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  1. Defensive storylines for the NLCS

    Mark Simon

    The San Francisco Giants-St. Louis Cardinals matchup may not have the pizazz of the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals in terms of outstanding defensive play, but there are a number of interesting things worth keeping an eye on. Both teams a...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  2. Defensive storylines for the ALCS

    Mark Simon

    The ALCS will be a matchup of two of the premier defensive teams in baseball in the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals. The Orioles led the AL and ranked third in the majors in Defensive Runs Saved. The Royals ranked fourth in Defensive Runs...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  3. How they won: Orioles advance to ALCS

    Mark Simon

    The Baltimore Orioles are headed to their first American League Championship Series since 1997. What were the keys to their sweeping the Detroit Tigers and what makes them dangerous moving forward? Three of them were on display in Game 3. Diff...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  4. Top stats to know: 2014 Orioles win AL East

    Mark Simon

    The Baltimore Orioles clinched their first American League East title since the 1997 season by beating the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. The Orioles are in the postseason for the second time in three years following a run of losing seasons ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  5. Tillman stepping up into ace role

    Mark Simon

    Yes, the Baltimore Orioles hit five home runs in their win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. But also noteworthy was the continued run of terrific pitching by Orioles starter Chris Tillman. TillmanTillman allowed one unearned run in se...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. What's made the Orioles so good?

    Mark Simon

    Nelson Cruz has now gone a dozen games without a home run, but the Baltimore Orioles still have enough pop in their lineup to make things work. The Orioles clubbed six home runs in their win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night, giving the...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  7. Manny happy returns: Machado gets results

    Mark Simon

    Manny Machado owned the inner half of the plate Monday night.Though Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is perceived to be struggling this season, he is still hitting the ball as hard as he did in 2013. Manny Machado #13 3B Baltim...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. Davis comes up big, but has issues to fix

    Mark Simon

    With super-nasty lefty Chris Sale on the mound for the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided to bench slumping slugger Chris Davis. Chris Davis #19 1B Baltimore Orioles 2014 STATS GM60 HR13 ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  9. Notes on D: Shifts, Tigers, leaping Lough

    Mark Simon

    Take a look at the spray chart on the right. Omar Infante provides an interesting dilemma for teams that like to shift. It is the profile of a right-handed hitter, Kansas City Royals infielder Omar Infante, with an extreme tendency to pul...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  10. Early trends: Bruce, Fielder, Rizzo, Heyward

    Mark Simon

    We've reached the point in the season where the first calls are coming into sports-talk radio. You know the kind. The ones that say "Bench (fill in the blank), he's terrible" or "(fill in the blank) is finally going to be a star." But there are us...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  11. AL's defensive winter moves

    Mark Simon

    Today, Buster Olney rated the top defensive teams in the majors. We thought we'd take the time to look at the offseasons for each team from a defensive perspective. Here's our American League look. AL East Blue Jays: The transition from J.P. ...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  12. Best defender of 2013: Andrelton Simmons

    Mark Simon

    Pouya Dianat/Atlanta Braves/Getty ImagesAndrelton Simmons was baseball's best defender in 2013 with plays like this. Who was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2013? In our view, it's not a close call. The SweetSpot voting panel named Braves s...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  13. Machado is your 2013 Web Gem champ

    Mark Simon

    Roy Absalon/USA TODAY SportsManny Machado will reign supreme in Web Gems for 2013. Web Gems are fun. Players like them. Fans like them. There's no reason not to like them. They've been a staple on "Baseball Tonight" since the term was coined by th...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  14. Wednesday's wild card story: Clutch hits

    Mark Simon

    There were three highly entertaining games on Wednesday night that played a significant role in the AL Wild Card race. While the Kansas City Royals- Cleveland Indians game was decided early, the contests between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red S...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  15. Crisp thriving at putting ball in right spot

    Mark Simon

    Who leads the majors in home runs over the last 12 days? It's not currently injured Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera or Baltimore Orioles slugging first baseman Chris Davis. The leaderboard is headed by a player of considerably smaller ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  16. Hunter also brings the power for Orioles

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Gail Burton Tommy Hunter has been huge for the Orioles' bullpen this season. On Thursday, we wrote about the New York Yankees' David Robertson and his work as the game's best setup man. The Baltimore Orioles have found a Robertson of ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013