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If not Alejandro De Aza, Who Would Be the Next Baltimore Orioles Candidate to Leadoff?
January 30th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
The departure of long-time Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis in free agency left some holes to fill. One of those is at the top of the order as the leadoff hitter, but the O's appear to have an easy replacement for that in outfielder Alejandro De Aza. ***PHOTO2*** If De Aza...

Baltimore Orioles’ Spring Training Television and Radio Broadcasts Announced
January 30th, 2015 at 7:28 AM
Smell that? That's right, it's Spring Training and believe it or not it is just around the corner for the Baltimore Orioles. On Thursday, the Orioles' television and radio scheduleS for Spring Training games were announced. ***PHOTO1*** MASN's Roch Kubatko was the first to report on the O's television schedule for games...

Baltimore Orioles Bring Back 13-game Plan, Scratch Other Plans
January 29th, 2015 at 2:19 PM
The Baltimore Orioles will once again offer a 13-game plan as a season ticket option for fans in 2015, while eliminating the 20 and 40-game plans. ***PHOTO1*** Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun broke the news today. Heading into this offseason, the 13-game plan, which several fans loved, had been taken off the...

Returning from Injuries, Who’s More Important to Baltimore Orioles 2015 Success? Matt Wieters or Manny Machado?
January 29th, 2015 at 10:29 AM
The 2014 Baltimore Orioles seemed to overcome almost any obstacle put in their way, from injuries, suspensions, needing to use role players everyday and so on. Baltimore may have lost some key free agents, but will also get back two key players from injury in Matt Wieters and Manny Machado...

Taking a Look at the Baltimore Orioles Potential Lineups in 2015
January 29th, 2015 at 8:31 AM
Spring Training is getting closer and closer and despite the brutal cold we have been experiencing recently in Charm City, warmer days are ahead. Today we thought we would take a look ahead at the potential lineups the Baltimore Orioles could have in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Despite the departures of both Nelson Cruz...

Baltimore Orioles Acquire Travis Snider from Pittsburgh Pirates; Quick Analysis
January 28th, 2015 at 10:13 AM
The Baltimore Orioles finally found the left handed hitting outfielder they had been searching for all offseason on Tuesday. The team announced they acquired OF Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for LHP Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore has had Snider on their radar...

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...

Toronto Blue Jays Reportedly End Negotiations for Dan Duquette, Should Baltimore Orioles Fans Be Worried?
January 26th, 2015 at 7:41 AM
The story that originally surfaced in early December and seemingly had no end to it, might have just found it, at least for now. The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly ended negotiations with the Baltimore Orioles for Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette to become the team's new CEO. ***PHOTO1*** Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca...

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...