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  • Miguel Gonzalez's long journey to the majors leads him to a pennant chase

    Miguel Gonzalez's long journey to the majors leads him to a pennant chase
    A month before he joined the Orioles as the organization's new executive director of international recruiting, curiosity took Fred Ferreira to the Mexican coastal city of Mazatlan. With more than 40 years of experience scouring for international talent,...
  • Coffee Companion -- 3/2

    Coffee Companion -- 3/2
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. Running it back:...
  • Your turn: Has the Orioles' start changed your expectations?

    Your turn: Has the Orioles' start changed your expectations?
    They were meaningless exhibitions, but there was a lot to like about the Orioles' first two Grapefruit League wins. The Orioles jacked six home runs out of the park, scored 18 runs in two games and got quality outings from Brad Bergesen and Jeremy...
  • Has Jake Fox slugged his way onto the Orioles' roster?

    Has Jake Fox slugged his way onto the Orioles' roster?
    Orioles utilityman Jake Fox is staking his claim for the Grapefruit League Triple Crown with a scorching spring down in the Sunshine State. He has belted an MLB-high seven home runs in 45 at-bats and is hitting .356 with 12 runs batted in. How hot is Fox?...
  • Orioles optimism on Opening Day is not just a fleeting feeling

    Orioles optimism on Opening Day is not just a fleeting feeling
    The wait is over. Six months ago, Buck Showalter’s Orioles ended the 2010 season on a tear that left us asking fellow bird watchers on neighboring bar stools and office chairs, “Where has that been all these years?” The anticipation...
  • Orioles' bullpen battle adds a little drama to spring training

    Orioles' bullpen battle adds a little drama to spring training
    The Orioles arrived in Sarasota with plenty of intrigue, a starting lineup already pretty much set in stone and a rotation with perhaps just one opening. But Buck Showalter's bullpen is wide-open, which gives us an opportunity to do a little spring...
  • O's prospects Machado, Britton get love from Baseball America

    O's prospects Machado, Britton get love from Baseball America
    Baseball America released its list of the top 100 prospects in baseball this morning and two members of the Orioles organization cracked the top 28: shortstop Manny Machado and left-handed starter Zach Britton. Machado, the team's first-round pick in...
  • Orioles to play exhibition game vs. State College of Florida

    Orioles to play exhibition game vs. State College of Florida
    The Orioles will play an exhibition game against State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota on April 3 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. The game follows the Orioles' last Grapefruit League game -- April 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays -- and an...
  • Some Thursday morning Orioles thoughts

    Some Thursday morning Orioles thoughts
    A few Thursday morning thoughts from the Orioles beat: --┬áThe outcome of Orioles pitcher Brad Bergesen’s arbitration hearing will be made public today. Bergesen, who made $434,000 last season, filed for $1.2 million while the Orioles countered with...
  • Comings and goings from Day 7 of Orioles spring training

    Comings and goings from Day 7 of Orioles spring training
    SARASOTA, Fla -- It's been a pretty slow day here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. There's not too much going on, especially coming off yesterday's newsy day. But here's what we've got: -- Orioles right-hander Jason Berken said he feels better than...
  • Showalter: Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has 'been impressive'

    Showalter: Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has 'been impressive'
    It's only a few days into Wei-Yin Chen's introduction to major league baseball, but the Orioles are already impressed with what they've seen out of the Taiwanese left-hander. Chen threw his first live batting practice session to hitters Monday at the...
  • Britton's breaking camp with Orioles still considered possible

    Britton's breaking camp with Orioles still considered possible
    Orioles left-hander Zach Britton, limited to a throwing progression program because of left-shoulder inflammation, will throw his first bullpen session Friday. Britton, who lead the team in wins last season as a rookie with an 11-11 record and 4.61 ERA...