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Orioles' Buck Showalter edged for Sporting News AL Manager of the Year by one vote

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles manager Buck Showalter was narrowly edged for the Sporting News American League Manager of the Year award, finishing behind the Angels' Mike Scioscia by just one vote.
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Kansas City gushing over out-of-nowhere Royals

The Baltimore Sun (Paul Sullivan) — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Among the World Series souvenirs being hawked near a fountain off 47th Street Monday afternoon was a blue T-shirt with a generic slogan:
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Orioles honored at M&T Bank Stadium before Ravens' game

The Baltimore Sun (Peter Schmuck) — Minutes before the start of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, the Ravens saluted the Orioles with a video tribute and then introduced manager Buck Showalter on...
  • 2 days ago
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Peter Schmuck: Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to

The Baltimore Sun (Peter Schmuck) — Here's a happy thought while everyone tries to look into the future and figure out how the Orioles roster will look when spring training begins in February:
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Five things the Orioles can do to win the World Series next year

The Baltimore Sun (Dan Connolly) — The sense within the Orioles' organization is that 2014 wasn't just a good season that ended prematurely with a sweep in the American League Championship Series. It was, the Orioles believe,...
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As lockers were cleared out Friday afternoon, Orioles know disappointment won't disappear overnight

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Most players had already cleared out of the Orioles clubhouse by Friday afternoon when reporters were allowed inside. The team arrived home from Kansas City – swept by the Royals in four games in...
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After abrupt end, Orioles turn attention to tough roster decisions

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Nearly every locker inside the Orioles clubhouse had been vacated by Friday afternoon, equipment bags packed, moving boxes stacked and even nameplates removed.
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Former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts retires

The Baltimore Sun (Dan Connolly) — Brian Roberts, a two-time All Star and fan favorite who spent all but one year of his 14-season career with the Orioles, has retired from baseball.
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Notes: Buck Showalter expects Ubaldo Jimenez to 'be one of our best five' Orioles starters in 2015

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Despite season-ending injuries to shortstop Manny Machado and catcher Matt Wieters and the late-season suspension of first baseman Chris Davis, this Orioles season's biggest disappointment had to...
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NLCS-clinching game turned into big night for ex-Orioles

The Baltimore Sun Former O's Michael Morse, Travis Ishikawa hit game-tying, winning HRs for Giants Former O's Michael Morse, Travis Ishikawa hit game-tying, winning HRs for Giants
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What's your top priority involving current Orioles players?

The Baltimore Sun (Dan Connolly) — There's more black than orange in here at the bar this week. The angry bird is in full effect.
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Walk-off HR sends Giants to World Series vs. Royals

The Baltimore Sun (Sports Xchange) — SAN FRANCISCO -- Travis Ishikawa blasted a three-run home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night, sending the San Francisco Giants to their third World Series in five...
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Giants eliminate Cardinals to advance to World Series

The Baltimore Sun (Bill Shaikin) — Travis Ishikawa did not have a job in April. The major leaguers were playing. He was not.
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Royals GM Dayton Moore proves his critics wrong

The Baltimore Sun (Paul Sullivan) — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Royals won their only World Series championship in 1985, 19-year-old fan Dayton Moore watched Game 7 from a grassy knoll between the left field stands of Royals Stadium...
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Rangers hire Banister as manager

The Baltimore Sun The Texas Rangers have hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.
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After season ends, Orioles' pending free agents set sights on the future

The Baltimore Sun (Dan Connolly) — As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This...
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There is no joy in Baltimore [Commentary]

The Baltimore Sun "There is no joy in Mudville," goes the famous refrain. "Mighty Casey has struck out."
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Kansas City Royals see fruits of farm in ALCS that Orioles couldn't match

The Baltimore Sun (Jon Meoli) — Just hours after the Kansas City Royals clinched a World Series berth with a sweep over the Orioles, tomes began to emerge about how it’s all been part of the Royals plan. That’s a little tidy for...
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Orioles reflect back on season and American League Championship Series

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — As the Orioles’ season ended at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, there was a lot of reflecting on the series and the season in the visiting clubhouse.
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Giants edge Cardinals to take 3-1 series lead

The Baltimore Sun (Sports Xchange) — SAN FRANCISCO -- Consecutive run-scoring grounders to first base sparked a three-run sixth inning Wednesday night, and the San Francisco Giants overtook the St. Louis Cardinals en route to a 6-4...
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Blog Articles

Orioles' Buck Showalter edged for Sporting News AL Manager of the Year honors by one vote

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — In vote of AL managers, Angels' Mike Scioscia received six votes to Showalter's five In vote of AL managers, Angels' Mike Scioscia received six votes to Showalter's five
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Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles heads east

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — Adam Jones was a part of Team USA last year in the World Baseball Classic. However this year the center fielder for the Baltimore Orioles will represent the United States once again on an...
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Could Jonathan Schoop be an outfielder next season?

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) —   Rookie Jonathan Schoop exhibited the ability to hit the long ball for most of the season with 16 home runs in 2014. He also exhibited superb defense with a .987 fielding percentage while at...
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Baltimore Orioles: Buck Showalter gets Baltimore

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — There wasn’t always harmony between the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens. There was a time where Baltimore’s two birds barely admitted that the other existed. However that...
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Ryan Flaherty ‘s bat ignited in ALCS

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) — After the dust of the 2014 season has settled and fans have taken a step back to appreciate all that this team has accomplished, you find the silver linings in everything for...
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Baltimore Orioles: What to do with Markakis?

Birds Watcher (Scott Cahoon) — For the first time in his career, it’s not a certainty that right fielder Nick Markakis will be a Baltimore Oriole next year. The Orioles face a $17.5 million team option for the services of the...
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Orioles honored at M&T Bank Stadium before Ravens' game

The Baltimore Sun: The Schmuck Stops Here (Peter Schmuck) — Minutes before the start of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, the Ravens saluted the Orioles with a video tribute and then introduced manager Buck Showalter on...
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Baltimore Orioles 2014 season recap

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — Opening Day 2014 dawned a bright sun-splashed morning which turned into a “Chamber of Commerce” afternoon. Chris Tillman and the bullpen would pitch a solid game, and Nelson...
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As lockers were cleared out Friday afternoon, Orioles know disappointment won't disappear overnight

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — Most players had already cleared out of the Orioles clubhouse by Friday afternoon when reporters were allowed inside. The team arrived home from Kansas City – swept by the Royals on four games in...
  • 3 days ago

How did the Baltimore Orioles lose to Kansas City?

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — Before I dive into this column, it’s fair to point out that sometimes you just get beaten. That’s what happened to the Baltimore Orioles over the course of the past week against Kansas...
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Notes: Buck Showalter expects Ubaldo Jimenez to 'be one of our best five' Orioles starters in 2015

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — Despite season-ending injuries to shortstop Manny Machado and catcher Matt Wieters and the late-season suspension of first baseman Chris Davis, this Orioles season's biggest disappointment had to...
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Brian Roberts: Leaving the game for good

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) — Brian Roberts announced his retirement from the game of baseball today, ending his 14 year career in the Majors. Despite finishing his career in New York with the Yankees, Roberts will always be...
  • 4 days ago
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NLCS-clinching game turned into big night for ex-Orioles

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider Former O's Michael Morse, Travis Ishikawa hit game-tying, winning HRs for Giants Former O's Michael Morse, Travis Ishikawa hit game-tying, winning HRs for Giants
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What's your top priority involving current Orioles players?

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Dan Connolly) — There's more black than orange in here at the bar this week. The angry bird is in full effect.
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Baltimore Orioles: Coming attractions on Birds Watcher

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — The end of the line for the 2014 Baltimore Orioles doesn’t mean that we here at Birds Watcher go into hybernation for the winter. (And on a side note, do I really have to endure another...
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Baltimore Orioles: The brightest spot in 2014

Birds Watcher (Jacob Adams) — It was a pretty anticlimactic way for such an exciting season to end. Building off the trend that started with their improbable 2012 playoff run, the Orioles saw an incredible swell in...
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In playoff aftermath, Cruz tops Baltimore Orioles’ priority list

Birds Watcher (Steve Katz) — Well, has the stunned disappointment worn off yet? I didn’t think so. It will take some time. If the Baltimore Orioles were a much different and better team in the second half of the season,...
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Orioles reflect back on season and American League Championship Series

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — As the Orioles’ season ended at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, there was a lot of reflecting on the series and the season in the visiting clubhouse.
  • 5 days ago

Baltimore Orioles come to the end of the line

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — The 2014 season officially ended for the Baltimore Orioles yesterday afternoon as they fell 2-1 in game four of the ALCS to Kansas City. The Orioles will now gracefully bow out and go home for the...
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After season ends, Buck Showalter reflects on Orioles' accomplishments

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles manager Buck Showalter usually does a good job of holding in his emotion.
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