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The action starts at the 1:42 mark. Caleb Joseph deflected praise in the best way possible, during his post-game interview after Saturday's 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers: by breaking out his spot-on impression of Manny Machado. These guys spend so much time together, in close quarters. It's no surprise that they've picked up on one another's quirks and mannerisms.…

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As the trade deadline approaches, teams are reloading to make a run for the playoffs. It's arguable whether the Orioles (so far, lone) acquisition, Gerardo Parra, can push them over the top. The Orioles are tantalizingly close to the Wild Card, but at this point, it is difficult to determine whether they have enough in the tank to make it…

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 30:  Rightfielder Gerardo Parra #8 of the Arizona Diamondbacks makes a catch on a fly ball during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 30, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly come to terms with the Milwaukee Brewers in trading for Gerardo Parra for Zach Davies.  Gerardo Parra, 28, is currently on a career season posting a .328/.369/.517 slash line with 9 HR and 35 RBI.  He currently ranks with a 140 wRC+, which is a major outlier compared this career average of 95 wRC+.  One of…

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Earlier this season, Orioles "ace" Chris Tillman ran into some struggles. I tried to figure out what was wrong with Tilly, here. As of late, Chris Tillman is becoming the so-called "ace". He has held opponents to two runs or less in six consecutive starts.  Those starts have seen only five runs in 41.1 innings, and a 30 to 6 strikeout…

Nick Markakis will return to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the park he called home for nine major league seasons. At the end of last season, I'm sure Markakis, the Orioles, and O's fans expected him to be patrolling right field through the end of his career. Instead, negotiations broke down, and whether right or wrong, the Birds allowed their…

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