If it’s in the spreadsheets, it’s in the game.
The Orioles wrap up a bizarrely historic week with a start from Colby Lewis unlike any we’ve seen before.
Is Adam Jones becoming the type of player the Orioles should build around?
A few young starters have dazzled us early, but some similar starts last season proved to be false ones.
Orioles starter Brian Matusz followed his disastrous 2011 season with a successful 2012 spring training, but do we really know anything more about him than we did a month ago?
Returns to the rotation for Neftali Feliz, Daniel Bard, and Chris Sale this spring might signal a renewed appreciation for the significance of the starting pitcher.
We won’t know who’ll top this season’s standings for a while, but what the bottom will look like is almost assured.
Pitching and defense carried the Angels last season and will aid them again in 2012, though a couple new bats might make the difference in the division.
After starring for opposing teams in the Japan Series, Wei-Yin Chen and Tsuyoshi Wada will try to adjust to life in Baltimore and last place, as the Orioles react to the new CBA by plugging their pitching holes with Asian imports.
A writer who never saw Jack Morris pitch watches him in action for the first time and comes away even less convinced that the traditionalist case for his candidacy should earn him a call to Cooperstown.
What can Jeff Mathis and Mike Napoli tell us about the dangers of valuing backup catchers inappropriately?