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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...

“Don’t Believe a Word They Say” Former Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Nick Markakis
February 25th, 2015 at 7:19 PM
The Baltimore Orioles lost their longest tenured player when free agent outfielder Nick Markakis inked a four-year, $44 million deal with the Atlanta Braves this offseason. Fast forward to Spring Training and Markakis had some pretty strong words to say about his departure from the Orioles. ***PHOTO1*** You can see the quotes...

Could Everth Cabrera Be a Possible Leadoff Candidate for the Baltimore Orioles? not So Fast
February 24th, 2015 at 8:29 AM
The Baltimore Orioles made another move in February this year by inking free agent infielder Everth Cabrera to a one-year deal. Despite his troubles, could the former All-Star be a candidate to become the Orioles leadoff hitter in 2015? ***PHOTO1*** Cabrera and the Orioles agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.4 million...

Everth Cabrera and Baltimore Orioles Agree to One-year, $2.4 Million Deal
February 24th, 2015 at 7:16 AM
The deal that has been basically known for over a week appears to be on the verge of being official. Everth Cabrera and the Baltimore Orioles have reached a one-year deal, $2.4 million deal that also includes another $600,000 in incentives. Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun first reported that the...

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...