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  • Orioles' Chris Davis named a finalist for AL MVP Award

    Orioles' Chris Davis named a finalist for AL MVP Award
    Despite his gaudy run-production numbers this past season, first baseman Chris Davis will be an underdog to become the first Orioles player to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award in more than two decades. Davis was named one of three...
  • Thoughts and observations on Silver Slugger Awards, Jeff Manto and expanded instant replay

    Thoughts and observations on Silver Slugger Awards, Jeff Manto and expanded instant replay
    The annual Silver Slugger Awards will be announced at 6 p.m. tonight on MLB Network, and the Orioles should be well represented. The awards are decided by a vote of major league managers and coaches, and lean heavily toward run-production numbers....
  • Thoughts and observations on Orioles offseason awards and an Arizona Fall League update

    Thoughts and observations on Orioles offseason awards and an Arizona Fall League update
    If it's getting difficult for you to sort out the plethora of postseason awards being handed out these days, join the club. Last night, the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards were announced. Don’t confuse them with the Gold Glove Awards,...
  • Orioles and Royals tie for Wilson AL Defensive Team of the Year honors

    Orioles and Royals tie for Wilson AL Defensive Team of the Year honors
    After a record-setting defensive season in 2013, the Orioles had to share this year's Wilson American League Defensive Team of the Year honors with the Kansas City Royals. The Orioles set major league records with a .991 team fielding percentage,...
  • Orioles' Manny Machado wins American League Platinum Glove Award

    Orioles' Manny Machado wins American League Platinum Glove Award
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado won the third annual Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for the American League, given to the league’s best overall defensive player and chosen from among this season’s nine AL Gold Glove winners. Machado, 21,...
  • Thoughts and observations on Dom Chiti, the Platinum Glove, Manny and Brooks, Ripken

    Thoughts and observations on Dom Chiti, the Platinum Glove, Manny and Brooks, Ripken
    In conducting the Orioles' search for a new bullpen coach, manager Buck Showalter made it clear that new pitching coach Dave Wallace would play a big role in making the hire. Showalter said he saw the bullpen coach as an assistant pitching coach, and...
  • Orioles not actively looking to trade J.J. Hardy or Matt Wieters, source says

    Orioles not actively looking to trade J.J. Hardy or Matt Wieters, source says
    While reports out of the final day of Major League Baseball's general managers' meetings Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., said that the Orioles could explore trades involving cornerstone players J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters, the team is not actively shopping...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...