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  • Orioles exercise contract options for 2015 on pitchers Wei-Yin Chen, Darren O'Day

    Orioles exercise contract options for 2015 on pitchers Wei-Yin Chen, Darren O'Day
    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...
  • The list of baseball's 121 unrestricted free agents

    The list of baseball's 121 unrestricted free agents
    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...
  • What you need to know about how free agency affects the Orioles

    What you need to know about how free agency affects the Orioles
    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...
  • Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title

    Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title
    The Orioles didn't fall short of the World Series by much this year, and the obvious case can be made that the return of some key players will make them a stronger team in 2015. But this is no time to take the pedal off the metal. When the free-...
  • Taking a closer look at the Orioles' Gold Glove finalists

    Taking a closer look at the Orioles' Gold Glove finalists
    The three Orioles who were named finalists for Gold Glove Awards on Thursday are all previous winners. Both center fielder Adam Jones and shortstop J.J. Hardy have won at their respective positions in each of the past two seasons. Right fielder Nick...
  • Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis named finalists for Gold Glove awards

    Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis named finalists for Gold Glove awards
    Three Orioles were named finalists for American League Gold Glove awards at their respective positions, including center fielder Adam Jones, who can win the award for the fourth time. Like Jones, shortstop J.J. Hardy could win a Gold Glove for the third...
  • After abrupt end, Orioles turn attention to tough roster decisions

    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...
  • Five things the Orioles can do to win the World Series next year

    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...
  • What's your top priority involving current Orioles players?

    What's your top priority involving current Orioles players?
    There's more black than orange in here at the bar this week. The angry bird is in full effect. The Orioles had a tremendous run in 2014, and though I’m sure many of you are disappointed in the ultimate outcome, the reality is that it’s...
  • After season ends, Orioles' pending free agents set sights on the future

    After season ends, Orioles' pending free agents set sights on the future
    As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a...
  • After 2-1 loss to Royals in Game 3, Orioles one game away from elimination

    After 2-1 loss to Royals in Game 3, Orioles one game away from elimination
    At this point, the Orioles don’t need magic. They need a miracle. For a franchise that has waited so long to be in this spotlight -- 17 long years since its last trip to the American League Championship Series -- nearing the possibility of an...