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  • Orioles continue search for closer, but no offers made yet to top free agents

    Orioles continue search for closer, but no offers made yet to top free agents
    The Orioles continue their search for a new closer to replace Jim Johnson, but manager Buck Showalter said the club has yet to focus on a certain player. Earlier in the day, several media reports said that the Orioles were close to signing former...
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter on expectations, Brian Roberts and more

    Orioles' Buck Showalter on expectations, Brian Roberts and more
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said earlier this week that he is content with the team’s current options at second base, but manager Buck Showalter expressed his desire to re-sign free agent Brian Roberts during his news conference...
  • Dan Duquette says Orioles aren't close to signing a closer

    Dan Duquette says Orioles aren't close to signing a closer
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Signing a closer to replace former All-Star Jim Johnson is high on Dan Duquette's shopping list at this week's winter meetings, but word that the Orioles executive vice president was close to acquiring a free-agent closer...
  • Buck Showalter realizes challenge of replacing Jim Johnson is about more than just saves

    Buck Showalter realizes challenge of replacing Jim Johnson is about more than just saves
    At the Swan and Dolphin Resort during this week's winter meetings, there are a lot of baseball experts talking about talent, resorting to on-base percentage and WAR to evaluate value. But how do you measure chemistry? How does having a good clubhouse...
  • O's making progress on contract talks with Grant Balfour, but no signings yet

    O's making progress on contract talks with Grant Balfour, but no signings yet
    Three days have come and gone at these winter meetings and the Orioles have yet to make an acquisition, but it doesn’t appear to be due to a lack of trying. For the first time this week, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette made...
  • Thoughts and observations on Balfour, Hardy, Webb and more

    Thoughts and observations on Balfour, Hardy, Webb and more
    The clock is ticking for the Orioles. We’ve reached the final day of the winter meetings and the team is still empty-handed here. The Orioles’ pursuit of Grant Balfour continues. It could happen today, tomorrow, this weekend, next week,...
  • Orioles acquire minor league catcher David Freitas to complete Jim Johnson trade

    Orioles acquire minor league catcher David Freitas to complete Jim Johnson trade
    The Orioles have acquired minor league catcher David Freitas as the player to be named later in the deal that sent closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Jemile Weeks last week. Freitas, 24, was selected in the 15th round out of the...
  • As winter meetings wrap up, Orioles still without a major move

    As winter meetings wrap up, Orioles still without a major move
    The lobby at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort quickly emptied out as Major League Baseball's winter meetings ended Thursday. While the Orioles only added a pair of Rule 5 draft picks this week, the club continued efforts to land a free-...
  • 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...
  • Breaking down closers: Grant Balfour vs. Jim Johnson

    Breaking down closers: Grant Balfour vs. Jim Johnson
    The winter meetings are over, and even though the Orioles will return without having made any moves other than taking two players in the Rule 5 draft, the club hopes to have a closer soon. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will return to...
  • Orioles seek more consistent starting pitching, better run production

    Orioles seek more consistent starting pitching, better run production
    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,...
  • Jim Johnson's struggles put Orioles in a tough situation

    Jim Johnson's struggles put Orioles in a tough situation
    It doesn't take a baseball savant to figure out that the Orioles are in a heck of a fix. They can't win with Jim Johnson giving away games in the ninth inning night after night, and they probably can't get to the playoffs without him. So, what's a...