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Examining the Baltimore Orioles’ Rule-5 Draft Selections
December 12th, 2014 at 8:45 AM
The Baltimore Orioles continued their recent trend of selecting a player in the MLB portion of the Rule-5 Draft and even upped the ante on Thursday by selecting two players. ***PHOTO1*** Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette selected RHP Logan Verrett with their pick in the MLB portion of the Rule-5 Draft and also...

Reason for Outrage by Baltimore Orioles’ Fans at Lack of Movement by O’s Front Office?
December 11th, 2014 at 10:51 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have been pretty quiet at this week's MLB Winter Meetings and the entire offseason for that matter, but is there reason for outrage by O's fans at lack of movement by the Orioles front office? ***PHOTO1*** There have been a lot of negative or angry fans out there of...

Free Agent Outfielder Nori Aoki Makes Perfect Sense for Baltimore Orioles
December 10th, 2014 at 10:33 AM
It is no secret that the Baltimore Orioles have some holes to fill after seeing Nelson Cruz, Nick Markakis and Andrew Miller leave via free agency already this offseason. Among all of the current options on the free agent market, we believe the OF Nori Aoki makes perfect sense for...

MLB Trade Rumors: Count the Baltimore Orioles Out on Outfielder Matt Kemp per Reports
December 10th, 2014 at 7:38 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are in dyer need of filling holes in their outfield and lineup thanks to the departures of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis via free agency, but help does not appear to be coming from Los Angeles. ***PHOTO1*** The Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reported on Tuesday that sources had informed...

Baltimore Orioles See Three Players Drop Off 40-man Roster on Monday
December 9th, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Baltimore Orioles' fans are in high anticipation that the O's front office will make a move or two this week during the MLB Winter Meetings, but some may have missed that the Orioles saw their 40-man roster drop down to 37 players on Monday. Remember when the Orioles acquired LHP Scott...

MLB Trade Rumors: Outfielder Marlon Byrd a Possible Trade Target for Baltimore Orioles
December 9th, 2014 at 7:52 AM
The Baltimore Orioles, and pretty much every team in the league, had several rumors floating around about them after day one of the MLB Winter Meetings on Monday. One of the more intriguing tidbits to come out of day one regarding the Birds was the possibility of OF Marlon Byrd...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: LHP Wesley Wright Could Be an Under-the-Radar Bullpen Option for Baltimore Orioles
December 8th, 2014 at 10:29 AM
The MLB Winter Meetings begin today and the amount of rumors and news this week will be astronomical. The Baltimore Orioles will certainly not be left out of the fold. Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette has already stated that adding some more bullpen depth is one of his goals and LHP...

MLB Winter Meetings Begin Today, Will Baltimore Orioles Make a Move This Week?
December 8th, 2014 at 7:46 AM
When it comes to the MLB offseason, one of the more exciting weeks is that of the Winter Meetings. It presents both GMs and players' agents the opportunity to meet with several people face-to-face throughout the day. Many of the "blockbuster-type of deals" usually get done during this week. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore Orioles...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Replacing Baltimore Orioles’ Free Agents Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis the Focus
December 7th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It’s Sunday, and you know what that means. It’s time for another edition of Orioles101 Mailbag! The entire week of questions surrounded the departure and replacements for Baltimore Orioles’ free agents Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions...

MLB Trade Rumors: Could We See Atlanta Braves’ Justin Upton in a Baltimore Orioles Uniform?
December 5th, 2014 at 8:03 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are in the midst of a very tough week with both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis agreeing to terms with new teams, leaving a lot of holes to fill. One of the possible options to help fill the void for Baltimore would be the acquisition of Atlanta...

Sad Day in Birdland: Nick Markakis Agrees to Four-year Deal with Atlanta Braves
December 4th, 2014 at 7:51 AM
Baltimore Orioles fans were down in the dumps at the beginning of the week when news broke that Nelson Cruz had agreed to terms with the Seattle Mariners, but Wednesday's news was met with even more sadness and anger. On Wednesday, the longest tenured active Oriole, Nick Markakis, found a...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles Have “Strong Interest” in Mike Morse
December 3rd, 2014 at 11:04 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are quickly seeing their 2014 outfield disappear with Nelson Cruz signing with the Seattle Mariners earlier in the week and the Atlanta Braves strongly pursuing Nick Markakis. Late Tuesday, reports began to surface that the Orioles are showing "strong interest" in free agent OF/1B Mike Morse, but...

No Surprises, Baltimore Orioles Tender Contracts to All 11 Arbitration-Eligible Players
December 3rd, 2014 at 7:48 AM
The MLB deadline to tender 2015 contracts to arbitration eligible players came and went on Tuesday, and the Baltimore Orioles produced no surprises. The Birds tendered contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore's 11 arbitration eligible players included C Matt Wieters, infielders Chris Davis, Ryan Flaherty, and Steve Pearce, OF Alejandro...

Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles Reunion Now Reportedly Less Likely
December 2nd, 2014 at 9:33 AM
The Baltimore Orioles saw their most productive offensive player in 2014, Nelson Cruz, sign a four-year, $58 million deal with the Seattle Mariners on Monday. As grim as that news was, it was made worse with the news that the Orioles now have less than a 50-50 shot at re-signing...

Nelson Cruz Signs with Seattle Mariners, So Who Becomes Baltimore Orioles Top Priority?
December 2nd, 2014 at 7:51 AM
The Baltimore Orioles now have a big hole to fill in their lineup for 2015 with the news that free agent OF/DH Nelson Cruz has agreed to terms with the Seattle Mariners on a four-year, $58 million deal. With Cruz signing elsewhere, who should now become the Orioles top priority...

Baltimore Orioles Free Agent and Trade Rumors Weekend Round-up
December 1st, 2014 at 7:55 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have been relatively quiet this offseason, at least in regards to bigger name players, but the O's have not been left out of the rumor mill completely. Over the weekend, there were some more rumors and reports festering around and today, we are going to recap them...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Baltimore Orioles Roster and Free Agents the Focus
November 30th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It’s Sunday, and that means two things this time of year: football and the Orioles101 Mailbag. This week, the questions were a little lighter with the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday deals going on all week, but the Baltimore Orioles' roster and free agent targets were the focus. ***PHOTO1*** As we always...

Examining Baltimore Orioles’ Two Newest Additions: LHP Scott Barnes and INF Rey Navarro
November 28th, 2014 at 7:44 AM
The Baltimore Orioles took care of a little business on Wednesday before beginning their Thanksgiving holiday. Baltimore made two moves in signing infielder Rey Navarro to a Major League deal and acquiring LHP Scott Barnes. ***PHOTO1*** Both players are added to the Orioles 40-man roster, which now stands at 39 with these...

MLB Trade Rumors: Some Trade Scenarios That Theoretically Make Sense for Baltimore Orioles
November 26th, 2014 at 7:46 AM
With the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, newsworthy moves are unlikely, but not impossible, to occur over the next couple of days. Keeping that in mind, we thought it would be fun to lay out a couple of trade scenarios that could possibly make sense for the Baltimore Orioles. ***PHOTO1*** Before we get to...

Five Former Baltimore Orioles Among Those on Loaded Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot
November 25th, 2014 at 7:50 AM
The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was released on Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) and contained five former Baltimore Orioles. ***PHOTO1*** The 2015 ballot is considered a loaded one, but with several "steroid era" question marks. Baltimore boasts five players that once wore the black and orange, which...