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Do the Baltimore Orioles Need to Make Any More Moves Before the Season Begins?
February 23rd, 2015 at 9:43 AM
The Baltimore Orioles enter the 2015 season as defending AL East Champions and the runner-up in the American League, and once again find themselves being overlooked by most of the National baseball media. Baltimore has filled a couple holes and more importantly, gotten healthy, but do they need to make...

Hearing from Baltimore Orioles RHP Bud Norris on Last Season’s Success and 2015
February 23rd, 2015 at 7:31 AM
Spring Training is in full swing for the Baltimore Orioles down in Sarasota with the pitchers and catchers having been officially working out since Friday. On Sunday, we got to hear from Orioles' starting pitcher Bud Norris on his success last season and looking forward to 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Thanks to the tremendous...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Questions Frequent, Everth Cabrera a Hot Topic
February 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
It’s Sunday and you know what that means here at Orioles101, it’s time for another Mailbag. This week we were flooded with Spring Training questions and the addition of free agent Everth Cabrera. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on the same...

Hearing from Baltimore Orioles Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette on Deals and the Offseason
February 20th, 2015 at 9:25 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have officially begun their 2015 season with pitchers and catchers officially reporting and having their first official workout Friday. Orioles' Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette met with reporters in Sarasota on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** Duquette's interview was supplied to the media not present via Orioles PR. Duquette touched on a number of...

Five Bold Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Predictions
February 20th, 2015 at 7:27 AM
Today marks the first official workout day for pitchers and catchers of the Baltimore Orioles, which means we Spring Training is officially underway in Sarasota. With the first official workout taking place, we thought it would be a good time to present our five bold O's spring training predictions. ***PHOTO1*** Remember, these...

Baltimore Orioles Nearing Deal with Free Agent Everth Cabrera, Good Move?
February 18th, 2015 at 1:37 PM
The Baltimore Orioles are once again making moves in February. Baltimore is reportedly nearing a deal with free agent shortstop Everth Cabrera on a $2.4 million deal. ***PHOTO1*** Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun broke the news first. Cabrera, 28, was non-tendered by the San Diego Padres this offseason and is looking to...

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview Part 9: Position Battles
February 18th, 2015 at 10:05 AM
We are nearing the completion of our ten-part, Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview and have arrived at part nine, position battles. Orioles' pitchers and catchers will officially report to Spring Training tomorrow and we could not be more exciting! ***PHOTO1*** There will be several position battles taking place in camp this spring,...

Baltimore Orioles Sign Utility Man Jayson Nix, Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs
February 18th, 2015 at 7:32 AM
It was an out of the ordinary day on Tuesday for the Baltimore Orioles this offseason in that there were a couple newsworthy announcements to note. Baltimore announced the signing of utility man Jayson Nix to a Minor League Deal with an invite to Spring Training as well as announcing...

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview Part 7: Catchers
February 16th, 2015 at 8:41 AM
It's finally the week baltimore orioles fans have been waiting for all winter, it's pitchers and catchers report week! The O's pitchers and catchers will report on Thursday with their first full official workout on Friday. We get back to our O's Spring Training Preview with part seven of our...

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview Part 5: Middle Infielders
February 13th, 2015 at 7:34 AM
We have reached the mid-point of our ten-part Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview with part five, the O's middle infield. Baltimore is in good hands with their middle infield, but despite some certainties, there will be plenty of players to watch up the middle this spring. ***PHOTO1*** The Orioles will have a...

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview Part 4: Bullpen
February 12th, 2015 at 9:42 AM
We are approaching the mid-point of our ten-part Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview with part four, the O's bullpen. Orioles' pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training a week from today and the bullpen will be plenty crowded with possible options for the Birds. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore will have a total of...

Baltimore Orioles Have 4th Best Bullpen in MLB According to Sports on Earth
February 11th, 2015 at 1:55 PM
We take a break from our Spring Training preview to take a look at how the baseball "experts" view the 2015 Baltimore Orioles. Earlier this week we noted that the Orioles had the 8th best lineup in Major League Baseball according to Sports on Earth, and now the O's garner...

Spring Training Preview Part 1: Baltimore Orioles Camp Roster Includes 15 Non-roster Players
February 11th, 2015 at 7:44 AM
It has become a tradition here at Orioles101 to present the wonderful fans of the Baltimore Orioles with an in depth, ten-part Spring Training Preview. We begin our 2015 preview today with part one, simply going over who all has been invited to camp for the Birds in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** The Orioles...

Why Baltimore Orioles’ Alejandro De Aza Heading to Arbitration Hearing is not Good for Anyone
February 9th, 2015 at 9:49 AM
The Baltimore Orioles began the offseason with 11 arbitration eligible players and have been able to work out deals with ten of those with just outfielder Alejandro De Aza remaining. Despite a small difference in the figures exchanged, the O's and De Aza will head to an arbitration hearing on...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: on Minor League Deal, Baltimore Orioles Should Target Mark Ellis
February 9th, 2015 at 7:38 AM
The MLB Free Agent Market is shrinking by the day and there is not much out there that would help the Baltimore Orioles improve on what they already have. One player out there that we think could be a solid move for the O's would be trying to sign veteran...

Don’t Count Out a Rebound Season for Baltimore Orioles’ RHP Ubaldo Jimenez
February 5th, 2015 at 9:57 AM
The Baltimore Orioles surprised everyone last offseason when they signed free agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year, $50 million deal, the richest for a free agent pitcher in franchise history. Unfortunately for Baltimore, the first year of that deal did not pan out with Jimenez's poor performance, but don't...

Baltimore Orioles’ Bullpen Newcomer LHP Wesley Wright Anxious to Prove Something in 2015
February 4th, 2015 at 10:15 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have only made on real free agent signing for a Major League player this offseason that wasn't their own, and that free agent is left handed reliever Wesley Wright. In talking with the media this weekend, Wright is out to prove something in 2015 with the O's. ***PHOTO1*** Outside...

Transaction Bonanza; Baltimore Orioles Make Abundance of Moves Tuesday, Sign Nolan Reimold
February 4th, 2015 at 7:22 AM
Tuesday was progressing along like a normal Baltimore Orioles' offseason day, until all of the sudden the O's began dropping moves like they were hot. The Orioles proceeded to make two trades, a minor league free agent signing and avoid arbitration with RHP Miguel Gonzalez. ***PHOTO1*** First, we will touch on Gonzalez....

JJ Hardy on 2014 Back Injury, Baltimore Orioles’ Offseason, and Avoiding Free Agency
February 3rd, 2015 at 7:58 AM
JJ Hardy spent some time with reporters over the weekend while taking in the festivities of the Baltimore Orioles annual FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center and touched on his back injury in 2014, as well looking forward to 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Hardy had one of the more amusing segments with the media...

Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones on Dan Duquette, Nick Markakis, 2015 and More
February 2nd, 2015 at 10:04 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have an unquestioned leader in All-Star centerfielder Adam Jones and we got the chance to hear from him over the weekend at FanFest. Jones addressed questions ranging from the Dan Duquette saga to the departure of Nick Markakis and more. ***PHOTO1*** Fans hear all the time from players that...