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Free Agency: Nick Markakis

The Baltimore Orioles had a pretty impressive year, placing first in the American League East with a 96-66 record. The Birds have been to the playoffs two times in the last four years, and that has been accomplished with the help of many players, but especially RF Nick Markakis. During the 2014 season, Markakis hit .276, 14 HR, with 50 RBI. The left-handed hitter recently won his...
Via On-Base Talk
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles agree with Rey Navarro on major-league contract

Shortstop Rey Navarro, a minor-league free agent, was signed by the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. The deal was a major-league contract. The speedy Puerto Rican drew interest from multiple teams, including the New York Yankees, but the Orioles beat out every single competitor. Roch Kubatko of MASN was the first to report that Baltimore had secured the switch-hitter. However, the...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sign Rey Navarro to minor league deal

The Orioles have landed free agent infielder Rey Navarro to a minor league contract pending a physical. On Friday it was reported that the 24-year-old Navrro and the Orioles were close to a contract so it is not a surprise that the team got a deal worked out. In Navarro the Orioles got a defensively sound shortstop who hit .282/.343/.435 this past year while in the Reds minor league...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller likely to get a four-year deal

It is ‘increasingly likely’ that free-agent reliever Andrew Miller will get a four-year contract according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi. It was already reported that he has received multiple three-year offers that are on the table. Last week, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that he was reviving interest from 22 teams. Free agent Andrew Miller already has multiple offers of...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: Worth Five Years?

photo:thebaltimorewire.com Nelson Cruz single handedly ensured the divisional crown came home to Baltimore this year. While resident slugger Chris Davis fell back to the Mendoza line with more force than the bottom fell out of the economy, Cruz provided a presence that every manager had to account. For somebody who just finished a suspension for suspected performance enhancing drugs...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller Has Multiple Offers, Mets Have “No Shot”

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that reliever Andrew Miller has multiple three-year offers already in hand, making it increasingly likely that he will end up with a four-year deal. Additionally, Morosi states that Miller’s current offers would give him the highest annual value ever for a reliever without closing experience. The high water mark is currently at $6 million...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Hassan Now Claimed By the Baltimore Orioles

Alex Hassan’s, formerly of the Boston Red Sox (formerly the Oakland Athletics), head must be spinning. Earlier this week Alex Hassan was claimed by the Oakland Athletics. He followed that claim up with a heartfelt message to the Boston Red Sox organization. The Orioles were unsuccessful in their initial claim to Hassan last week when […]
Via Infield Single
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Delmon Young seeks two-year contract

Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that free agent outfielder Delmon Young is looking to sign a two-year contract this winter. Kubatko also notes that the Baltimore Orioles remain open to re-signing Young, although they only want him to return for just one-year. Heard free-agent OF Delmon Young is seeking a 2-year deal. #orioles only interested in bringing him back for 1 year...
Via On-Base Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Mariners pass on Cruz again?

Last season was a crazy one for Nelson Cruz. The thirty-four year old signed a 1yr/$8M contract with the Baltimore Orioles. When the Birds first signed the hard hitting right-hander they weren’t expecting the numbers he put up this past season. Cruz hit .271, with a Major League best 40HR, and 108 RBI. Nelson Cruz recently came off a 50-game suspension for violating the Basic Agreements...
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays trying hard to land Andrew Miller

The Blue Jays are trying hard to land free agent reliever Andrew Miller reports Sportsnet’s Jeff Blair. Miller is coveted for his history of being a reliable left handed reliever but in Toronto he could have a chance to close with Casey Janssen expected to leave as a free agent. Last year Miller saw action with the Blue Jays and Orioles appearing in 73 games posting 2.02 ERA...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three sensible fits for Nelson Cruz

Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar Nelson Cruz hit 40 home runs and drove in 108 RBIs for the Baltimore Orioles in 2014. As an elite DH on a market that views power as a premium, Cruz’s worth could be valued at roughly $15-18 million per year. He’s also a right-handed batter, giving him extra worth due to a league-wide power outage from that side of the plate. Take a look at what three...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Andrew Miller Drawing Interest From 22 Teams In Free Agency

<input type="hidden" name="fallback" value="This embed is invalid" /> Andrew Miller has plenty of options. Miller already has drawn interest from 22 teams in free agency, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The left-handed reliever...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Free Agent Profile: Andrew Miller, LHP

Andrew Miller Relief Pitcher Bats: L  Throws: L Age on Opening Day: 29 2014 Snapshot Andrew Miller had a career year in 2014 between the Red Sox and Orioles. Through 42.1 innings in Boston, Miller held a 2.35 ERA before being dealt for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during Boston’s massive fire sale before the trade deadline. Down the stretch for Baltimore, he was even...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore considering trading Ubaldo Jimenez

Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk for NBC Sports reports that the Baltimore Orioles have in fact been trying to shop Ubaldo Jimenez. The O's signed Jimenez to a $50 million contract last winter and the deal has not been good for the O's. All the O's saw from Jimenez was a record of 6-9 for the Orioles in 2014 and posted an ERA of 4.81 in just over 125 innings. Keep in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nick Markakis again discussing four-year deal with Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles and right fielder Nick Markakisare in "serious talks again" on a four-year contract according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman announced the news Thursday morning via Twitter just days after talks had reached a "lull" late last week.markakis and orioles are in serious talks, and there's optimism a 4-year deal could get done. http...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles, Markakis have made ‘significant progress’ on 4-year deal

Nick Markakis and the Baltimore Orioles are inching closer towards finalizing a new long-term contract, sources told Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.Sources: Orioles and Nick Markakis have made significant progress on a four-year deal. Been talking about $10-12M a year. Should get done.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 13, 2014Just three days ago, Markakis’ agent said he would...
Via On-Base Talk
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles make offer to A.J. Burnett

The Baltimore Orioles have offered a contract to veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.Orioles also have offered SP A.J. Burnett a deal, though nothing is close there. Baltimore definitely in market for starting pitching.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 13, 2014The starter showed other teams of his desire to play for a team that is contending...
Via On-Base Talk
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Andrew Miller Seeking At Least Four-Year Contract In Free Agency

<input type="hidden" name="fallback" value="This embed is invalid" /> Andrew Miller is looking to cash in on his recent success. Miller is seeking at least a four-year contract in free agency, an industry source told MassLive.com’s Jason...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Andrew Miller wants to be a closer

With the 2014 baseball season in the past, the teams are looking towards the future at this year's free agent pool for the key players to put their team over the top. Having a top notch bullpen is vital for a team to win a championship. One pitcher who is regarded highly this off season is Andrew Miller, who is looking to become a closer after being a dominant setup man for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter’s 10-Year Plan And Life’s Crossroads

Orioles manager Buck Showalter's third AL Manager of the Year Award prompts thoughts on a writer's journey. The post Buck Showalter’s 10-Year Plan And Life’s Crossroads appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Free Agent Profile: Nelson Cruz

Major League Baseball’s reigning home run king is on the free agent market. Nelson Cruz is reportedly seeking a five year deal. After declining the qualifying offer tendered by the Baltimore Orioles, the 34 year-old Cruz is looking to cash in on an excellent season. Cruz saw his stock plummet last offseason after the Texas Rangers tagged him with the qualifying offer. He started...
Via Baseball News Source
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles could re-sign Johan Santana

Johan Santana could get another chance to revive his career with the Baltimore Orioles next season, as executive vice-president of baseball operations Dan Duquette told Roch Kubatko that the  club is open to re-signing the left-hander who has had tons of injuries during the past few years.Duquette also said, as I’ve heard previously, that re-signing Johan Santana is a possibility...
Via On-Base Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hop Aboard the Buck Truck

Years that end in “4” seem to be the years when Buck Showalter gets the absolute best out of his teams, and 2014 was no different as Showalter won his third American League manager of the year award with his third team. Before this year’s triumph with the Baltimore Orioles, Showalter had snagged the prize in the strike-shortened 1994 season with the New York Yankees as well...
Via On-Base Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles interested in re-signing Johan Santana

The Baltimore Orioles are interested in re-signing pitcher Johan Santana. Santana was attempting to make a comeback from shoulder surgery last year when he tore his Achilles tendon. It was a tough blow for Santana who was close to returning to the big leagues. The 35-year-old is not quite ready to hang it up with his agent recently saying that Santana was “hellbent on coming back...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A Ubaldo Reunion?

Ubaldo Jimenez, the man who gave us two years of trash and four months of treasure appears to be on the market once again, at least according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. And while waiting for any updates surrounding Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber winning the 2014 Cy Young, and fending off the notion that I’m supposed to care about Kevin Love’s contract situation, this...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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