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ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orioles, Pearce settle on $3.7 million deal to avoid arbitration

BALTIMORE -- Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce has agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract and avoided a salary arbitration hearing. Pearce had asked for $5.4 million and had been offered $2 million when the sides exchanged proposed salaries two weeks ago, the largest gap among the 74 players who swapped. The settlement Friday was at the midpoint. Pearce hit .293 for Baltimore...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Baltimore Orioles

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Baltimore Orioles. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The PTBNL in the Travis Snider Trade Won’t Be Determined Until Spring Training

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports in Baltimore had an update on the Travis Snider trade today, saying that he’s hearing the player to be named later won’t be determined until Spring Training. Last night I wrote about the possibilities for the PTBNL, noting that it might be a 2014 draft pick that can’t be traded until mid-season. I don’t think this news rules that out. Kubatko has...
Via Pirates Prospects
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles add outfield depth, acquire Snider

In their most notable move of the off-season thus far, the Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Stephen Tarpley and another player to be named later. Reports of the Orioles’ interest in Snider began circulating during the Winter Meetings, but heated up in the days prior to the trade being completed...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Snider And His Lunchbox Shipped To Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded outfielder Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. Snider is no stranger to the AL East beginning his MLB career north of the border with the Toronto Blue Jays. The former 1st round pick struggled to find consistency with the Blue Jays and was eventually dealt to the Pirates before...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles To Acquire Travis Snider

The Orioles are have acquired Travis Snider from the Pirates in exchange for class-A pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Snider had a strong season with the Pirates in 2014, hitting .264 with 13 home runs in 359 appearances at the plate. Snider and the Pirates avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $2.1M salary for 2015...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Orioles acquire Travis Snider

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates, in exchange for LHP Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. Orioles give up LHP Stephen Tarpley and a PTBNL for Travis Snider. — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) January 28, 2015 Snider, 26,  had a slow start to the season, but ended up with a .264 AVG with 13 homers; he was...

Former Phillie Acquired in 2012 Jim Thome Trade Suspended for Illegal Drug Abuse

View image | gettyimages.com According to the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly, 24-year-old reliever and former Phillie, Kyle Simon, has been suspended 50 games for his second positive test of drug abuse. Simon was acquired by the Phillies on June 30, 2012, along with catcher Gabriel Lino, in exchange for future...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Sign Chris Parmelee to Minor League Deal

The Baltimore Orioles have signed 1B/OF Chris Parmelee to a minor league contract, according to NBC Sports. Parmelee hit .256 for the Minnesota Twins last season with seven home runs and a career high 28 RBI. In four seasons with Minnesota, the former first round pick hit .249 with 24 home runs and 85 runs batted in. The Twins designated Parmelee for assignment last month to clear...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Pitching Outlook 2015 (Part 1)

Chris Tillman Orioles – Photo Credit – Keith Allison                             MONTH (GP) (W)      (L) SP/RP ERA         Team BA March (1)            1              0 April (23)             11           12           4.74/4.03            .265 May (30)              15          15    ...
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana shuts it down in winter ball because of shoulder

  Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana won't pitch during the rest of the Venezuelan Winter League season because of stiffness in his pitching shoulder. The 35-year-old left-hander retired six straight batters for Magallanes on Jan. 13 in his first outing since tearing his left Achilles tendon while pitching for Baltimore last June in extended spring training...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays, Orioles both deserve errors for handling of Duquette-Beeston mess

I want to see how both teams pick up the pieces. I want to hear Orioles general manager Dan Duquette explain how he will mend fences with an organization that he spent several months trying to bolt. And I want to hear Blue Jays chairman Ed Rogers explain why he is "elated" that Paul Beeston will return for one more season as president and CEO after ownership spent several months...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays Not Willing To Deal Jeff Hoffman For Duquette Or Upton

The Toronto Blue Jays have been a hot topic of conversation of late due to their negotiations with the Baltimore Orioles for General Manager Dan Duquette, It was rumored that Orioles owner Peter Angelos was employing his shrewd business techniques attempting to land first round draft pick Jeff Hoffman as compensation. Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi reported earlier that...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Wingnuts sign a legend

Álex "El Samurai" Cabrera signs with the Wingnuts Abroad, many may not know who Álex Cabrera is. Internationally, he is one of the most dangerous hitters in recent memory. Cabrera started his career back in 1991 at 19. His stint in Wichita will be his first baseball in America since he donned the Arizona Diamondbacks uniform in 2000. In his 31 MLB games, he batted .263 with...
Via The GM's Perspective
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles rumors: Team still looking for outfield depth

Since the departure of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis at the beginning of December, the Baltimore Orioles have been in search of outfield depth. Despite their being connected to many free agent outfielders, the team has yet to sign anyone who could come close to producing the way Cruz and Markakis did for the 2014 AL East champions. The Orioles were previously rumored to be interested...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles bring back Steve Johnson on minor-league deal

The Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Steve Johnson on a minor-league deal, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN. Kubatko also reported that the deal includes an invitation to big league spring training. #orioles have reached agreement with RHP Steve Johnson on minor league deal with spring invite. Baltimore native staying home — Roch Kubatko...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Orioles Prospects by Projected WAR

Yesterday afternoon, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Baltimore Orioles. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Baltimore’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Orioles system who are most ready to produce wins […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana Begins Comeback Attempt

Armed with two Cy Young Awards, a six-year stretch that rivaled some of the best peaks of the last 20 years and a new six-year, $137.5 million contract, it wasn’t that long ago that Johan Santana was on top of the baseball world. And then, well, and then dude starting falling apart. Call it bad luck. Call it what you will. But for three straight years (2008-2010), the lefty finished...
Via Hall of Very Good
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA player, now a grandpa, has tryout with O's

In a quintessentially inspirational example of an athlete refusing to give up on his dreams, Mark Hendrickson is attending a Baltimore Orioles minicamp this week in the hopes of resuming his Major League Baseball pitching career. Hendrickson, 40, may be getting up there in years — as evidenced by the fact that he became a...Read More The post Ex-NBAer and former MLB player who...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway's Bizarre Odyssey Continues

Lavarnway's JourneyRyan Lavarnway must view a major league uniform the way he used view New England weather: if you don't like it, wait a minute. The former Red Sox catcher has now been released by four teams since November. On Friday, he was designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles to continue his insane trek through the rosters of the MLB. Since around Thanksgiving, he...
Via FenwayNation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #145: Chris Tillman | SP | BAL

Chris Tillman is an uninspiring fantasy player that you usually settle on rather than covet on draft day. In 2015, some might expect a breakout from Tillman for a variety of reasons: He’s going into his age 27-season This will be his third full season in the majors He had a truly stunning second half last year In fact, take out the month of May and Tillman was damn good the...
Via Baseball Professor
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Baltimore Orioles miss out on Hall of Fame nod

For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America elected four players to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This year’s selections—Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio—combine for 9 Cy Young Awards, 4 Gold Glove Awards, 3 World Series championships, and 33 All-Star Game appearances. Two former Baltimore Orioles were on this...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves cause head scratching with Nick Markakis signing

Over the last few days, rumors circulated that the Braves were pushing hard to sign Nick Markakis, so this morning, Mike Petriello wrote up a piece on Markakis’ value, questioning just MLB teams see in him that we don’t see. He didn’t find an answer, and besides durability, I don’t really have one either, but […]
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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