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Seems like everybody's handing out long-term extensions

The Orioles signed outfielder Adam Jones to a contract extension and became part of the hottest trend in baseball. Teams in every market size are signing players to extensions that buy out arbitration years and keep players off the free agent market. And it's not just big-market teams handing out the money. Outfielder Andrew McCutchen got $51.5 million from the Pittsburgh Pirates. First baseman Joey

Season at quarter mark, but a lot can change

With a quarter of the season in the books, the Orioles and Nationals are turning heads and bringing hope for a summer of excitement. But it's too early to label the Orioles and Nationals serious contenders for at least another three months. The last two seasons provide proof that surprise teams can begin to slip as early as June and as late as September. Nobody

O's ending rough schedule stretch; Nats weather long rain delay

As what could be considered the roughest part of the Orioles' schedule comes to an end this week, the good news is that the Orioles are going to finish with at least a winning record in 15 games versus the Rays, Red Sox, Yankees and Rangers. Even if they lose Monday and Tuesday at home to the Yankees, the Orioles are proving that they are

Hamels' old-school opinion an insult to intimidating pitchers

Before we move on from the new-found and legitimate Nationals-Phillies rivalry, there's one question that has to be clarified: What does Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels mean when he says he was bringing back old-fashioned baseball by drilling Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the back? Hamels hasn't said a word since he was suspended. Hamels, who deserved the five-game suspension that he received from Major League

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