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How the Cole Hamels Trade Affects the Baltimore Orioles
July 30th, 2015 at 11:53 AM
The biggest news to come out in regards to the MLB Trade Deadline on Wednesday was the reported trade of Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels. Believe it or not, the trade has multiple effects on the Baltimore Orioles. ***PHOTO1*** First off, we think everyone will agree with us here, it's about time...

Thanks to Second Wildcard, the Baltimore Orioles are in an Odd Situation at MLB Trade Deadline
July 27th, 2015 at 11:54 AM
The Baltimore Orioles enter their three-game series with the visiting Atlanta Braves at 48-49, which isn't what most fans expected at this point in the season. The MLB Trade Deadline is on Friday, and thanks to the second wildcard, the O's are in an odd and difficult position. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore is currently...

News and Notes: Baltimore Orioles Take Series, Nick Markakis Returns to Baltimore, and More
July 27th, 2015 at 8:05 AM
It's time for your daily dose of Baltimore Orioles news and notes. In today's series winning edition, we talk about the O's winning their series against Tampa Bay, the return of Nick Markakis to Baltimore tonight, and we preview the pitching matchups against the Atlanta Braves. ***PHOTO1*** O's win 5-2, take series...

News and Notes: Baltimore Orioles’ Second Half Set to Begin, Pitching Matchup Preview, and More
July 17th, 2015 at 8:24 AM
It's time for your daily dose of Baltimore Orioles news and notes. In today's happy Friday edition, we talk about the second half set to get underway, we preview this weekend's pitching matchups against the Detroit Tigers, and the O's lost Michael Bowden on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** Second half set to begin, should...

What Could Chris Parmelee Add to the Baltimore Orioles Lineup?
June 16th, 2015 at 10:16 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are winners of nine of their last 11 games and are beginning to see their offense turn it around after a rough month of May. The O's are expected to add OF/1B Chris Parmelee to their roster today, but what could he bring to the Orioles lineup? ***PHOTO1*** As...

News and Notes: Wei-Yin Chen Tosses Gem, Chris Parmelee and More
June 16th, 2015 at 8:01 AM
It's time for your daily dose of Baltimore Orioles news and notes. In today's winning edition, we talk about the O's coming out on top again, Wei-Yin Chen tossing a gem of a game, and what could the roster move be to make room for OF/1B Chris Parmelee? ***PHOTO1*** O's beat Phillies...

News and Notes: Chris Davis Homers Twice, Baltimore Orioles Sign Ariel Miranda, and More
May 28th, 2015 at 8:07 AM
It's time for your daily dose of Baltimore Orioles news and notes and it's always a better helping after an O's win. Today we talk about the O's 5-4 win on Tuesday including Chris Davis' monster night, as well as the Orioles' signing of LHP Ariel Miranda, and the Birds'...

MLB Trade Rumors: Could Mike Wright Make Bud Norris Expendable for Baltimore Orioles?
May 18th, 2015 at 10:31 AM
The Baltimore Orioles had a terrific starting rotation for most of the 2014 season despite the struggles of RHP Ubaldo Jimenez and that was due largely to the success of the other five arms that filled the rotation throughout the year. Bud Norris was one of those five who helped...

Ubaldo Jimenez Looking Like the $50 Million Man the Baltimore Orioles Signed
May 12th, 2015 at 10:18 AM
The Baltimore Orioles handed out their richest free agent contract to a starting pitcher in franchise history last year to RHP Ubaldo Jimenez and in year two of the deal, he’s beginning to look like a guy who deserved it. ***PHOTO1*** Jimenez and the Orioles agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract...

Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Nolan Reimold Suing Johns Hopkins for Negligent Medical Care
April 14th, 2015 at 1:43 PM
This spring, one of the story lines was the return of OF Nolan Reimold to the Baltimore Orioles after signing a minor league deal with the club in an attempt to regain the form he showed before having neck surgery in 2012. That surgery turns out to be the topic...

Baltimore Orioles’ Steve Pearce Simply Loves Hitting at Tropicana Field
April 8th, 2015 at 9:01 AM
When Steve Pearce homered on Tuesday, he gave the Baltimore Orioles four straight years with someone hitting a home run in each of the first two games of the season. Pearce joined Nick Markakis (2012), Chris Davis (2013) and Nelson Cruz (2014) with the latter two having ended up leading...

Taking a Look at the Baltimore Orioles Potential Free Agents After 2015 Season
March 18th, 2015 at 10:26 AM
With the 2015 regular season getting closer and closer to getting underway, we thought we would take another look at the Baltimore Orioles abundance of potential free agents at the end of the season. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore currently has 11 players that are set to hit free agency at the end of the...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles Have Tried Twice to Begin Extension Talks with Matt Wieters
March 16th, 2015 at 9:34 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have an abundance of players set to hit the free agent market at the end of the 2015 season, including one of the biggest names on the list, catcher Matt Wieters. Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette has reportedly tried twice to engage in extension talks with Wieters's agent,...

Is There Reason for Optimism for Everth Cabrera Defensively at Second Base?
March 12th, 2015 at 10:02 AM
The Baltimore Orioles inked free agent shortstop Everth Cabrera last month with the idea in mind that he could play both middle infield positions and at a high level defensively. Thus far in Spring Training Cabrera has not shown much defensively, but is there reason for optimism for his at...

MLB Trade Rumors: What Would It Take for Baltimore Orioles to Land LHP Cole Hamels?
March 11th, 2015 at 9:06 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have something that not many teams around the league truly have, starting pitching depth. In fact the O's have six starters for five spots and could end up having to move one of them to AAA at the beginning of the season. ***PHOTO1*** One of the biggest names out...

Can’t Blame Chris Davis for Wanting to Know Baltimore Orioles’ Future Plans
March 10th, 2015 at 9:21 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have a gluttony of players that could hit the free agent market at the end of the 2015 season, and one of the more high-profile players on that list is first baseman Chris Davis. On Monday he made it known that his decision to come back or...

Baltimore Orioles’ Pitching Much Better on Wednesday, for the Most Part
March 5th, 2015 at 8:08 AM
A day after allowing 15 runs to the Detroit Tigers in their spring opener, the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff looked much better as a whole on Wednesday despite a 5-4 loss. Baltimore's young arms looked pretty good on Wednesday as well. ***PHOTO1*** Obviously if the other team scores five runs, then the...

One Spring Start Does not Predict Future for Baltimore Orioles RHP Ubaldo Jimenez
March 4th, 2015 at 11:04 AM
The Baltimore Orioles opened up their spring schedule on Tuesday by taking on the Detroit Tigers and falling 15-2. Pitching was pretty abysmal for the Orioles on Tuesday, including their $50 million man Ubaldo Jimenez, but one spring start does not predict the future. ***PHOTO1*** Jimenez struggled mightily in 2014, his first...

The Whole Nick Markakis Saga is Just Confusing, Doesn’t Change His Baltimore Orioles Career
February 26th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
The major story-line for Baltimore Orioles' fans today isn't the official announcement Wednesday of the signing of free agent infielder Everth Cabrera, but of former Orioles' outfielder Nick Markakis' recent comments in USA Today on his departure from the club this offseason. ***PHOTO1*** If you missed it, Markakis spoke yesterday at the...

Adam Jones Gives His Take on Former Baltimore Orioles’ Outfielder Nick Markakis’ Comments
February 26th, 2015 at 9:22 AM
Former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis spoke out yesterday regarding his departure from the Orioles this offseason due to free agency, and had some poignant, yet confusing things to say. Today in Sarasota, Orioles' centerfielder and leader Adam Jones responded to some questions regarding Markakis' comments from beat reporters. ***PHOTO1*** You can...