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Rule-5 Anyone? Both Baltimore Orioles’ Rule-5 Picks Shining in Spring Training
March 26th, 2015 at 10:58 AM
Baltimore Orioles' fans were not surprised this offseason when the O's came away with two players in the Major League portion of the Rule-5 Draft in right handers Jason Garcia and Logan Verrett. Ever since Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette took the job after the 2011 season, the O's have become...

MLB Trade Rumors: Trading Brian Matusz Would Bring Numerous Opportunities for Baltimore Orioles
March 24th, 2015 at 11:06 AM
One of the hot items of discussion surrounding the Baltimore Orioles over the past couple of weeks in Spring Training has been LHP Brian Matusz and the Orioles' willingness to move him in the right deal. If Baltimore were to trade Matusz, numerous opportunities would open up including a couple...

Examining How the Baltimore Orioles’ Two Rule-5 Picks are Performing, and Their Chances to Make Team
March 19th, 2015 at 10:52 AM
Ever since Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette took the job after the 2011 season, the Baltimore Orioles have become known for taking a player in the annual Rule-5 Draft held at the winter meetings. This year was no different, in fact, the Orioles came away with two players in the Major...

News and Notes: Matt Wieters Shutdown for a Week, Ubaldo Jimenez Better, Bullpen Impressive
March 19th, 2015 at 7:52 AM
The Baltimore Orioles picked up a victory on Wednesday on the field thanks to a better outing from Ubaldo Jimenez, but suffered a loss off the field with the news that catcher Matt Wieters will be shutdown for a week from catching due to tendinitis in his elbow. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Wieters shutdown...

MLB Trade Rumors: What Kind of Deal Could the Baltimore Orioles Swing for LHP Brian Matusz
March 18th, 2015 at 9:10 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have an abundance of relievers and some of them have drawn interest from other clubs, including LHP Brian Matusz. The question is, what kind of deal could the Orioles expect in return for Matusz? ***PHOTO1*** There have been a few teams that have shown interest in Matusz this offseason,...

News and Notes: Chris Tillman Good in Spring Debut, Ryan Webb Injures Knee, Bats Ice Cold
March 10th, 2015 at 7:57 AM
The Baltimore Orioles were back in action on Monday and their pitching staff was phenomenal, including starting Chris Tillman, but their bats failed to yield a run in the 1-0 loss. RHP Ryan Webb also tweaked his knee during a workout on Sunday and had an MRI on Monday. ***PHOTO1*** We will...

Baltimore Orioles Sweep Split Squad Thursday, Pitchers’ Performance Very Impressive
March 6th, 2015 at 8:02 AM
After dropping their first two Spring Training games on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles rebounded by taking both games of a split-squad day on Thursday to get to .500 on the spring. Baltimore's offense slugged a combined three home runs over the two games, but it was their pitching...

Baltimore Orioles’ Pitching Much Better on Wednesday, for the Most Part
March 5th, 2015 at 8:08 AM
A day after allowing 15 runs to the Detroit Tigers in their spring opener, the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff looked much better as a whole on Wednesday despite a 5-4 loss. Baltimore's young arms looked pretty good on Wednesday as well. ***PHOTO1*** Obviously if the other team scores five runs, then the...

Takeaways from Baltimore Orioles Spring Opener; Some Positives, Tons of Negatives
March 4th, 2015 at 7:50 AM
The Baltimore Orioles opened up their 2015 spring schedule on Tuesday and it wasn't pretty. Baltimore fell to the Detroit Tigers 15-2 and pitching was a major concern, including RHP Ubaldo Jimenez. ***PHOTO1*** As expected with a score like that, there were a ton of negatives to point out in the game,...

Examining Rule-5 Picks RHP Logan Verrett and RHP Jason Garcia’s Chances at Making Team
February 25th, 2015 at 8:49 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have had the trend of selecting players in the MLB portion of the Rule-5 Draft at the Winter Meetings ever since Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette took his position. This year was no different, and the Orioles upped the ante by coming away with two players in right...

“We Had a Taste Last Year, We were So Close” Baltimore Orioles’ LHP Brian Matusz
February 23rd, 2015 at 1:35 PM
There has been a recent surge in struggling starting pitchers becoming really good relievers in baseball over the past few years and a prime example of that is Baltimore Orioles LHP Brian Matusz. We got to hear from Matusz on Monday from Orioles' camp in Sarasota and he touched on...

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview Part 4: Bullpen
February 12th, 2015 at 9:42 AM
We are approaching the mid-point of our ten-part Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview with part four, the O's bullpen. Orioles' pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training a week from today and the bullpen will be plenty crowded with possible options for the Birds. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore will have a total of...

Baltimore Orioles Have 4th Best Bullpen in MLB According to Sports on Earth
February 11th, 2015 at 1:55 PM
We take a break from our Spring Training preview to take a look at how the baseball "experts" view the 2015 Baltimore Orioles. Earlier this week we noted that the Orioles had the 8th best lineup in Major League Baseball according to Sports on Earth, and now the O's garner...

Baltimore Orioles and Zach Britton Avoid Arbitration; Catching up with Caleb Joseph
February 5th, 2015 at 7:42 AM
The offseason began with the Baltimore Orioles having 11 arbitration eligible players to make decisions on, and after reaching an agreement with closer Zach Britton on Wednesday, the O's are down to just one. In addition, we also caught up with O's catcher Caleb Joseph at FanFest this past weekend,...

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...

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...

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...

Orioles101 Interview with Baltimore Orioles’ Rule-5 Selection RHP Logan Verrett
December 21st, 2014 at 7:30 AM
This week we have taken a break from our Orioles101 Mailbag to bring you an interview with one of the newest members of the Baltimore Orioles, RHP Logan Verrett. ***PHOTO1*** Verrett, 24, was selected by the Orioles in last week's Rule-5 Draft out of the New York Mets organization. Verrett went 11-5 with...

Baltimore Orioles Ink Former Chicago Cubs LHP Wesley Wright to One-year Deal
December 17th, 2014 at 7:37 AM
The Baltimore Orioles made their first "significant" signing of the offseason on Tuesday signing free agent left handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year deal. ***PHOTO1*** MASN's Roch Kubatko was the first to report the signing on Tuesday and there are reports that the deal is for one-year, and $1.7 million. The...