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After Two Days of Rain, Baltimore Orioles Set to Dry Off, Play Two and Make Two Roster Moves
May 1st, 2014 at 7:07 AM
The Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates have been rained out twice over the last two days and their short two game series has turned into a three day affair with both games being played today in a single admission double header. Not only will the Orioles play two games today,...

Roster Shuffle: Baltimore Orioles Doing the Roster Rain Dance the Last Couple Weeks
April 30th, 2014 at 7:02 AM
After lasting over three weeks into the season before making their first roster move of the year, the Baltimore Orioles have been doing the roster shuffle over the past weeks. The dance continued yesterday as they were going to activate Manny Machado off the disabled list if there was a...

Baltimore Orioles Bring Back “Birdland Passport” Program for 2014
April 6th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
We all see a lot of "programs" out there for sports team's fans, and most of them are pretty tough to complete or are a nuisance, but the Baltimore Orioles may have found one of the most enjoyable programs there are with their "Birdland Passport" program, which returns for 2014. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore...

Just Who is Steve Lombardozzi and Why His Acquisition is a Good Move
March 25th, 2014 at 6:57 AM
The Baltimore Orioles made a late spring trade on Monday as they sent infielder Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for utility man Steve Lombardozzi. ***PHOTO1***  Lombardozzi, you will remember, was part of the Tigers trade with the Nationals this winter that sent pitcher Doug Fister to Washington. So just who...

Is There a Spot on the Baltimore Orioles 25-man Roster for Michael Almanzar?
March 19th, 2014 at 7:03 AM
There are several position and roster battles taking place this spring for the Baltimore Orioles, but one of the forgotten ones has been the battle for the Rule-5 Draft Pick Michael Almanzar. The question is whether or not there is a 25-man roster spot for Almanzar on this team. ***PHOTO2*** Let us...

What an Ervin Santana Signing Would Mean for the Baltimore Orioles
March 12th, 2014 at 7:03 AM
As the world of baseball continues to wait out the Ervin Santana decision, so much for him wanting to sign quickly, we thought we would take a look at what it would mean to the Baltimore Orioles if they were to sign Santana. ***PHOTO1*** It is funny to think that just three...

A Quick Ervin Santana Update; Baltimore Orioles Still in the Mix
March 11th, 2014 at 7:19 AM
It has been one of the wilder stories this offseason and the Baltimore Orioles have been in the mix all offseason in regards to free agent pitcher Ervin Santana, who still, at this time, has yet to sign with a team for the 2014 season. The saga continues to grow,...

Baltimore Orioles Agree to Minor League Deal with Two-time Cy Young Winner Johan Santana (Updated)
March 4th, 2014 at 7:15 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are expected to announce today that they are singing former two-time Cy Young Award winner, Johan Santana to a Minor League deal. The signing was first reported by MASN's Roch Kubatko, as well as another selfie of sorts showing something was up when Eduardo Rodriguez took a picture...

Baltimore Orioles Make Nelson Cruz Signing Official (includes Press Conference Audio)
February 26th, 2014 at 7:02 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have seemed to put the failed physical demon to rest as their last three free agent acquisitions have all passed with flying colors, and the latest to do so is their new big bat, OF Nelson Cruz. The O's held their press conference to officially introduce Cruz...

Baltimore Orioles Once Again Invits Fans to Watch Spring Training Workouts Free of Charge
February 20th, 2014 at 8:38 AM
We are experiencing a blast of warmer air here in Charm City and it is certainly welcomed, but imagine the warmth you would feel if you were at the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training complex at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. ***PHOTO1*** The Birds are once again inviting fans fans to to...

Give Dan Duquette Credit, He Did What He Promised
February 20th, 2014 at 7:08 AM
***PHOTO2***It had been one of, if not the most frustrating offseason for Baltimore Orioles' fans this year as we all watched the team trade away Jim Johnson as a salary dump, miss out on free agent after free agent, and all while hearing from the team and Executive VP/GM Dan...

Baltimore Orioles Agree to Terms with Free Agent RHP Ubaldo Jimenez
February 18th, 2014 at 7:06 AM
It finally happened, the Baltimore Orioles made a legitimate free agent signing when they inked Suk-min Yoon to a three year deal late last week, and yesterday reports broke that the team has also agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez. ***PHOTO1*** MASN's Roch Kubatko was the first to break...

It is Almost 2012 Again for the Baltimore Orioles, but not Quite
February 10th, 2014 at 8:17 AM
Unlike last season, when the Baltimore Orioles entered Spring Training after coming off their first playoff appearance since 1997, the team enters Spring Training this season with little expectation from the baseball experts of getting back to the postseason. ***PHOTO1***  Entering Spring Training in 2013, experts felt there was no way the...

Baltimore Orioles Avoid Arbitration with Matt Wieters; Sign Former First-round Pick Matt LaPorta
February 7th, 2014 at 7:52 AM
The Baltimore Orioles finally got their last arbitration eligible player signed for 2014 and were able to avoid an arbitration hearing as the O's and Matt Wieters agree on a one year deal for $7.7 million. Baltimore also added another Minor League signing to its books as they inked former...

Second Half Improvement Shows Chris Tillman Could Be Becoming an Ace
February 6th, 2014 at 8:52 AM
The Baltimore Orioles had a starting pitcher make the 2013 All Star Game for the first time in what seems like forever, but Chris Tillman may have made the All Star team courtesy of some good luck. Tillman's second half performance may be an indicator that he could turn into that...

The Debate Among Baltimore Orioles Fans: A.J. Burnett or Bronson Arroyo?
February 1st, 2014 at 7:30 AM
The Baltimore Orioles need starting pitching, that is not breaking news whatsoever and the two guys on the free agent market that Baltimore would, could and should go after are Bronson Arroyo and A.J. Burnett. It has been quite a debate among Orioles' fans as to which guy would be...

Baltimore Orioles Release New Dynamic Pricing for Single Game Tickets in 2014
January 29th, 2014 at 9:27 AM
On Monday, the Baltimore Orioles revealed their new dynamic ticket pricing system for 2014 single game tickets and you may be surprised that some tickets will be less than they were in 2013. Of course the one underlying, fine print item is that prices are subject to change. ***PHOTO1*** The Orioles new...

A.J. Burnett Will Pitch in 2014, Should the Baltimore Orioles Pursue Him?
January 29th, 2014 at 7:23 AM
The news broke yesterday that free agent right handed pitcher A.J. Burnett will indeed pitch in 2014 after many thought he would elect to retire at age 37. Burnett has always been a guy the Baltimore Orioles have liked, and is high on their target list, but should the O's...

Examining Free Agent Closer Fernando Rodney; Should Baltimore Orioles Pursue Him?
January 25th, 2014 at 7:30 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have had quite a drama filled offseason when it comes to the closer's role as they traded the leader in saves in all of baseball over the past two years in Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics, then agreed to terms with free agent closer Grant Balfour...

Masahiro Tanaka is Signed; Expect the Rest of the Starting Pitcher Dominos to Begin to Fall
January 23rd, 2014 at 8:34 AM
The free agent starting pitcher market has been very slow this offseason and all because of a newcomer to the big leagues in Masahiro Tanaka who is coming over from Japan. Tanaka agreed to a mega deal with the New York Yankees earlier this week, and although Baltimore Orioles fans are not...