Found January 11, 2012 on Fangraphs:
Editor’s note: This previously unpublished interview was conducted in 2008. Juan Samuel wasn’t the best second baseman of the 1980s, but he was definitely among the most exciting. The former Phillie was erratic in the field and he put up some scarily-bad BB/K rates, but he logged a healthy number...

Orioles sign Taiwanese LHP Chen to 3-year contract

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Taiwanese left-hander Wei-yin Chen to a three-year contract, a move they hope will enhance a starting rotation that struggled in 2011. Chen went 36-30 with a 2.48 ERA in 117 games, including 88 starts, over the last four seasons with the Chunichi Dragons of the Central League of Nippon Professional Baseball. The 26-year-old will become the first...

2011 Orioles Retrospective: Jake Arrieta

Jake Arrieta started out the year doing pretty well, despite having a high ERA. He was throwing more strikes and missing more bats, which is always nice to see. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to stay healthy all year, as an elbow injury led to surgery and Arrieta missed the last two months of the season. It's possible that the bone spur in his throwing elbow had negative...

Orioles Notes: Johnson, Jones, Scott

The Orioles announced a three-year deal with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen today, but that’s far from the only news to trickle out of Baltimore today. Here’s the latest on the club... Now that they’ve signed Chen, the Orioles are going forward with Jim Johnson in the bullpen,’s Brittany Ghiroli tweets. Johnson, 28, posted a 2.67 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 91...

Pressing Questions: The Baltimore Orioles

When we last left Buck Showalter and the battling Baltimore Orioles, they were celebrating and partying on the field like it was 1979. Showalter's pesky crew went 5-1 against the Red Sox in the late stages of September, playing the spoiler role perfectly. The way the club reacted to its dramatic victory on that fateful final Wednesday, you'd have though the Orioles just...

Orioles Re-Sign Willie Eyre

The Orioles re-signed righty reliever Willie Eyre to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, tweets Roch Kubatko of  The Orioles had designated Eyre for assignment upon acquiring Dana Eveland in December, and non-tendered him a few days later. Eyre, a 33-year-old Sosnick Cobbe client, had 18 1/3 big league innings in 2011.

Bordick signs on to be MASN color analyst

The Orioles just sent out this release announcing that former Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick will join MASN as a TV color analyst. He will work approximately 80 games this coming season.

O's to get medical updates on players

The Orioles will hold an orientation for approximately a dozen players in the days leading up to the organization's annual FanFest.

Phillies Talking To Jeremy Accardo

The Phillies are trolling for bullpen depth and talking to reliever Jeremy Accardo about a minor league deal, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  Accardo became a free agent in October about being outrighted by the Orioles. Accardo, 30, posted a 5.73 ERA, 5.5 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, 1.19 HR/9, and 37.4% groundball rate in 37 2/3 innings for the Orioles this year.  The Arizona resident...

Rays To Sign Luke Scott

The Rays have reached an agreement with designated hitter/first baseman/left fielder Luke Scott on a one-year deal with a 2013 option, tweets Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

Rays agree to deal with lefty-swinging Scott

The Rays have signed free agent Luke Scott, who spent the past four seasons with the Orioles, to a one-year deal with an option for 2013.
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