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The starting pitching predicament

The Orioles could be in quite a jam for the Tampa series. Dave Trembley said he's going to piece together rotations series by series for the rest of the year. That's how dire the starting pitching situation has gotten. If Daniel Cabrera is not healthy, the situation gets even worse. Cabrera had an MRI on his throwing elbow today, and it was negative. There

O's might be out of the race, but they're not easy to beat

Kevin Millar brought up an interesting point before last night's game against the White Sox. He and I were talking about the difference between being a last place team [as the Orioles are], and being an easy team to beat; which the Orioles are not. Millar said his team has played hard all year, and there isn't a team out there that sees the

Speculation on Friday's starter

We'll know by the end of tonight's game who will be the Orioles starter for the series opener against the Yankees this Friday. Dave Trembley said he'll make an announcement in his post game press conference. Popular belief [which is known to be dead wrong] is that Radhames Liz will be called up from AAA Norfolk. Liz has found his command since being sent

Mora's hot hitting earns him AL Co-Player of the Week honors with Vasquez

Melvin Mora has been named American League Co-Player of the Week along with Javier Vasquez. Mora has had a career week batting .563 with three homers and 13 RBI. Here's how hot Mora has been: Yesterday, as the team and staff boarded the Orioles bus from Tigers Stadium to the airport, Orioles Radio Network play-by-play announcer Fred Manfra told me he has never seen

Castro needs a hotter bat to stay at short for long term

I talked to Juan Castro before last night's game, and he told me he should be back in the lineup today. The shortstop was scratched from the lineup last night in Cleveland because he is still feeling pain in his strained left groin. He had the day off Sunday, but realized he needed Monday off when he ran some agility drills at Progressive Field

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