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  • Orioles still interested in John Axford, have met with his representatives this week

    Orioles still interested in John Axford, have met with his representatives this week
    The Orioles remain interested in free-agent relief pitcher John Axford as the potential replacement for closer Jim Johnson. The team met with Axford's representatives at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., this week,...
  • 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...
  • Duquette says closer rumors are "far ahead" of the team's progress

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette supressed speculation that the club was nearing a deal with a free-agent closer on Tuesday here at baseball’s winter meetings. The day began with rumors that the...
  • 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...
  • Orioles still quiet into third day at MLB's winter meetings

    Orioles still quiet into third day at MLB's winter meetings
    As we head into the afternoon on Day 3 of the winter meetings, the Orioles remain quiet. No signings, no trades, a lot of discussion -- oh, and plenty preparation for tomorrow’s Rule 5 draft. According to an industry source, the Orioles have still...
  • 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,...
  • 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-...
  • Orioles are one of three clubs with offers out to Grant Balfour, source says

    Orioles are one of three clubs with offers out to Grant Balfour, source says
    The Orioles have competition in the quest to sign Grant Balfour. They are one of three teams who have made the 35-year-old free-agent closer a two-year offer, according to an industry source. Among the three offers Balfour is considering, one includes a...
  • 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...
  • Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through

    Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through
    The last time Grant Balfour was in Baltimore, he thought he had landed in the place where he'd spend the next two years of his career. In December, Balfour arrived at the Warehouse to take a club physical that he believed would be the last step in...