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Orioles rely on pitching in bid to repeat as AL East champs

BALTIMORE (AP) For the first time in 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles open a new baseball season as defending AL East champions. The Orioles can only hope for better results than in 1998, when they followed a wire-to-wire run to the division crown with a 79-83 flop - launching a franchise-record run of 14 straight losing seasons. Although Baltimore lost slugger Nelson Cruz, Gold...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Baltimore Orioles will win the Division

This is the first part of a five part series where I will tell you why each American League East team will win the division. First up is last year’s division champion, the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles won the American League East by 12 games with a record of 96-66. They swept the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series before being swept by the Kansas City Royals...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 AL East Preview: All about the Pitching

With another week in the books, we’ve reached the point of no return: our final division previews for the 2015 season. We head out east, focusing first on the American League. Baltimore Orioles 2014 Record: 96–66 No Nelson Cruz, no Nick Markakis, and perhaps no longer the same Chris Davis. The 2015 Orioles have lost a lot of production from last season. Will Chris Davis...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt’s Monday Musings: The Contract Years

What would you do if I sang…out of tune? Ah, The Wonder Years, one of those shows that shall live on forever. You know what doesn’t live on forever? A dang ballplayer’s career on the same team with which they started. Nowadays, team loyalty seems about as popular as Creed is to metal-heads (or almost anyone). When free agency first started in the major sports, it was revolutionary...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hardy’s Hidden Offensive Collapse

Last season was a banner year for the Baltimore Orioles. The team won 96 games in the regular season and advanced to the ALCS despite a whirlwind of adversity: significant injuries to Matt Wieters and Manny Machado, and huge power declines from Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy. Hardy’s 2014 was quite interesting. He was hampered by […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis hits 3-run homer off Hamels as Orioles rout Phils 16-4

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Chris Davis hit a three-run homer off Cole Hamels in the first inning, one of five home runs Monday for the Baltimore Orioles in a 16-4 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies. Davis was 3-for-4 with his second homer of spring training, a double, four RBIs. He led major leagues with 53 home runs in 2013, then hit .196 with 26 homers last season, when he battled an...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Davis Contract Comments Offbase

For a player coming off a season in which he batted only .196 and saw his slugging percentage drop by over 200 points from the previous season, Chris Davis has a lot to say entering his walk year.  Yes, the Orioles offseason left much to be desired, but if anyone was going to criticize the front office, it should not be the player the team succeeded in 2014 in spite of. Here is...
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis hits long homer in Orioles' 5-0 win over Blue Jays

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Chris Davis hit a long three-run homer and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0 to win the second half of their split-squad doubleheader Thursday night. Earlier in the day, the Orioles beat Tampa Bay 3-2 at Port Charlotte. Davis, who will have to sit out the season opener as he serves the final game of his 25-game suspension for amphetamine use...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Cause of Chris Davis’ 2014 Slump

To the best of my knowledge, there has not yet been an advanced metric created to define being lost at the plate.  Unfortunately for Orioles fans, it would not take advanced statistical analysis to tell you that Chris Davis was exactly that in 2014.  Following an MVP caliber 2013 season, Davis never quite got untracked last season, and spent much of his time wandering back to the...
Via Baseball Essential
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players with something to prove in 2015

Sometimes having a chip on your shoulder is the best thing for a ballplayer. Having something to prove, or the desire to prove someone wrong, can sometimes be enough to push a guy into having a career year. There are plenty of players who fit that criteria this year, whether it’s guys proving they’re worth the huge contracts they signed this winter, or guys returning from...
Via The Outside Corner
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles' Davis 'good to go' with new therapeutic-use exemption for '15

  Major League Baseball granted Orioles first baseman Chris Davis a therapeutic-use exemption for 2015, but not for Adderall, the medication that caused him to receive a 25-game suspension last season. Davis told Fox Sports on Saturday that he instead was granted an exemption for Vyvanse, a different form of stimulant medicine for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Vyvanse...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken says Gregg Zaun lied: ‘There was no abuse’

Former MLB catcher Gregg Zaun told some detailed stories last week about being hazed as a young player with the Baltimore Orioles, and how Hall of Famer Cal Ripken would abuse him. During an interview on Canada’s “Prime Time Sports,” Zaun talked about how grateful he was that Ripken, Ben McDonald, Brady Anderson, Chris Hoiles and other veterans disciplined him physically...
Via Sports-Glory
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-MLB catcher talks about Cal Ripken Jr. physically abusing him

Former MLB catcher Gregg Zaun thinks young players need to be more respectful of the game, clubhouse atmosphere and their elders. Zaun thinks physical abuse and public humiliation like Cal Ripken and other veteran Orioles did to him as a rookie is the answer. Zaun shared some stories of getting beat up by Cal Ripken during a recent appearance on the Fan 590. From AndrewStoeten...
Via Sports-Glory
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Baltimore Orioles

Nobody takes the Baltimore Orioles too seriously entering the season. The Baltimore Orioles surprise everyone and make the playoffs. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. After a relatively inactive offseason in which they saw several major free agents walk away, the Orioles was again are positioned to sneak up on the rest of the league, but do they really have another season of magic left in...
Via The Outside Corner
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

O's agree to $12 million deal with Davis, $8.275 million for Wieters

BALTIMORE -- First baseman Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles reached agreement Friday on a $12 million contract for next season and catcher Matt Wieters got a one-year deal for $8,275,000. Right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman and left-hander Brian Matusz also settled before going to arbitration. Six Orioles did not sign before the deadline for exchanging figures. Davis, who led...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles agree to deals with Davis, Wieters

BALTIMORE (AP) First baseman Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles reached agreement Friday on a $12 million contract for next season and catcher Matt Wieters got a one-year deal for $8,275,000. Right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman and left-hander Brian Matusz also settled before going to arbitration. Six Orioles did not sign before the deadline for exchanging figures. Davis, who...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles reach deals with Matt Wieters and Chris Davis

The Orioles have avoided arbitration with catcher Matt Wieters and first baseman Chris Davis. Wieters, 28, will earn $8.3 million during the 2015 season before hitting free agency. The Orioles have held out hope that they can reach a long term deal with him but the two sides are still quite away from a deal after Wieters missed most of 2014 while undergoing Tommy John surgery. Wieters...
Via Tireball.com
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Showalter: Chris Davis gets nod from MLB to use Adderall

  Orioles manager Buck Showalter says Chris Davis will be allowed to use Adderall next season after the first baseman received a 25-game suspension this year for using the drug. Speaking to reporters at a holiday party Tuesday, Showalter said Davis told him he has received a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall in 2015. Major League Baseball suspended Davis for 25 games on Sept...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis gets an exemption to use Adderall

Last season Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for using adderall. Davis played the 2013 season with an exemption to use adderall but did not receive an exemption for the 2014 season. Appearing on The Fan 105.7 Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Davis had received an exemption for the 2015 season. Buck just told 105.7 The Fan that Chris Davis got approved...
Via Tireball.com
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins interested in Evan Gattis, Chris Davis

Still looking to make changes offensively, the Miami Marlins are looking to upgrade via the trade market, rather than taking their chances at the free agent field. The Marlins have shown interest in acquiring Atlanta Braves‘ catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and Baltimore Orioles‘ first baseman Chris Davis, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Miami had previously...
Via Baseball Essential
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Crush Davis to Beantown

As you all know by now, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games by major league baseball for the use of amphetamines linked to Adderall he had taken to help him treat his ADHD. Davis failed to apply for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) this season after having previously being okay’d in years past. Davis was having a down year batting average wise, only hitting...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspended Davis to be left off Orioles' ALCS roster vs. Royals

BALTIMORE — Suspended slugger Chris Davis won't be playing in the AL Championship Series for the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that Davis will be omitted from the 25-man roster, which must be submitted on Friday morning before the Orioles host the Kansas City Royals in Game 1. Davis was suspended for 25 games by Major League Baseball on Sept. 12 for testing...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles won't carry suspended Davis on ALCS roster

BALTIMORE (AP) Suspended slugger Chris Davis won't be playing in the AL Championship Series for the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that Davis will be omitted from the 25-man roster, which must be submitted on Friday morning before the Orioles host the Kansas City Royals in Game 1. Davis was suspended for 25 games by Major League Baseball on Sept. 12 for...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Chris Davis unlikely for ALCS

With still give games remaining on his suspension for amphetamines it is doubtful that Chris Davis is added to the roster of the Baltimore Orioles ahead of the American League Championship Series. The bigger reason Davis would not be on the roster is because the Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers in the American League Divisional Series. Davis was only a realistic roster addition...
Via Tireball.com
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez on ALCS roster for Orioles, team could activate Chris Davis in ALDS

getty images The Baltimore Orioles have opted to keep right handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez on their roster for the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. Jimenez was a disappointment this season for the Orioles posting a 4.81 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 125 1/3 innings of work. He lost his role in the rotation and finished the season pitching out of the bullpen...
Via Tireball.com
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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