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Joel Hanrahan

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  • Thoughts on Orioles closer possibilities, trading prospects and the posting system

    Thoughts on Orioles closer possibilities, trading prospects and the posting system
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is shopping for a closer, among other things, at this week's winter meetings here at the Walt Disney World Resort. The free-agent market presents several reasonably-priced...
  • Orioles 'working on' possible trades, free-agent additions at winter meetings

    Orioles 'working on' possible trades, free-agent additions at winter meetings
    The frenzy of transactions that previewed this year's winter meetings gave way to a slow opening day Monday, and along with that, the Orioles resumed a methodical plan of improving their club for next season. The Orioles reopened talks with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fernando Rodney reportedly signs with Mariners

    Fernando Rodney reportedly signs with Mariners
    The Orioles’ pursuit of an established veteran closer has seemingly come to an end. Fernando Rodney, the lone remaining free agent viewed strictly as a closer, has reportedly signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, according...
  • Power rankings: No. 28 Pirates

    Power rankings: No. 28 Pirates
    No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres. While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...
  • Pirates might not jump ship

    Forget Paul Maholm's 3-7 record. He has compiled a 3.12 earned-run average over 89 innings, holding opponents to 70 hits. With limited options expected to become available on the trade market next month, Maholm is having the kind of season that could...
  • It's time to gaze at All-Stars

    Every team has its guy — a fringe candidate it believes should be recognized as an All-Star. For the Rays, it's Kyle Farnsworth, the journeyman reliever manager Joe Maddon refuses to call his closer, even though he entered the weekend 15 of 16 in...
  • Playing with swing in his step

    The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player. A crowd of players...
  • Chen goes for win No. 12 in series finale against Tigers

    Chen goes for win No. 12 in series finale against Tigers
    Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen goes for his 12th win of the season this afternoon against the Tigers here at Comerica Park. That would mark the most wins by an Orioles pitcher since Erik Bedard won 13 games back in 2007. If the Orioles can win today...
  • Tough roster decisions coming up for Orioles

    Tough roster decisions coming up for Orioles
    Considering the caliber of lineups the Orioles were going to face on their six-game road trip to Detroit and Texas, manager Buck Showalter wanted to make sure his bullpen — the lifeblood of the team's success this season — was protected....