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Orioles101 Mailbag: Interesting Trade Question, Baltimore Orioles’ GM Dan Duquette, and Outfield the Focus
January 25th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
It’s Sunday, and you know what that means here at Orioles101, it’s time for another Mailbag. This week the focus tended towards Baltimore Orioles’ Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette as well as the O’s outfield plans for 2015. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple...

Orioles101 Minor League Spotlight: RHP Pat Connaughton Good on the Mound and the Hardwood
January 24th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
It’s time for another edition of our Baltimore Orioles Minor League Spotlight and this week we focus on an unusual case in RHP Pat Connaughton. ***PHOTO1*** Why is Connaughton an unusual case? The fourth round selection of the Orioles in the 2014 MLB Draft is not only a member of the O’s organization,...

Will the Real Steve Pearce Please Stand up? Expectations for the Rising Star in 2015
January 23rd, 2015 at 9:32 AM
The 2014 Baltimore Orioles suffered two major injuries and a key suspension, but still managed to both win the AL East and earn an ALCS berth for the first time since 1997. One of the key contributor's for the team's success was the production from one Steve Pearce, but what...

Baltimore Orioles’ 3B Manny Machado Named Third Best 3B 25-Years Old or Younger
January 23rd, 2015 at 7:24 AM
It is no secret that the Baltimore Orioles found a gem in third baseman Manny Machado when they drafted him in the first round of the 2010 draft. Machado has turned into a good hitter at the plate and one of the best defensive third basemen in the game and...

Baltimore Orioles’ World Series, AL Pennant and Possible MVP Candidates’ Odds in 2015
January 22nd, 2015 at 10:10 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are coming off of a 2014 season that saw them win their first AL East title and ALCS berth since 1997, while having two players finish in the top 15 in AL MVP voting. After such a successful season, but adding in the fact that Baltimore lost...

Alejandro De Aza is a Wildcard for the Baltimore Orioles in 2015; Expect a Good Season
January 22nd, 2015 at 8:06 AM
The Baltimore Orioles will have a competition in Spring Training for some sort of role in their outfield. This offseason, the departures of both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis have all but assured Alejandro De Aza of potentially, "everyday status" in left field and we expect that to be a...

Should Baltimore Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman Need to Perform Well in Spring to Secure Rotation Spot?
January 21st, 2015 at 9:25 AM
RHP Kevin Gausman may have debuted with the O's in 2013, but he burst onto the scene in 2014 with his strong performance in the Baltimore Orioles starting rotation. With Baltimore having six starters for five spots, should Gausman have to perform well in Spring Training to secure his spot...

Are the Baltimore Orioles Done with MLB Acquisitions This Offseason?
January 21st, 2015 at 7:37 AM
Spring Training is now less than a month away and the Baltimore Orioles will be heading to camp with minimal additions and a some major subtractions from their 2014 AL East Championship team. With such little time remaining in the offseason, are the Orioles done with MLB acquisitions? Some would argue...

Orioles101 Tutorial: How Does This Whole Salary Arbitration Process Work?
January 20th, 2015 at 9:06 AM
This time of year in the baseball world is an interesting one. Some big name free agents still remain, mid-level free agents search for their new teams, and the most frequent word mentioned is arbitration. If you are confused about the whole arbitration process, or just looking for a refresher,...

Big Season Ahead for Baltimore Orioles RHP Bud Norris
January 20th, 2015 at 7:40 AM
We are less than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting for the Baltimore Orioles and warmer weather is right around the corner. One of the pitchers to keep a close eye on in 2015 will be RHP Bud Norris. ***PHOTO1*** Norris, 29 (will turn 30 in March), is entering his...

MLB Trade Rumors: Examining Potential Baltimore Orioles Trade Candidate Outfielder Charlie Blackmon
January 19th, 2015 at 9:11 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have still yet to find that other left handed hitting outfielder that they have been searching for all offseason once Nick Markakis departed via free agency, but a new target has become available. ***PHOTO1*** According to Fox Sports', the Colorado Rockies have made All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon available in...

Orioles101 Mailbag: Baltimore Orioles’ VP/GM Dan Duquette and O’s Outfield Popular Topics This Week
January 18th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for our weekly Orioles101 Mailbag. This week the focus surrounded Baltimore Orioles Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette, outfielder Nori Aoki, and the O’s outfield. ***PHOTO1*** As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on the same topic, we answer...

Minor League Spotlight: Which Baltimore Orioles’ Prospects Could Exhaust Rookie Status in 2015
January 17th, 2015 at 7:30 AM
It's time for another edition of Orioles101's Baltimore Orioles Minor League Spotlight and this week we examine MiLB.com's recent prediction of which Orioles' prospects could exhaust their rookie status in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** MiLB.com earlier this week released their American League East's top prospects who could exhaust their rookie status in 2015 list. So...

Which FA, Max Scherzer or James Shields, Would Baltimore Orioles Prefer not to See in Division?
January 16th, 2015 at 10:34 AM
There are two marquee free agent starting pitchers remaining on the free agent market in Max Scherzer and James Shields. With both of them seeming to be targets of division rivals, we wondered which would the Baltimore Orioles like to see stay out of the AL East? ***PHOTO1*** Before we even present...

2015 is a Make or Break Year for Baltimore Orioles’ 1B Chris Davis
January 16th, 2015 at 7:28 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have seen two important bats leave via free agency in Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis and have seen little come in. It is no secret that the Orioles believe a healthy Manny Machado and Matt Wieters, along with a better year from Chris Davis, should be more...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Nori Aoki Still Available, We Believe the Baltimore Orioles Should Pursue
January 15th, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Spring Training begins next month and the Baltimore Orioles are still searching for another left handed hitting outfielder. Baltimore has inquired with other teams for possible trades, talked with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus, and explored multiple options, but we do not fully understand why free agent Nori Aoki is...

Should He Stay or Go? the Baltimore Orioles’ Dan Duquette to Toronto Blue Jays Saga
January 15th, 2015 at 8:10 AM
Baltimore Orioles' Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette has been rumored to be the Toronto Blue Jays top choice to become their President and CEO for over a month now and Wednesday was a wild day in the land of this saga. ***PHOTO1*** Late morning on Wednesday, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted several updates...

Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays Have Reportedly Discussed Compensation for GM Dan Duquette
January 14th, 2015 at 1:15 PM
A story that originally broke at the MLB Winter Meetings last month appears to not only be resurfacing, but gaining momentum. The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly discussed the compensation required for the O's for Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette to become next Blue Jays CEO. ***PHOTO1*** Fox Sports' Ken...

Oriole Park at Camden Yards Ranked Best Stadium Experience of 2014
January 14th, 2015 at 9:14 AM
Baltimore Orioles' fans, players, front office staff and visitors know how beautiful and enjoyable Oriole Park at Camden Yards is, and in 2014, Stadium Journey ranked the O's home as the best stadium experience in 2014. ***PHOTO2*** Last week, Stadium Journey released their top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2014 and the Yard...

MLB Trade Rumors: Baltimore Orioles Reportedly Inquired on Outfielders David Peralta and Ender Inciarte
January 14th, 2015 at 7:25 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have not hid the fact that they would like to add another left handed hitting outfielder this offseason, and the latest reported targets for the O's have been the Arizona Diamondbacks' outfielders David Peralta and Ender Inciarte. ***PHOTO1*** Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reported late Monday that the O's have...