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Russell Martin’s Free Agent Contract Tells Us a Lot About What to Expect for Matt Wieters
November 18th, 2014 at 12:18 PM
One of the biggest, and most surprising free agent moves thus far has been the Toronto Blue Jays signing C Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million deal on Monday. Martin's new deal can tell us an awful lot about what Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters could go for next...

Baltimore Orioles Add Infield Depth, Sign INF Ozzie Martinez to Minor League Deal
November 18th, 2014 at 8:02 AM
Who says the offseason has been mostly quiet thus far around Baltimore? The Baltimore Orioles added some organizational infield depth over the weekend by signing INF Ozzie Martinez to a Minor League deal. ***PHOTO1*** Ok, so it's not necessarily hot stove worthy, but the move is a good one in our book...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Updates on Baltimore Orioles Free Agents Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz
November 17th, 2014 at 8:29 AM
Despite the flurry of NCAA and NFL football over the weekend, Baltimore Orioles fans were still reaching out to us asking if there was any new news on O's free agents Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz. ***PHOTO1*** There was not any news to come out of Baltimore regarding either free agent this...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Baltimore Orioles Offseason Moves and Prospects
November 16th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It’s Sunday, and you know what that means. It’s time once again for another edition of Orioles101 Mailbag, and this week there were a wide variety of questions presented to us, including ones about Ubaldo Jimenez. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions...

Minor League Spotlight: Baltimore Orioles Prospects Performed Very Well in Arizona Fall League
November 15th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It's time for another edition of Orioles101's Minor League Spotligh,t and this week we highlight the Baltimore Orioles prospects that took part in the Arizona Fall League. ***PHOTO1*** The Orioles prospects were part of the Glendale Desert Dogs. The team was comprised of prospects from the O's, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers,...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles and Nick Markakis Nearing a Four-year Deal?
November 14th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
The Baltimore Orioles and free agent outfielder Nick Markakis have been discussing a new deal for quite some time now, and several reports yesterday said that a potential four-year deal is getting very close to being done. ***PHOTO1*** Heading into this week's GM Meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, Markakis' agent Jamie Murphy was...

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...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles LHP Andrew Miller Reportedly Seeking Four-year Deal
November 13th, 2014 at 8:20 AM
The Baltimore Orioles and Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette made one of the best moves at the MLB trade deadline this season when they acquired LHP Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox. Miller is one of-if not the- best reliever on the free agent market, and is reportedly seeking a...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles in the Yasmany Tomas Sweepstakes?
November 12th, 2014 at 9:33 AM
There has been a growing list of Cuban defectors that have become MLB stars in recent years, with some of the most notable cases being Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu. Next on that list appears to be slugger Yasmany Tomas, but are the Baltimore Orioles really players in the Tomas...

Baltimore Orioles Manager Buck Showalter Runs Away with BBWAA AL Manager of the Year Honors
November 12th, 2014 at 7:20 AM
Baltimore Orioles Manager Buck Showalter was recognized for his tremendous work in 2014 on Tuesday Night. Showalter was voted the 2014 Baseball Writers Association of America AL Manager of the Year. ***PHOTO1*** Showalter helped lead the Orioles to their first AL East title and ALCS berth since 1997 en route to a...

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...

Baltimore Orioles’ Dan Duquette Named MLB Executive of the Year by Sporting News
November 11th, 2014 at 8:15 AM
Baltimore Orioles Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette was named the Sporting News' 2014 Major League Baseball Executive of the Year Monday Night. Duquette was presented with the award Monday NIght at the league's annual general managers meetings. ***PHOTO1*** The award has been given out by Sporting News since 1936,and it is decided by...

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...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Nick Markakis and Baltimore Orioles Accolades the Focus
November 9th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It’s Sunday, and you know what that means. That's right, it’s time for another edition of Orioles101 Mailbag! This week, we were flooded with questions surrounding Nick Markakis and Orioles accolades for the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on...

Minor League Spotlight: Talking Baltimore Orioles Prospects with Baseball Prospectus’ Tucker Blair
November 8th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
It's time for another edition of Orioles101's Minor League Spotlight, and today we have a treat for you. There are several names in the Baltimore Orioles minor leagues that are climbing the prospect charts, and we discussed some of those with Baseball Prospectus' Tucker Blair. Blair is a member of the...

Baltimore Orioles Announce Date and Location for Orioles FanFest 2015
November 7th, 2014 at 9:56 AM
The annual Baltimore Orioles FanFest is one of the more enjoyable experiences of the season for fans and players alike. On Thursday, the Orioles announced the date and location for Orioles FanFest 2015. ***PHOTO1*** To no one's surprise, FanFest will once again be at the Baltimore Convention Center. The 2015 FanFest will...

Baltimore Orioles Come up Empty in MLB Silver Slugger Awards
November 7th, 2014 at 7:55 AM
The annual Silver Slugger Awards were announced on Thursday evening on MLB Network and, unlike in 2013, the Baltimore Orioles came away empty handed. MLB's Silver Slugger Award recognizes the best offensive players at each position, and 2014's winners were announced Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** In 2013, the Orioles captured three of the nine Silver...

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...

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...