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Grant Balfour

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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • American League baseball preview

    American League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Tampa Bay 2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013 Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
  • After a rollercoaster offseason, Orioles fans optimistic about 2014

    After a rollercoaster offseason, Orioles fans optimistic about 2014
    Pat Prada was fed up, mad enough to protest the only way he could — with his wallet. The lifelong Orioles fan opted against renewing his season-ticket plan in early February, convinced he should no longer patronize a club that wouldn't spend...
  • Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans

    Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans
    For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball’s strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table. In the last 22 seasons, only three...
  • Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox

    Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox
    Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
  • Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination

    Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination
    SYDNEY, Australia — On the morning the Dodgers landed in Australia, there was a vague reference to their upcoming season-opening series on the cover of the Sydney Morning Herald. There was a small box that included a picture of basketball star...
  • Orioles nearing deal with left-hander Johan Santana

    SARASOTA, Fla. – Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana visited the Ed Smith Stadium Complex on Monday morning with little fanfare — the latest veteran seeking a second baseball life with the Orioles. The Orioles were nearing a minor...
  • Suk-min Yoon remains in limbo with the Orioles, but likely not for much longer

    SARASOTA, Fla. — As the sun rises this morning, the Orioles still haven't announced their signing of South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon. At this point, the plan is still to introduce Yoon to the media Monday, but I’ve heard that the right-...
  • Orioles make deal with Yoon official, press conference scheduled for Tuesday

    Orioles make deal with Yoon official, press conference scheduled for Tuesday
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Four days after agreeing to terms with right-hander Suk-min Yoon, the Orioles made their three-year deal with the South Korean pitcher official on Monday. The club is expected to hold a press conference on Tuesday at noon to...