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  • 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...
  • In statement, Grant Balfour's agent says closer 'is completely healthy'

    In statement, Grant Balfour's agent says closer 'is completely healthy'
    Here is a statement from Seth Levinson, whose agency ACES represents Grant Balfour, whom the Orioles decided not to sign after reviewing his physical. They had a two-year, $15 million deal before the Orioles backed out Friday. “Grant is completely...
  • 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...
  • With Jim Johnson gone, who closes games for the Orioles now?

    With Jim Johnson gone, who closes games for the Orioles now?
    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...
  • Coco Crisp homers off Darren O'Day in 9th inning as A's beat Orioles, 2-1

    Chris Tillman, who in the past year has transformed from promising arm to All-Star, shut down a dangerous Oakland Athletics lineup through eight innings Saturday afternoon for one of the Orioles' most dominating starting performances of the season. But,...
  • Watch Torii Hunter hit walk-off three-run homer for Tigers

    Watch Torii Hunter hit walk-off three-run homer for Tigers
    Your browser does not support iframes.   Think the Angels would like to have this guy back? Torii Hunter lifted the Detroit Tigers to victory Thursday against Oakland by hitting a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth against A's...
  • Josh Hamilton drives in key runs in Angels' 5-4 win over Athletics

    Josh Hamilton drives in key runs in Angels' 5-4 win over Athletics
    OAKLAND -- Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run home run in the ninth inning and a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Wednesday to lead the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the host Oakland Athletics. J.B. Shuck sparked the winning rally with a...
  • What's wrong with box-office projections? 'Gravity' boosts 3-D.

    What's wrong with box-office projections? 'Gravity' boosts 3-D.
    After the coffee. Before trying to fix parking at Dodger Stadium. The Skinny: I'm a little groggy today, but it's for a good reason: I was at the Dodgers game last night. It was a great experience except for leaving the stadium. I'm not the first to...
  • Orioles claim right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from Cubs

    Orioles claim right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from Cubs
    The Orioles claimed right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Monday. The addition of the 24-year-old Hendriks, however, doesn't alter the Orioles' offseason search for a starting pitcher to help solidify...
  • Angelos ought to leave O's next[Letter]

    Angelos ought to leave O's next[Letter]
    As a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Orioles, there is nothing more I wanted this Christmas than for my team to land a top-notch free agent. Instead of reading about the O's signing a Carlos Beltran or Shin-Soo Choo, the only announcements out of 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-...