| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:35 AM
A pitcher who could have possibly replaced Jim Johnson as the Orioles' closer came off the board on Thursday when the Boston Red Sox signed former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5-million deal.
The signing is like a punch...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:01 PM
When the Oakland Athletics lost in Seattle early Saturday evening, the night's contest between the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards technically became meaningless shortly after the first pitch.
The Orioles were eliminated from postseason...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:11 PM
Lost in Monday night’s 11th-hour drama that saw the Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland A's were several roster moves the club also made prior to the midnight tender deadline.
The Orioles tendered contracts to their six remaining...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:58 AM
If you went to bed early last night, you woke up this morning to the news that the Orioles suddenly have an opening at closer.
In a trade that was literally made in the 11th hour prior to Monday’s midnight tender deadline, the Orioles dealt closer...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:07 AM
It's understandably hard for Orioles fans to look past Jim Johnson's consecutive 50-save seasons, especially given that the club received an uninspiring infielder Monday night in exchange for its closer.
But this trade had little to do with the relative...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:44 PM
While the Orioles' trade of closer Jim Johnson late Monday night immediately offered more questions than answers about the club's direction this offseason, executive vice president Dan Duquette insisted Tuesday that the deal can't truly be evaluated for...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Jim Johnson spent most of the day Tuesday at the Major League Baseball Players Association's annual executive-board meeting in La Jolla, Calif.
Hours removed from the news he had been traded by the Orioles to the Oakland Athletics, word was still...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Hours before Camden Yards went dark for the final time this baseball season, the Orioles clubhouse emptied out quickly Sunday evening as lockers were cleaned out, moving boxes filled and good-bye hugs given.
The Orioles’ 2013 season ended with a...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:28 AM
An argument could be made that the Orioles fielded a club this season with more stability — and talent — than the one that won 93 games and advanced to the American League Division Series in 2012.
But playing in the rough-and-tumble AL East,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:10 AM
The Orioles’ signing of pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz on Monday was the latest addition to the club’s growing group of left-handed relievers who could compete for bullpen spots in 2014.
Last season, the Orioles carried three lefty relievers --...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season.
After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:42 PM
The Orioles don't have to make an official decision for a week, but they will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration-eligible players, according to the club's top executive.
“We are planning on tendering those guys,” Orioles...