| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:00 AM
At the end of each December, our editors at The Baltimore Sun ask us to write about the top moment on our beat from the nearly completed year.
It’s usually not very difficult to do -- and 2014 wasn’t much different. One moment stood out to...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:44 AM
The Orioles open the New Year in the same place they were when 2014 ended, searching for outfield help.
As we reported earlier this week, the team’s focus is now on free-agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. Orioles manager Buck Showalter is slated to...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:32 PM
As the annual winter meetings began Monday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the opening day in San Diego was full of progress.
Uncertainty still exists about Duquette's future in Baltimore, however, as he...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday that he is confident the team can improve its depleted outfield through free agency.
But a closer look at the remaining outfielders available doesn't turn up many overly attractive options....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The Major League Baseball Players Association has announced the 121 players who are XX B free agents, meaning they can sign with any team starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning. (I had always been told that former teams have exclusive rights until 11:59...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:24 PM
The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years Wednesday night when they defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7. But the important thing here is that the end of the series means the start of free agency.
Players with no...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:07 PM
As expected, the Orioles on Friday declined their $17.5 million option for 2015 on right fielder Nick Markakis, essentially making the team’s longest-tenured player a free agent.
Markakis will receive a $2 million buyout as part of a six-year,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:30 AM
When the Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed-hitting first baseman Ike Davis for assignment Thursday, I immediately began receiving inquiries as to whether I thought the Orioles would be interested in Davis.
This isn’t a new phenomenon....
| Nov 22, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When the Orioles announced another group of minor league signings Friday, after another bunch of no-names Thursday, the old refrain from the last two winters was heard again: Why aren’t the Orioles doing anything significant?
That was definitely...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette was named the Sporting News Executive of the Year on Monday evening at the general managers' meetings in Phoenix.
Duquette built an Orioles team that won 96 games and claimed the American League East...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Nearly every locker inside the Orioles clubhouse had been vacated by Friday afternoon, equipment bags packed, moving boxes stacked and even nameplates removed.
On a day when Camden Yards could have hosted Game 6 of the American League Championship...