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Grant Balfour

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  • 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 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...
  • Where does the Orioles' offseason go from here?

    Where does the Orioles' offseason go from here?
    With less than six weeks remaining until spring training, the Orioles are still trying to upgrade the team they will bring to Sarasota, Fla., in mid-February. The shopping list hasn’t changed much in recent weeks, and executive vice president...
  • What's the move the Orioles must make before spring training?

    What's the move the Orioles must make before spring training?
    It’s tough to look backward in a bar (there’s this huge mirror behind us, and what I see isn’t flattering. Must be the lighting). So let’s jump forward to the 2014 Orioles’ season now that 2013 and Ravens games are behind...
  • Looking back at 2013: What was your biggest Orioles memory of the past year?

    Looking back at 2013: What was your biggest Orioles memory of the past year?
    A new year is here and it’s time to look forward to 2014. There are 43 days until pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., for spring training. But first let’s look back to the past year. The Orioles had their share of successes and...
  • Orioles drop first game of road trip, losing 3-2 to Oakland A's

    Orioles drop first game of road trip, losing 3-2 to Oakland A's
    OAKLAND – The Orioles got what they expected Friday in their first meaningful late season game against the Oakland A’s in 20 years: A tense, low-scoring contest that the A’s ultimately won 3-2. The Orioles also received something they...
  • Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's

    Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's
    The final, frantic moment of another discouraging and depressing afternoon of Orioles baseball featured pinch runner Blake Davis sprinting around third base and eyeing the Oakland Athletics' catcher and his former Cal State Fullerton teammate, Kurt...
  • Umpire's tackle a hit in Orioles' 5-2 loss to A's

    Umpire's tackle a hit in Orioles' 5-2 loss to A's
    For the first time in nearly seven years, the Orioles had a chance to go six games over .500 on Friday night. Instead, they received a middling performance from their de facto ace while their offense provided less pop than the plate umpire. With right-...