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A sweep of certified 2013 and 2014 ruiners the Minnesota Twins is gratifying on many levels, not least of which being that the Orioles are in sole possession of first (yeah, yeah) in the AL East with the Rays coming to town. Does that even make sense? I don't know. Am I expected to make sense with what I've seen so far this year? I'd expect not.

School of Roch: Jimenez with rare loss in battle against Mauer (O's win 4-2)
Ubaldo was a beast. Didn't see that coming.

Showalter says Kim will get a start this week | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Several prominent young major leaguers changing agencies | FOX Sports
Jon Schoop wants to get paid.

Orioles showing signs they can beat defensive shifts in 2016 - Carroll County Times Your bunt-tastic, slap singling 2016 Orioles, ladies and gents!

The Best News for the Orioles Out of Opening Day | FanGraphs Baseball
Jeff Sullivan on Chris Tillman, if you missed this the other day.

2016 Orioles Minor League Prospect Watch - Baltimore Sports and Life Some names you might be hearing about this season.

Powerful Orioles lineup could be hit or miss this season
I mean, if the current trend continues...

Comedian and Mets minority owner Bill Maher calls Bryce Harper a D-bag -
I don't much rate Maher's schtick, but when you're right, you're right.

On this day in 1975, Frank Robinson became the first African American to manage a major league baseball team. Unfortunately, it was for the Indians.

Oregon besties Jeremy Guthrie and Brian Burres both celebrate birthdays today. Matt Antonelli and Dane Sardinha also celebrate birthdays today.