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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MLB Rumors: Baltimore Orioles in Talks with Outfielder Nick Markakis
October 29th, 2014 at 8:26 AM
One of the biggest names on Baltimore Orioles’ fans minds is longest tenured current Oriole Nick Markakis. He is likely hitting the free agent market tonight or tomorrow, depending on when Game 7 concludes, and Baltimore has reportedly been frantically working on a deal for the right fielder. ***PHOTO1*** Per MASN’s Roch...

What Should the Baltimore Orioles Do with Outfielder Alejandro De Aza?
October 27th, 2014 at 10:29 AM
We are just days away from the MLB offseason officially getting underway, and the Baltimore Orioles front office is already in the full swing of things. Baltimore will have a lot of decisions to make with free agents and arbitration eligible players, but one of the more interesting decisions they...

Power Continued to Be Biggest Strength of Baltimore Orioles Offense in 2014
October 24th, 2014 at 10:21 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have become known as a home run hitting team over the last few years and that distinction continued in 2014. Baltimore led all of baseball in home runs this season, but the power went beyond just a couple of players. ***PHOTO1*** The Birds hit 211 home runs in 2014,...

Three Baltimore Orioles Named AL Rawlings Gold Glove Finalists, How Many Will Win?
October 24th, 2014 at 7:48 AM
The 2014 AL and NL Rawlings Gold Glove finalists were announced on Thursday and the Baltimore Orioles have three players in the running for a Gold Glove this season. Center fielder Adam Jones, right fielder Nick Markakis, and shortstop JJ Hardy were among the three finalists named at their respective...

Baltimore Orioles Reported Plans for Outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis
October 17th, 2014 at 8:38 AM
The 2014 season came to a screeching halt for the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS thanks to the red hot Kansas City Royals, but now that a couple days have passed, it's time to begin to look forward. And there is no better, or perhaps more important, place to start...

Nick Markakis and JJ Hardy Have Best Track Records Against Kansas City Royals Among Baltimore Orioles
October 8th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
It is no secret, the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are set to open the 2014 American League Championship Series on Friday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Game 1 of the best of seven series. Nick Markakis and JJ Hardy have the best track records against 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...

Outfielder Dariel Alvarez Showcased His Talents in Baltimore Orioles Organization This Season
September 13th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
It’s time for another edition of Orioles101 Baltimore Orioles Minor League Spotlight and this week we take a look at the player who arguably had the second best offensive season of any player in the Orioles minor league system, outfielder Dariel Alvarez. ***PHOTO1*** Alvarez, who was signed out of Cuba by...

Alejandro De Aza Making Case to Be on Baltimore Orioles Playoff Roster
September 10th, 2014 at 12:29 PM
The Baltimore Orioles currently own a ten game lead in the AL East over the Toronto Blue Jays and have a magic number of nine entering Wednesday afternoon's game against the Boston Red Sox. While the players, coaches or front office staff would not talk about the playoffs until the...

Alejandro De Aza, Baltimore Orioles Reduce Magic Number to Nine After 4-1 Victory
September 10th, 2014 at 8:21 AM
Alejandro De Aza hit his first home run as a member of the Baltimore Orioles and enjoyed it so much he went ahead and hit another later in the game to help lead the Baltimore Orioles to a series win with a 4-1 victory and reduced their magic number to...

Nelson Cruz Drives in Seven (VIDEO), It’s Time the Baltimore Orioles Outfielder Enter MVP Conversation
September 8th, 2014 at 9:53 AM
The Baltimore Orioles avoided a sweep in Tampa Bay yesterday with a 7-5 victory over the Rays in 11 innings thanks to a monster day from Nelson Cruz as he drove in all seven runs for the Birds. After his performance on Sunday, we believe it's time that Cruz enter...