Found February 02, 2012 on Oriole Post:
It's been a tough stretch for Baltimore Orioles fans over the past decade. No matter where you reside - whether it's in Maryland, Florida, California or any part of the world - it's been startling to see what has happened to the Orioles. Sadly, they have not had a winning season since Bill Clinton was president of the United States of America. Yet, despite it all, I and most of my friends who rooted for the Orioles growing up still do so today. It's obvious that the Birds have lost more than they have won over the past decade and longer. There have been some crazy moments such as the 30-3 loss to Texas in 2007 (which I saw in person); however, there have been some bright ones as well, such as the nine-run comeback against the Red Sox in 2009. More times than I'll admit, I've buried my head in my palms, muttered out a few curse words and shaken my head wondering what I have just saw after a painful Orioles loss. Then again, when something amazing has happ...

2012 Fantasy Baseball: Zach Britton & The Baltimore Orioles Starting Rotation Preview

Zach Britton (credits below) Nothing seems to change in O-Town each year we discuss the starting pitching rotation. Good young talent filled with question marks and mediocrity is the norm in Baltimore. This year Jeremy Guthrie will lead the pack as the team's ace but how things shape up behind him still remains to be seen. I honestly can not find a pitcher in this rotation worth...

South Korea, Japan And The MLB

Earlier this week, the Baltimore Orioles announced the signing of 17-year-old South Korean pitcher, Kim Seong-min, amidst little fanfare. At least, little fanfare in the United States. The Korean Baseball Organization, on the other hand, strongly rebuked the Orioles and Major League Baseball for “indiscriminately signing [Korean] players.” Kim was the nation’s top left-handed...

FanFest Notes & Thoughts: Tommy Hunter

During Orioles FanFest, pitcher Tommy Hunter spoke with the media for a few minutes, and I’ll say that he’s one of the funnier, candid and more laid back athletes I’ve met on the team. It was certainly a delight to interview him, and he seemed very much ready for camp to open up towards the middle of this month. As we know, Tommy is a big boy – as he is currently listed...

Inbox: Expectations for Matusz in 2012?

What will be Brian Matusz's role with the Orioles in 2012? Is Jeremy Guthrie the favorite to start on Opening Day? Beat reporter Brittany Ghiroli answers O's fans questions.

Orioles notes: arbitration hearings, Jackson, free agency, Robinson

Barring a last minute change, the Orioles are expected to go to arbitration hearings with starter Jeremy Guthrie and swingman Brad Bergesen -- which would be the first time the club has met with the three-person, independent panel since before the 2006 season.

VandenHurk released, Correnti hired, Cummings promoted

Right-handed pitcher Rick VandenHurk, who was designated for assignment last week when the Orioles signed infielder Wilson Betemit, cleared waivers and was released Friday. He becomes a free agent and can sign with another team.

Some Orioles notes on Manny, roster additions, Larish, Guthrie

The Orioles maintain some interest in slugger Manny Ramirez and have had internal conversations, but there are plenty of issues that would have to be rectified before the club would make a decision on whether to even offer him a contract.

Duquette's risky plan

Dan Duquette has a plan. It is not the plan that many wanted. Prince Fielder is not part of that plan, neither is trading Adam Jones or Jeremy Guthrie. No, but Duquette has a plan. And it is very risky. Looking at the moves Duquette has made this offseason I think it is pretty clear, he still believes in the talent that is on this roster. I made this comment at fanfest: "If...

Ex-big league pitcher Fossum signed to minor league deal

The Orioles have agreed to a minor league deal with former major league left-hander Casey Fossum, according to an industry source. It's unclear whether he will receive a spring invitation to big league camp.

Johnny Damon, Vladimir Guerrero still looking for work

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