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Article: A (Twins) Territory Divided

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:41 AM
A pair of very non-scientific twitter surveys taken this week confirmed what the Twins Daily forums have demonstrated for some time: Twin...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/19): Enlow Debuts,...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:38 AM
The Twins took a series from the New York Yankees for the first time in forever.There were some rumors - that seem to have been shot down...
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Article: Deadline Primer: Strategies For Upgrading The Bu...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:27 AM
Is the Twins' bullpen hopeless?It can be easy to feel that way, with the stable of hopeful minor-league reinforcements sabotaged by injur...
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Alex Meyer

Other Baseball Today, 07:27 AM
Meyer logged another poor start for the Angels last night. He had a poor one in AAA prior, but the Angels apparently needed an arm to fil...
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Article: Deadline Primer: The National League West

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:38 AM
We are less than two weeks away from the July 31 trade deadline. It is still fair to question whether the Twins are going to be Buyers or...
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Series Preview: Orioles By The Numbers

I know the Twins still have five days until they get to play the Orioles, but I can’t wait. The roster is set. There are a couple more meaningless games against the Rays, because you can’t play enough meaningless games against the Rays. And then a game versus the Miracle? Really? I’ll be damned if I’m not going to look forward to Friday.


Orioles By The Numbers


Overall
69.5 – The over/under Vegas set for Orioles wins this year. Which means if they go 70-92, they would still exceed expectations. That’s the worst over/under in the American League.Attached Image: Buck-Showalter_Pointing-Sidebar.jpg

103-116 – Manager Buck Showalter’s record with the Orioles.
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2-6 – Twins record against the Orioles last year.

Pitching
30 – Where the Orioles whole pitching staff ranked in ERA last year, one spot behind the Twins.

5.39 – The collective ERA of the Orioles starting rotation, worst in the major leagues.

0.57 – How much worse that ERA was than the second worst team.

3 – Days before the season opener that Showalter will be announcing his Opening Day starting pitcher and the rest of the Orioles rotation. That’s Tuesday.

13 – Combined number of wins the Opening Day starting pitching candidates, Jake Arrieta and Tommy Hunter, had last year. (Both are right-handers.)

Offseason
$3.25M – Biggest contract the Orioles paid to a free agent from MLB this offseason. That’s not per year - that’s total.

$19.5M – Amount Orioles spent on a pair of Japanese starting pitchers, Wei-Yin Chen and Tsuyoshi Wada.

.290 – The highest batting average of an Orioles everyday player last year. It belonged to Vladimir Guerrero, who was not signed during the offseason and is considering playing in Japan.

Offense
14th – Where the Orioles offense ranked in runs scored last year in MLB.

196 – Number of times Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds struck out last season while hitting .221.

.806 – The highest OPS of any Oriole regular last year. It belonged to Mark Reynolds.

7/9 – The fraction of this year’s Orioles lineup that had an OPS of at least 750 last year.

0 - Percent chance JJ Hardy will not be ready for Opening Day, according to JJ Hardy. He’s been out for a week with discomfort in his right shoulder and received a cortisone shot for it on Thursday.


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