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89-73, 2nd in AL East
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WAR, what is it good for?

Sam Miller notes that Mike Mussina's career figure in that analytic was better than that of Tom Glavine. Mussina has fallen short of Hall of Fame election in four tries while Glavine was welcomed in on the first ballot. Debate over WAR

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Orioles OF/DH Mark Trumbo hit an AL-best 47 HR last season, but finished with only 1.6 Wins Above Replacement.

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The Orioles have reportedly agreed to a deal with Mark Trumbo on a 3-year contract. Trumbo had career highs in home runs (47), RBI (108), hits (157) and OPS (.850) last season.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

I just confirmed by both sides that Mark Trumbo and the Orioles have agreed on a 3-year deal worth 37.5m with deferrals. However, like all Orioles free agents signings he will have to go through a Navy Seal type physical which means on this one we all need to wait to make sure they actually pass him.

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Orioles bring back Trumbo with 3-year deal

Mark Trumbo, who led the majors with 47 home runs last season, signed a three-year contract to remain with the Orioles. The deal is worth $37.5 million, according to a source.

Olney not optimistic on Edgar, thinks Mussina will eventually get in (0:55)
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Early 2018 support for Mike Mussina?

If Jayson Stark were to cast his 2018 Hall of Fame ballot today, he would include Mussina, describing the right-hander as a "sabermetricians' dream candidate." Stark: My early 2018 HOF ballot

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Mussina falls short in Hall of Fame vote

In his fourth year on the ballot, Mike Mussina received 51.8 percent of the vote to miss the 75 percent threshold required. Mussina saw a notable jump in support, as he received only 43 percent of the vote last year. Full results

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Biggest jumps in the voting this year: Tim Raines (16.2 pct), Edgar Martinez (15.2), Jeff Bagwell (14.6), Barry Bonds (9.4), Roger Clemens (8.9), Mike Mussina (8.8)

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What would Orioles say off the record?

If you gave truth serum to the executives of all 30 MLB teams, what might you hear? Buster Olney believes the O's would admit they can't fathom spending the $300 million-plus it might take to sign Manny Machado after the 2018 season. Front-office truths (Insider)

4dKeith Law

Farm system rankings: The bottom 10

The D-backs are gutted, the Royals have tumbled and the Angels aren't last. For these minor league systems, the road back to respectability is tough.

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Will Dylan Bundy step up in 2017?

Bundy, the No. 4 pick in the 2011 draft, finally showed flashes of brilliance and advanced aptitude in 2016 after injuries held him back in years prior. With the O's badly needing starters, the 24-year-old will be key, Tony Blengino writes. MLB players ready to improve (Insider)

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Mussina just misses on ESPN's ballot

ESPN's 17 Hall of Fame voters cast their ballots, and Mike Mussina received 12 votes (70.6 percent), missing the 75 percent threshold by just one vote. ESPN's HOF ballot

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O's bullpen in Olney's top 10

Behind closer Zach Britton, the Orioles have a solid collection of setup men heading into 2017, including a healthier Darren O'Day, Brad Brach and Mychal Givens, Buster Olney writes. Top bullpens (Insider)

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O's reach 1-year deals with Britton, Machado

Orioles star infielder Manny Machado and ace closer Zach Britton have gotten hefty raises and will make more than $11 million each after reaching agreements on one-year deals.

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Flaherty, McFarland agree to deals with Orioles

Utility infielder Ryan Flaherty has agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles, and left-hander T.J. McFarland accepted a $685,000, one-year deal.

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9dDave Cameron

Will the Hall continue to shut out starting pitchers?

Only seven starting pitchers have made the Baseball Hall of Fame in the last 27 years. The game has changed, and it's time for voters to look at modern starters in a more metrics-minded manner.

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Palmer weighs in on Hall of Fame voting

Jerry Crasnick spoke with former Orioles right-hander Jim Palmer and other Hall of Famers to discuss the various issues surrounding induction. Does character count in Cooperstown?

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It's about that time again

Spring training is nearly here! Baltimore pitchers and catchers will begin workouts in Sarasota, Fla. on Feb. 14 and will be joined by the full squad on Feb. 17.

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Do Vlad, Edgar and Moose really have Cooperstown cred?

Was he ever the best player in the game? Was he even the best player on his own team? We ask 15 hard questions about Hall of Fame hopefuls Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2219th
Quality Starts69Tied-18th
Batting Average.25615th
On Base Percentage.31721st
Slugging Percentage.4433rd

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