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MLB Free Agent Rumors: Outfielder Torii Hunter Reportedly on Baltimore Orioles “radar”
November 24th, 2014 at 8:07 AM
This time of year is both frustrating and exciting due to the massive amount of rumors and reports surrounding every MLB team, including the Baltimore Orioles. We try to avoid the ridiculous, and keep you apprised of legitimate and completely possible rumors. Over the weekend the Orioles were linked to...

Minor League Spotlight: Interview with Baltimore Orioles Prospect C Chance Sisco
November 22nd, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Over this past week, we reached out to our followers via social media and asked which Baltimore Orioles prospect they would most like us to interview. The results of that impromptu question were plenty, but the most asked for prospect was catcher Chance Sisco. ***PHOTO1*** Sisco is one of the fastest rising...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: LHP Craig Breslow Should Be a Target on Baltimore Orioles Radar
November 21st, 2014 at 11:03 AM
The Baltimore Orioles' acquisition of LHP Andrew Miller at the MLB Trade Deadline was one of the best in baseball in 2014. Miller proved to be worth the trade and then some out of the Orioles bullpen, but the downside of the acquisition is that Miller hits free agency this...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Should the Baltimore Orioles Pursue DH Kendrys Morales?
November 20th, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Another shoe dropped in the DH free agent market on Wednesday when the Oakland A's signed Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million deal. Both Butler and Victor Martinez have come off the market already this season, which raises the question of whether or not the Baltimore Orioles pursue Kendrys...

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 Nelson Cruz and Adam Jones Finish in Top 15 for AL MVP Award
November 14th, 2014 at 8:08 AM
The 2014 American and National League MVP awards were handed out on Thursday, and the teams from Los Angeles swept the board. Angels' outfielder Mike Trout and Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw won their respective league's MVP awards, but Baltimore Orioles fans were happy to see both Nelson Cruz and Adam...

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...

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...

Baltimore Orioles’ Tommy Hunter Among MLB Players Set to Take on Japanese National Team
November 10th, 2014 at 10:13 AM
It has been eight years since Major League Baseball has sent a team to Japan to play a series against the Japanese National Team, but the drought will come to an end starting Tuesday. A roster of MLB players will play two exhibition games and a five-game series against the...

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...

Former Baltimore Orioles LHP Troy Patton Suspended 80 Games for Amphetamines
November 6th, 2014 at 7:44 AM
Former Baltimore Orioles reliever Troy Patton was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball for an amphetamine-positive drug test, the league announced on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** This is the second consecutive offseason that Patton has been handed a suspension for a positive amphetamine test. Last offseason, while still with the Orioles, Patton...

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...

Rawlings Gold Glove Winners: JJ Hardy, Nick Markakis, and Adam Jones Bring Home the Gold
November 5th, 2014 at 7:34 AM
The 2014 American League and National League Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners were announced on Tuesday Night, and the Baltimore Orioles tied for the Major League lead with three winners. Orioles outfielders Adam Jones and Nick Markakis, along with shortstop JJ Hardy, secured Gold Gloves for the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** The Orioles...

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...

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...

What Area Should the Baltimore Orioles Focus the Most on This Offseason?
October 29th, 2014 at 10:27 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are coming off of their third straight winning season and second postseason berth in the last three years. Baltimore will have a lot of decisions to make this offseason, but what area of the team should garner the most focus? ***PHOTO1*** There is a laundry list of potential free...