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If not Alejandro De Aza, Who Would Be the Next Baltimore Orioles Candidate to Leadoff?
January 30th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
The departure of long-time Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis in free agency left some holes to fill. One of those is at the top of the order as the leadoff hitter, but the O's appear to have an easy replacement for that in outfielder Alejandro De Aza. ***PHOTO2*** If De Aza...

If You Had to Pick One, Which Baltimore Orioles’ Pending Free Agent Should Get an Extension?
January 27th, 2015 at 10:32 AM
As we quickly approach the month of February, the 2015 season is getting oh so close to getting going with the beginning of Spring Training next month. We are all excited for the season to get going, but we thought we would take a look at the end of the...

Examining Baltimore Orioles’ Latest Minor League Signings: Outfielder Chris Parmelee and RHP Dane De La Rosa
January 27th, 2015 at 7:58 AM
The Baltimore Orioles officially announced on Monday the signing of three free agents to minor league deals with invitations to MLB Spring Training. Baltimore inked right handed pitchers Steve Johnson and Dane De La Rosa, as well as outfielder Chris Parmelee. ***PHOTO1*** We already knew of Johnson's signing last week, but the...

Will the Real Steve Pearce Please Stand up? Expectations for the Rising Star in 2015
January 23rd, 2015 at 9:32 AM
The 2014 Baltimore Orioles suffered two major injuries and a key suspension, but still managed to both win the AL East and earn an ALCS berth for the first time since 1997. One of the key contributor's for the team's success was the production from one Steve Pearce, but what...

Alejandro De Aza is a Wildcard for the Baltimore Orioles in 2015; Expect a Good Season
January 22nd, 2015 at 8:06 AM
The Baltimore Orioles will have a competition in Spring Training for some sort of role in their outfield. This offseason, the departures of both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis have all but assured Alejandro De Aza of potentially, "everyday status" in left field and we expect that to be a...

Are the Baltimore Orioles Done with MLB Acquisitions This Offseason?
January 21st, 2015 at 7:37 AM
Spring Training is now less than a month away and the Baltimore Orioles will be heading to camp with minimal additions and a some major subtractions from their 2014 AL East Championship team. With such little time remaining in the offseason, are the Orioles done with MLB acquisitions? Some would argue...

Orioles101 Tutorial: How Does This Whole Salary Arbitration Process Work?
January 20th, 2015 at 9:06 AM
This time of year in the baseball world is an interesting one. Some big name free agents still remain, mid-level free agents search for their new teams, and the most frequent word mentioned is arbitration. If you are confused about the whole arbitration process, or just looking for a refresher,...

Big Season Ahead for Baltimore Orioles RHP Bud Norris
January 20th, 2015 at 7:40 AM
We are less than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting for the Baltimore Orioles and warmer weather is right around the corner. One of the pitchers to keep a close eye on in 2015 will be RHP Bud Norris. ***PHOTO1*** Norris, 29 (will turn 30 in March), is entering his...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Baltimore Orioles’ VP/GM Dan Duquette and O’s Outfield Popular Topics This Week
January 18th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for our weekly Orioles101 Mailbag. This week the focus surrounded Baltimore Orioles Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette, outfielder Nori Aoki, and the O’s outfield. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on the same topic, we answer...

Which FA, Max Scherzer or James Shields, Would Baltimore Orioles Prefer not to See in Division?
January 16th, 2015 at 10:34 AM
There are two marquee free agent starting pitchers remaining on the free agent market in Max Scherzer and James Shields. With both of them seeming to be targets of division rivals, we wondered which would the Baltimore Orioles like to see stay out of the AL East? ***PHOTO1*** Before we even present...

2015 is a Make or Break Year for Baltimore Orioles’ 1B Chris Davis
January 16th, 2015 at 7:28 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have seen two important bats leave via free agency in Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis and have seen little come in. It is no secret that the Orioles believe a healthy Manny Machado and Matt Wieters, along with a better year from Chris Davis, should be more...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Nori Aoki Still Available, We Believe the Baltimore Orioles Should Pursue
January 15th, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Spring Training begins next month and the Baltimore Orioles are still searching for another left handed hitting outfielder. Baltimore has inquired with other teams for possible trades, talked with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus, and explored multiple options, but we do not fully understand why free agent Nori Aoki is...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Colby Rasmus, J.P. Arencibia and Dylan Bundy Among Popular Topics This Week
January 11th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's time for Orioles101's Mailbag and this week the focus turned from the team as a whole to specific individuals. Among the more popular topics this week were Colby Rasmus, J.P. Arencibia and Dylan Bundy. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if...

Taking a Look at Baltimore Orioles Newest Acquisition C/1B J.P. Arencibia, He Loves OPACY
January 9th, 2015 at 7:23 AM
The Baltimore Orioles announced a signing on Thursday, but not the one we expected. The Birds' announced that they had agreed to a Minor League deal with former Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers' J.P. Arencibia. ***PHOTO1*** The deal includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. We anticipated the Orioles officially announcing...

Delmon Young’s 2014 was an Absolute Pinch of Beauty for Baltimore Orioles
January 8th, 2015 at 7:53 AM
The Baltimore Orioles signed Delmon Young last offseason to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training and fans were kind of curious why the O's would "waste their time" by signing Young, who had the reputation of being a nuisance in the clubhouse. ***PHOTO1*** About a year later, the...

Some Baltimore Orioles Players That You Will Likely See in Baltimore at Some Point in 2015
January 7th, 2015 at 10:07 AM
Believe it or not folks, the Baltimore Orioles will begin Spring Training next month and before you know it we will all be complaining about the heat once again. Today we thought we would take a look at some players that fans will likely see in Baltimore at some point...

MLB Trade Rumors: is Tampa Bay Rays’ Ben Zobrist Worth Sending Top Prospects For?
January 5th, 2015 at 7:33 AM
The Baltimore Orioles still have some things left on their shopping list despite the holiday season concluding last week and the addition of a left handed hitting outfield is at the top of the list. Several names are still on the free agent market, but one name we have rarely...

Taking a Look at Colby Rasmus and Baltimore Orioles Outfielder’s Numbers Against Right Handers
January 2nd, 2015 at 7:56 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have been reportedly in communication with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus for a while now and according to multiple reports, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is set to meet with Rasmus to see if he would be a fit in the O's clubhouse. With that news in mind,...

Welcome 2015! a Look Back at the Baltimore Orioles 2014 Year with One Liners
January 1st, 2015 at 7:30 AM
Happy New Year to everyone out there and we hope that everyone had a fun, happy and safe New Year. Today we thought it would be fitting to take a look back at 2014 in regards to the Baltimore Orioles and what a better way to do it than with...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Comparing Baltimore Orioles Potential Targets Nori Aoki and Colby Rasmus
December 31st, 2014 at 7:33 AM
It's the final day of 2014 and we thought what would be better than comparing two potential free agent outfielders that the Baltimore Orioles have been reported to be interested in, after all, one of them could be wearing an Orioles uniform in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore has been looking for some outfield...