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  1. Can Orioles keep Cruz?

    The Baltimore Orioles didn't win the World Series, but they certainly wouldn't have gotten as close as they did without the help of the major league's home run leader Nelson Cruz. One of the biggest offseason questions for the team is whether or not ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  2. Orioles preparing for changes?

    After being unceremoniously swept by the Kansas City Royals in the ALCS, outfielder Nelson Cruz of the Baltimore Orioles found himself suddenly wondering if he had already played his last game for the team -- and he might not be alone. As Eduardo ...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  3. What's next for the Baltimore Orioles?

    Jim Bowden

    The Baltimore Orioles got an early start to their offseason when they extended the contract of J.J. Hardy on a three-year, $40 million extension earlier this month. However, that's just the beginning of a few big decisions ahead for general manager D...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  4. Will other Orioles free agents leave?

    AJ Mass

    The Baltimore Orioles are still battling for a World Series title in 2014, but that hasn't stopped them from taking steps towards fielding a competitive team for 2015 and beyond. On Thursday, the team announced they had given shortstop J.J. Hardy a t...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  5. AL East: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to the fantasy baseball offseason and our division-by-division recaps/previews, starting with the American League East. Enjoy! Baltimore Orioles Fantasy MVP: Outfielder Nelson Cruz, signing late in the offseason on a one-year deal, cert...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  6. My 2014 fantasy baseball MVPs

    Eric Karabell

    When I spoke to Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley at the All-Star festivities in Minneapolis and asked him about his shocking statistical season, he made it seem like it was no big deal at all -- just a maturing player becoming smarter wi...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  7. Previewing the qualifying-offer market

    Buster Olney

    As the saying goes, those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Not one of the 22 players who were extended qualifying offers the past two winters accepted them, and in a lot of cases, that made sense. But it's a strategy that failed...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. Baltimore Orioles will hold up well in playoffs despite lackluste...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why the likely playoff-bound Orioles, still being dismissed by many, will hold up well in the postseason despite having what many feel is a lackluster starting rotation.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  9. Yankees to target Nelson Cruz this winter?

    Joe Kaiser

    Nelson Cruz's huge season in Baltimore (.263, 39 HR, 102 RBI) is sure to make the 34-year-old slugger one of the biggest names on the free agent market this winter. Will the New York Yankees be one of his main suitors? Nick Cafardo of The Boston ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  10. Orioles getting healthy?

    AJ Mass

    Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Manny Machado is "getting better" and will participate in both batting practice and infield practice on Thursday, with an eye on making it back into the Baltimore Orioles lineup at some point during the four-g...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  11. Cards pondering move at catcher?

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden recently spoke with St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, and at one point the conversation turned to the team's current catching situation. When Bowden asked Mozeliak if he felt comfortable going forward with th...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  12. Cards hold breath on Molina

    AJ Mass

    The most important member of the St. Louis Cardinals rotation may not be Adam Wainwright, Shelby Miller or Michael Wacha, but rather the All-Star catcher who sits behind the plate on a daily basis. However, the Cardinals are facing the prospect of be...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  13. Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinnin...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  14. Melky Cabrera's strong start helps demonstrate why PEDs don't rea...

    Dan Szymborski

    If you look at the performance of players who have been suspended for use of performance-enhancing drugs, you'll see that PEDs don't seem to actually do anything. Dan Szymborski explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  15. My best and worst free-agent predictions

    Jim Bowden

    One of my favorite pieces I write every year is my free-agent predictions. For those unfamiliar, at the start of every offseason, I make my best guess at what each free agent's contract will look like and give a prediction of where he will sign. I...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  16. Joe Mauer, Jacoby Ellsbury among players with best changes of sce...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at the 10 players whose stats will benefit the most from a change of scenery this year.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014