Are the Baltimore Orioles a playoff contender?

With spring training only weeks away, the Baltimore Orioles are gearing up for another year in the successful Buck Showalter era.  The O’s finished last season with an even 81-81 record, landing themselves in the middle of the American League East standings.  Baltimore needed to add pieces during the offseason but instead had to focus on resigning their current roster, including...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleaning out my notebook - School of Roch

We've discussed the importance of the rotation bouncing back after a disappointing 2015 season, but the lineup also includes players who need to stay healthy and step up their games. Manager Buck Showalter recently provided a reminder when asked about second baseman Jonathan Schoop perhaps taking the next step in ... Read More
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chirs Davis is Set to Get Paid Through 2037

Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman Chris Davis will not have to worry about paying rent or grabbing extra groceries anytime soon. The All-Star first baseman is now slated to suit up for Baltimore through 2022. However, the pay does not stop there as Davis is set to cash in big for a very, very, very long time. While the bulk of Chris Davis’ salary runs into the next decade, the...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Orioles Re-sign Chris Davis

“Crush” Davis is heading back to Baltimore. Davis was seeking a contract somewhere north of $200MM this offseason, and as a Scott Boras client that has hammered 126 homers in the last three seasons, that request seemed plausible. Although a lot of the money spent this offseason has gone into the market for starting pitching, Chris Davis remained firm on his stance and reportedly...
Via The Fantasy Fix
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes’ Market Hasn’t Shaped Up How We Thought It Would

If you would have told me in November that we would be refreshing out Twitter feeds on January 17th, praying to see a report indicating Yoenis Cespedes is heading back to Queens, I probably would of laughed myself into tears. Sure the Mets are still in the hunt for the slugging Cuban outfielder that brought magic to New York City’s largest borough. But the entire market for Cespedes...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing Has Changed With Cespedes, Mets Concerned About His Effort

In a revealing column about the Mets’ relationship with Yoenis Cespedes, New York Daily News writer John Harper says that “nothing has changed,” meaning the Mets are holding out for a short-term deal. Even with the Orioles presumably dropping out of the Cespedes sweepstakes, Sandy Alderson is still unwilling to go more than a few years for the outfielder, and would prefer a...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Slugger Chris Davis Inks Long-Term Deal

A 47-homer season paid handsome dividends for Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, as he just agreed to a seven-year deal worth $161 million, pending a physical, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman. Despite a rough 2014 season in which Davis batted just .196 with 26 homers in only 127 games, his 2015 turnaround, coupled with his overall success in Baltimore the past four...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Orioles still have Cespedes?

Whether it was the contract offer to Yoenis Cespedes, Buck Showalter‘s thinly-veiled comments, or the extra $7 million that got the job done, Chris Davis is returning to the Baltimore Orioles. For $161 million over the next seven years, Davis will be an Oriole, for better or worse. At the end of the day, Peter […]
Via Baseball Essential
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles make contract offer to Yoenis Cespedes

The Orioles remain in contact with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and have made a five-year offer to the free agent worth $75-90 million according to MASN. While the Orioles await a decision from Chris Davis they have been active trying to pursue other options. Davis has been offered around $150 million but is still deciding his options for 2016 and beyond. While the Orioles must be...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles weigh options while Davis waits to choose a team

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles are looking elsewhere for hitting help while waiting for slugger Chris Davis to make a decision on where to play this year. Sure, the Orioles would love to retain the defending major league home run champion. They've offered him in the vicinity of $150 million to return to Baltimore, yet the free agent first baseman remains unsigned. Fortunately...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter bluntly addresses Chris Davis contract stalemate

The Baltimore Orioles and Chris Davis have been embroiled in a lengthy and at times tense stalemate over a reported $150 million contract offer the team reportedly offered its superstar, free agent first baseman. Orioles skipper Buck Showalter bluntly addressed the impasse with some interesting comments about the kind of money that’s in play in the negotiations between the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: What To Expect After December

During an off-season in which many of their key players were set to become free agents, the Baltimore Orioles had to become one of baseball’s busiest winter teams. With catcher Matt Wieters already back aboard after signing him to a 1-year, $15.88M contract in November, the Orioles had to adjust their focus to first baseman Chris Davis and reliever Darren O’Day. The problem with...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles owner names horse after Buck Showalter, wins first race

It doesn’t matter if the baseball season is underway or not, Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos is cheering for Showalter. Yes, we know of manager Buck Showalter, but he’s not the only mammal of his namesake competing for the Orioles owners attention – Angelos has a horse named Showalter, and he’s pretty damn impressive. As Alexander Pyles of the Baltimore Sun reports...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown should be on Orioles radar

When the Philadelphia Phillies elected to remove Domonic Brown from their 40-man roster, the 28-year-old outfielder elected free agency. Who could blame him? Being left off the 40-man at the age of 28 is a clear sign that the organization has given up on you and is ready to move on. The Phillies soured on Brown for plenty of reasons — low batting average, low on-base percentage...
Via Baseball Essential
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Baltimore Orioles

Maybe it was because they weren’t able to sneak up on anyone again this year or maybe it was because they weren’t that good to begin with, but either way the Baltimore Orioles were one of the more disappointing teams of the 2015 season.  Manager Buck Showalter could not work his magic this year and the defending AL East champions may not even finish at .500. Is this just a down...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Baltimore Orioles

Maybe it was because they weren’t able to sneak up on anyone again this year or maybe it was because they weren’t that good to begin with, but either way the Baltimore Orioles were one of the more disappointing teams of the 2015 season.  Manager Buck Showalter could not work his magic this year and the defending AL East champions may not even finish at .500. Is this just a down...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Head Into Thrilling Last Week of Regular Season

With a 6-1 win over the Chicago White Sox--taking the series 3 games to 1--the Yankees have finished the non AL East portion of their 2015 season. In this, the final week of the regular season, they will face the Boston Red Sox for four games before closing things out with a three game set against the Baltimore Orioles.With a magic number of 3 to at least clinch a playoff spot and...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Buck Showalter head to the front office?

The 2015 season got off to a rousing start for the Baltimore Orioles. General manager Dan Duquette attempted to force his way out of Baltimore and into an executive role with the Toronto Blue Jays, Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis walked, and the additions to the roster included Wesley Wright, Everth Cabrera, Travis Snider, and Delmon Young. All have since been sent packing, as has...
Via Baseball Essential
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter, 21st Century Hero

Wednesday night, Jonathan Papelbon threw a couple of fastballs in the general direction of Manny Machado’s face. If you want to see testosterone-fueled brutality in all its stupid ugly idiotic glory, here you go: Papelbon was seemingly “retaliating” because Machado did or said something wrong after hitting a go-ahead homer off Max Scherzer in the seventh inning. Whatever. If...
Via Fox Sports
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tension building inside Orioles' organization

Orioles manager Buck Showalter says all is well. So does general manager Dan Duquette. But officials both inside and outside the Orioles’ organization say the tension in management is reaching a breaking point. The question is how that tension will be resolved. Showalter is frustrated with Duquette and wants greater involvement in personnel decisions, sources say. The team, in...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Machado calls Papelbon a ‘coward’ after being hit

Manny Machado played the role of hero Wednesday night when he blasted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-3 lead — one they would not relinquish — over the Washington Nationals. Two innings later, Jonathan Papelbon made Machado pay the price. And Manny was steaming. Papelbon was ejected in the ninth after he hit Machado in the arm with a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Whether for one start or the remainder of the season, Tyler Wilson jumps into Baltimore's rotation to try and help the Orioles make an unlikely playoff push. Wilson is the beneficiary of another starter's struggles and the Orioles hope he can improve their slim wild-card chances Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Astronaut Virts delivers Orioles jersey that was in space

BALTIMORE (AP) Astronaut Terry Virts stopped by Camden Yards to return an Orioles jersey he took to the International Space Station. Virts was born and raised in Baltimore. He asked the Orioles if he could take a jersey into space, and he was given one with his name on the back. He presented the orange jersey to manager Buck Showalter on Monday before Baltimore faced the Boston...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nolan Reimold could be playing his way into Orioles’ 2016 plans

In his time managing the Baltimore Orioles, Buck Showalter has taken a decidedly non-traditional approach to the leadoff spot. All the way back in 2012, Showalter turned to Nolan Reimold to manage the leadoff duties. At 6’4″ and 205 pounds, Reimold, who had 15 stolen bases in 227 career games to date prior to the opening of the 2012 season, was not a prototypical leadoff man...
Via Baseball Essential
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Dan Duquette and the fate of the Orioles.

69-93, the Baltimore Orioles finished last in the American League East for the fourth straight year, and posted their 14th consecutive losing season. Buck Showalter ended his first full season as the Orioles’ manager–even Showalter, it seemed, couldn’t turn this perennial basement-dwelling team around. 2011 was a bleak time in Baltimore. Dan Duquette In November of that year...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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