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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...

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...

2015 MLB Draft Order Set; Baltimore Orioles Own Four of Top 74 Picks
February 10th, 2015 at 9:06 AM
The last big piece of the free agent market fell with the San Diego Padres signing RHP James Shields. The signing did not only bring the "marquee" free agents to zero, but it also helped finalize the 2015 MLB Draft order. The Baltimore Orioles will have four of the top...

Why Baltimore Orioles’ Alejandro De Aza Heading to Arbitration Hearing is not Good for Anyone
February 9th, 2015 at 9:49 AM
The Baltimore Orioles began the offseason with 11 arbitration eligible players and have been able to work out deals with ten of those with just outfielder Alejandro De Aza remaining. Despite a small difference in the figures exchanged, the O's and De Aza will head to an arbitration hearing on...

Baltimore Orioles’ Bullpen Newcomer LHP Wesley Wright Anxious to Prove Something in 2015
February 4th, 2015 at 10:15 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have only made on real free agent signing for a Major League player this offseason that wasn't their own, and that free agent is left handed reliever Wesley Wright. In talking with the media this weekend, Wright is out to prove something in 2015 with the O's. ***PHOTO1*** Outside...

Transaction Bonanza; Baltimore Orioles Make Abundance of Moves Tuesday, Sign Nolan Reimold
February 4th, 2015 at 7:22 AM
Tuesday was progressing along like a normal Baltimore Orioles' offseason day, until all of the sudden the O's began dropping moves like they were hot. The Orioles proceeded to make two trades, a minor league free agent signing and avoid arbitration with RHP Miguel Gonzalez. ***PHOTO1*** First, we will touch on Gonzalez....

JJ Hardy on 2014 Back Injury, Baltimore Orioles’ Offseason, and Avoiding Free Agency
February 3rd, 2015 at 7:58 AM
JJ Hardy spent some time with reporters over the weekend while taking in the festivities of the Baltimore Orioles annual FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center and touched on his back injury in 2014, as well looking forward to 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Hardy had one of the more amusing segments with the media...

Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones on Dan Duquette, Nick Markakis, 2015 and More
February 2nd, 2015 at 10:04 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have an unquestioned leader in All-Star centerfielder Adam Jones and we got the chance to hear from him over the weekend at FanFest. Jones addressed questions ranging from the Dan Duquette saga to the departure of Nick Markakis and more. ***PHOTO1*** Fans hear all the time from players that...

Early Check-in from Baltimore Orioles FanFest: Quotes from Dan Duquette, Buck Showalter, & Chris Davis
January 31st, 2015 at 11:33 AM
The 2015 Baltimore Orioles FanFest is underway here in Charm City and it's a packed house to say the least. To begin the festivities the Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette, Manager Buck Showalter and VP Brady Anderson fielded questions from season ticket holders. ***PHOTO1*** Emcee Jim Hunter got the crowd going and when...

Baltimore Orioles’ Spring Training Television and Radio Broadcasts Announced
January 30th, 2015 at 7:28 AM
Smell that? That's right, it's Spring Training and believe it or not it is just around the corner for the Baltimore Orioles. On Thursday, the Orioles' television and radio scheduleS for Spring Training games were announced. ***PHOTO1*** MASN's Roch Kubatko was the first to report on the O's television schedule for games...

Baltimore Orioles Bring Back 13-game Plan, Scratch Other Plans
January 29th, 2015 at 2:19 PM
The Baltimore Orioles will once again offer a 13-game plan as a season ticket option for fans in 2015, while eliminating the 20 and 40-game plans. ***PHOTO1*** Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun broke the news today. Heading into this offseason, the 13-game plan, which several fans loved, had been taken off the...

Baltimore Orioles Acquire Travis Snider from Pittsburgh Pirates; Quick Analysis
January 28th, 2015 at 10:13 AM
The Baltimore Orioles finally found the left handed hitting outfielder they had been searching for all offseason on Tuesday. The team announced they acquired OF Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for LHP Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore has had Snider on their radar...

Examining Baltimore Orioles’ Latest Minor League Signings: Outfielder Chris Parmelee and RHP Dane De La Rosa
January 27th, 2015 at 7:58 AM
The Baltimore Orioles officially announced on Monday the signing of three free agents to minor league deals with invitations to MLB Spring Training. Baltimore inked right handed pitchers Steve Johnson and Dane De La Rosa, as well as outfielder Chris Parmelee. ***PHOTO1*** We already knew of Johnson's signing last week, but the...

Toronto Blue Jays Reportedly End Negotiations for Dan Duquette, Should Baltimore Orioles Fans Be Worried?
January 26th, 2015 at 7:41 AM
The story that originally surfaced in early December and seemingly had no end to it, might have just found it, at least for now. The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly ended negotiations with the Baltimore Orioles for Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette to become the team's new CEO. ***PHOTO1*** Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Interesting Trade Question, Baltimore Orioles’ GM Dan Duquette, and Outfield the Focus
January 25th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
It’s Sunday, and you know what that means here at Orioles101, it’s time for another Mailbag. This week the focus tended towards Baltimore Orioles’ Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette as well as the O’s outfield plans for 2015. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple...

Are the Baltimore Orioles Done with MLB Acquisitions This Offseason?
January 21st, 2015 at 7:37 AM
Spring Training is now less than a month away and the Baltimore Orioles will be heading to camp with minimal additions and a some major subtractions from their 2014 AL East Championship team. With such little time remaining in the offseason, are the Orioles done with MLB acquisitions? Some would argue...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Baltimore Orioles’ VP/GM Dan Duquette and O’s Outfield Popular Topics This Week
January 18th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for our weekly Orioles101 Mailbag. This week the focus surrounded Baltimore Orioles Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette, outfielder Nori Aoki, and the O’s outfield. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on the same topic, we answer...

2015 is a Make or Break Year for Baltimore Orioles’ 1B Chris Davis
January 16th, 2015 at 7:28 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have seen two important bats leave via free agency in Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis and have seen little come in. It is no secret that the Orioles believe a healthy Manny Machado and Matt Wieters, along with a better year from Chris Davis, should be more...

Should He Stay or Go? the Baltimore Orioles’ Dan Duquette to Toronto Blue Jays Saga
January 15th, 2015 at 8:10 AM
Baltimore Orioles' Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette has been rumored to be the Toronto Blue Jays top choice to become their President and CEO for over a month now and Wednesday was a wild day in the land of this saga. ***PHOTO1*** Late morning on Wednesday, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted several updates...

Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays Have Reportedly Discussed Compensation for GM Dan Duquette
January 14th, 2015 at 1:15 PM
A story that originally broke at the MLB Winter Meetings last month appears to not only be resurfacing, but gaining momentum. The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly discussed the compensation required for the O's for Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette to become next Blue Jays CEO. ***PHOTO1*** Fox Sports' Ken...