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Baltimore Orioles: Five bold predictions for 2015

The Baltimore Orioles are wrapping up the final games of the Grapefruit League season, and in just nine days will be in Tampa Bay to battle the Rays on Opening Day. With such little time remaining until the real games get underway, it’s time to make some bold predictions as to how the 2015 Baltimore Orioles will fare. The Orioles will not defend their crown as AL East champions...
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Does Steve Pearce Hold the Key to Orioles’ Offense in 2015?

For the first time in his professional baseball career, Steve Pearce entered Spring Training assured of the fact that he would be going north with the big club. A minor league journeyman who finally broke through at the major league level last year, Pearce is the consummate professional baseball player, willing to do whatever it takes to help the team. In his first full season with...
Via Baseball Essential
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
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Can Dylan Bundy Return to Prospect Status?

Often times we prematurely peg an individual with eventual greatness. Nothing stands in his way. Emotions heightened as hype reaches an unimaginable zenith. Projections come into play and legacies predefined. The pressure mounts as the lights stroke brightly. A “can’t miss prospect” in the lexicon of the game. Everything falls in place. Then reality sets in. One slump or...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Norris strong for Blue Jays in 5-2 win over Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Looking to cement a spot in the Toronto rotation, Daniel Norris allowed one run in six impressive innings as the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Wednesday. Norris gave up three hits and struck out seven without walking a batter. It was Norris' second start against Baltimore. In his first, he allowed one hit in 1 2-3 innings. The Orioles' run scored...
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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wei-Yin Chen Experimenting With Palmball

Kim Klement – USA TODAY Sports A little change can go a long way. Stories have been circulating around spring training about Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen‘s attempts to improve his changeup, but most have missed out on a small fact: he’s not throwing the same one as last year. After another successful start during this spring training campaign, Chen spoke...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Baltimore Orioles

Heading into 2014, Baltimore Orioles management and their fans had to be excited.  With a solid core of young players, and a top prospect set to make a meaningful contribution at some point during the year, the O’s watched as Catcher Matt Wieters was placed on the DL in May with what was eventually diagnosed as a torn UCL, and required season-ending surgery, 3rd baseman Manny...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Snider’s Swing, Starting Matusz, Backstop Academia, Grapefruit Nuggets

Travis Snider is a breakout candidate. Sound familiar? He’s owned the label for years, and maybe – just maybe – this will be the season he finally explodes. It’s not implausible. Somehow, Snider is still just 27 years old. Skeptics will surely scoff at the idea, but the 2006 first-round pick feels ready to come […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters Could Begin Orioles’ Season On DL After Tommy John Surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is “unlikely” to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However, on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles C Wieters 'unlikely' to be on roster for season opener

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is ''unlikely'' to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time on Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said that...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: News with three weeks to Opening Day

With Opening Day less than three weeks away, the Baltimore Orioles’ 25-man roster is beginning to take shape. The team has made many cuts and reassignments as they get closer to finalizing the roster. Prospects such as Dylan Bundy and Christian Walker have been optioned to the minor leagues, where they will begin the 2015 campaign. Meanwhile, players such as Jimmy Paredes and Ubaldo...
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Baltimore’s Pieced Together Offense

The Orioles are projected to have the seventh-best offense this season, and they had the seventh-best offense last season. Yet looking at the offenses projected to be better and slightly worse than the Orioles reveals something interesting about Baltimore, and how you can take it one of two ways. We’ll get to that part later. […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Up, 3 Down for every MLB team

2015 MLB Previews for all 30 teams using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team. Click on the logo below for the team preview you would like to read. American League...
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Orioles’ Shut Down Matt Wieters

Baltimore Orioles’ All Star catcher Matt Wieters made his catching debut in Spring Training yesterday. His first appearance behind home plate since his 2014 was abruptly cut short appeared to end well. Today, we found out it was quite the opposite. #Orioles shut down Matt Wieters from catching due to elbow tendinitis — HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) March...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Have Most Expensive Home Opener in Baseball on Secondary Market

View image | One of the best traditions in sports is Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. All teams are tied for first place, and it’s the beginning of a (possible) magical season. Whether you take a day off from work to catch your team’s home opener during the day or if you have a family affair at your favorite ballpark at night, Opening Day is a celebration...
Via KCM Sports
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval fires back at Aubrey Huff: Who is he?

Pablo Sandoval has openly admitted that did not leave the San Francisco Giants on good terms, noting that he took less money to sign with the Boston Red Sox because he felt “disrespected” by his former team. “I knew early in spring training last year I was going to leave,” Sandoval told Scott Miller of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones, Manny Machado Name Their Picks For Next Face Of MLB (Video)

Derek Jeter was a lot of things to a lot of different people throughout his 20-year career. For Boston Red Sox fans, Derek Jeter was the player they loved to hate. But for the better part of two decades, the shortstop also served as the face of Major League Baseball. When the former New York Yankee walked off the field last year for the final time at Fenway Park, he left...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles 2015 Preview and Prediction

After posting a winning record in three consecutive seasons, the Orioles could be challenged to finish above .500 in 2015 due to a lack of...
Via Athlon Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nearby resident reportedly calls cops over Baltimore Orioles’ crowd noise drill

A resident living nearby the Baltimore Orioles’ spring training facilities in Sarasota, Fla., reportedly called police to complain about the excessive loudness emanating Ed Smith Stadium on Friday during a team exercise staged to prepare players for crowd noise. Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team was blaring the Camden Yards crowd’s...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  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

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