tommy Hunter was dealt to the Orioles on Saturday for Koji Uehara and $2 million. "That's why I got here as early as I did, but I think the biggest thing for me is to relax and enjoy myself and get to know these guys.
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By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2011
Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero missed his third consecutive game and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, manager Buck Showalter said after Saturday's game. Guerrero was hit by a pitch in last Sunday's game against the Red Sox, cracking a small bone in his right hand. Showalter said the 15-day count would be backdated to July 6, theoretically marking his possible return date at July 21. The team called up Triple-A Norfolk outfielder Matt Angle to take Guerrero's roster spot.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2011
A change of venue and a stern post-game lecture from manager Buck Showalter about 18 hours earlier did nothing to curb the Orioles' losing ways -- or even hide the team's countless inadequacies for one night. For the Orioles still had more unsightly play to offer and another dose of humiliation to swallow. A 10-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox in front of an announced 37,981 at Fenway Park on Thursday night included all the elements of so many of the losses before it, with the additional twist of one of the Orioles' relievers allowing three consecutive home runs.
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By Matt Vensel | July 8, 2011
Despite six Red Sox home runs, their 10-4 win over the Orioles on Thursday night was so boring that Boston fans resorted to groping their significant others for the television cameras to stay entertained. Imagine what would have happened if Pedro Viola and the O’s hadn’t kept fans on their toes by serving up all those homers.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2011
It was their most surprising series of the 2010 season, when the Orioles stormed into Texas and swept the Rangers in four games to close out last year's first half. Buck Showalter, who was living in Dallas at that time and mulling an opportunity to join the Orioles as manager, joked before Monday's game that he hoped his club could repeat history this week. The Orioles chose the wrong kind of recent franchise history to mirror in Monday's 13-4 loss to the Rangers, however, the kind that has hindered the Orioles for more than a decade: inefficient starting pitching, offensive ineptitude and a dash of bad defense.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2011
A day after optioning Brian Matusz to Triple-A Norfolk, Orioles manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that the replacement for the struggling left-hander in the rotation may not be decided until after this weekend. Assuming that everything goes as planned — and perhaps that's foolish with how much juggling the Orioles have done with their pitching staff this season — Jake Arrieta , Zach Britton and Chris Jakubauskas will start the next three days, and then the club will need a starter on Tuesday in Texas.
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By Peter Schmuck and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 5, 2011
Brad Bergesen knew he didn't wow anybody on Saturday, but he wasn't going to let a so-so performance in his second Grapefruit League start ruin his weekend. He needed 21 pitches to get through the first inning and gave up three runs after getting the first two outs of the second, but he settled down in the third and the Orioles got him off the hook before settling for a 4-4 tie with the Boston Red Sox before the biggest baseball crowd (8,229) in the history of Ed Smith Stadium. "Obviously, to have two outs and two strikes and give up a three-spot isn't what you want to do," he said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2012
Baseball America has acquired the list of minor leaguers that have applied for free agency and there are 25 former Orioles farmhands that can now look for work elsewhere. It's a procedural filing - some of the players will come back to the organization. A guy like infielder Steve Tolleson, for instance, who is established with manager Buck Showalter and gets call-up consideration anytime there is a need likely will view the Orioles organization as his best bet and re-sign. That is unless he can land a big league deal.
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By Matt Vensel | July 1, 2011
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.   Running it back: After one of the worst outings of his career in a loss to the Cardinals , struggling starter Brian Matusz was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday night. ... After the game, Matusz was relatively upbeat about his demotion , saying he will use it for motivation.
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