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

Closers Not Respected In Hall Of Fame Voting

Stan "The Fan" Charles says after seeing the Hall of Fame vote results for Trevor Hoffman, Billy Wagner and Lee Smith, it's clear the voters don't respect the closer position.

Rex Ryan Could Have Made Ravens' Defense And Offense Great Again

Stan "The Fan" Charles says Rex Ryan, with all of his bluster, could have greatly improved the Ravens if they were willing to bring him back as defensive coordinator.

Snippets From The Baltimore Life Of David Modell

Stan "The Fan" reflects on the life of David Modell, who died Jan. 13, and all he did for the Baltimore Ravens and the team's fans.

It's Time For The Ravens To Be 'Smart' And 'Creative'

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Baltimore Ravens need to pursue game-changing free agents this offseason, even if it means losing compensatory picks.

Orioles Should Consider Moving Chris Davis To Right Field

Stan "The Fan" says now is the time for the Orioles to contend for a World Series, and they should start by moving Chris Davis to right field.

Stan "The Fan" Weighs In On Ravens-Steelers, Terps And Orioles' Offseason Moves

Stan "The Fan" Charles shares his thoughts on the Ravens-Steelers Christmas day matchup, the Maryland men's basketball team's win against Charlotte and more.

Welington Castillo Drawn To Orioles' Winning Culture

"It was my first option, because it is a great team," Welington Castillo said of the Orioles. "I am hearing a lot of good things about [manager] Buck Showalter, and I want to win here."

It's Time For The Orioles To Improve Their Bench

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Orioles need to give their regulars more off time, and he says that starts with improving the bench.

Edwin Encarnacion Is Worth Orioles Gaming Opt-Out System

Stan "The Fan" Charles says it's time for the Orioles to openly game the opt-out system and offer Edwin Encarnacion a front-loaded, opt-out friendly deal.

What The Rule 5 Draft Really Means To The Orioles

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Orioles' futility at developing young players, which in turn gives them little ammunition to make key trades, serves as the club's biggest impediment to winning.

Orioles Counting Heavily On Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy

While the Red Sox made some splashy moves to improve their bullpen and acquire another ace, Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Orioles' pitching fortunes rest squarely on the shoulders of Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman.

Orioles' Offer To Mark Trumbo Opens Up Numerous Possibilities

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Orioles' reported offer to Mark Trumbo is really quite amazing, especially for what it means for the team's potential payroll.

Could Matt Wieters Stay In Baltimore?

Stan "The Fan" Charles looks at the potential suitors for Matt Wieters and whether there's a path that could lead the catcher back to the Orioles for 2017 and beyond.

Baseball Voters Have Changed Cy Young Award Forever

Stan "The Fan" says the baseball writers should change the distinction of the Cy Young Award to starters only, because by not voting Orioles closer Zach Britton as a finalist, they already have.

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