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  • Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue

    Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue
    Today was supposed to be a day of celebration at The Warehouse, with the Orioles ushering in their new closer, Grant Balfour, who agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal earlier this week. But the news conference won’t happen. The deal is teetering...
  • 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...
  • Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour is off after snag in physical, Dan Duquette says

    Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour is off after snag in physical, Dan Duquette says
    Fate has not been friendly to the Orioles so far this offseason, but frustration might have reached its peak on Friday, when the team cut ties with a player who would have been its prize acquisition of the hot-stove season, further compounding the club&...
  • Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole

    Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole
    OAKLAND — Forks and knives scraping plates were all that broke the silence in the Angels clubhouse Friday night after a 6-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics dropped them 11 games back in the American League West. It has become an all-too-familiar...
  • Could Dodgers deal Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford?

    Could Dodgers deal Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford?
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Can Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier be traded? Can David Price be added to a rotation that already includes Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke? What about Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka? The Dodgers expect to get an idea of what's...
  • Garrett Richards sharp, Scott Downs is not in Angels' 3-1 loss to A's

    OAKLAND -- A successful return to the rotation by Angels right-hander Garrett Richards on Saturday was marred by a rare meltdown by reliever Scott Downs, who gave up a pinch-hit, two-run home run to Derek Norris in the seventh inning of a 3-1 loss to...
  • Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting

    Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting
    Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season. After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
  • 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,...