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After holding out for a three-year deal for most of the winter, it appears that Joe Saunders is close to deciding where he’ll pitch in 2013.
The Mets are reportedly interested in signing the left-hander to replace R.A. Dickey and fill their vacant spot in the starting rotation.
According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Orioles vice president Dan Duquette said today that Saunders is probably going to make a decision this week.
The Orioles have also shown interest in retaining Saunders, but don’t have a real sense of whether he’ll be back or plans to sign elsewhere.
Saunders is unlikely to get the three-year contract he wants, but will likely sign a one- or two-year deal. The Twins and Padres have also been connected to him besides the O’s and Mets.
Saunders, 31, posted a 4.07 ERA and 112/39 K/BB ratio over 174 2/3 innings last season with the Diamondbacks and Orioles. He owns a 4.15 ERA over eight seasons in the majors.
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Some sad news to report this Saturday morning, as legendary Baltimore Orioles manager and Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Weaver has passed away at age 82. Weaver reportedly passed away last night while on a cruise. During the summer, the Orioles unveiled a statue of Weaver at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Weaver managed the Orioles from 1968 to 1982, coming back to finish out the...
Earl Weaver has passed away at the age of 82. Weaver won 1,480 games as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles.
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Former Baltimore Orioles and Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver died last night at 82. Weaver led the Orioles to four American League pennants and the 1970 World Championship.
Weaver was in the Caribbean on an Orioles fantasy cruise and collapsed at about 2 am in his room with his wife by his side. The ships doctor was unable to revive him.
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Today baseball lost one of their greats, former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver died at the age of 82 on a cruise ship at 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Weaver won 1,480 games during his 17 years as manager of the Orioles and guided the team to 4 american league pennants and 1 World Series championship (1970).
Earl Weaver is where most managers get their combativeness with umpires...
At 82, Earl Weaver has left the building. The Hall of Fame manager from the Baltimore Orioles passed away today of an apparent heart-attack and the baseball world is less for it. He was a brilliant manager, and colorful in ways that might make Yogi Berra blush.
His managerial record tells the story: His 1,480-1,060 record ranks 22 all-time, sandwiched in-between Clark Griffith...
The New York Daily News is reporting that longtime Orioles manager Earl Weaver suffered a heart attack early Saturday morning while on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. He collapsed and was unable to be revived.
Weaver, 82, managed the Baltimore Orioles for 17 seasons, compiling a 1,480-1,060 record. He had five seasons with 100-plus wins, including three consecutive...
Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who died Saturday at 82, was famous for his electrifying yet cartoon-like rants on the field.
Weaver was ejected 91 times over his 17-year managerial career.
Weaver made his presence known quickly in the major leagues after becoming the manager of the Baltimore Orioles in 1968, just a few months after he started with the Orioles organization. The...
Orioles Announce Additional Information about FanFest this Saturday at the Convention Center
The Orioles' kickoff to the 2013 season, FanFest will be held this Saturday, January 19, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center. 2013 FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will feature appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches as...
Yesterday was a sad day for not Oriole fans, but all who follow the sport of baseball.
Former Baltimore manager Earl Weaver passed away on Friday night while on a cruise for the team. He was 82.
I learned about the news right before FanFest and it was surreal to have heard. You never think someone like Weaver, who embodies the spirit of Baltimore sports, would seemingly live...
Major League Baseball lost two legends of the game today: the man who re-pioneered the concept of the passionate, fiery, ornery manager in Earl Weaver. He’s one of the biggest names in the history of the Baltimore Orioles organization. Also passing unfortunately was Mr. St. Louis Cardinals Stan Musial.
When he retired in 1963, Musial held 17 major league, 29 National League and...
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10. Doc Johnston - Years Starting 1B - 1913-14...
Earl Weaver, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who won 1,480 games
with the Baltimore Orioles, has died, the team says. He was 82.
Photo: baseball-birthdays.net It's a sad day in the baseball world today. This morning, news broke that MLB Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away yesterday at the age of 82. Weaver, who spent his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles, died of an apparent heart attack while on an...