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  1. Orioles have calls to make on hitters this winter

    Oct 15, 2014, 9:54 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz

    Baltimore’s free agents this winter are primarily on the offensive side.

  2. Orioles fight back, tie the Royals at 5-5 after six innings

    Oct 10, 2014, 10:31 PM EST

    ALCS - Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    The Orioles fell behind 5-1 but a three-run fifth inning helped them pull to within one run of the Royals in Game 1 of the ALCS.

  3. Orioles forced to go to the bullpen in the fifth inning of ALCS Game 1

    Oct 10, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

    Chris Tillman

    Chris Tillman didn’t go nearly as deep into his ALCS Game 1 start against the Royals as the Orioles had hoped. He failed to make it out of the fifth inning on Friday.

  4. Royals take a 4-0 lead with a four-run third inning in Game 1 of the ALCS

    Oct 10, 2014, 9:18 PM EST

    Alcides Escobar

    The Royals battered Orioles starter Chris Tillman for four runs in the third inning of ALCS Game 1.

  5. Tigers-Orioles series all on Justin Verlander’s shoulders now

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:52 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    It’s win or go home down 2-0 as the Tigers head into Friday’s showdown.

  6. Orioles pour it on late in victory over Tigers in Game 1 of ALDS

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:21 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz AP

    The Orioles set a playoff club record with 12 runs scored.

  7. The Orioles announce their ALDS roster: welcome to the playoffs Ubaldo Jimenez

    Oct 2, 2014, 11:08 AM EST

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    And Delmon Young gets to see his friends from Detroit once again.

  8. Orioles extend lead in AL East to 10 games, their largest since 1979

    Sep 8, 2014, 11:23 PM EST

    Miguel Gonzalez Getty

    This is the largest division lead for the Orioles since way back on September 22, 1979.

  9. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:17 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw no-hitter

    Clayton Kershaw was nearly perfect. And, at least by one measure, was better than a lot of guys who have thrown perfect games.

  10. Orioles activate Tommy Hunter from the DL, option Evan Meek to Triple-A

    Jun 8, 2014, 1:35 PM EST

    Tommy Hunter

    Tommy Hunter is back with the Orioles after a stint on the disabled list battling a strained groin.

  11. The Orioles place closer Tommy Hunter on the disabled list

    May 22, 2014, 3:37 PM EST

    Tommy Hunter Orioles

    Well, he hasn’t been helping too much anyway lately, so maybe not a horrible thing for the team.

  12. Orioles sign Heath Bell to a minor league deal

    May 16, 2014, 8:30 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Heath Bell, recently released by the Rays, will stay in the AL East now that he signed a minor league deal with the Orioles.

  13. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EST

    Dallas Keuchel

    1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.

  14. Baseball’s last undefeated team fell on Sunday

    Apr 6, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

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    Unfortunately, there will NOT be a 162-0 team this season.

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

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EST

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  16. 2014 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

    Chris Tillman AP

    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 2014 season. Next up: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Is there enough pitching here to get the O’s back to the playoffs? The Orioles…

  17. Orioles still interested in Ervin Santana even after signing Ubaldo Jimenez

    Feb 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    ervin santana getty

    Baltimore was linked to Ervin Santana before signing Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year, $50 million deal and now Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Orioles are still interesting in added Santana too. Because they’ve already parted with their first-round draft pick to sign Jimenez the Orioles would only need to give up a second-round…

  18. Tommy Hunter expected to take over closer role for Orioles

    Feb 8, 2014, 10:04 AM EST

    Tommy Hunter Orioles

    Now that Fernando Rodney has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with the Mariners, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com writes that Tommy Hunter is expected to take over the closer role for the Orioles. Of course, that wasn’t the original plan. After the Orioles traded Jim Johnson to the Athletics in early December, they…

  19. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  20. Orioles backed out of deal with Grant Balfour due to concerns over his wrist and knee

    Jan 13, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

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    It was reported last month that the condition of Grant Balfour‘s right shoulder was the reason behind the Orioles backing out of a two-year, $15 million contract, but it turns out that they had other health concerns in mind. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the “red flags” that came up were actually about Balfour’s wrist…

  21. Tommy Hunter time? Orioles unlikely to sign a closer after botched Grant Balfour deal

    Jan 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Tommy Hunter Orioles

    When the Orioles’ contract with Grant Balfour fell apart over concerns about the health of his arm the assumption was that Baltimore would sign a different free agent to take over for Jim Johnson as closer. However, that hasn’t happened yet and now Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles “are no…

  22. If Orioles don’t bring in new closer, Tommy Hunter the “clear favorite” to take over for Jim Johnson

    Dec 21, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    The Orioles’ closer situation is well-publicized at this point, considering their signing-then-unsigning of Grant Balfour was in the headlines for a while, and we also learned they have talked with the Phillies about Jonathan Papelbon and have shifted their focus to free agent Fernando Rodney as well. MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that, if the Orioles…

  23. Athletics acquire closer Jim Johnson from Orioles

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:41 PM EST

    Jim Johnson Getty

    UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics have acquired Johnson from the Orioles in exchange for second baseman Jemile Weeks. The Orioles are also expected to receive a player to be named later. Weeks was once a top prospect with the A’s, but he has fallen out of favor over the past two…

  24. Orioles will tender contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players

    Nov 25, 2013, 9:57 PM EST

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    MLB teams have until December 2 to decide whether to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players, but there won’t be any intrigue with the Orioles. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed this evening that the club plans to tender contracts to all nine players in question.…

  25. The Uehara Phenomenon

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    So, you probably know that this year Boston’s Koji Uehara proved to be harder to reach base against than any pitcher in the history of baseball. That’s a pretty good thing. Here’s the list of the Top 10 WHIPs in baseball history, pitching at least 50 innings: 1. Koji Uehara, 2013, 0.565 2. Dennis Eckersley,…

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