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  • In 2014, Orioles might be better than last season's record-setting defense

    In 2014, Orioles might be better than last season's record-setting defense
    There's little arguing that on paper, the Orioles don't appear to be better now than they were last season, but they can still lay claim to having the best defense in baseball. ESPN’s Buster Olney points this out, naming the Orioles as the best...
  • Who deserves the Hall of Fame?

    The Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is being announced on Wednesday, and it is completely loaded with lots of candidates who are eligible for the first time, along with a slew of candidates who have been on the ballot previously, and one candidate,...
  • Chris Davis talks about his $10.35 million deal

    Chris Davis talks about his $10.35 million deal
    Chris Davis, the 2013 Most Valuable Oriole and third-place finisher in American League Most Valuable Player voting, avoided arbitration Friday and signed a one-year deal worth $10.35 million, more than tripling his $3.3 million salary from last season....
  • Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to Oakland A's for 2B Jemile Weeks

    Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to Oakland A's for 2B Jemile Weeks
    Late Monday night the Orioles traded former All-Star closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for second baseman Jemile Weeks and a minor league player to be named later. Johnson, who saved 101 games for the Orioles in the past two seasons, was set...
  • As Johnson leaves for Oakland, Orioles look for new answer at closer inside, outside club

    As Johnson leaves for Oakland, Orioles look for new answer at closer inside, outside club
    While the Orioles' trade of closer Jim Johnson late Monday night immediately offered more questions than answers about the club's direction this offseason, executive vice president Dan Duquette insisted Tuesday that the deal can't truly be evaluated for...
  • Orioles have been in recent contact with several veteran starters

    Orioles have been in recent contact with several veteran starters
    The Orioles are continuing their pursuit of a starting pitcher and have been in recent contact with some of the top names left on the board, including Ervin Santana, Bronson Arroyo and Ubaldo Jimenez. One source referred to the talks as “a...
  • Orioles executive VP Dan Duquette says club has offered extension to Chris Davis

    Orioles executive VP Dan Duquette says club has offered extension to Chris Davis
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Saturday at FanFest that the club offered first baseman Chris Davis a long-term contract extension this winter, but that “it really hasn’t progressed.” Davis, who finished third in...
  • Jack Cust's comeback attempt will go through Orioles' minor league camp

    Jack Cust's comeback attempt will go through Orioles' minor league camp
    The Orioles have signed veteran Jack Cust to a minor league deal, an industry source confirmed Wednesday. The 35-year-old Cust will not receive an invitation to major league spring training, so he will report to the club’s minor league camp at...
  • Orioles must choose to buy top remaining starter or fill spot from within

    Orioles must choose to buy top remaining starter or fill spot from within
    The Orioles didn’t land veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo this week; he signed a two-year deal with a third-year option with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth a guaranteed $23.5 million. A.J. Burnett is still on the open market, but there is a...
  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens
    When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club’s 2014 closer increased. With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still...
  • Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist

    Philip L. Marcus, lawyer and social activist
    Philip L. Marcus, a former engineer and teacher who became a lawyer and social activist, died Nov. 4 of bladder cancer at his home in Beaverton, Ore. The former Columbia resident was 71. The son of Carl Marcus, an accountant, and Ida Marcus, a...
  • Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley knows Chris Davis, Miguel Cabrera well

    Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley knows Chris Davis, Miguel Cabrera well
    The American League Most Valuable Player award will be announced tonight at 6 p.m. on MLB Network, and one person in the Orioles organization knows two of the finalists -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis...