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2016 Fantasy Baseball: Baltimore Orioles Sign Yovani Gallardo

The last of the big name pitchers went off the board when the Baltimore Orioles agreed to sign Yovani Gallardo to a three-year contract. Gallardo had been waiting because the Texas Rangers gave him a qualifying offer. Under the rules of the collective bargaining agreement, the Orioles will have to surrender their second round pick to the Rangers because of the new agreement. The...
Via The Fantasy Fix
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Henry Urrutia smacks walk-off homer for first career longball - Orioles Buzz

2016 spring training will be a big one for outfielder Henry Urrutia, who will try to show that he deserves a spot on the Orioles 25-man roster. While O's fans have only seen Urrutia in two short stints in the big leagues - one in 2013 and one in 2015 ... Read More
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Top 20 Prospects

Credit: USA Today Sports Short on impact talent (at least talent that has a proven ability to stay healthy), the Baltimore Orioles have one of the weaker farm systems in the league. The Orioles’ affiliates at the Double-A and Triple-A levels — the Bowie Baysox and the Norfolk Tides — both had good seasons last year. Bowie won the Eastern League championship, while Norfolk...
Via Baseball Essential
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles closing in on deal with Yovani Gallardo

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly closing in on a deal with free agent starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported that the two sides were close, though ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported that, while there is momentum toward a deal, the two sides still need to tweak some things before it’s done. Gallardo would essentially be a cheap means of replacing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will these players put up better stats for the Orioles in 2016? - Steve Melewski

The Orioles have a few players that they are counting on to perform better in the 2016 season than they did last year. It is pretty easy to point to starting pitchers Chris Tillman and Miguel Gonzalez, and shortstop J.J. Hardy as players who can clearly upgrade from their 2015 ... Read More
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Snow-filled lots near Camden Yards need to be cleared by Orioles’ home opener

Winter Storm Jonas hit the East Coast more than three weeks ago, but its fury is still being felt in Baltimore. The storm dropped approximately 30 inches of snow on the city, and in an effort to clear the streets, much of that snow was relocated to the M&T Stadium parking lot. As the Baltimore Sun‘s Tim Prudente reports, that presents a problem for the Baltimore Orioles, as...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Anderson on Hyun Soo Kim: "He hits line drive after line drive" - School of Roch

The Orioles will learn plenty about Hyun Soo Kim after he reports to spring training. How he swings the bat against major league pitching, how much ground he covers in the outfield, his arm strength, his ability to blend with his new teammates and get acclimated to life in the ... Read More
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Baltimore Orioles a playoff contender?

With spring training only weeks away, the Baltimore Orioles are gearing up for another year in the successful Buck Showalter era.  The O’s finished last season with an even 81-81 record, landing themselves in the middle of the American League East standings.  Baltimore needed to add pieces during the offseason but instead had to focus on resigning their current roster, including...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles and Zach Britton avoid arbitration

The Baltimore Orioles and relief pitcher Zach Britton agree to a 1-year, $6.75 million to avoid arbitration. Britton has pitched in five seasons in the major leagues, all with the Orioles. The last two seasons he pitched a personal record high 71 and 64 games respectively. He has lowered his earned run average considerably over the past couple of years. In 2014 he had a 1.65 earned...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries to Bundy and Harvey Hurt the Orioles in More Ways than One

Having combined to throw a grand total of 22.0 innings last season, Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey leave the Baltimore Orioles with way more questions than answers. Yes, both reported to the team’s January mini-camp in Florida with supposed clean bills of health. Elbow and shoulder injuries have plagued Bundy since the end of the 2012 season. At one point last season, it appeared...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Orioles’ Internal Options for Right Field

Contrary to popular belief, Baltimore Orioles’ right fielders were not totally useless last season. In fact, the combination of Chris Davis, Gerardo Parra, Travis Snider, Alejandro De Aza, Delmon Young, and a few others actually finished ninth in all of baseball with a .275 batting average, tenth in slugging percentage at .449, and 13th in home runs with 24. That’s more production...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliever Brian Matusz and Orioles agree to $3.9 million, 1-year contract

BALTIMORE — The Orioles reached agreement with left-hander Brian Matusz on a $3.9 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.Matusz went 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 58 appearances out of the bullpen last season for Baltimore. He struck out 59 over 49 innings.The 28-year-old, who made $3.2 million last year, has a career record of 27-41 with a 4.76 ERA in seven seasons.Matusz asked...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles prospect dies in motorcycle accident in Dominican Republic

The Baltimore Orioles announced yesterday minor league prospect Ramon Ramirez died in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic on Saturday night. Statement on the death of Ramon Ramirez: — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) January 31, 2016 “Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez. As a member of...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians to induct Jim Thome, Albert Belle, Frank Robinson into Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND -- The Indians will induct sluggers Jim Thome, Albert Belle and Frank Robinson, the first black manager in baseball history, into their Hall of Fame this summer.The trio will be enshrined along with the late Charlie Jamieson, a member of Cleveland's 1920 World Series champion team, during a ceremony at Progressive Field before the July 30 game against the Oakland Athletics...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Baltimore Orioles Have a Successful Season?

The Baltimore Orioles finished above fourth place just once between playoff appearances in 1997 and 2012. When they won the AL East in 2014 with 96 wins and advanced to the ALCS it looked like Dan Duquette was making good on his return to the majors. Then something happened. The Red Sox, Rays, and Yankees all had difficult years yet it was not the Orioles, but rather the Toronto...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado got his wife's face tattooed on his arm

    Ah, true love. A cursory glance at Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado’s Instagram reveals that he really loves his wife, Yainee. It’s filled with selfies and wedding pictures and well-wishes and basically everything you’d expect from a starry-eyed young lover. However, Machado has taken it a step further and made a rather permanent statement of his affection...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles Are Hosting a Baseball Analytics Hackathon

The Orioles, in conjunction with the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, are hosting a Baseball Analytics Hackathon on Friday, February 5th. It will be an all-day affair, and there will be food provided throughout the day, so that you don’t need to burn precious brain space worrying about where to go eat. Which is nice. Hackathons are generally an excellent way to expose oneself...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles re-sign Chris Davis to seven-year deal

After weeks of speculation and back-and-forth, Chris Davis is returning to Baltimore. The slugger is reportedly returning to Baltimore on a seven-year, $161 million deal, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Last we heard, the Orioles were reportedly offering $154 million, so it appears that they needed to bump it up just a little to get things done. Davis is an interesting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: A Possibly Troubling Trend for Chris Davis

Let’s face it — there’s no way not to feel uncomfortable about the Chris Davis sweepstakes. I’m not just referring to how the Orioles and Davis seem to be at something of an impasse. I’m not just referring to how Davis has to this point been unable to drum up much of a market. It’s just, this is going to require a lot of money, and it’s hard to know what Davis is going...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter bluntly addresses Chris Davis contract stalemate

The Baltimore Orioles and Chris Davis have been embroiled in a lengthy and at times tense stalemate over a reported $150 million contract offer the team reportedly offered its superstar, free agent first baseman. Orioles skipper Buck Showalter bluntly addressed the impasse with some interesting comments about the kind of money that’s in play in the negotiations between the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

How Zach Britton Blew His Saves

There were only four of them. Blown saves, that is. I presume you’ve read the title. Zach Britton blew four saves last year, which actually isn’t a particularly noteworthy fact. Britton blew four saves in 40 tries, which is great, but it certainly wasn’t the best, and Britton blew four saves the year before too, in one more try. It’s great, but not spectacular, especially...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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