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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke Jones is the Ravens and Orioles beat reporter for WNST BaltimorePositive.com and is a PFWA member. His mind is consumed with useless sports knowledge, pro wrestler promos, and movie quotes, but he struggles to remember where he put his phone. Luke's favorite sports memories include being one of the thousands of kids who waited to get Cal Ripken's autograph after Orioles games in the summer of 1995, attending the Super Bowl XXXV victory parade with his father in the pouring rain, and watching the Terps advance to the Final Four at the Carrier Dome in 2002. Follow him on Twitter @BaltimoreLuke or email him at Luke@wnst.net.

During the 2012 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The Morning Reaction will provide the “10-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, rating the club in 10-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next 10 games on the schedule.

To hear the full explanation from Monday morning, click HERE.

1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 3-7 mark?
Drew: Better
Luke: Better

2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Drew: MVP – Adam Jones; LVP – Matt Wieters
Luke: MVP – Adam Jones; LVP – Tommy Hunter

3. Biggest surprise
Drew: The long-term signing of Adam Jones
Luke: The continued struggles of Matt Wieters

4. Best thing about the 10-game stretch
Drew: Brian Matusz continues to make progress from last season
Luke: Zach Britton and Brian Roberts moving closer to a return

5. Ten games from now…
Drew: Fans will officially be worried about the state of the Orioles.
Luke: Mark Reynolds will reestablish himself as a lineup regular.

6. Record in the next 10 games (**0-1 already, three at Tampa Bay, three at Boston, three with Philadelphia)
Drew: 3-7
Luke: 4-6

7. Stock rising/falling over the next 10 games
Drew: Rising – Nick Markakis; Falling – Chris Davis
Luke: Rising – Matt Wieters; Falling – Robert Andino

8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 41-50
Drew: C
Luke: B-

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