How the Baltimore Orioles will make the playoffs

The Orioles enter the 2014 season seeking to regain their playoff form from 2012. The O’s will have a tough road to get through in order to capture at least a wild card berth this year, as it seems that the AL East could end up being even tougher than it has been recently, with the Yankees reloading during the offseason and also a Blue Jays team that  is set to improve on a down...
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Orioles haven’t told Tommy Hunter if he’s the closer

When the Baltimore Orioles traded away Jim Johnson this past offseason and opted not to sign Grant Balfour after a failed physical, it was widely assumed that Tommy Hunter would be thrust into the closer role. But with just hours until the 2014 Major League Baseball season kicks off, Hunter hasn’t been informed of his closing status yet. Hunter said he hasn’t been told...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakout Closer and Sleeper: Tommy Hunter

  Closer Poised to Leap Forward: Tommy Hunter Jim Johnson and his 101 saves over two seasons are gone, shipped off to Oakland. Grant Balfour didn’t satisfy the health criteria of the Orioles. Thus, the closer role is up for grabs, and a recently converted starter could be poised to make the big step into [...]
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Saves Chase: Tommy Hunter headlines second chair and sleeper closers to target on draft day

There are a number of closer jobs up for grabs in Spring Training and even more situations where a player has earned the right to start the season with 9th inning duties but could find himself deposed at some point during the campaign. I’m never one to chase saves on draft day, settling for later options. With that in mind, here are ten situations that I’m keeping my eye on in...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Hunter says he'll be himself if he wins closer role

It appears that right-hander Tommy Hunter will enter the Grapefruit League exhibition season with the inside track to win the Orioles' closer role, but he said he isn't going to change much about his bullpen routine. "If that opportunity presents itself, I'm going to be me," he said. "I'm going to try to get a little better from last year and see where...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter gets opportunity to take over closer role

With Thursday night's news that Fernando Rodney had agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal with the Mariners, the expected -- that the Orioles would look internally to fill their closer role -- became a foregone conclusion. While Baltimore had some interest in Rodney, who was the top remaining available closer, the club's priority is on upgrading the rotation, and manager...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Tommy Hunter makes barehanded grab on sharp comebacker

Your browser does not support iframes.Pitchers often get blamed for not fielding their position viligantly. But that certainly can't be said for Baltimore Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter.Hunter managed to escape a bases loaded jam in the eighth inning Sunday after fielding a sharp comebacker hit by Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista with his bare hand. You don't believe me...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Tommy Hunter

In part eight of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Tommy Hunter... the fightin' sudden power reliever! "'Quick; who was second on the Orioles in innings pitched this year (pretend you haven't seen the title)? Right, Tommy Hunter with 133.2 IP. Sometimes you just need a guy to take the ball, I guess.." Read More.  
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles Pitcher Tommy Hunter Claims Victory After Bird Leaves Droppings on His Cap

After Wednesday's 18-inning marathon win over the Mariners, Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter emerged with the victory. During that relief appearance –– where he pitched two innings –– he made the Oriole bird logo stitched on baseball cap proud. As it turns out, Hunter also received a good luck charm from a real bird Wednesday. While Hunter was in the bullpen, a bird left...
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles relief pitcher victimized in bullpen by pooping seagulls

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Tommy Hunter was on the receiving end of a not-so-nice of a gift from high above, courtesy of some members of the winged animal kingdom during Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. While warming up in the 16th inning of a marathon of a game (one the O’s [...]
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

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