Brian Matusz hit with a liner in biceps; cuts outing short | The Baltimore Sun
Just when the Orioles thought they were getting healthy, Brian Matusz had to have his simulated game on Monday cut short when he took a liner off his biceps during the second inning on the back fields. Matusz still believes he’ll be good to go on opening day.
Will the Orioles have a 20-20 player for the first time in more than a decade? | Roar From 34
Can Mark Reynolds smash 20 homers and swipe 20 bases this season?
Arbitration and Free Agency | Baltimore Birds Nest
Baltimore Birds nest explains the rules surrounding arbitration and free agency in order to make a case for sticking Zach Britton in the minors come opening day.
2011 Organizational Rankings: #15 – Baltimore | FanGraphs
FanGraphs is ranking every major league team based on Present Talent (T-20th), Future Talent (T-5th), Financial Resources (17th), Baseball Operations (T-20th). Average performances in all four categories leads to the biggest surprise in the rankings thus far. Baltimore certainly should be considered a team on the rise, but is it enough to justify their lofty position here?
X-Factor: Zach Britton | Weaver’s Tantrum
So far I’ve established that Britton will pitch somewhere between three and six months of the season. That alone makes him a true X-factor, but his pitching could still use some polish as well.