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  • 1990-1999: Year-by-year capsules

    1990-1999: Year-by-year capsules
    1990 Record: 76-85 Place: Fifth in American League East Manager: Frank Robinson Most Valuable Oriole: Cal Ripken Jr. Batting leader: Steve Finley (.256) Home run leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (21) RBI leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (84) Wins leader: Dave Johnson...
  • 1980-1989: Year-by-year capsules

    1980-1989: Year-by-year capsules
    1980 Record: 100-62 Place: Second in American League East Manager: Earl Weaver Most Valuable Oriole: Al Bumbry Batting leader: Al Bumbry (.318) Home run leader: Eddie Murray (32) RBI leader: Eddie Murray (116) Wins leader: Steve Stone (25) ERA...
  • 2010-2013: Year-by-year capsules

    2010-2013: Year-by-year capsules
    2010 Record: 66-96 Place: Fifth in American League East Manager: Dave Trembley, Juan Samuel, Buck Showalter Most Valuable Oriole: Luke Scott Batting leader: Nick Markakis (.297) Home run leader: Luke Scott (27) RBI leader: Ty Wigginton (76) Wins...
  • After record-setting year, Orioles' Chris Davis focused on team success

    After record-setting year, Orioles' Chris Davis focused on team success
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Amid one of the greatest offensive seasons in team history, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was already trying to temper expectations swirling around Chris Davis. At least three times last September, Showalter told reporters that...
  • Orioles in win-now mode for 2014 as Davis, Wieters, Hardy near free agency

    Orioles in win-now mode for 2014 as Davis, Wieters, Hardy near free agency
    Leave it to Adam Jones to cut past any bromides about staying in the moment. "It is going to be dicey to see what goes on in the next year, year and a half," says the Orioles' All-Star center fielder, preparing for another day's work at the club's...
  • Orioles infielder Jemile Weeks taking changes in stride

    Orioles infielder Jemile Weeks taking changes in stride
    In early December, Jemile Weeks' baseball career was thrown upside down. He was traded away from the only organization he had ever known, the Oakland Athletics, and sent to the Orioles for one of the franchise's most popular players, closer Jim Johnson,...
  • Long a weakness for Orioles, starting rotation full of potential this year

    Long a weakness for Orioles, starting rotation full of potential this year
    When Ubaldo Jimenez was about to sign the biggest free-agent deal for a pitcher in Orioles franchise history, he considered the rotation he was joining. Frankly, he didn't know much about it. He had pitched with Miguel Gonzalez years ago in a minor...
  • In his third season, Wei-Yin Chen 'really important' for Orioles' success

    In his third season, Wei-Yin Chen 'really important' for Orioles' success
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Orioles manager Buck Showalter thinks it's unfair to dismiss Wei-Yin Chen's 2013 season as a disappointment. After all, the Taiwanese left-hander posted a 4.07 ERA, just a tick above the 4.02 mark from his rookie year in which...
  • Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it

    Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role. Jim Johnson, who last year became the first...
  • After a rollercoaster offseason, Orioles fans optimistic about 2014

    After a rollercoaster offseason, Orioles fans optimistic about 2014
    Pat Prada was fed up, mad enough to protest the only way he could — with his wallet. The lifelong Orioles fan opted against renewing his season-ticket plan in early February, convinced he should no longer patronize a club that wouldn't spend...
  • Orioles' Chris Tillman finding comfort zone as he prepares for Opening Day start

    Orioles' Chris Tillman finding comfort zone as he prepares for Opening Day start
    Chris Tillman knows it will be a special moment Monday afternoon when he takes the mound at Camden Yards to officially open another baseball season in Baltimore. But all of the festivities — running through the outfield on the orange carpet, the...
  • Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox

    Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox
    Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...