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(Yahoo)   It's no secret why the Baltimore Orioles are great again. Also, apparently the Baltimore Orioles are great   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Orioles, Roberto Alomar, Dan Duquette, Rafael Palmeiro, Manny Machado, Matt Wieters, Mike Mussina, cleanup hitter  
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2013-05-13 06:11:39 PM  
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2013-05-14 11:35:23 AM  
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Harv72b: an Orioles fan who's absolutely loving the fact that they're even competitive again, this article is full of miss.  Wieters is an excellent defensive catcher & productive hitter, but I don't think that (combined with the fact that his knees are so worn out that he looks 45 every time he runs) is going to get him into the HOF.  Adam Jones is absolutely an All Star-caliber player, but he's going to need to do some spectacular things for another decade or so to even get his name into consideration.  Markakis is a solid every day player with a great arm, but wishing 3,000 hits on him seems a bit far-fetched.

Jim Johnson is undeniably among the best closers in the league right now (if not the best), but again, doing that for a couple of seasons isn't going to etch his name into MLB history.  Manny Machado, we'll have to wait and see on...there are absolutely some moments when I look at him & see a young Cal Ripken Jr., but we're talking about less than one full season of play so far.

You want the real answer: it's because you've got a team that plays like one and a manager who seems to get the best possible production out of each and every player.

Don't forget about Brian Roberts.  He gives the Orioles a solid 4 games a year.  Those games are indispensable.
2013-05-13 10:27:40 PM  
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JohnBigBootay: Wieters is coming.

Nah, he just breathing heavy.
2013-05-13 10:06:21 PM  
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DeWayne Mann: chimp_ninja: DeWayne Mann: Moving along, if Markakis is going to have a 3000 hit career, he'll have to play until he's 38, and that's assuming no injuries and no slowdown in production. He's never had 200 hits in a season. Seems like a lock to me.

So you're saying Jeff Francoeur has a chance?  He's only 57 behind!

Only if he cuts down on those walks. They're really hurting his hit totals.

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Working on it, sir.
2013-05-13 06:45:18 PM  
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Their division has regressed back to them?
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