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2010 NLCS, ALCS Schedules: Full Time And TV Information For Giants Vs. Phillies, Yankees Vs. Rangers -
With the Rangers' win over the Rays in Game 5 Tuesday night, we've got the next round all sorted out.


Steve Melewski: A look at the O's lack of prospects listed by Baseball America
"Just four players from the O's organization were listed among the Baseball America top 20 prospects lists for each league in minor league baseball. One of the four came in a trade. That tied Oakland for last in all of baseball."

Steve Melewski: Jim Callis on Machado, Mahoney and more
"He [Joe Mahoney] had a nice year, but I don't think scouts are projecting him as a .300 hitter with plus power, like he did this year. He hit 18 home runs, which is a nice year, but you don't see him as guy that will hit 25 in the Majors. He is not a top prospect."

The MLB Hour: Orioles Manager Buck Showalter Joins Show Thursday -- MLB FanHouse
"The Baltimore manager will drop by the latest installment of The MLB Hour to help the FanHouse TV crew break down the postseason picture."

School of Roch: Orioles are interested in Nakajima
"I don't know how much the Orioles are willing to offer [Hiroyuki Nakajima]. The Orioles really don't know until the market is set. But he's got their attention."

Explore Howard: The Driver's Seat / Local players show promise in first year of pro ball
"A number of players from the Baltimore area made their minor league debut this past year. Many did well, and the pitcher’s mound appeared to be the quickest way to make a major league impression."

Orioles Card "O" the Day: Ron Washington, 1991 Crown/Coca-Cola All-Time Orioles #475
With the Rangers moving on to the ALCS, Kevin reminisces over Ron Washington's 81 plate appearances as an Oriole.

Orioles Insider: Should the Orioles add a veteran starter for 2011?
Dan Connolly makes the silly assumption the O's won't sign Cliff Lee. Dan, why do you have so little faith?

Scottsdale Scorpions 9, Peoria Saguaros 1
Ryan Adams was 3-for-3 with a home run and 4 RBI, leading the Scorpions to their second straight win to open the Arizona Fall League. Greg Miclat played shortstop and had two singles and a walk, and Tyler Townsend contributed a 2 RBI single. Wynn Pelzer pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

The Delmarva Shorebirds unveiled the logo for the 2011 South Atlantic League "Strike Out Hunger" All-Star Game presented by Perdue as part of a press conference at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.