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Past articles by Dan:

Connolly: Baltimore’s Mount Rushmore features two Orioles, a Colt and a Raven – The Athletic

There is a clear hierarchy of which Baltimore athletes sit atop the mountain. Anyone after that is up for debate. → Read More

Was the 2011 draft the best ever? It’s on full display in the World Series – The Athletic

It had star power and depth, starting with Cole at the top and featuring a guy named Mookie all the way down at the 172nd pick. → Read More

‘You can’t get mad at TrackMan’: A day under the watchful eye of the RoboUmp – The Athletic

The concept has fascinated for years: a robot umpire. Now it’s here. Players, an exec, a (human) ump and an ex-MLBer weigh in on its debut. → Read More

Orioles notes and observations on Chris Davis negotiations, Hyun-soo Kim

One of the unfortunate things about Chris Davis not signing with the Orioles yet, and not signing with anyone else either, is that the rumors will continue to persist until something officially happens. → Read More

A Korean baseball analyst breaks down Hyun-soo Kim's game

I had a chance to talk with Korean media member Daniel Kim on Thursday about the Orioles two-year, $7 million agreement with Korean outfielder Hyun-soo Kim (no relation) pending physical. → Read More

Orioles' $150-million offer for Chris Davis only

If the Orioles won't improve their offer to first baseman Chris Davis — and, at this point, they haven't — don't expect the club to offer a similar financial package to the remaining big fish free agents. → Read More

Orioles' agreement with Hyun-soo Kim does not mean they are finished

Shortly after I reported that the Orioles had agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with South Korean outfielder Hyun-soo Kim -- pending medical review -- the questions started pouring in on Twitter. → Read More

Orioles, Hyun-soo Kim agree to 2-year contract

Korean outfielder Hyun-soo Kim has agreed to a two-year, $7 million contract with the Orioles, according to an industry source. → Read More

Darren O'Day talks about re-signing with the Orioles

Reliever Darren O’Day couldn’t pick just one reason for why he decided to sign a four-year, $31 million deal with the Orioles that became official Monday night. → Read More

Sources: Orioles make two-year offer to Hyun-Soo Kim

In an attempt to fill at least one of their outfield holes, the Orioles are negotiating with, and have made an offer to, 27-year-old Korean Hyun-Soo Kim, according to industry sources. The offer is believed to be two years in length and roughly in the $3 to $4 million range per season, one source said. A left-handed batter and right-handed thrower, Kim is considered one of the best contact… → Read More

Orioles make Darren O'Day deal official; Navarro designated

After more than a week awaiting official word, the Orioles have announced the signing of reliever Darren O’Day to a four-year deal. → Read More

Agent Scott Boras: Orioles still in on Chris Davis

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said during a meeting with reporters at FanFest on Saturday that the $150 million offer reportedly made by the team to free-agent first baseman Chris Davis is off the table. → Read More

Orioles FanFest to be held Saturday at Convention Center

With their roster still in flux and several weighty decisions looming, the Orioles will host their annual FanFest on Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center in what often is both a celebration of Orioles baseball and a fairly accurate barometer of what fans expect from the club. → Read More

Darren O'Day's contract backloaded and includes deferred money, no-trade clause

Reliever Darren O’Day’s new backloaded, four-year, $31 million contract with the Orioles contains $4 million in deferred money and a no-trade clause that allows him to block deals to seven teams each year. → Read More

Orioles, reliever Darren O'Day agree to four-year deal

Free-agent reliever Darren O'Day has chosen to remain with the Orioles, agreeing to a four-year, $31 million contract pending a physical, an industry source confirmed Sunday morning. → Read More

Chris Davis and the 'hometown discount'

A hometown discount. → Read More

Orioles' Adam Jones named Marvin Miller Man of the Year

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has garnered plenty of recognition over the past few years for his work off the field, but on Monday he picked up one of the most prestigious honors for community service afforded to a ballplayer. → Read More

Matt Wieters' free-agent prospects difficult to gauge entering offseason

With the World Series ending early Monday, six Orioles are now free agents. The club has until 11:59 p.m. Friday to exclusively talk extensions before the players can begin negotiating with other teams. → Read More

Examining how MASN decision could affect Orioles, plus Dan Duquette on free agency

There are two intriguing questions that have arisen this week in Birdland. → Read More

Of Orioles' free agents, versatile slugger Steve Pearce perhaps the most likely to re-sign

With the World Series ending early Monday, six Orioles are now free agents. The club has five days — until 11:59 p.m. Friday — to exclusively talk extensions before the players can begin negotiating with other teams. → Read More