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  • Orioles will play role of underdog once again heading into this season

    Orioles will play role of underdog once again heading into this season
    If you're among the legion of rejuvenated Orioles fans who will show up for Opening Day expecting big things after the team's spring training spending spree, the rest of the baseball world thinks you're fooling yourself. The national media consensus...
  • Nick Markakis uncertain for Opening Day and other Orioles notes

    Nick Markakis uncertain for Opening Day and other Orioles notes
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis might not play in Monday’s regular-season opener at Camden Yards against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox because of lingering neck stiffness. Manager Buck Showalter said Markakis, who was...
  • Unlike in the past, Orioles able to take their time with pitching prospects

    Unlike in the past, Orioles able to take their time with pitching prospects
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The path any heralded pitching prospect takes to the major leagues has obstacles. With the burden of huge expectations on their shoulders, few young talented pitchers break into the major leagues without taking their share of lumps....
  • 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...
  • With resources in place, the Orioles can't make any more excuses

    With resources in place, the Orioles can't make any more excuses
    For too long, the Orioles and their fans have lived in a fishbowl full of excuses. The Baltimore market was too small to compete on the same economic level as the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The owner was unwilling to spend enough of the...
  • Markakis scratched with neck stiffness (Machado, roster moves, Schoop, Norfolk)

    Markakis scratched with neck stiffness (Machado, roster moves, Schoop, Norfolk)
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has been scratched from Saturday’s exhibition with Triple-A Norfolk because of neck stiffness. Markakis said he had no discomfort early this morning, then dealt with neck stiffness while on the flight from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chris Tillman shakes off rust in first start in nine days

    Chris Tillman shakes off rust in first start in nine days
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman wasn't his sharpest in his final spring tuneup before Opening Day, but he was able to limit the damage to work out of several jams against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • As Orioles take a day of rest, a look back at spring training

    As Orioles take a day of rest, a look back at spring training
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles can enjoy their final day in Florida. Their Grapefruit League schedule complete and their exhibition game at Triple-A Norfolk in limbo, they can enjoy a day off Friday. The forecast for Norfolk on Saturday doesn’t...