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After losing slugger Nelson Cruz to the Seattle Mariners in free agency, the Baltimore Orioles are turning their attention to the trade market to find another slugger for the middle of their lineup. Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp is at the top of the team’s list.
If the Baltimore Orioles want to replace the power the lineup will be losing when Nelson Cruz signs elsewhere, the Cincinnati Reds are interested in trading Jay Bruce for a few inexpensive, major league-ready players.
The Baltimore Orioles have been shut out of the awards race since 1991, which was when Cal Ripken won American League MVP. Grant Brisbee, from SB Nation, wrote an article highlighting when each team last won a major award. The Orioles have been shut out 66 straight times now. Who can end that streak in 2015?
The Miami Marlins have called Dan Duquette about possibly acquiring first baseman Chris Davis. The Marlins have a major need for a left-handed hitting first baseman with power, as their lineup is very heavy with right-handed batters. What could the Orioles get in return?
The Baltimore Orioles have starting pitching in excess these days. Because of that, General Manager Dan Duquette should seriously look into trading one or two of them for useful pieces for the offense.
Nelson Cruz, who carried the Baltimore Orioles offense at times this past season, was offered a three-year extension by the Orioles and turned it down. Will the grass be greener for him on the free agent market?
Former utility man for the Baltimore Orioles, David Newhan, has been hired by the Detroit Tigers as their new assistant hitting coach. He found his way back to the big leagues after nearly dying in 2009.
Chris Davis has been suspended for 25-games by Major League Baseball for a positive drug test. Chris Davis released a statement discussing his responsibility for taking a banned substance.
Baltimore Orioles catching prospect Chance Sisco continues to impress with the bat. How far behind is the glove? Is he the Orioles next great prospect?
Orioles prospect Mike Wright hit a rough patch with Norfolk this season, but has turned it around in August – putting up a 0.94 ERA in four starts.