As expected, the Orioles announced they had declined the $17.5 option on Nick Markakis for 2015.
The Orioles haven’t yet officially declined their 2015 options on Nick Markakis and Nick Hundley. They are expected to soon.
Three Orioles have been named finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove awards. J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis, previous winners all, will try to add to their award collections.
Twice in his three years as Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, Dan Duquette has extended a frontline player. Both times it wasn’t expected.
The Most Valuable Oriole in 2014 might not even be an Oriole in 2015.