BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 19: Nick Markakis #21 of the Baltimore Orioles rounds third base on his way to score against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 19, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Heath Bintliff: Addition by subtraction for Orioles offense? - MASN
"If you subscribe to the theory that you cleanup hitter makes the offense go, Guerrero has been the worst candidate to do so. As a cleanup hitter, Guerrero has a .282/.319/.390 batting line. Occupying a position in the lineup reserved for power hitters, Guerrero's slugging percentage for the season is a meager .385, the lowest among the Baltimore regulars (except, of course, the carousel of light-hitting second baseman the team has trotted out this season). Guerrero is also last among regulars in extra-base hits (even Derrek Lee has pulled ahead of him) and he has a paltry 31 RBIs."
School of Roch: Is it time to activate Scott? - MASN
"The Orioles will have a big decision to make once the season ends. Scott has another year of arbitration before he becomes a free agent, and the club could choose to non-tender him. But first things first. Santana is waiting for him. It might be a good time to let them get reacquainted."
Scott has big night at Bowie; Gregg thinks Johnson could start - baltimoresun.com
"After taking a couple of days off to rest his sore right shoulder, Orioles outfielder Luke Scott continued his rehab assignment tonight for Double-A Bowie, and the Baysox were happy that he did. Batting third and serving as the Baysox designated hitter tonight against the Trenton Thunder, Scott is 3-for-4 with a double, two homers, six RBIs and three runs scored."
Pitcher Jim Johnson is Orioles' renaissance man - baltimoresun.com
"About two weeks after his 2010 season ended, Jim Johnson walked into a classroom at the State College of Florida-Bradenton campus, settled his 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame behind a table, and put his right arm through an entirely different test. For about two hours, Johnson, wearing a T-shirt, shorts and flip flops, took an exam to complete a written communications course. First, he answered questions, then he penned a short essay. The presence of a major league pitcher in the room couldn't have mattered less. On this day, Johnson was just like any other student — albeit a 28-year-old one — working toward a college degree."
Orioles can't "Buck" the negativity | NJ.com
"The Baltimore Orioles are well on their way to a 14th consecutive losing season and apparently there is nothing Buck Showalter can do about it." Thanks for noticing, New Jersey.