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  1. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  2. Chris Davis hits home run #48 while teammate Scott Feldman blanks the White Sox

    Sep 6, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hadn’t homered since August 28, which created a bit of tension as Miguel Cabrera attempts to win another Triple Crown. Cabrera, though, has played once since the 30th, so the four-homer gap between the two remained until tonight, when Davis blasted #48 off of White Sox starter John Danks in…

  3. Orioles activate Jason Hammel from the disabled list

    Sep 5, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel is back from the disabled list after missing the past six weeks with a strained forearm, although manager Buck Showalter hasn’t said for sure yet how he plans to  use him. Hammel was one of the Orioles’ best starters last season, throwing 118 innings with a 3.43 ERA and 113/42 K/BB…

  4. Jason Hammel on track for September return to Orioles

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Out since late July with a strained forearm, Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel is scheduled to throw off flat ground twice before advancing to a mound session Friday. Daniel Gallen of the Baltimore Sun reports that Hammel will likely make at least two minor-league rehab starts before coming off the disabled list, which means he’ll be…

  5. Orioles land Bud Norris from Astros

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:33 PM EST

    bud norris getty

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are in the process of finalizing a deal that would net them Bud Norris from Houston in return for outfielder L.J. Hoes and a second player. The Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly says the second player is left-hander Josh Hader. The Astros will also get a competitive balance pick…

  6. David Ortiz goes 4-for-4 in Red Sox win, does not destroy anything else

    Jul 28, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with 2 RBI in his first game after destroying the telephone in the visitor’s dugout at Camden Yards last night. He hit a two-run home run off of Orioles starter Jason Hammel in the second inning and logged three additional singles as he bumped his batting average back…

  7. Chris Davis hits 36th homer of season, now on pace for 61

    Jul 13, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Orioles Rays Baseball

    It seems like Orioles first baseman Chris Davis homers on every day that ends in “y”. This afternoon against Blue Jays starter Todd Redmond, Davis went deep for the 36th time this season and for the third consecutive game. The Orioles lost 7-3 despite the best efforts of Davis as starter Jason Hammel allowed six…

  8. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

    Miami Marlins  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Rays 10, Marlins 6: Two three-run homers for Kelly Johnson. He also singled, doubled and stole a base. He has 24 RBI in 21 games in May. Six straight losses for the Marlins despite what was, for them anyway, an offensive outburst. Tigers 6, Pirates 5: While it was his second win in a row…

  9. By the way, the Red Sox still think the Blue Jays are cheaters, too

    May 3, 2013, 1:44 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Toronto Maple Leafs

    While Dirk Hayhurst and Jack Morris have chimed in, none of this “Clay Buchholz is cheating” talk is coming from Blue Jays players or management. And it probably won’t. The Blue Jays don’t want to go accusing someone of cheating and then have their own dirty laundry aired. The Red Sox, for instance, still seem…

  10. Orioles sign Freddy Garcia to minor league deal

    Mar 29, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

    Padres-Angels Spring Baseball

    The Orioles are hoping to get a little of that 2011 magic back with Freddy Garcia, as they have signed him to a Minor League deal according to Scott Miller. Garcia posted an 8.71 ERA in 20.2 innings spanning six starts for the Padres in spring training before they cut him four days ago. He…

  11. Orioles name Jason Hammel as Opening Day starter

    Mar 27, 2013, 5:47 PM EST

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Jason Hammel had the most effective season of his career after being traded to Baltimore, posting a 3.43 ERA in 20 starts, and the Orioles announced that he’ll get the Opening Day start this season. Hammel missed nearly the entire second half with a knee injury, but he’s healthy now and was a pretty easy…

  12. 2013 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles' Johnson pitches against the Boston Red Sox during a MLB spring training baseball game in Sarasota, Florida

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Was last season a fluke? Wanna make an Orioles fan mad? Tell them that…

  13. Orioles, Darren O’Day agree to two-year, $5.8 million contract

    Feb 9, 2013, 4:29 PM EST

    Getty O'Day

    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that O’Day is guaranteed a total of $5.8 million. He’ll make $2.2 million this season and $3.2 million in 2014 while the option for 2015 is worth $4.25 million and carries a $400,000 buyout. 4:15 PM: O’Day’s agency, Beverly Hills Sports Council, just announced on their Twitter account that…

  14. Jason Hammel and Orioles agree on one-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

    Jason Hammel Getty

    The Orioles and right-hander Jason Hammel have agreed on a one-year, $6.75 million deal to avoid arbitration, reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The deal includes $300,000 in possible incentives. Hammel requested $8.25 million and was offered $5.7 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged last month, so the two sides settled…

  15. Arbitration filings: Chase Headley’s $10.3 million request leads way

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:42 PM EST

    Chase Headley

    The Padres’ Chase Headley, the Reds’ Shin-Soo Choo and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer are among those asking for big raises in arbitration.

  16. Orioles give Showalter, Duquette extensions through 2018

    Jan 16, 2013, 6:11 PM EST

    Buck Showalter, Dan Duquette

    Still basking in the afterglow from their surprising 2012 run, the Orioles have locked manager Buck Showalter and executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette through 2018. While Showalter’s extension has been rumored for weeks, the length is surprising. The new deal adds five years to a contract that had been set to expire after…

  17. ALCS Preview: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:27 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Yankees have in store for us in the American League Championship Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in New York: Doug Fister vs. Andy Pettitte…

  18. Get ready for more Alex Rodriguez benchings

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:41 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    The Yankees decided it wasn’t in their best interests to play Alex Rodriguez against Jason Hammel in Friday’s Game 5. So why on earth would he start against any of the right-handers the Tigers will throw in the ALCS? Here’s how he’s performed against Detroit’s rotation: Doug Fister: 1-for-5, 1 BB, 1 K Max Scherzer:…

  19. CC Sabathia goes nine as Yankees beat Orioles, move on to ALCS

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:03 PM EST

    CC Sabathia

    Just as Justin Verlander pitched the Tigers past the A’s, CC Sabathia proved to be the dominant presence as the Yankees beat the Orioles 3-1 in Friday’s decisive Game 5 and advanced to the ALCS. Sabathia, coming off a win in Game 1 in which he nearly went the distance, did go nine this time…

  20. Yankees stretch lead to 2-0 over Orioles in Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 7:05 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki Reuters

    The Yankees have given CC Sabathia a little breathing room. Ichiro Suzuki doubled home Derek Jeter in the bottom of the sixth inning to stretch the Yankees’ lead to 2-0. Jeter drew a one-out walk and scored all the way from first base after Suzuki put one into the right-center field gap. Robinson Cano struck…

  21. Yankees grab lead over Orioles in Game 5 on RBI single from Raul Ibanez

    Oct 12, 2012, 6:35 PM EST

    Getty Raul Ibanez

    After playing hero in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday night, Raul Ibanez is being a thorn in the Orioles’ side again today. Thanks to an RBI single by Ibanez in the bottom of the fifth, the Yankees have jumped out to a 1-0 lead over the Orioles in Game 5. Mark Teixeira singled…

  22. Orioles and Yankees scoreless through four innings in Game 5 of ALDS

    Oct 12, 2012, 6:11 PM EST

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Consistent with what we have seen for most of this series, there hasn’t much offense so far today. The Orioles and Yankees are scoreless through the first four innings in Game 5 of the ALDS in the Bronx. Jason Hammel, who allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings back in Game 1, is perfect over…

  23. ALDS Game 5 lineups: Orioles vs. Yankees

    Oct 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees, in New York: BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Nate McLouth, LF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. J.J. Hardy, SS 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Adam Jones, CF 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Chris Davis, RF 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B…

  24. A-Rod benched for Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:27 PM EST

    Yankees' Rodriguez strikes out against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    We don’t have the full lineups yet, but we have this much: ARod is benched for #Yankees, Ibanez is DH #MLB — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 12, 2012 Over/under on closeups of Rodriguez on the bench during the game: 157. I guess Joe Girardi was not impressed with Rodriguez’s track record against the Orioles’ starter,…

  25. Game 5 odds: Nationals are slight favorites, Yankees are big favorites

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    gambling poster

    With a pair of winner-take-all games tonight I thought it would be interesting to examine the Las Vegas betting lines (for entertainment purposes only, of course). In the early game the Yankees are -200 favorites over the Orioles, which means you’d have to risk $200 to win $100 on New York. During the regular season…

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