Author | Ben Heck


Trade Deadline: 3 Options for the O’s at DH

July 30, 2013 | Ben Heck

Major League Baseball’s July 31 trade deadline is fast approaching, and the Baltimore Orioles (58-48) don’t appear to be done dealing just yet. With rumors swirling, there’s no question the third place Orioles are looking for a proven veteran to fill the designated hitter slot down the stretch and there are a couple of options […]

Jameel McClain, John Harbaugh, Arthur Brown, Nigel Carr

Baltimore Ravens: Bold Predictions for 2013 Season

July 22, 2013 | Ben Heck

Baltimore’s rookies have officially reported to training camp at the team’s facility in Owings Mills, Maryland, and the veterans are just a couple of days away from joining them on a quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Winning the Super Bowl is a tough task to complete, which makes repeating as Super Bowl champs […]


Machado: Cornerstone of Baltimore’s Roster for the Next Decade

July 08, 2013 | Ben Heck

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado just celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday, yet he’s already considered to be the next big thing in Baltimore. And with good reason, too. Machado, selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, started out in Double-A Bowie at the beginning of last season […]


Why Splitting Carries Between Rice and Pierce Benefits the Ravens

July 07, 2013 | Ben Heck

In his five-year career in the National Football League, Ray Rice has been an integral part of the Baltimore Ravens offense. In four of his five seasons, the 5’8″ running back has broken 1,100 yards rushing and has combined for 5,520 yards on the ground, 2,713 yards through the air and a total of 39 […]

Nate McLouth

Replacing Roberts: A Closer Look at the Combination of McLouth/Markakis at the Lead-off Spot

July 06, 2013 | Ben Heck

It’s no secret that the lead-off man is one of the most important pieces to a baseball lineup, outside of the clean-up hitter. The lead-off man’s job is to get on base as often as possible, putting himself in position to score when the heart of the lineup comes to the plate. It’s also vital […]

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