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  • O's making progress on contract talks with Grant Balfour, but no signings yet

    O's making progress on contract talks with Grant Balfour, but no signings yet
    Three days have come and gone at these winter meetings and the Orioles have yet to make an acquisition, but it doesn’t appear to be due to a lack of trying. For the first time this week, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette made...
  • Thoughts and observations on Balfour, Hardy, Webb and more

    Thoughts and observations on Balfour, Hardy, Webb and more
    The clock is ticking for the Orioles. We’ve reached the final day of the winter meetings and the team is still empty-handed here. The Orioles’ pursuit of Grant Balfour continues. It could happen today, tomorrow, this weekend, next week,...
  • Orioles are one of three clubs with offers out to Grant Balfour, source says

    Orioles are one of three clubs with offers out to Grant Balfour, source says
    The Orioles have competition in the quest to sign Grant Balfour. They are one of three teams who have made the 35-year-old free-agent closer a two-year offer, according to an industry source. Among the three offers Balfour is considering, one includes a...
  • As winter meetings wrap up, Orioles still without a major move

    As winter meetings wrap up, Orioles still without a major move
    The lobby at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort quickly emptied out as Major League Baseball's winter meetings ended Thursday. While the Orioles only added a pair of Rule 5 draft picks this week, the club continued efforts to land a free-...
  • Breaking down closers: Grant Balfour vs. Jim Johnson

    Breaking down closers: Grant Balfour vs. Jim Johnson
    The winter meetings are over, and even though the Orioles will return without having made any moves other than taking two players in the Rule 5 draft, the club hopes to have a closer soon. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will return to...
  • Orioles appear to believe Balfour is too much of a risk to warrant $15 million

    Orioles appear to believe Balfour is too much of a risk to warrant $15 million
    The soap opera between the Orioles and Grant Balfour gets weirder by the day. How’s his shoulder? Is it healthy? Is it not? He did have major surgery on it back in 2005, but he's never missed time because of his shoulder since. Where’s the...
  • Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable

    Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable
    If you view the attempt to complete a deal with veteran closer Grant Balfour totally in its own context, there’s no way to fault the Orioles for balking at the results of his physical and pulling out of the two-year contract that was agreed upon...
  • Orioles claim right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from Cubs

    Orioles claim right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from Cubs
    The Orioles claimed right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Monday. The addition of the 24-year-old Hendriks, however, doesn't alter the Orioles' offseason search for a starting pitcher to help solidify...
  • Possibility of Orioles using Tommy Hunter at closer looking more likely each day

    Possibility of Orioles using Tommy Hunter at closer looking more likely each day
    Don’t expect the Orioles to resolve their closer situation any time soon. As the club tries to distance itself from the mess the situation with Grant Balfour created, the Orioles' external search still seems to be focused on free-agent right-...
  • What should the Orioles' top offseason priority be right now?

    What should the Orioles' top offseason priority be right now?
    Christmas may be over, but the Orioles still have plenty of items left on their offseason shopping list. There are seven weeks until pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota for spring training, and the club has plenty of holes to fill. A lot has been...
  • Angelos ought to leave O's next[Letter]

    Angelos ought to leave O's next[Letter]
    As a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Orioles, there is nothing more I wanted this Christmas than for my team to land a top-notch free agent. Instead of reading about the O's signing a Carlos Beltran or Shin-Soo Choo, the only announcements out of the...
  • Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue

    Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue
    Today was supposed to be a day of celebration at The Warehouse, with the Orioles ushering in their new closer, Grant Balfour, who agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal earlier this week. But the news conference won’t happen. The deal is teetering...