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Orioles Prospect Zach Davies Impresses in Debut

Baltimore Orioles number-four prospect Zach Davies got the call yesterday for his first Grapefruit League start with the big club. Davies took the hill against the Tampa Bay Rays, and lasted 3.1 innings before being relieved in the bottom of the fourth with two runners on base. Davies struck out four and walked two while allowing five hits. His most glaring mistake was allowing...
Via Baseball Essential
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles pitcher Tillman to start second straight season opener

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Chris Tillman has been selected to start the Baltimore Orioles' opener at Tampa Bay on April 6. Manager Buck Showalter picked Tillman as his opening-day starter for the second consecutive season. Tillman was 13-6 with a 3.34 ERA last season for the AL East champion Orioles. The 26-year-old is set to become the first Baltimore pitcher to start consecutive openers...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tillman to start second straight opener for Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Chris Tillman has been selected to start the Baltimore Orioles' opener at Tampa Bay on April 6. Manager Buck Showalter picked Tillman as his opening-day starter for the second consecutive season. Tillman was 13-6 with a 3.34 ERA last season for the AL East champion Orioles. The 26-year-old is set to become the first Baltimore pitcher to start consecutive openers...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taking A Step Back: Steve Pearce and Lorenzo Cain

Last week’s article on Danny Santana‘s 2015 projected offensive decline generated some interesting feedback, so I decided to circle back and focus on a couple more players whose detailed batted-ball info suggests significant 2015 decline. I couldn’t pick two more dissimilar players if I tried; this week’s subjects are the Orioles’ 2014 everyman-savior, Steve Pearce, […]
Via Fangraphs
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Belly’s MLB Power Rankings (10-6)

  Starting things off at #10) Baltimore Orioles. Running away with the division last season and then watching the Red Sox and Blue Jays improving significantly can make the AL East, very exciting to watch in the 2015 season. Hopefully Manny Machado and Matt Wieters can return to full form and Chris Davis can have another year […]
Via The Majors National
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez Rounding Into Form; Spot in Orioles’ Rotation Assured?

The first three starts of Ubaldo Jimenez‘s 2015 Spring Training were far from pretty, and had many Orioles fans, including me, openly questioning his place with the Orioles. After three starts, the right-hander’s ERA sat at 11.05, and he had walked five batters and hit two more in only 7.1 innings. Now, three starts later, Jimenez has lowered his ERA this spring to 4.84. More...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz as a Potential Starter

In 2011, Brian Matusz had one of the worst seasons imaginable as a pitcher. At the end of Spring Training, he suffered an intercoastal strain and missed the first three months of the season. In his first start back, he gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings pitched, struck out three and walked none. […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Furniture store to refund purchases if Nationals, Orioles both make World Series

While the odds may seem slim, should the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles square off in the World Series this fall, a D.C. area’s furniture store’s promotion could make some customers very happy. Marlo Furniture, which operates six locations in the Virginia/Maryland/D.C. area, announced its “Marlo’s Grand Slam” promotion, the details of which are as...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Reimold Set for Another Trip to Baltimore

The Baltimore Orioles invited Nolan Reimold to Spring Training as a non-roster player. The invitation carried no guarantee and had the appearance of a professional courtesy to a former player with a long injury history. Now, with just a week to go before Opening Day, Reimold is poised to make the trip North with the Orioles. Reimold was Baltimore’s second round pick in the 2005...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jimenez sharp as Orioles' split squad beats Blue Jays 4-2

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Ubaldo Jimenez allowed one run in six innings Sunday, helping a Baltimore Orioles' split squad beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2. Jimenez, who entered with a 6.06 ERA in five exhibition starts, gave up a fourth-inning home run to Josh Donaldson. A 2010 All-Star, Jimenez allowed five hits, struck out three and walked one. Toronto's Mark Buehrle yielded one run and...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Five bold predictions for 2015

The Baltimore Orioles are wrapping up the final games of the Grapefruit League season, and in just nine days will be in Tampa Bay to battle the Rays on Opening Day. With such little time remaining until the real games get underway, it’s time to make some bold predictions as to how the 2015 Baltimore Orioles will fare. The Orioles will not defend their crown as AL East champions...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wei-Yin Chen Experimenting With Palmball

Kim Klement – USA TODAY Sports A little change can go a long way. Stories have been circulating around spring training about Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen‘s attempts to improve his changeup, but most have missed out on a small fact: he’s not throwing the same one as last year. After another successful start during this spring training campaign, Chen spoke...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Baltimore Orioles

Heading into 2014, Baltimore Orioles management and their fans had to be excited.  With a solid core of young players, and a top prospect set to make a meaningful contribution at some point during the year, the O’s watched as Catcher Matt Wieters was placed on the DL in May with what was eventually diagnosed as a torn UCL, and required season-ending surgery, 3rd baseman Manny...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Snider’s Swing, Starting Matusz, Backstop Academia, Grapefruit Nuggets

Travis Snider is a breakout candidate. Sound familiar? He’s owned the label for years, and maybe – just maybe – this will be the season he finally explodes. It’s not implausible. Somehow, Snider is still just 27 years old. Skeptics will surely scoff at the idea, but the 2006 first-round pick feels ready to come […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters Could Begin Orioles’ Season On DL After Tommy John Surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is “unlikely” to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However, on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: News with three weeks to Opening Day

With Opening Day less than three weeks away, the Baltimore Orioles’ 25-man roster is beginning to take shape. The team has made many cuts and reassignments as they get closer to finalizing the roster. Prospects such as Dylan Bundy and Christian Walker have been optioned to the minor leagues, where they will begin the 2015 campaign. Meanwhile, players such as Jimmy Paredes and Ubaldo...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Up, 3 Down for every MLB team

2015 MLB Previews for all 30 teams using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team. Click on the logo below for the team preview you would like to read. American League...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Have Most Expensive Home Opener in Baseball on Secondary Market

View image | gettyimages.com One of the best traditions in sports is Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. All teams are tied for first place, and it’s the beginning of a (possible) magical season. Whether you take a day off from work to catch your team’s home opener during the day or if you have a family affair at your favorite ballpark at night, Opening Day is a celebration...
Via KCM Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval fires back at Aubrey Huff: Who is he?

Pablo Sandoval has openly admitted that did not leave the San Francisco Giants on good terms, noting that he took less money to sign with the Boston Red Sox because he felt “disrespected” by his former team. “I knew early in spring training last year I was going to leave,” Sandoval told Scott Miller of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nearby resident reportedly calls cops over Baltimore Orioles’ crowd noise drill

A resident living nearby the Baltimore Orioles’ spring training facilities in Sarasota, Fla., reportedly called police to complain about the excessive loudness emanating Ed Smith Stadium on Friday during a team exercise staged to prepare players for crowd noise. Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team was blaring the Camden Yards crowd’s...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Baltimore Orioles

Nobody takes the Baltimore Orioles too seriously entering the season. The Baltimore Orioles surprise everyone and make the playoffs. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. After a relatively inactive offseason in which they saw several major free agents walk away, the Orioles was again are positioned to sneak up on the rest of the league, but do they really have another season of magic left in...
Via The Outside Corner
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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