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MLB Free Agent Rumors: Outfielder Torii Hunter Reportedly on Baltimore Orioles “radar”
November 24th, 2014 at 8:07 AM
This time of year is both frustrating and exciting due to the massive amount of rumors and reports surrounding every MLB team, including the Baltimore Orioles. We try to avoid the ridiculous, and keep you apprised of legitimate and completely possible rumors. Over the weekend the Orioles were linked to...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Nick Markakis and Baltimore Orioles Free Agent Targets the Focus
November 23rd, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's time once again for another edition of Orioles101 Mailbag and this week the focus continued to center around Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis as well as potential O's targets in free agency. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: LHP Craig Breslow Should Be a Target on Baltimore Orioles Radar
November 21st, 2014 at 11:03 AM
The Baltimore Orioles' acquisition of LHP Andrew Miller at the MLB Trade Deadline was one of the best in baseball in 2014. Miller proved to be worth the trade and then some out of the Orioles bullpen, but the downside of the acquisition is that Miller hits free agency this...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Should the Baltimore Orioles Pursue DH Kendrys Morales?
November 20th, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Another shoe dropped in the DH free agent market on Wednesday when the Oakland A's signed Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million deal. Both Butler and Victor Martinez have come off the market already this season, which raises the question of whether or not the Baltimore Orioles pursue Kendrys...

Baltimore Orioles Sign Nine to Minor League Deals Including 3B Michael Almanzar and LHP Chris Jones
November 20th, 2014 at 8:03 AM
The Baltimore Orioles continued to add organizational depth on Wednesday as they announced the signing of nine players to minor league deals. Two of the nine players that were signed to new deals, 3B Michael Almanzar and LHP Chris Jones, were in the organization in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore re-signed Almanzar and Jones...

MLB Trade Rumors: Baltimore Orioles Likely to Trade a Starting Pitcher This Offseason?
November 19th, 2014 at 12:17 PM
The Major League Baseball offseason has already presented us with some surprises and head scratchers, but the Baltimore Orioles have yet to make a "major" move. While free agency is normally the easiest way to make a big move, trades also present a team with the opportunity and the Orioles...

Baltimore Orioles Ink Farm Hand RHP Oliver Drake to MLB Deal
November 19th, 2014 at 7:56 AM
The Baltimore Orioles announced on Tuesday that they re-signed one of their minor league free agents, RHP Oliver Drake to a Major League Deal. ***PHOTO1*** Drake was an Orioles minor league free agent this winter, and was rewarded by the team for a terrific 2014 with a new MLB deal. Originally drafted in...

Russell Martin’s Free Agent Contract Tells Us a Lot About What to Expect for Matt Wieters
November 18th, 2014 at 12:18 PM
One of the biggest and most surprising free agent moves thus far has been the Toronto Blue Jays signing C Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million deal on Monday. Martin's new deal can tell us an awful lot about what Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters could go for next...

Baltimore Orioles Add Infield Depth, Sign Ozzie Martinez to Minor League Deal
November 18th, 2014 at 8:02 AM
Who says the offseason has been mostly quiet around Baltimore? The Orioles added some organizational infield depth over the weekend by signing Ozzie Martinez to a Minor League deal. ***PHOTO1*** Ok, so it's not necessarily hot stove worthy, but the move is a good one in our book for the O's. Martinez adds...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Updates on Baltimore Orioles Free Agents Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz
November 17th, 2014 at 8:29 AM
Despite the flurry of NCAA and NFL football over the weekend, Baltimore Orioles fans were still reaching out to us asking if there was any new news on O's free agents Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz. ***PHOTO1*** There was not any news to come out of Baltimore regarding either free agent this...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Baltimore Orioles Offseason Moves and Prospects
November 16th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It’s Sunday, and you know what that means. It’s time once again for another edition of Orioles101 Mailbag, and this week there were a wide variety of questions presented to us, including ones about Ubaldo Jimenez. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles and Nick Markakis Nearing a Four-year Deal?
November 14th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
The Baltimore Orioles and free agent outfielder Nick Markakis have been discussing a new deal for quite some time now, and several reports yesterday said that a potential four-year deal is getting very close to being done. ***PHOTO1*** Heading into this week's GM Meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, Markakis' agent Jamie Murphy was...

Victor Martinez’s New Contract Gives Us Some Insight on Nelson Cruz’s Potential Deal
November 13th, 2014 at 10:20 AM
The first truly big hat to fall in the MLB free agent market took place on Wednesday when DH Victor Martinez agreed to terms on a four-year, $68 million deal to re-sign with the Detroit Tigers. With Martinez off the market, Nelson Cruz becomes the best available DH option, but...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles LHP Andrew Miller Reportedly Seeking Four-year Deal
November 13th, 2014 at 8:20 AM
The Baltimore Orioles and Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette made one of the best moves at the MLB trade deadline this season when they acquired LHP Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox. Miller is one of-if not the- best reliever on the free agent market, and is reportedly seeking a...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles in the Yasmany Tomas Sweepstakes?
November 12th, 2014 at 9:33 AM
There has been a growing list of Cuban defectors that have become MLB stars in recent years, with some of the most notable cases being Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu. Next on that list appears to be slugger Yasmany Tomas, but are the Baltimore Orioles really players in the Tomas...

Nick Markakis’ Agent Meeting with Other Teams, No Time to Panic for Baltimore Orioles Fans
November 11th, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Baltimore Orioles fans everywhere have had three names on their minds since the O's were knocked out of the playoffs: Andrew Miller, Nelson Cruz, and Nick Markakis. The news that Markakis' agent is negotiating with other teams this week at the GM Meetings in Phoenix has caused some panic for...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Nick Markakis and Baltimore Orioles Accolades the Focus
November 9th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It’s Sunday, and you know what that means. That's right, it’s time for another edition of Orioles101 Mailbag! This week, we were flooded with questions surrounding Nick Markakis and Orioles accolades for the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on...

What Kind of Contract Could Nelson Cruz Land in Free Agency?
November 6th, 2014 at 9:39 AM
The MLB free agent market is a pretty good one this season, but power is going to be at a premium and Baltimore Orioles free agent outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz has it. What kind of deal could the 2014 MLB home run champ land in free agency this offseason? ***PHOTO1*** Cruz, 34 years...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Should Baltimore Orioles Be Interested in LHP Zach Duke?
November 5th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
MLB Free Agency is in full swing, despite the absence of any big-name signings. The Baltimore Orioles will likely not be shopping in the elite section of this year's market, other than trying to re-sign their own free agents, but there are always some bargains to be had. We believe...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles Have No Need for AJ Burnett
November 4th, 2014 at 9:18 AM
Around this time a year ago, the Baltimore Orioles were widely regarded as one of the favorites to land then-free agent RHP A.J. Burnett. It made sense at the time for Baltimore to go after a veteran arm who had experience in the AL East. ***PHOTO1*** Fast forward a year, and now...