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If not Alejandro De Aza, Who Would Be the Next Baltimore Orioles Candidate to Leadoff?
January 30th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
The departure of long-time Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis in free agency left some holes to fill. One of those is at the top of the order as the leadoff hitter, but the O's appear to have an easy replacement for that in outfielder Alejandro De Aza. ***PHOTO2*** If De Aza...

Returning from Injuries, Who’s More Important to Baltimore Orioles 2015 Success? Matt Wieters or Manny Machado?
January 29th, 2015 at 10:29 AM
The 2014 Baltimore Orioles seemed to overcome almost any obstacle put in their way, from injuries, suspensions, needing to use role players everyday and so on. Baltimore may have lost some key free agents, but will also get back two key players from injury in Matt Wieters and Manny Machado...

Taking a Look at the Baltimore Orioles Potential Lineups in 2015
January 29th, 2015 at 8:31 AM
Spring Training is getting closer and closer and despite the brutal cold we have been experiencing recently in Charm City, warmer days are ahead. Today we thought we would take a look ahead at the potential lineups the Baltimore Orioles could have in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Despite the departures of both Nelson Cruz...

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...

If You Had to Pick One, Which Baltimore Orioles’ Pending Free Agent Should Get an Extension?
January 27th, 2015 at 10:32 AM
As we quickly approach the month of February, the 2015 season is getting oh so close to getting going with the beginning of Spring Training next month. We are all excited for the season to get going, but we thought we would take a look at the end of the...

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...

Orioles101 Minor League Spotlight: RHP Pat Connaughton Good on the Mound and the Hardwood
January 24th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
It’s time for another edition of our Baltimore Orioles Minor League Spotlight and this week we focus on an unusual case in RHP Pat Connaughton. ***PHOTO1*** Why is Connaughton an unusual case? The fourth round selection of the Orioles in the 2014 MLB Draft is not only a member of the O’s organization,...

Will the Real Steve Pearce Please Stand up? Expectations for the Rising Star in 2015
January 23rd, 2015 at 9:32 AM
The 2014 Baltimore Orioles suffered two major injuries and a key suspension, but still managed to both win the AL East and earn an ALCS berth for the first time since 1997. One of the key contributor's for the team's success was the production from one Steve Pearce, but what...

Baltimore Orioles’ 3B Manny Machado Named Third Best 3B 25-Years Old or Younger
January 23rd, 2015 at 7:24 AM
It is no secret that the Baltimore Orioles found a gem in third baseman Manny Machado when they drafted him in the first round of the 2010 draft. Machado has turned into a good hitter at the plate and one of the best defensive third basemen in the game and...

Alejandro De Aza is a Wildcard for the Baltimore Orioles in 2015; Expect a Good Season
January 22nd, 2015 at 8:06 AM
The Baltimore Orioles will have a competition in Spring Training for some sort of role in their outfield. This offseason, the departures of both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis have all but assured Alejandro De Aza of potentially, "everyday status" in left field and we expect that to be a...

Should Baltimore Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman Need to Perform Well in Spring to Secure Rotation Spot?
January 21st, 2015 at 9:25 AM
RHP Kevin Gausman may have debuted with the O's in 2013, but he burst onto the scene in 2014 with his strong performance in the Baltimore Orioles starting rotation. With Baltimore having six starters for five spots, should Gausman have to perform well in Spring Training to secure his spot...

Big Season Ahead for Baltimore Orioles RHP Bud Norris
January 20th, 2015 at 7:40 AM
We are less than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting for the Baltimore Orioles and warmer weather is right around the corner. One of the pitchers to keep a close eye on in 2015 will be RHP Bud Norris. ***PHOTO1*** Norris, 29 (will turn 30 in March), is entering his...

MLB Trade Rumors: Examining Potential Baltimore Orioles Trade Candidate Outfielder Charlie Blackmon
January 19th, 2015 at 9:11 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have still yet to find that other left handed hitting outfielder that they have been searching for all offseason once Nick Markakis departed via free agency, but a new target has become available. ***PHOTO1*** According to Fox Sports', the Colorado Rockies have made All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon available in...

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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Nori Aoki Still Available, We Believe the Baltimore Orioles Should Pursue
January 15th, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Spring Training begins next month and the Baltimore Orioles are still searching for another left handed hitting outfielder. Baltimore has inquired with other teams for possible trades, talked with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus, and explored multiple options, but we do not fully understand why free agent Nori Aoki is...

Taking a Look at Outfielder Alejandro De Aza’s Career as a Leadoff Hitter
January 12th, 2015 at 7:24 AM
It may be cold and frigid outside, but believe it or not, Spring Training is just around the corner for the Baltimore Orioles. If the season started tomorrow, many believe that outfielder Alejandro De Aza would be the team's leadoff man, so how has he done in that position in...

Taking a Look at Baltimore Orioles Newest Acquisition C/1B J.P. Arencibia, He Loves OPACY
January 9th, 2015 at 7:23 AM
The Baltimore Orioles announced a signing on Thursday, but not the one we expected. The Birds' announced that they had agreed to a Minor League deal with former Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers' J.P. Arencibia. ***PHOTO1*** The deal includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. We anticipated the Orioles officially announcing...

Baltimore Orioles’ Bullpen Options Seem Telling That the Team Could Trade a Pitcher Before Season
January 8th, 2015 at 9:55 AM
The Baltimore Orioles find themselves in a odd position compared to years past with the abundance of quality pitching they seem to have at the moment. Baltimore's options for the bullpen are a plenty, but not everyone can stay. ***PHOTO1*** The O's have quite a large group of potential bullpen arms with...

Delmon Young’s 2014 was an Absolute Pinch of Beauty for Baltimore Orioles
January 8th, 2015 at 7:53 AM
The Baltimore Orioles signed Delmon Young last offseason to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training and fans were kind of curious why the O's would "waste their time" by signing Young, who had the reputation of being a nuisance in the clubhouse. ***PHOTO1*** About a year later, the...

Quick Update on Baltimore Orioles’ FanFest on January 31
January 7th, 2015 at 7:11 AM
The Baltimore Orioles announced yesterday via press release and on their website that tickets for the 2015 FanFest event are now on sale. ***PHOTO1*** The annual event will be held on January 31, and once again be at the Baltimore Convention Center. The event will go from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,...