Orioles Reach Agreement With Nelson Cruz On One Year Deal

Orioles Rumors

The Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz on a one-year deal with a  base salary of $8 million, plus $750K in incentives. The deal represents a 43% pay cut essentially over what Cruz declined from the Rangers in a qualifying offer of $14.1 million. In Cruz, the Orioles get a […]

Baltimore Orioles Sign Ubaldo Jimenez

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The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Terms of the agreement, which is pending a physical, are believed to be in the range of four years and $48 million. As a penalty for signing Jimenez, the Orioles will forfeit the 17th overall pick in the […]

Orioles Reach Agreement With Suk-Min Yoon, Pending Physical

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The Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement with South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon, pending a physical, on a three-year deal worth $5.75 million. With the Orioles passing a physical in not a rubber stamp proposition. The Orioles’ offseason have reached agreements with two players this offseason, with reliever Grant Balfour and outfielder Tyler Colvin that were voided following […]

Where is the Market for Nelson Cruz?

Orioles Rumors

Like Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, Nelson Cruz‘ value has been hurt by the Qualifying Offer. At this point, it appears that all three of the above players should have accepted the one-year, $14 million deal extended to them by their teams, as their markets don’t look too strong. Each of the above players have their flaws, and most […]

Six Hitters That Could Bounce Back in 2014

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Every year there are a handful of hitters, whether the young and talented or the formerly successful, that most people want to give up on. In 2013 we saw outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino have impressive seasons at the plate after mediocre 2012 campaigns. Jacoby Ellsbury and Troy Tulowitzki returned to top form after spending most of 2012 on the […]

Michael Wacha, Sonny Gray, and Kevin Gausman Comparison

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Young hurlers Michael Wacha, Sonny Gray, and Kevin Gausman all got their first taste of the big leagues in 2013. All three are college pitchers and former first-round draft picks. Gray was selected 18th overall out of Vanderbilt in the 2011 Draft. Gausman was the fourth overall pick from LSU in the 2012 Draft, and Wacha went 18th from Texas A&M in that same draft. […]

Orioles Deal with Grant Balfour May Fall Through

Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports that the Baltimore Orioles deal with Grant Balfour is in jeopardy. Balfour’s physical revealed issues that need to be resolved. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun says that the Orioles would look at other closer options on the open market if Balfour’s health issues are a deal-breaker. Balfour previously missed significant time with Tommy […]

Royals Make Trade With Orioles to Acquire Danny Valencia

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The Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles completed a trade today swapping outfielder David Lough for third baseman Danny Valencia. Lough has a career slash line of  .278/.308/.396 over two major league seasons and 400 plate appearances.  The left-handed hitting Lough can play all three outfield positions. Among all outfielders that played 500 or more […]