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June 14, 2000
Quote: "Great starts can turn into slow starts very fast." - Giants' Barry Bonds, who led the majors in homers (25) and slugging percentage (.815) going into yesterday's games. It's a fact: The Rockies have won nine times this seasons in games they've trailed by at least three runs. Eight of the victories have come at Coors Field. Who's hot: The Diamondbacks' Brian Anderson has won 12th of his past 13 decisions. Who's not: The Expos have 10 players on the disabled list missing a total of 267 games so far this season.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2010
How bad has the production from Orioles first basemen been? Entering the series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Monday night, Orioles first baseman were hitting a cumulative .215 with a .287 on-base percentage and a .263 slugging percentage. Not only are the Orioles the only team in the league without a homer from a first baseman, but the Arizona Diamondbacks (.271), Milwaukee Brewers (.270) and Cincinnati Reds (.263) also all have higher cumulative slugging percentages from their pitching staffs than the Orioles are getting from first base.
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By Joe Strauss | May 28, 2000
Mike Mussina -- UP -- If he walks like a Moose but doesn't talk like a Moose, is he still a dominant pitcher? Ask the Red Sox, Rangers and Mariners. No-trade clauses -- DOWN -- The Orioles want to restructure but they have limited or no contractual flexibility with Mussina, Scott Erickson, Brady Anderson, Albert Belle and B.J. Surhoff. Look at the bullpen deals and this is a team in a box. Helms vs. Angelos -- UP -- Organizational policy against signing Cuban defectors has brought "plutocrat" Peter G. the wrath of Rush Limbaugh, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms and perhaps the Justice Department.
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By Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | September 19, 2009
Outfielder Nolan Reimold's first big league season, and most likely his chances of becoming American League Rookie of the Year, ended Friday, when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He will have surgery in Baltimore on Wednesday to repair the Achilles tendon in his left heel and will be sidelined for three to four months. Reimold, who leads all AL rookies in homers (15), on-base percentage (.365) and slugging percentage (.466), is hopeful that he will be ready for the start of spring training in February.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Sun Reporter | April 24, 2008
Delaware freshman third baseman Michelle Grap (Centennial) was leading the team in home runs and RBIs with five and 25, respectively, through Tuesday, in addition to collecting 14 walks, having a .494 slugging percentage and a .362 on-base percentage. Grap also was hitting .258 with six doubles for the Blue Hens, who were 19-19 overall and 4-11 in the Colonial Athletic Association through Tuesday. Grap had started 33 of 38 games, the same number of starts for another Baltimore-area player for Delaware, senior second baseman-outfielder Allison Borchers (Fallston)
FEATURES
March 15, 1999
Step 1. Consider this:" `I don't even recall [Albert] and Terry [his twin brother] ever being in a situation where their parents had to get on them,' said high school baseball coach Phillip Williams. `They were very good kids.' ... `You couldn't ask for nicer boys,' said Gene Procell, who coached them in Little League baseball. `They said, "yes sir and no sir" and they respected everyone so much.' " -- from "Albert Belle," a biography for kids from the "Baseball Legends" series by Chelsea House PublishersStep 2. Today's mantra:Last season, Belle produced a career-high 200 hits, a .328 average, 152 RBIs and 113 runs scored and led the American League in slugging percentage (.655)
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August 2, 1995
The Orioles went 17-10 in July and jumped back into the AL East race. Fueling the team's surge was Rafael Palmeiro, who hit nine homers in the month, tied for second most in the American League. Palmeiro also had 61 total bases, tied for eighth most.Among other Orioles who ranked among AL leaders in July: Brady Anderson (seven stolen bases, tied for second; 18 walks, tied for eighth); Mike Mussina (five victories, second); Doug Jones (eight saves, tied for second); and Terry Clark and Jesse Orosco (14 games pitched apiece, tied for third)
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By Roch Kubatko | April 4, 2005
Scouting report: Athletics vs. Orioles At Oriole Park at Camden Yards Day ...................... Time ............ TV ..................... Starters Today ................. 3:05 .......... Ch. 13 ........ Barry Zito (11-11, 4.48 ERA in '04) ............................................................ vs. Rodrigo Lopez (14-9, 3.59) Wednesday ..........7:05............ CSN ........... Rich Harden (11-7, 3.99) ...................................................................... vs. Daniel Cabrera (12-8, 5.00)
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN REPORTER | August 20, 2007
Dave Jennings, the Orioles scout who recommended the team draft Matt Wieters in June, was pacing the floor while waiting to find out whether the Georgia Tech catcher would be signed before Wednesday's midnight deadline. Joe Jordan, director of scouting, put Jennings at the top of his call list after a deal was struck at 11:51 p.m. "I was panicking," Jennings said. "I was like a dad waiting on a baby." Jennings' reaction cranked up the volume level in his home. "I figure I woke up the whole house," he said.
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June 3, 2004
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Karen Kreis Mount Hebron Any doubts observers may have had about a shoulder injury that sidelined Kreis midway through last season proved unfounded. Opponents batted a scant .179 against the senior right-hander, who compiled a 17-2 record with a 0.86 ERA. The two-year varsity starter struck out 101 batters and walked just 25 in 122 innings. Kreis also excelled at the plate, where she led the Vikings with a .578 batting average, .734 slugging percentage and .643 on-base percentage.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | June 20, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - -Rookie left fielder Nolan Reimold spent the first couple of weeks after his mid-May promotion impressing the Orioles with his power. Lately, he has opened some eyes with his patience. Reimold, who was often questioned in the minor leagues for his pitch selection, had drawn walks in seven straight games entering Friday night's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. During that span, he struck out only once. "He has had some of the most impressive at-bats that we've taken as a team all year, and under some really difficult circumstances," said Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail.
NEWS
June 7, 2009
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jack Carey St. Paul's The Wake Forest-bound senior lit up the MIAA A Conference this season. The third baseman batted .509, swatted 16 home runs, scored 42 runs and had an astounding 61 RBIs. "That's amazing," Cardinal Gibbons coach Lee Swartzenberg said. "One game he had six RBIs against us. He cleaned the bases twice. We tried to pitch around him and he still got us." Carey is a four-year starter and one of only two repeat All-Metro performers this season. He holds school records for a season and career for hits (53/168)
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | May 12, 2009
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has left his mark everywhere in the first five weeks of the season, and that includes the home bullpen at Camden Yards. The New Era baseball cap sign that hangs there now carries a significant dent, courtesy of Jones' line-drive home run off the New York Yankees' Brett Tomko on Saturday, a blast that left the park fast and landed with a thud. Such displays of power, talent and bat speed are becoming regular occurrences for the 23-year-old, whose rapid growth has gotten the attention of teammates and opponents, and given the Orioles something to feel good about in a season that has had its share of frustrating moments.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | April 17, 2009
ARLINGTON, Texas -In a little more than a year with the Orioles, center fielder Adam Jones has gotten plenty of opportunities to watch the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. When he compares those lineups with the one he hits in, the brash 23-year-old reaches a quick conclusion. "I personally think ours is better," Jones said. "I'll put this lineup up against anybody. I think it's one of the best in baseball, but us being in Baltimore, we get no credit. We're cool with that.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | March 11, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Aubrey Huff looked down at his cell phone, recognized the phone number of the incoming call and realized he probably was about to get bad news. He just never fathomed it would be this bad. It was about 7:30 on a November morning, an odd time for a phone call from Tampa Bay Rays traveling secretary Jeff Ziegler. "I picked it up and thought, 'This probably can't be good.' And he said, 'Huffy, I just want to give you the heads-up that Joe Kennedy has gotten into an accident,' " Huff recalled.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | March 6, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Sometime this spring, the Orioles will have to make a decision on Radhames Liz's future, ending the debate about whether he belongs in a major league rotation or the bullpen. "We talk about it a lot, but the decision definitely has not been made," Orioles minor league director David Stockstill said. "He has the stamina, strength and the pitches to be a starter. What he doesn't have is the location and the feel for the off-speed pitch yet to be the starter that we want him to be. "He's got to get those two things - the command of the fastball and the feel of a changeup - to be a starter.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2002
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Scan the record books, and it's not easy finding a better individual World Series performance than the one Barry Bonds just delivered. Especially in a losing cause. Not that this was any solace for Bonds last night after the Anaheim Angels beat his San Francisco Giants, 4-1, in Game 7 of the World Series at Edison International Field. "Back up!" Bonds said, scolding a large group of reporters who converged on the space near the lockers of Bonds and his son, Nikolai. "Move back, or I'll snap!"
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | September 15, 1992
Inflamed elbow sends Mills to the sidelinesAlan Mills, who has been one of the bright spots for the !B Orioles this season, has been sidelined at least temporarily.The right-hander, who has had two ineffective appearances on this homestand (five innings, seven hits, five earned runs) is suffering from an inflammation of his elbow. He was a late arrival at the park last night and deferred questions about his condition to club officials.General manager Roland Hemond said Mills would be out "three or four days" and then his condition would be re-evaluated.
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By FROM SUN STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES | January 22, 2009
Markakis, Orioles finalize 6-year extension baseball Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis passed his physical yesterday and finalized his six-year, $66.1 million extension with the club. The Orioles will have a news conference today at noon to announce the deal, which will keep one of the organization's building blocks with the club through at least the 2014 season. The deal includes a $17.5 million mutual option for the 2015 season with a $2 million buyout, a limited no-trade clause in which Markakis can block a deal to eight teams each year, standard incentive clauses, escalating clauses that can be worth as much as $7.5 million, and a $2.1 million signing bonus to be paid over the next two seasons.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | January 20, 2009
The Orioles have reached a six-year, $66.1 million contract extension with right fielder Nick Markakis, according to baseball sources. He will be in Baltimore tomorrow to take a physical and sign the contract. The deal, pending the physical, will keep one of the organization's building blocks with the Orioles through at least the 2014 season. It will include standard incentive clauses, a limited no-trade clause - in which he can block a deal to at least eight teams each year - and a mutual option with an unspecified team buyout for the 2015 season, according to sources.
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