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  • Baltimore-area product Gavin Floyd signs incentive-laden deal with Braves

    Baltimore-area product Gavin Floyd signs incentive-laden deal with Braves
    Local product Gavin Floyd might not pitch in a major league game until May after having elbow surgery last season, but the prospect of his healthy return in 2014 was enough for the Atlanta Braves to sign the free-agent right-hander to a one-year,...
  • Scott Boras open to extension talks for Orioles' Chris Davis, Matt Wieters

    Scott Boras open to extension talks for Orioles' Chris Davis, Matt Wieters
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has had many discussions here at the winter meetings this week, but he has made it clear that this isn’t the time to engage agent Scott Boras on the subject of extending first baseman Chris Davis and...
  • Orioles, shortstop J.J. Hardy interested in working out an extension

    Orioles, shortstop J.J. Hardy interested in working out an extension
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Although Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette doesn’t plan to pursue extension talks with any of the club’s core players until next month, he indicated Wednesday evening that he would like to engage J.J....
  • The Sun Remembers: Dec. 8-14

    The Sun Remembers: Dec. 8-14
    Dec. 10, 2000: "One word. Two syllables. Playoff. It feels real good," tight end Shannon Sharpe says after the Ravens defeat San Diego, 24-3, at PSINet Stadium to clinch a postseason berth for the first time. Trent Dilfer throws touchdown passes to...
  • Duquette says Orioles' trade of Jim Johnson 'was a baseball decision,' not one from Angelos

    Duquette says Orioles' trade of Jim Johnson 'was a baseball decision,' not one from Angelos
    If you're waiting for the Jim Johnson trade to fit nicely into some offseason master plan that makes perfect sense, you’re probably going to be disappointed. The puzzle pieces are starting to fit together, and it looks like they’re going...
  • Orioles are eliminated from postseason hunt after 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays

    Orioles are eliminated from postseason hunt after 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays
    The Orioles entered Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays needing a miraculous sequence of events to make the playoffs, but they were still mathematically alive in the chase for the second American League wild-card spot. But the Orioles' 3-2, 10-...
  • Orioles will tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players, including Nolan Reimold

    Orioles will tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players, including Nolan Reimold
    The Orioles don't have to make an official decision for a week, but they will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration-eligible players, according to the club's top executive. “We are planning on tendering those guys,” Orioles...
  • Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting

    Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting
    Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season. After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
  • 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...
  • Orioles' Chris Davis places third in AL MVP voting

    Orioles' Chris Davis places third in AL MVP voting
    Last year’s American League Most Valuable Player race was one of the most contested in recent years, stoking a debate between two distinct schools of thought about the basis of baseball’s highest individual award. This season, Orioles...
  • Thoughts on AL MVP voting and Chris Davis' third-place finish

    Thoughts on AL MVP voting and Chris Davis' third-place finish
    It looks as though 53 homers and 138 RBIs doesn’t go as far as it used to these days. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis’ remarkable season earned him recognition in every major offseason postseason award, but Davis netted just one trophy...