Orioles Nation Staff

Tucker Blair Owner and Executive Editor1ef7d416370fc384e517a10763536b3b
Tucker began operating Orioles-Nation.com in October 2013. He has been writing and reporting on the Orioles for an extensive period of time, dedicating most of his energy to the minor league side. He is also a member of the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Evaluation Team. Outside of baseball, he also works as a Government Contractor for Contracting Resources Group, Inc.  He has appeared as a radio guest on Fox 1370 and WNST 1570. Tucker writes and updates all player reports at Orioles-Nation.com and can be contacted at tuckerblair1989@gmail.com. Follow Tucker on Twitter @TuckerBlairON.

Jordan Tuwiner – Founder
Jordan founded Orioles-Nation.com in November 2009. 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 was 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. Email Jordan at jordan@orioles-nation.com.

Lance Rinker – Co-Owner and Staff Writer
Lance Rinker is a professional journalist in the digital and print medium. He has also enjoyed success as a radio talk show host and producer. His work has been published in magazines, newspapers, and a multitude of digital platforms. His work has also been referenced and linked to at ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Huffington Post, Yahoo, and others.

He is currently the Dallas correspondent for Yahoo Sports Radio, covering the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, and Dallas Stars.

Baltimore native.

Active on social media, you can follow Lance on Twitter @LanceMRinker.

Alex Conway – Staff Writer
Alex began writing for Orioles-Nation.com in October 2013. Alex focuses on the numbers side of the game – in particular advanced sabermetrics. He is from Annapolis, Maryland, born and raised. He attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate degree and is now in the process of getting his Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland. Follow Alex on Twitter @AlexConwayON.

Ben Heck – Staff Writer
Ben rejoined Orioles-Nation in October 2013. As a 21-year old student at Salisbury University seeking a degree in Media Production, Ben is looking to break into the sports media industry and has plenty of experience already. In addition to covering Baltimore’s minor league affiliates for ON, Ben founded and runs his own website covering the National Football League and works part-time at a Sporting Clays course near his Centreville, MD home. He also has experience in radio and television, in addition to writing for his school newspaper. You can contact Ben via email (benheck77@yahoo.com) or follow him on Twitter @BenHeckON.

Brad Clark – Staff Writer
Brad began writing for Orioles Nation in April 2014. Brad was born and raised in Glen Burnie, MD and received a bachelor’s degree in writing from Towson University in 2011. A fan of the Orioles, Brad spends his summers in the minor league parks looking at talent and trying to determine who will be the next to contribute at the Major League level. Though he writes primarily about minor league talent, Brad will occasionally reflect on the Major League club when he finds an interesting topic. Brad currently works as an in-house legal assistant in Baltimore, MD and is pursuing a paralegal certificate from Anne Arundel Community College. You can follow him on Twitter @BradClarkON.

Jeff Kryglik – Staff Writer
Jeff began writing for Orioles-Nation.com in December 2013. Jeff is more old school in his approach to baseball – sabermetrics aren’t gospel. He is from Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Salisbury University in December 2012 with a degree in Media Production and a minor in Film Studies. Jeff has worked as a radio host/producer with WNST Radio – Baltimore, videographer/announcer/producer with Salisbury’s Sports Information Department, interactive intern at WBOC TV – Salisbury, crew member at SU-TV and as a sports reporter at WXSU 96.3 – Salisbury . Currently, Jeff is a columnist, operations manager and Washington Capitals beat reporter for The Sports Column and is a contributing writer for RantSports.com covering the Baltimore Ravens. Jeff can be contacted at jeffreykryglik@gmail.com. Follow him on Google+ and on Twitter @Jeff_Kryglik.


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