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  • Orioles didn't offer contracts to McLouth or Feldman

    Orioles didn't offer contracts to McLouth or Feldman
    The Orioles added another reliever to their roster on Friday, but also learned that two members of the 2013 club have gone elsewhere, including fan favorite Nate McLouth. According to sources, the Orioles on Friday signed right-handed reliever Ryan Webb...
  • Orioles could use a lesson in sports marketing

    Orioles could use a lesson in sports marketing
    On the same frenzied Friday that the Seattle Mariners reeled in free agent superstar Robinson Cano with a $240 million contract and several other teams made major free agent acquisitions, the Orioles signed an unheralded middle reliever, surrendered...
  • 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-...
  • Are the top Orioles pitching prospects off limits for trades?

    Are the top Orioles pitching prospects off limits for trades?
    The Orioles still hope to add another hitter this offseason, and they have discussed acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets, according to an industry source. Those talks, however, apparently hit a roadblock because the Mets were asking...
  • McLouth and Feldman aren't irreplaceable, but Orioles still need plan to replace them

    McLouth and Feldman aren't irreplaceable, but Orioles still need plan to replace them
    I received plenty of feedback on Twitter — and, you can imagine, most of it wasn’t positive — regarding my story that the Orioles did not make official offers to either outfielder Nate McLouth or right-hander Scott Feldman before both...
  • Orioles hire Dave Wallace as pitching coach

    The Orioles' search for a new pitching coach brought them a number of impressive, experienced candidates. But when the Orioles decided on who would replace Rick Adair, they turned to Braves minor league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace, who has a strong...
  • Despite the teams' varied differences, Orioles could learn from Boston's blueprint for success

    Despite the teams' varied differences, Orioles could learn from Boston's blueprint for success
    For Orioles fans, the only thing more painful than watching an October without their favorite team this season was probably seeing the Red Sox win the World Series. And the fact that the Orioles won 11 games against Boston this year, most of any team, ...
  • O's Dan Duquette has slightly softened stance on giving up draft picks

    O's Dan Duquette has slightly softened stance on giving up draft picks
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette was fairly adamant last offseason that he would not sign a free agent who would require his club to give up its first-round draft pick. He didn’t, and the Orioles selected high school pitcher Hunter...
  • Orioles option RHP Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles option RHP Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk
    The Orioles optioned right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday night following the team’s 8-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners. A corresponding roster move will be announced before Sunday’s series finale. Johnson pitched one...
  • Orioles pack up for the West Coast after a homestand of missed opportunities

    Orioles pack up for the West Coast after a homestand of missed opportunities
    In the final six weeks of the 2012 season, Joe Saunders exhibited a bend-but-don’t-break style after coming over to the Orioles. The left-hander minimized damage to keep his team in the game long enough for the offense to come through, like in...
  • Orioles clear of any suspensions related to Biogenesis

    Orioles clear of any suspensions related to Biogenesis
    SAN DIEGO — Over the past week, as pending suspensions tied to the Biogenesis investigation loomed over the game, the Orioles players and management tried to conduct business as normal. And when 50-games suspensions were handed out to 12 players...
  • Adam Jones and other Orioles have learned there are two sides to Twitter

    Adam Jones and other Orioles have learned there are two sides to Twitter
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a dedicated tweeter. When he's not at the ballpark, he shares photos of his dynamic taste in food and his love for his dog Missy to his more than 133,000 followers on Twitter. He often offers clever short quips after...