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In the interest of full disclosure, Nick Markakis probably would have ranked a little lower had we known he was undergoing abdominal surgery on January 6, but we made these rankings before the new year. We’ll release our updated re-rankings in mid-February when our first annal draft guide comes out, so if you’ve been worrying about what to get your girlfriend for Valentine’s Day, worry no more!
The good news for Orioles fans, Markakis owners and our current rankings is that, despite offseason surgery, Markakis is projected to be ready by Opening Day. Back in 2008, Markakis hit 20 homers and clubbed 48 doubles. It was his second straight 20-homer, 45-double season, and most figured those doubles would eventually turn into homers as Markakis aged (sound familiar, Billy Butler?). They didn’t, and instead of adding home runs it seems Markakis has seen his best power days come and go. He’s still a fairly balanced fantasy option with his ability to bat over .280, threaten 20 homers and cr...
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The Baltimore Orioles and infielder Robert Andino have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
The 27-year-old Andino had his best season in 2011, playing the majority of his career-high 139 games at second base for the injured Brian Roberts. He also played third base, shortstop and left field.
Andino set career highs with 457 at-bats, 120 hits, 63 runs, five homers...
The Baltimore Orioles announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with infielder Robert Andino on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Dollar figures were not disclosed.Andino requested $1.6 million and was offered $1 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged last Tuesday. The 27-year-old batted .263 with 5 home runs and 36 RBIs last season for the Orioles.
Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos stands above the atrium of the newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium before a MLB spring training game with the Tampa Bay Rays in Sarasota, Florida, March 1, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
And so, MASN and Nats reporter Debbi Taylor have parted ways, as reported by Adam Kilgore of the Washington...
A lingering topic at FanFest -- and for much of the off-season -- involved second baseman Brian Roberts.
As we all know, he’s missed much of the past two seasons dealing with post-concussion syndrome issues and other injuries. At this point, one has to ask – will Brian Roberts ever suit up for the Baltimore Orioles again?
Considering that he missed FanFest and not been heard...
The Orioles announced that they have avoided arbitration with infielder Robert Andino. As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, the Orioles submitted a $1MM offer, while Andino and his representatives at Legacy Sports Group asked for $1.6MM.
Andino, 27, posted a .263/.327/.344 line in 511 plate appearances while playing second, third, shortstop and left field in 2011. He'...
Now that the Prince Fielder saga is over (and it was very bewildering), where does it leave the Orioles in terms of their lineups? Honestly, I do think the team still needs another bat.
By the way, although Fielder would have definitely helped the Orioles at the plate; however, it would have been a very poor use of resources by the organization. I don’t think he would have aged...
The Orioles' number of potential arbitration cases dropped to three on Wednesday with the signing of infielder Robert Andino.
The Orioles are a long shot to sign Edwin Jackson, but they’d love to have him and would consider offering a four-year deal, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports. The Orioles’ chances of signing the free agent right-hander will likely come down to money, Connolly notes.
Johnny Damon is also an unlikely fit in Baltimore. The Orioles aren’t motivated to sign him, especially...
The Orioles announced the coaching staffs for each of their seven Minor League affiliates on Thursday with several new additions, highlighted by Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson.