| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Former Orioles reliever Troy Patton was slapped with an 80-game suspension Wednesday for a third violation of Major League Baseball’s drug policy after again testing positive for an amphetamine.
Patton, a free agent, was suspended for the first 25...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
During spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter brought his coaches together and offered them a meticulous list of hypothetical situations, asking for solutions for overcoming possible losses of some of the team's most important players....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The Major League Baseball Players Association has announced the 121 players who are XX B free agents, meaning they can sign with any team starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning. (I had always been told that former teams have exclusive rights until 11:59...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:14 PM
The Orioles have nine players who chose free agency and soon can be signed by any club.
Wei-Yin Chen and Darren O'Day will not become free agents because the club exercised 2015 options, but Nick Markakis' and Nick Hundley's options for next season were...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:24 PM
The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years Wednesday night when they defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7. But the important thing here is that the end of the series means the start of free agency.
Players with no...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The Orioles exercised their contract options for 2015 on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and right-handed sidearmer Darren O’Day on Thursday in expected moves that guarantee two of the club’s best pitchers from last season will be in the fold next...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:07 PM
As expected, the Orioles on Friday declined their $17.5 million option for 2015 on right fielder Nick Markakis, essentially making the team’s longest-tenured player a free agent.
Markakis will receive a $2 million buyout as part of a six-year,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:06 PM
If a movie is to be made of the incredible saga of the 2014 Kansas City Royals, the role of Ned Yost would have to be played by an actor like Steve Carell, someone adept at playing a bumbling idiot.
"Kansas City and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez hasn't pitched since the Orioles ended the regular season Sept. 28, but he's not particularly worried about how a 16-day layoff will affect him Wednesday in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.
"It's been two...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Nearly every locker inside the Orioles clubhouse had been vacated by Friday afternoon, equipment bags packed, moving boxes stacked and even nameplates removed.
On a day when Camden Yards could have hosted Game 6 of the American League Championship...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:03 PM
The sense within the Orioles' organization is that 2014 wasn't just a good season that ended prematurely with a sweep in the American League Championship Series. It was, the Orioles believe, notice served that this club is a legitimate championship...