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  • With Nelson Cruz in the fold, what would your Orioles batting order be?

    With Nelson Cruz in the fold, what would your Orioles batting order be?
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- In today’s Baltimore Sun, I gave a projected Orioles Opening Day lineup now that the club has added designated hitter/outfielder Nelson Cruz as a middle-of-the order bat. Here was my batting order, as it ran in the paper today:...
  • Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy says his recovery is on track

    Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy says his recovery is on track
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Dylan Bundy’s recovery from Tommy John surgery is going well. He will throw from 150 feet today as part of his throwing progression. He’s been throwing from that distance for a week now, but today he will add 15 to 20...
  • Memories of Earl Weaver one year after the Orioles Hall of Fame manager's passing

    Memories of Earl Weaver one year after the Orioles Hall of Fame manager's passing
    Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the death of Orioles Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, so it’s natural to think about Weaver’s impact on the franchise and the game this time of the year. A great memory of Weaver is just a click away...
  • Orioles announce FanFest 2014 autograph session schedule

    Orioles announce FanFest 2014 autograph session schedule
    The Orioles have announced the autograph schedule for their 2014 FanFest event on Feb. 1. Autograph ticket vouchers go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. on the club’s website. All but one autograph station will require purchase of an autograph voucher,...
  • 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...
  • In 2014, Orioles might be better than last season's record-setting defense

    In 2014, Orioles might be better than last season's record-setting defense
    There's little arguing that on paper, the Orioles don't appear to be better now than they were last season, but they can still lay claim to having the best defense in baseball. ESPN’s Buster Olney points this out, naming the Orioles as the best...
  • Three Orioles named to The Sporting News' American League All-Star team

    Three Orioles named to The Sporting News' American League All-Star team
    Three Orioles players -- first baseman Chris Davis, center fielder Adam Jones and shortstop J.J. Hardy -- have been named to this year’s The Sporting News American League All-Star team. The Orioles were the only AL club to have three honorees. The...
  • For first time, sabermetrics to play role in Gold Glove awards

    For first time, sabermetrics to play role in Gold Glove awards
    The winners of the annual Gold Glove awards, the benchmark for defensive excellence for nearly 60 years, have typically been decided by the discerning eye of those who are closest to the game. Most recently, the award has been selected by a vote of...
  • Showalter 'proud' of Orioles after American League-leading six Gold Glove finalists

    Showalter 'proud' of Orioles after American League-leading six Gold Glove finalists
    In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense. Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
  • Any way you cut it, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is a Gold Glover

    Any way you cut it, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is a Gold Glover
    You never know with postseason awards. They’re sometimes too difficult to handicap because of who’s voting and what those people consider when evaluating the best players. But I’ve been saying for a while that Manny Machado will win...
  • Thoughts and observations on the Gold Gloves, Fielding Bible, pitching coach search and Eduardo Rodriguez

    Thoughts and observations on the Gold Gloves, Fielding Bible, pitching coach search and Eduardo Rodriguez
    We will find out tonight which Orioles win Gold Gloves. In today’s edition of The Baltimore Sun, I broke down each of the six positions in which Orioles are nominated for Gold Gloves and predicted wins for third baseman Manny Machado, catcher Matt...