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  • Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)

    Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)
    There probably have been five times in the past 20 months or so that I've written a game story about Chris Tillman's continued emergence/maturation as a pitcher. Several times I've written about whether he is – or is at least on his way to...
  • Orioles hitters look to continue success over R.A. Dickey

    Orioles hitters look to continue success over R.A. Dickey
    The Toronto Blue Jays traded for R.A. Dickey before the 2013 season for the knuckleballer to anchor their rebuilt rotation, but he hasn't had much success against the Orioles.  The Orioles teed off on the 39-year-old right-hander in three starts last...
  • Astros sign Scott Feldman to three-year deal

    Astros sign Scott Feldman to three-year deal
    The Orioles reportedly have lost one of their biggest offseason targets as pitcher Scott Feldman has signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Houston Astros, according to an industry source. Feldman, 30, started 15 games last season with the...
  • Scott Feldman talks about leaving Baltimore for Houston

    Scott Feldman talks about leaving Baltimore for Houston
    Had a chance to talk to former Orioles starter Scott Feldman on Friday before he boarded a plane and flew back to California from Houston. The 30-year-old right-hander, who signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Houston Astros on Friday, said he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Taking a look at the Orioles free agents' landing spots

    Taking a look at the Orioles free agents' landing spots
    Back in October, we asked how many of the Orioles' nine free agents were likely to return in 2014. Now, with less than five weeks until spring training, it could end up that none of them return to Baltimore. The Orioles wanted to keep right-hander Scott...
  • Orioles avoid arbitration with Bud Norris

    Orioles avoid arbitration with Bud Norris
     The Orioles have reduced their number of arbitration eligible players to five, agreeing on Thursday with right-hander Bud Norris to a 2014 contract valued at $5.3 million, according to an industry source.  Norris, 28, made $3 million last year when...
  • For Mount St. Joseph's Clevenger, Orioles roster spot would complete homecoming

    For Mount St. Joseph's Clevenger, Orioles roster spot would complete homecoming
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Steve Clevenger made the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster in each of the past two seasons as the team's backup catcher, but making the Orioles' roster this season and running down the orange carpet on Opening Day would hold...
  • Saturday afternoon camp notes: De La Cruz working way back, Gonzalez leaves workout

    Saturday afternoon camp notes: De La Cruz working way back, Gonzalez leaves workout
    SARASOTA, FLA. -- Orioles left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz, who is recovering from a left hamstring pull he suffered last month, threw his first bullpen session of the spring Saturday off a flat mound. “Everything is fine,” De La Cruz said....