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Closers Not Respected In Hall Of Fame Voting

Stan "The Fan" Charles says after seeing the Hall of Fame vote results for Trevor Hoffman, Billy Wagner and Lee Smith, it's clear the voters don't respect the closer position.

Why Mike Mussina Should Get Into Hall Of Fame

Mike Mussina's Hall of Fame vote percentage climbed for the third straight year, leaving Rich Dubroff to believe the right-hander will be a more prominent omission as more names leave the ballot.

Two Former Orioles Gain Support In Hall Of Fame Vote

While Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez are getting most of the attention for their election to the Hall of Fame Jan. 18, there was some good news for two former Orioles.

Oriole Park At Camden Yards: Still Wonderful After All These Years

As Camden Yards prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Rich Dubroff takes a look at what sets Oriole Park apart.

Orioles' Most Logical Move In Right Field Is Still Mark Trumbo

As the options on the free-agent market dwindle, Rich Dubroff says Mark Trumbo is the Orioles' best option at right field next season.

Roger McDowell Could Be Key To Orioles' 2017 Season

Orioles pitching coach Roger McDowell has reached out to each of the 22 pitchers on the team's 40-man roster. "I think it's important to know I have an interest, and they are that interest."

Is Buck Showalter's Orioles Legacy A Hall Of Fame One?

Sometime during the 2017 season, Buck Showalter will have more major league wins as a manager than Earl Weaver. But will the Orioles' skipper make his way to Cooperstown, N.Y.?

Among Fans, Optimism Currently Higher For Orioles Than Ravens

Dan Connolly says for the first time in two decades, the Orioles may be in a better spot to succeed in the near future than their football-playing brethren, the Ravens.

Bud Selig, First Time Voters Help Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens Hall Of Fame Push

Jim Henneman says the younger Hall of Fame voters get, the more forgiving they become, which could potentially lead to "PED Poster Boys" Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens getting to Cooperstown, N.Y.

Will Orioles Go Arbitration Route With Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman And Caleb Joseph?

Three players didn't come to an agreement with the Orioles Jan.13, and Rich Dubroff wonders if heading to arbitration is the right move for both the players and the team.

Zach Britton, Manny Machado, Chris Tillman Reach Agreement On 2017 Contracts With Orioles

The Orioles reached agreements on 2017 contracts with three of their biggest stars Jan. 13, however, they did not come to an agreement with four other players, who now face arbitration hearings.

Orioles Minicamp Was Three Days Well Spent For Buck Showalter

During Orioles minicamp, manager Buck Showalter was able to get an extended look at some Orioles pitching prospects who could prove useful during the 2017 season.

Orioles Find Minicamp A Necessity

"We're going to try to out-relationship you," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of the importance of the team's minicamp. "It's a lot more fun, quite frankly, instead of trying to outbid on people."

Mike Wright Preparing In Case Orioles Need Another Starter

Mike Wright is using the Orioles' minicamp to get to know his new pitching coach, Roger McDowell, and he's eager to prove he can be a consistent option for Baltimore.

Local Product Branden Kline Looking For Happy, Healthy Season

After the long recovery following Tommy John surgery, Orioles prospect Branden Kline is happy to be throwing from the mound again and could start the 2017 season with the Bowie Baysox.

Orioles' Mychal Givens Excited About World Baseball Classic

Orioles reliever Mychal Givens is looking forward to playing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, and the potential to face teammates Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop would just be an added bonus.

Christian Walker Hopes To Feel More Comfortable In Second Outfield Year

Christian Walker is hoping that with more time to prepare this spring, his outfield play will improve and he can earn that callup to the Orioles.

Under Not Such Warm Temperatures, Orioles Open Three-Day Minicamp

The Orioles opened their three-day minicamp Jan. 9 with about 20 players, including pitchers Mychal Givens, Mike Wright, Logan Verrett and Jason Garcia.

Is Seth Smith The Leadoff Hitter The Orioles Are Looking For?

Rich Dubroff explains that Orioles manager Buck Showalter has used atypical leadoff hitters in the past, and examines whether newly acquired Seth Smith could be next in line.

Seth Smith's Arrival, Yovani Gallardo's Departure Could Solve Two Problems For Orioles

The Orioles acquired outfielder Seth Smith, who becomes the favorite to play right field, from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-hander Yovani Gallardo and cash considerations.

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