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One Fan's Opinion By Stan "The Fan" Charles

Breaking Down Andrew Cashner's Two-Year Deal

Stan "The Fan" takes a closer look at right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner's two-year, $16 million deal and breaks down what it means for the 2018 Orioles.

Should The Orioles Sign R.A. Dickey?

Stan "The Fan" says the Orioles should seriously considering signing knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey, who could provide reliable outings and veteran leadership.

For Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti, It Comes Down To Trusting John Harbaugh

Stan "The Fan" Charles says Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is all-in on John Harbaugh and his decision to retain offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, but if it doesn't work out, Bisciotti could face his toughest test yet.

NFC Title Game Showed Why Teams Should Choose Backup QBs Wisely

For Stan "The Fan" Charles, the NFC Championship game between the Eagles and the Vikings highlighted the need for a capable backup quarterback, a lesson he says the Ravens would do well to consider.

What Do The Orioles Gain From Moving Manny Machado To Shortstop?

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Orioles should keep Manny Machado at third base simply because it makes them a better team.

Lack Of Coherent Pitching Philosophy Has Hindered Orioles

Stan "The Fan" Charles says The Oriole Way stands for something far less flattering than it used to, and it all comes down to a flawed pitching philosophy.

Giancarlo Stanton, Shoehi Ohtani Deals Warm Up Baseball's Big Offseason

Stan "The Fan" Charles examines two of baseball's biggest offseason stories: the Yankees signing slugger Giancarlo Stanton and the Angels landing Japanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani.

Orioles Smart To Go Young, But Shouldn't Forget Their 'Old Guys'

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Orioles need to rebuild, but in that process, the team shouldn't forget to remind Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette that they can also take the team to the top.

Ravens Need To Beat A 'Real' Starting QB To Make Playoffs

Stan "The Fan" Charles says before the Ravens can start thinking about the postseason, they need to prove they can beat a true NFL starting quarterback.

Roger Goodell's Failings Finally Catching Up With Him

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the stalled progress on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension could be a sign Goodell's failings are finally catching up with him.

Despite Success, Buck Showalter And John Harbaugh's Futures In Doubt

Stan "The Fan" Charles says managers and coaches are hired to be fired, and both Buck Showalter and John Harbaugh's tenures in Baltimore may be coming to an end.

Unmemorable Game 7 Shouldn't Take Away From Astros' First World Series Win

Stan "The Fan" Charles recaps the 2017 World Series between the Astros and Dodgers, and he says an anti-climactic, 5-1, win in Game 7 can't take away what the Astros did for their city and community.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' World Series Preview

Stan "The Fan" Charles shares his prediction for the 2017 World Series, and he thinks the key difference between Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros lies in the mentality of the two managers.

Lackluster Offense Diminishes Ravens' Entertainment Value

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the issues with the Baltimore Ravens go beyond the win-loss record and are more about a team that is no longer fun for fans to watch.

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