Baseball Archive: January / February 2011
It's Only One Game For Reimold
Nolan Reimold crushed a home run over the left center field wall in the Orioles' 6-4 victory over the Pirates Monday, but is the O's left fielder back to form after an abysmal 2010 season?
No Dull Days For O's This Spring
Jim Henneman checks in from Sarasota where the "dull days" of spring training officially ended Sunday, meaning we're only three weeks away from the "dog days" of spring training, which is the official notification that Opening Day is just around the corner. Got that? Sure you do.
O's Should Sit Roberts For Now
Matt Palmer thinks the Orioles should rest Brian Roberts for most of camp: April is still a long way away, and the O's don't need him now as much as they do then.
Filling Out The O's Lineup Card
Jim Henneman takes his shot at predicting the Orioles' Opening Day batting order.
Roberts' Neck Gives Birdland Scare
After getting his neck x-rayed Wednesday, Brian Roberts said: "Everyone has had a sore neck at one time or another... I am not worried about it."
Orioles Report: Alfredo Simon Watch
Alfredo Simon is expected to be released on bail soon from the Dominican jail cell he has called home since a few days after the shooting death of a cousin and the wounding of another cousin on New Years Eve.
Optimistic O's Prep For 'Camp Buck'
Many of the Orioles players have heard whispers of what a Buck Showalter-led spring training is like. Now, they are about to experience it first-hand.
Big Deals, Pujols And Pachyderms
Jim Henneman shares a tale of 10-year contracts, a reminder that timing indeed is everything, and the elephant that won't leave the negotiating room in any future contract talks involving Albert Pujols.
Few Battles On Orioles' Roster
As the Orioles pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota Feb. 14, Stan "The Fan" Charles takes a look at what the Birds' 25-man roster will look like in April.
Remembering Chuck Tanner
Jim Henneman shares two personal stories in memory of Chuck Tanner.
Orioles Mourn Loss Of Ernie Tyler
The Orioles' beloved, longtime umpires attendant, Ernie Tyler, died Feb. 10 at the age of 86. Tyler worked every home game from 1960 to 2007, ending his streak when Cal Ripken Jr. entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
• Orioles' Statement On Passing Of Tyler | Ernie Tyler: Eye On The Ball
Orioles Re-Sign Luke Scott
The Orioles have agreed to a one-year, $6.4 million deal with outfielder Luke Scott, who hit 27 home runs a year ago as the team's most valuable player.
Orioles Land Vlad
ESPN is reporting that Vladimir Guerrero has agreed to a one-year, $8-million deal with the Baltimore Orioles. Stan "The Fan" is a fan of the move, saying it makes the Orioles even more interesting in 2011.
Orioles' Radio Broadcasts To Return To WBAL-AM In 2011
After four years on WJZ-FM, 105.7 The Fan, the Orioles are returning to WBAL-AM, 1090, the station that had been the team's flagship for 19 years before the move.
• Fred Manfra, Joe Angel Will Return To Radio Booth In 2011
Video: Momentum, Moves and More
What did Andy MacPhail, Buck Showalter, Jeremy Guthrie, Mark Reynolds and Brian Roberts have to say about the Orioles' momentum heading into spring training, the team's offseason acquisitions and more?
• MacPhail Still Not Addressing His Contract
Orioles Announce Camp Invitees
The Orioles have signed and invited 16 non-roster players to their major league spring training camp.
Breaking Down Orioles' New Deals
Matt Palmer shares his analysis of the Orioles' recent moves to sign right-hander Justin Duchscherer to a one-year deal and bring back left-handed reliever Mark Hendrickson with a minor-league contract.
• From CSNBaltimore.com: Orioles pitcher Simon ordered to remain in jail
Vladimir Guerrero Is Talk Of Orioles FanFest
Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail is not holding his breath on signing free agent Vladimir Guerrero soon.
• Stan "The Fan" Charles: Vladimir, Vladimir, Where Art Thou, Vladimir?
Buck To AL East: Bring It On
Buck Showalter addressed Baltimore media and fans during FanFest, and don't count the Orioles manager among those impressed with the increasing payrolls of the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.
• FanFest Photo Gallery
Video Special: Orioles Offseason Report
Stan "The Fan" Charles and Matt Palmer discuss the impact of Buck Showalter, some of the changes the team has made for 2011 and the outlook for the Os' pitching staff.
MacPhail Has To Face O's Fans
Thousands of Orioles fans will converge in downtown Baltimore Jan. 29 for the team's annual FanFest. Fans will wonder the same thing as the previous 13 years: when is the team going to win again?
Who Will DH For The Orioles In 2011?
This isn't the first time the Orioles have flirted with Vladimir Guerrero, but would the slugger, who will be 36 when the season starts, be a better fit for the Orioles at designated hitter in 2011 than Luke Scott?
Orioles Raising Ticket Prices In 2011
The Orioles are raising single game ticket prices in 2011, the first single-game price increase since 2006. Tickets in the upper left reserve area and season ticket prices remain unchanged.
O's Take Care Of Jones, Johnson, Pie
The Orioles have reportedly nailed down deals with outfielders Adam Jones and Felix Pie and reliever Jim Johnson to avoid arbitration before spring training.
Sergeant Shriver Was Key Figure In Orioles' '89 Sale
Stan "The Fan" Charles reflects on the passing of Sergeant Shriver, age 95, and the part he played in the way the history of his favorite baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, has played out.
Offseason Could Define MacPhail's Legacy
The legacy of Orioles' president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail could be defined by what happens this season.
Smith Comes 'Home' To Apply Touches To Sarasota
Janet Marie Smith returned to the Orioles in September 2009 as the team undertook the process of renovating Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla.
Will Lee's Comment Motivate Orioles?
During the mid-1990s, the Orioles wooed players to Baltimore largely on the buzz of playing at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Now, free agents like Derrek Lee have to be convinced, but will Lee's comment motivate the Orioles to alter perceptions?
Who's In? Who's Out? I Don't Know: Third Base
Follwoing Rafael Palmeiro's omission on 89 percent of this year's Hall of Fame ballots, Charlie Vascellaro takes a look at how Hall of Fame voters are handling baseball's steroid era.
Different Roads Lead To Cooperstown
To Stan "The Fan" Charles, Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar seem like the antithesis of the Cal Ripken-Tony Gwynn Hall of Fame class.
O's Sign Gregg, Nats Nab LaRoche
On the day they finally agreed to a two-year contract with reliever Kevin Gregg, the Orioles saw Adam LaRoche sign a two-year pact with the Nationals.
Simon Innocent Until Proven Guilty
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Alfredo Simon, who spent most of last season as the O's closer, is being held on charges that his wayward celebratory gunshot on New Year's Eve killed one man and injured another in Luperon, Dominican Republic.
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