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Andrew Miller and Nelson Cruz Difference Makers for Baltimore Orioles in ALDS Sweep
October 6th, 2014 at 9:39 AM
The Baltimore Orioles did what not many outside of Baltimore gave them any chance to do and that was beat the Detroit Tigers in the American League Divisional Series, and not only did they beat them, but they swept them in three games and beat three Cy Young Award winners...

Nelson Cruz Getting Hot at the Right Time for Baltimore Orioles
September 24th, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Nelson Cruz got off to one of the hottest starts we have seen in quite some time, well much like Chris Davis last season, and after a few months of cooling off, Cruz is getting hot once again, and at just the right time for the Baltimore Orioles. ***PHOTO1*** Cruz...

Baltimore Orioles Can Clinch AL East with Win Tonight; up to Ubaldo Jimenez
September 16th, 2014 at 9:47 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are one win away from clinching their first AL East Division title since 1997 and tonight the hopes of a champagne celebration lies on the arm of Ubaldo Jimenez. ***PHOTO1*** It is ironic that arguably the most disappointing player of the season for the Orioles has the opportunity to...

Outfielder Dariel Alvarez Showcased His Talents in Baltimore Orioles Organization This Season
September 13th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
It’s time for another edition of Orioles101 Baltimore Orioles Minor League Spotlight and this week we take a look at the player who arguably had the second best offensive season of any player in the Orioles minor league system, outfielder Dariel Alvarez. ***PHOTO1*** Alvarez, who was signed out of Cuba by...

Nelson Cruz Drives in Seven (VIDEO), It’s Time the Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Enter MVP Conversation
September 8th, 2014 at 9:53 AM
The Baltimore Orioles avoided a sweep in Tampa Bay yesterday with a 7-5 victory over the Rays in 11 innings thanks to a monster day from Nelson Cruz as he drove in all seven runs for the Birds. After his performance on Sunday, we believe it's time that Cruz enter...

Should Manny Machado Injury Affect Baltimore Orioles Pursuit to Re-sign JJ Hardy?
September 1st, 2014 at 6:30 AM
Baltimore Orioles Platinum Glove third baseman Manny Machado is out for the season following another knee surgery, and with Gold Glove shortstop JJ Hardy entering free agency at the end of this season, should Machado's injury affect the Orioles pursuit to re-sign Hardy this offseason? ***PHOTO1*** First off, happy Labor Day to...

Orioles101 Player Profile: Longest Current Tenured Baltimore Oriole, Nick Markakis
July 8th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
 The 2014 Baltimore Orioles had a bit of a different look to the diehard O’s fan as the longest tenured Oriole, Brian Roberts departed via free agency and joined the hated New York Yankees. With Roberts’s departure, Nick Markakis became the Orioles senior citizen in terms of Orioles years and...

Quarter of the 2014 Season is in the Books, Where Do the Baltimore Orioles Stand?
May 19th, 2014 at 8:09 AM
With Sunday's 8-6 defeat to the Kansas City Royals, the Baltimore Orioles finished their 42nd game of the season, which is just over the quarter mark for the season. With one quarter of the season in the books, we thought we would take a look at just where the Orioles...

Minor League Spotlight: Bowie Baysox Infielder Garabez Rosa Making a Name for Himself
May 6th, 2014 at 9:01 AM
We continue our season long Baltimore Orioles Minor League Spotlights with a guy that not many Orioles fans even know about, but has gotten off to one of the best starts of anyone in the Orioles organization this year, Bowie Baysox infielder Garabez Rosa. ***PHOTO1*** Just who is this guy? Rosa, 24,...

A Look at the Numbers: Why Bring Steve Pearce Back? Most Numbers Don’t Support It
April 30th, 2014 at 9:43 AM
The Baltimore Orioles and Steve Pearce pulled a fast one yesterday as the Orioles re-signed Pearce after he declined the claim placed on him in waivers and elected free agency, and promptly re-signed with Baltimore. ***PHOTO1***  In an odd twist, suddenly several Orioles fans, who had praised the team for DFA'ing him...

Roster Shuffle: Baltimore Orioles Doing the Roster Rain Dance the Last Couple Weeks
April 30th, 2014 at 7:02 AM
After lasting over three weeks into the season before making their first roster move of the year, the Baltimore Orioles have been doing the roster shuffle over the past weeks. The dance continued yesterday as they were going to activate Manny Machado off the disabled list if there was a...

Taking a Look at the Numbers; Give Ubaldo Jimenez Some Time Before Panicking
April 16th, 2014 at 8:50 AM
Every Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher other than Chris Tillman has had at least one bad outing thus far in 2014, but Ubaldo Jimenez is the one starter that has yet to post a quality start. As bad as it may seem, we suggest that you give Jimenez some time before...

Ubaldo Jimenez Set to Make His Baltimore Orioles Debut Tonight; Can He Conquer His Past?
April 2nd, 2014 at 7:09 AM
The Baltimore Orioles enjoyed a day off on Tuesday, after all they did play a game on Monday, but today they will get back to it as the Birds host the Boston Red Sox in game two of their three game set and will send Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound...

Predicting the Baltimore Orioles 25-man Roster with Six Days Till Opening Day
March 25th, 2014 at 9:17 AM
We are just six days away from the Baltimore Orioles opening the season on Monday, March 31 against the defending World Series Champion and AL East rival Boston Red Sox. Today, we thought we would break down who we believe will come north with the Birds and make the 25-man...

Report: Luis Ayala Returning to the Baltimore Orioles Bullpen?
March 20th, 2014 at 6:57 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are rumored around another free agent late in the spring as a possible reunion with right handed reliever Luis Ayala could be in the cards. ***PHOTO1*** Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported on Twitter that Ayala has offers from the Orioles and another club according to his source, with a...

Bullpen Picture Very Crowded for Baltimore Orioles Halfway Through Spring Training
March 13th, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Believe it or not, we are already halfway through Spring Training and Opening Day is just over two weeks away. The Baltimore Orioles bullpen picture is still extremely crowded and there are plenty of spots yet to be decided. ***PHOTO1*** Fortunately for the Orioles, the bullpen picture is crowded because so many...

Baseball Prospectus Editor-in-Chief Ben Lindbergh and Writer Paul Sporer Talk Baltimore Orioles
March 11th, 2014 at 9:17 AM
We have reached the final installment of our interview series with National baseball writers, reporters and analysts with the guys at Baseball Prospectus. Thanks to Baseball Prospectus president Joe Hanrahi, we had the privilege to talk Baltimore Orioles and AL East with Editor-in-Chief Ben Lindbergh and writer Paul Sporer. ***PHOTO1*** You have...

A Quick Ervin Santana Update; Baltimore Orioles Still in the Mix
March 11th, 2014 at 7:19 AM
It has been one of the wilder stories this offseason and the Baltimore Orioles have been in the mix all offseason in regards to free agent pitcher Ervin Santana, who still, at this time, has yet to sign with a team for the 2014 season. The saga continues to grow,...

Baltimore Orioles and AL East Conversation with National MLB Columnist at Bleacher Report, Rick Weiner
March 6th, 2014 at 8:21 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have made a couple splashes in free agency in February, which has made them legit contenders in the AL East, but how are National baseball writers viewing the Orioles? Today we continue with our interviews with Nationally known and respected baseball writers with National MLB Columnist at...

Bleacher Report MLB Lead Writer, Jason Martinez Joins Orioles101 to Talk Baltimore Orioles and AL East
March 5th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Over the past month, we have been reaching out to speak with some of the most respected baseball analysts and reporters in the league to talk about the Baltimore Orioles and the AL East, and in today's segment we sat down with MLB Lead Writer for the Bleacher Report and...