Welcome to the New Orioles Nation

If you are reading this, you’ve likely noticed that Orioles Nation looks a little bit different. Over the past few days, I have been hard at work on redesigning the site. The previous design was nearly three years old and ON needed a new, fresh look. I put a lot of work into the new design and achieved the following goals:

  • created a design focused on content
  • cleaned up the code in order to have pages load faster
  • added breadcrumbs to make it more clear which page you are on and how you got there

Player Profiles

The player profiles look very similar, but no longer have headings for unnecessary fields. Also, all stats in the player profiles have been updated.

You can now sort players in probably too many ways. My favorite ways to browse are by recently added, recently updated, position, school/from, options remaining, MiLB free agent eligible, and Rule 5 eligible. Do you want to which players are 24 years old? All of the players who are 6′ 2″? Players drafted in the 1st round? I know you were interested in the players who weigh 190 lbs.

I deleted a number of former players. I simply did not have the time to update their profiles. I did keep some, which you can view here. In the future a player’s profile will be kept even if he exits the organization.

Transactions

The new transactions page is much more clear and will be kept up-to-date during the season. You can also browse transactions by team:

More Features

Overall, I think the site is much easier to navigate and looks much nicer. If you find any bugs or see something displaying incorrectly please contact me.

About The Author

- Founder and Executive Editor

Jordan founded Orioles-Nation.com in November 2009. He is a computer science & business major at Towson University. He is the site programmer, designer, editor and primary minor league writer. He also contributes to and maintains the site’s prospect rankings and scouting reports. Jordan's work has been recognized in a number of publications including MASN, The Baltimore Sun, MLB Trade Rumors, FanGraphs and Project Prospect. In addition, Jordan is a special contributor to John Sickels’ (formerly of ESPN.com) blog, Minor League Ball. Read more about Jordan at JordanTuwiner.com and follow him on Google+ and on Twitter @JordanTuwiner.