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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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: LHP Wesley Wright Could Be an Under-the-Radar Bullpen Option for Baltimore Orioles
December 8th, 2014 at 10:29 AM
The MLB Winter Meetings begin today and the amount of rumors and news this week will be astronomical. The Baltimore Orioles will certainly not be left out of the fold. Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette has already stated that adding some more bullpen depth is one of his goals and LHP...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bullpen Usage a Big Factor in ALCS Moving Forward After Monday’s Rainout
October 14th, 2014 at 9:04 AM
Mother Nature is a cruel beast sometimes and in regards to the American League Championship Series, she made a huge difference. The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals got an unexpected second day off due to a rainout on Monday, and now the remainder of the series has some unforeseen...

Baltimore Orioles Lose 6-4, Fall Down 0-2 in ALCS to Kansas City Royals
October 12th, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Zach Britton came on with a man on first with no outs in the top of the ninth in a 4-4 game, and proceeded to allow Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain to both deliver RBI hits to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory to take a commanding...

Baltimore Orioles Release ALCS Roster: Brian Matusz in, Ubaldo Jimenez Out
October 10th, 2014 at 11:01 AM
Our game day coverage of the American League Championship Series Game 1 between the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals continues as the Orioles and Royals released their ALCS rosters this morning. Baltimore made a few changes to the roster, with the most notable one being the inclusion of LHP...

ALCS Preview: Battle of the Titan Bullpens in Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals
October 8th, 2014 at 7:37 AM
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals have two more days before getting the 2014 American League Championship Series underway, but we continue analyzing and previewing the upcoming ALCS for you. Baltimore will be facing something that they are not very accustomed to seeing, and that is a bullpen that...

Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals Individual Pitching Numbers Against One Another in 2014
October 7th, 2014 at 7:20 AM
It's ALCS week here at Orioles101 as we continue to preview and analyze the upcoming American League Championship Series between our Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals. Today we will take a look at the individual pitching numbers accrued by both team's pitchers against one another in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** The sheer...

Baltimore Orioles Heading to First ALCS Since 1997 After 2-1 Win, Series Sweep of Detroit Tigers
October 6th, 2014 at 7:26 AM
The Baltimore Orioles got to enjoy yet another champagne celebration on Sunday as Bud Norris and the Orioles bullpen shutdown the Detroit Tigers to hold on for a 2-1 victory to complete their three game sweep and advanced the their first American League Championship Series since the 1997 season. ***PHOTO1*** Manager Buck...

We Won’t Stop, Baltimore Orioles Score Four in Eighth to Take Commanding 2-0 ALDS Series Lead
October 3rd, 2014 at 4:09 PM
The Baltimore Orioles trailed 6-3 entering the bottom of the eighth inning, but a RBI single by Steve Pearce and a bases loaded, three run double by pinch hitting Delmon Young lifted the Orioles to a 7-6 victory and a 2-0 American League Divisional Series lead. ***PHOTO1*** Young entered the game as...

Baltimore Orioles Announce ALDS Roster; a Couple Surprises Including Ubaldo Jimenez
October 2nd, 2014 at 10:52 AM
The much anticipated and debated roster for the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Divisional Series was finally announced this morning and there are a couple surprises on it, including RHP Ubaldo Jimenez. ***PHOTO1*** We, like practically every writer, reporter, and blogger, predicted who we believed would be on the Orioles ALDS...

Three Reasons the Baltimore Orioles Will Win the ALDS: #1 Bullpen
October 1st, 2014 at 11:24 AM
All throughout the day we have been giving you our three reasons why the Baltimore Orioles will win the American League Divisional Series over the Detorit Tigers and we finally have arrived at reason number one, the Orioles stout bullpen. Manager Buck Showalter was our number three reason and the Orioles...

Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers Individual Pitching Numbers Against One Another in 2014
September 30th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
The Major League Baseball playoffs begin tonight with the American League Wildcard Game between the Oakland A's and Kansas City Royals, but the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers do not get their ALDS started until Thursday and anticipation around Charm City is growing by the minute. Today we continue our...

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...