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  • 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...
  • 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 have been in recent contact with several veteran starters

    The Orioles are continuing their pursuit of a starting pitcher and have been in recent contact with some of the top names left on the board, including Ervin Santana, Bronson Arroyo and Ubaldo Jimenez. One source referred to the talks as “a...
  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens
    When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club’s 2014 closer increased. With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still...
  • Baltimore Orioles nix deal for closer Grant Balfour

    The Baltimore Orioles won't be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour. Days after reaching a preliminary agreement with the free agent pending a physical, the Orioles said Friday that they weren't satisfied with the results of Balfour's exam....
  • Orioles appear to believe Balfour is too much of a risk to warrant $15 million

    Orioles appear to believe Balfour is too much of a risk to warrant $15 million
    The soap opera between the Orioles and Grant Balfour gets weirder by the day. How’s his shoulder? Is it healthy? Is it not? He did have major surgery on it back in 2005, but he's never missed time because of his shoulder since. Where’s the...