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Baltimore has been through one heck of a week, and though the Orioles weren't the most important concern for the city in that time, they were undoubtedly affected. The first (but surely not last) Camdencast of May begins with our thoughts on the oddities that transpired as a result of all of the unrest in the city before moving on to the rest of the stuff facing the Orioles right now.
There's nothing controversial about saying that Adam Jones is still awesome. Did you know that by Fangraphs WAR he's one of the five best players in all of MLB so far this season? It's true! The O's are also getting some surprise contributions from the likes of Caleb Joseph - a possible dark horse All-Star pick, if you really squint - and Jimmy Paredes, the latter of whom may yet prove to be this year's version of Steve Pearce from last year.
And as for Pearce himself, what was up with that experiment at second base? That was weird. About as weird as Ubaldo Jimenez having such a good April and Manny Machado walking a lot more. Let's hope that last one becomes the new normal.
Along the way, Alex's thoughts on the new royal baby, not-so-pleasant remembrances of both Ty Wigginton and Billy Rowell, and, hopefully, the kind of insight and silliness you can count on in the latest Camdencast.
This episode has a run time of about one hour and ten minutes.
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