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Orioles Very Interested In Re-Signing Chris Davis

Nov 24, 2015 7:23 AM

Buck Showalter has confirmed that the Baltimore Orioles are very interested in re-signing Chris Davis this offseason.

"We're going to be competitive with it and, at the end of the day, he and his people will have a decision to make," Showalter said. "I try to leave those guys alone; believe me, their agents want us to leave them alone. ... Chris is a grown man. We talked many times. We had plenty of chances to talk [during the season], and he knows how much we like him and would like to have him stay. We are going to make an attempt to stay competitive with it."

Davis led the Major Leagues with 47 home runs in 2015.

Brittany Ghiroli/MLB

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Interested In Chris Davis

Nov 20, 2015 4:33 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals are interested in Chris Davis and have spoken with agent Scott Boras about the slugger, according to a report.

Davis, 30, hit 47 home runs in 2015 and had a .262/.361/.562 slash line.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Pirates, Orioles Have Discussed Neil Walker

Nov 19, 2015 8:31 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates are listening to offers for Neil Walker and have discussed a possible trade with the Baltimore Orioles.

Baltimore initially hoped that Walker would be non-tendered due to his impending raise, but Pittsburgh does plan to tender him a contract.

Talks between the two sides didn't get too far because the asking price for Walker was too high.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Royals Could Replace Gordon With Parra

Nov 16, 2015 9:22 AM

If Alex Gordon leaves in free agency, the Kansas City Royals view Gerardo Parra as a potential replacement.

Gordon rejected Kansas City's $15.8 million qualifying offer and he is expected to receive a huge deal on the open market.

Austin Laymance/MLB

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles Seeking Starting Pitching, Outfielders

Nov 16, 2015 12:52 AM

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Sunday on MLB Network Radio's "The Front Office" that the team would be active in the free-agent market for starting pitchers and outfielders.

"We would like to sign a top-of-the-rotation starter," said Duquette.

"And by that, I mean a No. 1, 2 or 3 starter," Duquette told Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden. "So there's some in that group [of free agents]. I don't think there's that many No. 1 starters, but there's some twos and threes in there that we could be very competitive on."

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Wieters Accepts Qualifying Offer From Orioles

Nov 13, 2015 3:57 PM

Matt Wieters has agreed to the one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer the Baltimore Orioles issued to him.

Wieters, 29, is just the second player to ever accept a qualifying offer, which compensates a team with a draft pick if a a free agent decides to sign elsewhere.

Colby Rasmus agreed to the one-year deal with the Houston Astros on Thursday night.


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Boras Positioning Chris Davis As Outfielder In Free Agency

Nov 13, 2015 5:46 AM

Scott Boras is marketing Chris Davis as a potential outfield option in free agency.

"Chris Davis grades out as the top free agent because he's the top outfielder, the top first baseman and the top DH," Boras said. "He's all of those. He's three in one.

According to Baseball-Reference, Davis has made 597 career starts at first base, 93 at DH, 85 at third, 57 in right field and 11 in left. He logged a minus-3 defensive runs saved in 29 starts in right field for the Baltimore Orioles this season, according to Baseball Info Solutions.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Give Qualifying Offers To Davis, Wieters, Chen

Nov 7, 2015 1:33 AM

The Orioles have extended $15.8 million qualifying offers to first baseman Chris Davis, catcher Matt Wieters and left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, according to an report on Friday.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Judge Rules In Orioles' Favor In MASN Dispute

Nov 6, 2015 7:17 AM

The New York Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Baltimore Orioles and against the Washington Nationals in a long-running dispute relating to the rights fees owed to the latter team by the jointly-owned MASN.

MASN, which is controlled and majority-owned by the Orioles, brought the lawsuit to challenge an arbitration award that purported to settle the annual television broadcast fees owed by the network to the Nationals.

The Nationals own a minority share in the network and the ruling vacates the arbitration award.

If the decision is upheld on appeal, it would require the parties to renegotiate and/or re-arbitrate the rights fees.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Orioles To Make Qualifying Offer To Matt Wieters

Nov 3, 2015 6:32 AM

The Baltimore Orioles plan to make a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer to Matt Wieters, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

The Orioles will receive a compensatory draft pick between the first and second rounds of next year's draft if Wieters rejects the offer and signs with another team.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Want To Re-Sign Chris Davis
Peter Angelos has taken an interest in trying to retain Chris Davis, who hit .262/.361/.562 with 47 home runs and 117 RBIs this season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Alex Gordon Likely To Opt For Free Agency
The Cubs, White Sox, Orioles and Astros are among teams rumored to have interest in Alex Gordon.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Duquette, Showalter Laugh Off Reports Of Tension
Numerous reports have claimed that there is tension between Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter in Baltimore, but the two laughed off rumors recently.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Orioles, Colby Rasmus Flirted With Deal Last Offseason
Not much went right for the Orioles this season and one of the questionable decisions was not signing Colby Rasmus as a free agent last winter.

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun

Papelbon Gets Three-Game Suspension For Throwing At Machado
Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended three games and fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally throwing at Manny Machado earlier this week.


Tension Escalating Between Buck Showalter, Dan Duquette
Buck Showalter wants a greater role in personnel decisions, but he does not wish to actually assume general manager duties himself.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nationals Could Target Gerardo Parra In Free Agency
The Nationals have a number of holes to fill this offseason and pending free agent Gerardo Parra could be one of their targets.

James Wagner/Washington Post

David Price Earns 100th Career Win
David Price pitched seven innings on Saturday as the Blue Jays defeated the Orioles by the score of 5-1.

CC Sabathia Likely To Face O's On Wednesday
The Yankees are expected to use a six-man starting rotation this week.

Ripken Believes Consecutive Games Mark Can Be Broken
Cal Ripken, Jr. believes his record of 2,632 consecutive games played can be broken.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Orioles Play Manny Machado At Shortstop
After losing 10 of their past 11 games, the Orioles shuffled their lineup on Monday night against the Rays.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Francisco Rodriguez, Darren O'Day On Revocable Waivers
Two more bullpen options may be available via trade as the deadline to make a postseason roster nears.

Peter Gammons

Ripken Says He Had 'Serious Discussions' About Managing Nationals
Cal Ripken, Jr. says he had "serious discussions" about becoming the next manager of the Nationals when the position was open in 2013.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

Orioles Hope To Re-Sign Chris Davis
In addition to Davis, Matt Wieters, Wei-Yin Chin, Gerardo Parra, Darren O'Day, Steve Pearce and Nolan Reimond will hit the free agent market.

Rich Dubroff/CSN Baltimore

Brewers Trade Gerardo Parra To Orioles
The Brewers have agreed traded Gerardo Parra to the Orioles in exchange for pitching prospect Zack Davies.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Orioles, Brewers Discussing Gerardo Parra
Doug Melvin recently said that trading Carlos Gomez, who was dealt to the Astros on Thursday evening, wouldn't keep him from moving Parra as well.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Source: Orioles Have 'Mild' Interest In Carlos Gonzalez
At one point thought of as sellers, the Orioles have made it clear that they hope to remain in contention.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Orioles, Padres Have Discussed Justin Upton Deal
The deal could expand to include one of San Diego's starters -- Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Orioles 'Listening To Everything' In Case They Decide To Sell
Baltimore is 3.5 games back of the Twins for the second Wild Card spot.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Dan Duquette: Orioles Are Deadline Buyers
Dan Duquette told reporters on Wednesday evening that the Orioles plan to be buyers ahead of the non-wavier trade deadline regardless of how they play over the next week.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

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