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  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • 1970-1979: Year-by-year capsules

    1970-1979: Year-by-year capsules
    1970 Record: 108-54 Place: First in American League East Postseason: Beat Cincinnati Reds in World Series (4-1) Manager: Earl Weaver Most Valuable Oriole: Boog Powell Batting leader: Frank Robinson (.306) Home run leader: Boog Powell (35) RBI...
  • Orioles infielder Jemile Weeks taking changes in stride

    Orioles infielder Jemile Weeks taking changes in stride
    In early December, Jemile Weeks' baseball career was thrown upside down. He was traded away from the only organization he had ever known, the Oakland Athletics, and sent to the Orioles for one of the franchise's most popular players, closer Jim Johnson,...
  • As elbow injuries soar, Orioles' pitching depth looks even better

    As elbow injuries soar, Orioles' pitching depth looks even better
    Some baseball axioms are so shopworn that you wonder if they really mean anything anymore, but the one about never having enough good pitching is as true today as it was back in the 19th century when some ancient baseball executive said it for the first...
  • Severn School graduate Sander Beck lives the dream at Orioles' training

    Severn School graduate Sander Beck lives the dream at Orioles' training
    Sander Beck first attended an Orioles' games at Camden Yards when he was about 8, and some of his favorite players included Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Bordick, B.J. Surhoff and Mike Mussina. "That core group was fun to watch. Even when [Mussina], went to...
  • Orioles right-hander Ryan Webb sinking into role at back of bullpen

    Orioles right-hander Ryan Webb sinking into role at back of bullpen
    SARASOTA, Fla. — When the Orioles signed right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Webb in December, executive vice president Dan Duquette quickly compared him to Jim Johnson, who had been traded earlier that month. And while the comparison wasn't...
  • Why hating the Yankees isn't going to go away

    Why hating the Yankees isn't going to go away
    There's just something about the New York Yankees that makes the blood of true Baltimoreans boil. Maybe it's the fact that they win too much. Maybe it's the fact that they spend too much. Maybe it's the fact that they won't apologize for being the...
  • Jonathan Schoop goes deep again and Henry Urrutia shows strides

    Jonathan Schoop goes deep again and Henry Urrutia shows strides
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop homered for the second straight day Thursday, hitting a solo homer off Bud Norris in the first inning of the Orioles' second intrasquad game. Schoop’s homer was a blast to left-...
  • Orioles agree to terms with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz on one-year deal

    Orioles agree to terms with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz on one-year deal
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles' sudden spring training spending spree continued Saturday as the club agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz, according to industry sources. The deal, which is pending a physical...
  • Early turnout at spring training impresses Orioles manager Buck Showalter

    Early turnout at spring training impresses Orioles manager Buck Showalter
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles won't hold their first workout for pitchers and catchers until Friday at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but the atmosphere during Thursday's workout on report day resembled a day with the entire squad in attendance. Among...
  • Not affording a free-agent pitcher like Bronson Arroyo could cost the Orioles

    Not affording a free-agent pitcher like Bronson Arroyo could cost the Orioles
    The Orioles' frustrating offseason got a little more frustrating Friday when the front office came up short in its pursuit of veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who seemed to be the best fit of the remaining pitchers available in the free-agent market....
  • Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build

    Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build
    As the Orioles prepared for last year's annual FanFest, it didn't seem to matter that the club had made only under-the-radar alterations to its roster. The organization was coming off its first winning season and first postseason appearance since 1997....