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Is Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis a Legitimate Non-Tender Candidate in Arbitration?
October 27th, 2014 at 8:47 AM
The 2014 season will come to a close this week once the World Series comes to an end, and the offseason drama of free agency, trades, arbitration, and roster moves can begin. Chris Davis is entering his last year of arbitration eligibility before free agency, but some fans and baseball...

A Chat with Baltimore Orioles First Baseman and 2014 Rising Star Steve Pearce
October 23rd, 2014 at 6:56 AM
The Baltimore Orioles had several players come through and contribute for them over the course of the 2014 season, but one of the standout guys of the season was a familiar yet surprising face; first baseman/utility player Steve Pearce. ***PHOTO1*** Pearce was a familiar face to Orioles fans over the last three...

How Has Baltimore Orioles First Base Prospect Christian Walker Looked Thus Far?
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:09 AM
One of, if not the most talked about prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization this year has been first baseman Christian Walker and fans finally got to see him at the big league level last week as the team called him up to get some MLB action. ***PHOTO1*** How has the...

Who Should Be the Baltimore Orioles MVO? We Chime in with Our Selection
September 20th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Normally Saturday’s here at Orioles101 are reserved for Baltimore Orioles minor league spotlights, and we will return to that next week with an interview with LHP Matt Taylor, but today we wanted to take a look at the race for Most Valuable Oriole. This year’s Most Valuable Oriole will receive...

Steve Pearce is Giving New Meaning to Having a Career Year for Baltimore Orioles
September 18th, 2014 at 8:56 AM
Any time you win a division title in baseball, it is going to be because your team was able to get contributions from everyone on the roster and even have a surprise or two. This year’s Baltimore Orioles team is no stranger to that as Steve Pearce has been one...

Breaking: Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis Suspended 25 Games for Testing Positive for Amphetamines
September 12th, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Major League Baseball announced Friday morning that Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been suspended 25 games for testing positive for amphetamines. ***PHOTO1*** The suspension includes the postseason. He has stated that he will not appeal the suspension. Baltimore has 17 regular season games remaining, thus Davis would be suspended for the first...

Chris Davis Could Be Turning a Corner at the Plate for Baltimore Orioles
September 4th, 2014 at 9:49 AM
It has been no secret in Birdland that Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has had a surprisingly poor season at the plate, at least when it comes to his batting average and on base percentage. Don't look now, but Crush could be turning a corner at the plate, and that's...

Christian Walker Posts Impressive 2014 Season in Baltimore Orioles Organization
September 3rd, 2014 at 1:44 PM
The 2014 minor league regular season came to an end this past Monday, and none of the five major Baltimore Orioles affiliates made the postseason, but that does not overshadow the fact that some players in the organization had quite an impressive 2014. One of those players who had an...

Steve Pearce on Fire for Baltimore Orioles Over Last Ten Games
August 28th, 2014 at 2:42 PM
The Baltimore Orioles have had an okay stretch over their last four games going 6-4, but it has been a topsy turvy effort offensively as they have experienced a three game series that saw them score four total runs, only to hit five home runs in a single game, then...

Baltimore Orioles Offense Coming Around; Chris Davis and Nelson Cruz Joining the Party?
August 13th, 2014 at 8:22 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have been carried by their pitching staff for the better part of two months now, but the offense appears to be coming around as of late. Are two of the most feared power bats in the Orioles lineup in Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis joining the party? ***PHOTO1*** The...

Baltimore Orioles Winning Despite Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis Extended Slumps
July 23rd, 2014 at 8:51 AM
Nelson Cruz has been arguably the biggest bargain of the 2013-14 off season as the Baltimore Orioles All Star is a legitimate American League MVP candidate after signing a one year, $8 million deal with the Birds this off season. Chris Davis finished third in AL MVP voting in 2013...

Best, Worst, Most Surprising, and Least Surprising of the First Half for Baltimore Orioles
July 17th, 2014 at 7:43 AM
While the MLB All Star Break is widely regarded as the half way point, it is actually quite late of that mark as every team in baseball has played over 90 games already, but today we are going to touch on the best, worst, most surprising and least surprising events...

Baltimore Orioles Take Series Against New York Yankees with 3-1 Rain Shortened Victory
July 14th, 2014 at 6:57 AM
The Baltimore Orioles used a two run home run from Chris Davis as part of a three run fourth inning and used a solid outing from Kevin Gausman and mother nature to secure a 3-1 victory in a rain shortened five inning affair and a series win over the New York...

Third Base is not the Moon to Baltimore Orioles Slugger Chris Davis
July 1st, 2014 at 8:33 AM
Many Baltimore Orioles fans were somewhat surprised when they saw the O's starting lineup for Monday Night's game as powerful first baseman Chris Davis was moved to third base to replace the suspended Manny Machado. While some may know about Davis's history, third base is not the moon to him...

Steve Pearce Blasts Two, Ubaldo Jimenez Stellar as Baltimore Orioles Down Texas Rangers 7-1
July 1st, 2014 at 6:49 AM
The Baltimore Orioles used four home runs, including two by Steve Pearce to go along with a stellar performance from Ubaldo Jimenez to take game one of a four game series 7-1 on Monday Night. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore got the home run party started right away as Pearce turned on a 0-1 pitch...

Chris Davis Launches Baltimore Orioles to Walkoff 6-4 Win Over Chicago White Sox
June 24th, 2014 at 7:02 AM
Bottom of the ninth, full count, runners on first and second with one out, down one run and Chris Davis caught a hanging slider and belted it over the right field wall for a dramatic, pinch hit, walk off three run home run to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-4 win...

2014 VS Career Averages for Baltimore Orioles Part 1: Position Players
June 19th, 2014 at 7:38 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are enjoying an off day Thursday before beginning a three game series in the Bronx against the New York Yankees, so we thought we would take a look at each of the active Orioles players and see how their 2014 is shaping up compared to their career averages....

Steve Pearce Has Earned Chance to Play Everyday for Baltimore Orioles
June 18th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
We here at Orioles101 will certainly admit when we are wrong in our analysis and or proclamations when it comes to moves the Baltimore Orioles should make and today we admit that we were wrong about Steve Pearce, at least 70 games into the season. Pearce has earned the chance...

Chris Davis Goes Salami, Baltimore Orioles Even Series with 7-5 Victory Over Tampa Bay Rays
June 18th, 2014 at 6:51 AM
Chris Davis hit a third inning grand slam and Steve Pearce added a two run home run in the seventh to help lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday Night. ***PHOTO1***   The third inning turned out to be a little bit of a coming...

Miguel Gonzalez Solid, Chris Davis Blasts Three as Baltimore Orioles Cruise to 9-2 Victory
May 21st, 2014 at 6:55 AM
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Baltimore Orioles this season has been their severe decline in their home run production, but that could all be coming to an end as the Orioles hit four home runs, including three from Chris Davis to route the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 on Tuesday...