BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEWS

Right from the beginning, LSU's Alex Lange has turned heads in his fall debut

Paul Mainieri includes the Missouri native in the same breath as former stars and 1st-round draft picks Kevin Gausman and Aaron Nola.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
10 hours ago

Orioles exercise options on Chen and O'Day

BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles have exercised a $4.75 million option on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and a $4.25 million option on right-hander Darren O'Day. Chen, 29, was 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 31 starts, setting a career best for wins. He had 54 starts in the past two seasons, two shy of the amount needed for his 2015 salary to become guaranteed at $6 million. O'Day, 32, was...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles pick up Chen’s option, decline Markakis’

Getty Images The Baltimore Orioles will count on left handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to be a big part of their rotation next season. Chen’s $4.75 million option for 2015 has been picked up after the 29-year-old made 31 starts in 2014 going 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. This was a no-brainer for the Orioles as Chen will be one of the better bargains in all of baseball next...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gil Hodges Up For Hall of Fame Consideration In December

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Hall Gil Hodges is one of ten names on this year’s Golden Era Ballot the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today.Players will be reviewed and voted on December 8 during the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. We support the election of Gil Hodges to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is fully qualified under every one of the criteria set...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dylan Bundy, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

Here's what I said almost two years ago, "Dylan Bundy’s A-Ball numbers were insane. He was too good for A-Ball. A-Ball called a press conference and said, “You’re embarrassing us. Please leave” In 30 innings, he had 40 Ks and 2 walks. Only giving up 5 hits and zero earned runs. High-A wasn’t quite as bonkers, but wasn’t far off — 57 IP, 66 Ks and 18 walks...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles’ biggest questions for 2015

Courtesy: AP Photo/Chris O’Meara The Baltimore Orioles reached the ALCS in 2014, and the franchise is certainly looking towards the future already. While there are a number of constants returning next year, the O’s also feature a number of question marks for 2015. The following are some of the most important variables facing the Black and Orange. Nelson Cruz The slugger was a...
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Stinson

JOSH STINSON RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: March 14, 1988 Height: 6’4″ Weight: 210 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 37th round, 1114nd overall, 2006 (Mets) How Acquired: Minor league free agent High School: Northwood (LA) HS Agent: Moye Sports Associates WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Stinson was drafted out of high school on the strength of a low-90s fastball...
Via Pirates Prospects
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Josh Stinson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of free agent right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson to a minor league contract. They have also given him an invitation to Spring Training. Stinson has pitched parts of four seasons in the majors, spending time with the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. He made eight appearances for the Orioles this season, posting...
Via Pirates Prospects
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Free Agent Profile: Nick Markakis, RF

Nick Markakis Position: Right Fielder Bats: Left, Throws: Left Age: 31 2014 Snapshot While Nick Markakis didn’t return to his old self this year, he did bounce back significantly from a sub-replacement level season in 2013. He had solid seasons on both offense and defense, improving his wRC+ from 88 to 106 while improving most of his defensive metrics by a few runs as well. His...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields passed a kidney stone during ALCS

MLB players are well-known for battling excruciating injuries during the postseason. Just ask Curt Schilling. What Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields had to go through, however, makes an injured ankle or sore arm sound like a mosquito bite. Shields got the start in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series and lasted five innings his team’s 8-6 win. Two days later...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Qualifying Offer Breakdown

Last winter, Nelson Cruz sat by his phone lonesomely awaiting a call from anyone. He must have been motivated by the howling silence leading up to his one-year, $8 million deal with Baltimore, because, as you know, he led the league in home runs with 40 and put himself in an excellent position to avoid the same situation this winter. But who knows? Maybe he’ll go through the whole...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Mets Pursue Nick Markakis?

Devin asks… What do you think about signing Nick Markakis for the outfield? I know we’re not signing anyone big, but he shouldn’t cost that much. Joe D. replies… First of all, I’m not entirely sure that Markakis will hit free agency. Sure his $17.5 million option was declined by the Orioles, but he’s very popular with the fans and a few Baltimore writers think the two...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Darren O'Day, Wei-Yin Chen, Nick Hundley

The 2014 postseason may have ended in a disappointing fashion for the Baltimore Orioles and their fans, but once the World Series ends, the business of preparing for next year officially begins. Even before exploring the free agent and trade markets, the Baltimore Orioles have players with team option years for 2015 to consider. Which players' options will the Orioles exercise...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Andrew Miller could cost too much to stay in Baltimore

Andrew Miller was one of the most important additions to the Baltimore Oriole roster.  After coming over from the Boston Red Sox via trade in July, Miller became the best pitcher in the steady Oriole bullpen.  He pitched so well that the Baltimore Sun is reporting that he may have pitched himself out of Baltimore.#457071198 / gettyimages.comWhile he has acknowledged that he would...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore Plans to extend Nelson Cruz

The Baltimore Orioles 2014 season ended anti-climatically on Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals, thus completing a four-game sweep for KC. Now that the offseason has arrived for the Orioles, it becomes a question of who the team will bring back next year.#457269920 / gettyimages.comOne of the biggest questions for next year's roster is Nelson Cruz, and whether...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz wants to stay

The Baltimore Orioles fell to the Kansas City Royals last night by the score of 2-1, ending their season in a four-game sweep in the ALCS. Heading into the off season, the Orioles look to retain the biggest piece of the offense by re-signing Nelson Cruz, who lead the team in home runs and RBI this season. Reports are that Cruz wants to stay in Baltimore, but it would take an expensive...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: Nick Markakis to New York?

If Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis becomes a free agent, his OBP of .342 (career .358) would make him an attractive leadoff hitter for the Mets, speculates Joel Sherman of the New York Post. That's a big "IF," and he wouldn't come cheap.#457128086 / gettyimages.comAlthough Markakis and the Os have a mutual option for 2015, Sherman says the Os will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Adam Jones Said Season Was ‘F*cking Awesome’ (Video)

Adam Jones’ response was probably the best thing ever this week.  The Baltimore Orioles were also a Cinderella story but Kansas City prevailed. Adam Jones was apart of this great season for the Orioles and last night, he was asked about the Orioles season and he said the following. I agree. It was f*cking awesome and next season, the Orioles are going to be just as great. [NIS...
Via Geeks and Cleats
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones sums up the Orioles’ great year

Even though they got swept in the ALCS, it was a pretty damn good year for the Baltimore Orioles. They won 96 games and took home their first AL East crown since 1997, despite getting picked to finish last in the division at the beginning of the year. Star center fielder Adam Jones was asked to summarize the team’s season after their Game 4 loss in Kansas City, and he did it pretty...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones sums up the Orioles’ great year

Even though they got swept in the ALCS, it was a pretty damn good year for the Baltimore Orioles. They won 96 games and took home their first AL East crown since 1997, despite getting picked to finish last in the division at the beginning of the year. Star center fielder Adam Jones was asked to summarize the team’s season after their Game 4 loss in Kansas City, and he did it pretty...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Baltimore Orioles

The AL East was expected to be a dogfight between the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays this year. Instead, the Baltimore Orioles shocked them all and ran away with the division. So how exactly did they go about making everyone look so stupid for overlooking them? Preseason Prediction: The Orioles face a pretty tall task if they’re going to contend for an AL East division title. They...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones says Orioles’ 2014 season was ‘f***ing awesome’ (Video)

Adam Jones is not only a favorite among fans of the Baltimore Orioles, he’s also becoming a favorite of us here at LBS. The Orioles center fielder is a perennial All-Star and rarely disappoints when a microphone is nearby. He isn’t a fan of those team meetings when things aren’t going well, would like to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones on Orioles Season: “F***ing Awesome”

Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles exited the 2014 postseason without a World Series berth... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Yordano Ventura completes bullpen session, ready to pitch

Yordano Ventura left in the sixth inning on Saturday as the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles in Game 2 of the ALCS but the right-hander was optimistic that shoulder soreness would not keep him from making his next start. Now Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Ventura complete a bullpen session and could pitch today (Wednesday) if necessary. His next scheduled start would...
Via MLB Injury News
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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