Found November 02, 2011 on Baltimore Sun:

Wieters, Markakis Win Gold Gloves. O’s Still a Joke.

We interrupt Steelers Hate Week to bring you some good news/bad news from the baseball team in town. First, the good. Last night, it was announced that two O’s – catcher Matt Wieters and right fielder Nick Markakis – won the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards at their respective positions. Wieters is the first Oriole catcher to ever win the honor, and Markakis finally gets his after...

Ripken to visit Japan as US sports ambassador

Cal Ripken Jr. aspires to become president and CEO of a major league baseball team. For now, the Hall of Fame infielder is satisfied with his current title: U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy, a position that provides him the opportunity to embark next week on a nine-day mission through Japan as a sports diplomat on behalf of the State Department. Ripken and former Baltimore Orioles teammate...

LaCava Turns Down Baltimore GM Job

In a Hot Stove season that generally focuses on organizational acquisitions, multiple league sources reported yesterday that Tony LaCava has turned down the general manager position with the Baltimore Orioles and will remain the assistant general manager with the Toronto Blue Jays. The intriguing aspect of this development, however, is not that LaCava turned down Baltimore in favor...

Minor Moves: Jake Fox

Here's where we'll keep track of today's minor moves... Jake Fox refused an assignment to the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate and has elected free agency, according to Roch Kubatko of (on Twitter). Baltimore had outrtighted Fox off of its 40-man roster last week. The 29-year-old posted a .756 OPS in 67 plate appearances this year, appearing behind...

Gold Glove winners announced; Ichiro denied No. 11

Baltimore's Nick Markakis was the American League's representative in right field on the Gold Glove Award team, ending a run of 10 consecutive defensive honors for the Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki.

The Orioles Asked To Interview Andrew Friedman…Seriously

A lot of big teams have been looking for new general managers this off-season, so it is understandable if the Baltimore Orioles’ search has flown a bit under the radar. But that hasn’t stopped the O’s from aiming high. According to Roch Kubatko of, the Orioles have requested permission to interview Andrew Friedman. OK, OK…stop laughing. Yes, yes. We know. Friedman...

The Orioles Still Don't Have a GM...

On Thursday, the official start of free agency begins in Major League Baseball and the Baltimore Orioles still do not have a general manager. Yesterday, Tony LaCava – who currently is under employment with the Toronto Blue Jays – turned down the offer from the organization, after meeting with the organization a few times and getting pretty far in the interview process. It seemed...

Dan Duquette is back in the scene

Dan Duquette has been out of baseball since being fired by John Henry when he bought the team in 2002. Tomorrow he will make his effort to get back into the majors when he will interview with the Orioles for their GM position. Dan Duquette will need a lot of help to turn that organization around, such as money, that would be a good start. The Orioles have not had a winning season...

O's Winter League Roundup- 10/31

InsidetheOs takes a look at Monday's winterball action in the Baltimore Orioles system.

Is Tony LaCava turning down the O's an all-time low?

Tuesday was a dark day for the Orioles organization. The Orioles were stiff-armed by Toronto Blue Jays exec Tony LaCava, who decided the grass was greener north of the border in Canada and turned Baltimore's offer to become its next general manager.

Orioles to interview Phils exec Proefrock for GM

The Orioles have expanded their list of candidates and will bring in Phillies executive Scott Proefrock to interview for their general manager vacancy.

Latest On Orioles' GM Search

The Orioles decided to expand their GM search this week, after learning that Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava declined their offer in favor of Toronto. Here's the latest on Baltimore's candidates...  The Orioles are looking at Mike Arbuckle of the Royals and Allard Baird of the Red Sox, according to Jon Heyman of (on Twitter).  Danny Knobler of CBSSports...
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