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...Manny's bat is waking up. I predict an extended run of good hitting from him.

...We are averaging 4.75 runs scored per game.

...Britton and O'Day have been lights out, and Brach seems to have snapped out of his early funk, making four straight scoreless appearances, three of which were 1.2 innings or longer.

...Three of our starting pitchers have ERA's of 3.07 or less.

Despite all the injuries we've sustained, the team is basically fine except for the starting pitching. Get that stabilized and the team will start winning.

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...Manny's bat is waking up. I predict an extended run of good hitting from him.

...We are averaging 4.75 runs scored per game.

...Britton and O'Day have been lights out, and Brach seems to have snapped out of his early funk, making four straight scoreless appearances, three of which were 1.2 innings or longer.

...Three of our starting pitchers have ERA's of 3.07 or less.

Despite all the injuries we've sustained, the team is basically fine except for the starting pitching. Get that stabilized and the team will start winning.

Good post. We need some positive right now.

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Hunter and Gausman have now both put up back to back zeros. The bullpen as a whole appears to be headed in the right direction.

AJ is an absolute beast. Candidate for AL player of the month. I thought he was a lock in another thread until someone pointed out Nelson Cruz. Still...

I agree with Manny, and would add that even when he wasn't getting results he has had some great ABs. De Aza, Machado, and Davis all have > 4.00 pitches per plate appearance,

Schoop was looking like a new man at the plate while playing stellar defense before getting hurt. Does that count as a positive?

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...Manny's bat is waking up. I predict an extended run of good hitting from him.

...We are averaging 4.75 runs scored per game.

...Britton and O'Day have been lights out, and Brach seems to have snapped out of his early funk, making four straight scoreless appearances, three of which were 1.2 innings or longer.

...Three of our starting pitchers have ERA's of 3.07 or less.

Despite all the injuries we've sustained, the team is basically fine except for the starting pitching. Get that stabilized and the team will start winning.

Pitching problems aside, the offense strikes out too much and too many guys don't make the opposing pitchers throw strikes. It's been a problem for a long time the front office compounded the problem by not making any offseason additions and instead foolishly counted on Chris Davis hitting in the middle of the order. I don't get it. Meanwhile the Blue Jays and red sox got better.

That said, the AL East is vulnerable and when Wieters, Hardy and Schoop return they should at least stabilize the defense and help the offense a little bit. Hopefully when they do return it isn't too late. Injuries are difficult to predict but in this case Wieters is coming off Tommy John and Hardy played hurt all of last year. The front office rolled the dice and so far it isn't working out.

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Pitching problems aside, the offense strikes out too much and too many guys don't make the opposing pitchers throw strikes. It's been a problem for a long time the front office compounded the problem by not making any offseason additions and instead foolishly counted on Chris Davis hitting in the middle of the order. I don't get it. Meanwhile the Blue Jays and red sox got better.

That said, the AL East is vulnerable and when Wieters, Hardy and Schoop return they should at least stabilize the defense and help the offense a little bit. Hopefully when they do return it isn't too late. Injuries are difficult to predict but in this case Wieters is coming off Tommy John and Hardy played hurt all of last year. The front office rolled the dice and so far it isn't working out.

Do some of you even try to come up with something new? Every thread it's the same tired, recycled statements about this team getting better and not the Orioles, when we're not even out of April.

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The problem with some guys is they only post when things are going poorly. When's the last time HelloHarv posted on here? When the team starts winning, you don't hear a peep out of them.

My sentiments exactly. The next Orioles winning streak, and it will happen, you won't see some of these characters until the next losing streak comes.

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That surprised me, but also highlights how bad the defense has been that we've allowed so many unearned runs. On that note, it stinks that they took away that error from Snider because Tillman's ERA is ugly right now.

Sorry, supposed to be focusing on positive here. LOL. I've got one:

...Team OBP is .334 compared to .311 in 2014. Sure it's early and inflated by Jones' hot start, but I've noticed more walks. Now to just cash in those baserunners...

Staying on the positive theme.. this will help make him more affordable. = )

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