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  • Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise

    Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise
    The highlight of the Orioles’ offseason was supposed to take place Friday morning, when the club would emerge from a sleepy offseason and introduce new closer Grant Balfour during a news conference at the Warehouse. But Balfour’s two-year,...
  • Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour is off after snag in physical, Dan Duquette says

    Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour is off after snag in physical, Dan Duquette says
    Fate has not been friendly to the Orioles so far this offseason, but frustration might have reached its peak on Friday, when the team cut ties with a player who would have been its prize acquisition of the hot-stove season, further compounding the club&...
  • Edward Mujica's signing with Red Sox stings Orioles for multiple reasons

    Edward Mujica's signing with Red Sox stings Orioles for multiple reasons
    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...
  • Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia

    Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia
    For the past several weeks, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette turned to the Kansas City Royals in an attempt to acquire outfielder David Lough from the club's logjam of outfielders. It was one of many trade possibilities Duquette pursued...
  • Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable

    Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable
    If you view the attempt to complete a deal with veteran closer Grant Balfour totally in its own context, there’s no way to fault the Orioles for balking at the results of his physical and pulling out of the two-year contract that was agreed upon...
  • The Jim Johnson decision and the economic reality of closers

    The Jim Johnson decision and the economic reality of closers
    Jim Johnson is not in an Orioles uniform anymore because, as executive vice president Dan Duquette explains it, the club needed to better allocate its financial resources throughout the 25-man roster. In other words, paying roughly one-tenth of the...
  • Looking at Nelson Cruz and other Orioles free agent rumors

    Looking at Nelson Cruz and other Orioles free agent rumors
    As often is the case, this offseason has been about the rumor mill and the Orioles, with nearly every free agent attached to the club. That’s kind of the drill this time of year – especially for the Orioles, who always have holes that need...
  • Orioles agree to a one-year deal with Nolan Reimold

    Orioles agree to a one-year deal with Nolan Reimold
    The Orioles have agreed to a one-year, $1.025 million deal with outfielder Nolan Reimold, according to an industry source. Reimold, who batted .195 with five homers in just 40 games last year due to a spine/neck injury that required surgery in July,...
  • Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to announce campaign to build youth sports parks

    Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to announce campaign to build youth sports parks
    The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation is set to launch the public portion of a $30 million fundraising campaign to help build youth sports parks in underserved communities around the country. The foundation has already built 25 "Youth Development Parks," and...
  • Orioles RF Nick Markakis taking advantage of healthy offseason

    Orioles RF Nick Markakis taking advantage of healthy offseason
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis enjoys the offseason. He likes to hunt and he grows his beard out to the point where he could have powdered it and made a very believable Santa Claus at the 35th annual OriolesREACH Holiday Party for Kids on Monday at...
  • Orioles appear to believe Balfour is too much of a risk to warrant $15 million

    Orioles appear to believe Balfour is too much of a risk to warrant $15 million
    The soap opera between the Orioles and Grant Balfour gets weirder by the day. How’s his shoulder? Is it healthy? Is it not? He did have major surgery on it back in 2005, but he's never missed time because of his shoulder since. Where’s the...
  • 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-...