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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 INF Ozzie Martinez to Minor League Deal
November 18th, 2014 at 8:02 AM
Who says the offseason has been mostly quiet thus far around Baltimore? The Baltimore Orioles added some organizational infield depth over the weekend by signing INF 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...

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...

Baltimore Orioles Give Qualifying Offer to Nelson Cruz, Make Additional Roster Moves
November 4th, 2014 at 7:27 AM
The Baltimore Orioles made a few moves and transactions on Monday. To no one's surprise, the Orioles extended a qualifying offer to free agent Nelson Cruz. However, they also made a couple 40-man roster moves as well. ***PHOTO1*** Nelson Cruz given Qualifying Offer If you were surprised at all yesterday to see Baltimore...

MLB Free Agency Rumors: Baltimore Orioles Discussing Four-year Deal with Nick Markakis
November 3rd, 2014 at 7:32 AM
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis has been one of, if not the, top thing on Orioles' fans minds everywhere after it became evident that the team would decline their half of his 2015 option in lieu of trying to work out a new deal. On Sunday, it was reported that...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Nick Markakis and Baltimore Orioles Free Agency Questions the Focus
November 2nd, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's time for another edition of Orioles101 Mailbag. This week, we were flooded with questions surrounding one player, Nick Markakis. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on the same topic, we answer them with one general answer...

Baltimore Orioles Exercise 2015 Options for RHP Darren O’Day and LHP Wei-Yin Chen
October 31st, 2014 at 7:31 AM
MLB Free Agency officially began on Thursday, but the Baltimore Orioles quickly made the move to keep two of their potential free agents. Baltimore exercised their 2015 team options on both RHP Darren O'Day and LHP Wei-Yin Chen. ***PHOTO1*** This should not be surprising news to anyone, especially Orioles fans. Both O'Day...

Examining What Kind of Contract LHP Andrew Miller Could Expect in Free Agency
October 30th, 2014 at 9:28 AM
The Baltimore Orioles made a tremendous move at the MLB trade deadline this season when they acquired LHP Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox. Miller was fantastic for the Orioles and increased his value even more as he will now enter the free agent market, but what kind of...