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By Matt Vensel | February 1, 2012
Last week, Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron would be back with the Ravens next season. Bisciotti and Newsome also supported Cameron on Wednesday, though Newsome declined to say whether Cameron's contract was a one-year deal or longer. “I always look at a body of work,” Newsome said. “Are we headed in the right direction with this offense? And Steve has some unbelievable numbers that he just showed me that prove that we are headed in the right direction.
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Peter Schmuck | September 21, 2014
The thousands of Ravens fans who lined up along the lower concourse at M&T Bank Stadium the past two days came to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys, but what they got, in a sense, was a face-to-face apology from a team that still has some explaining to do. Which should remind us of an old saying that seems particularly apropos at this embarrassing moment in the history of what had been a model sports franchise: Every 24 hours, the world turns over...
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September 14, 2014
According to The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec , Ozzie Newsome claims that Ray Rice did not lie to him about the incident in which Mr. Rice struck his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer ("Highlights from interview with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass and GM Ozzie Newsome," Sept. 11). Most would assume that means Mr. Rice did not minimize or represent what happened. Dick Cass, team president, states that he was told Mr. Rice slapped his fiancée and she hit her head. The video certainly proves that version to be wrong.
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By William E. Lori | September 14, 2014
Domestic violence is an issue that has been on the minds of many people in recent days, prompted by the horrifying abuse committed by Ray Rice against his now-wife. His status as a professional football player, coupled with the fact that the attack was captured on video and has been seen by millions, has helped to shine a bright light on this often-neglected yet serious societal problem. Lesser known but not less tragic was the murder of Jessica Meredith Jacobsen, mother to two young boys, by her estranged husband exactly two years ago today in front of their Baltimore County home.
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By SPECIAL TO THE BALTIMORE SUN | September 4, 2010
Five weeks after the Baltimore Mariners claimed their first American Indoor Football Association championship, the future of the team appears in limbo after its entire front office resigned Friday amid allegations that a member of its ownership group embezzled $1.6 million from a Laurel mechanical engineering firm. Dwayne Wells, 50, was charged with wire fraud for allegedly embezzling the money from his firm, Ryco Associates, then using $109,500 of it to purchase a stake in the Mariners, according to documents filed with the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2011
New Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has begun the reconstruction of his front office, announcing the hiring of a new amateur scouting director Monday while re-assigning pro scouting director Lee MacPhail IV, one of the top lieutenants in the club's previous regime. Long-time scout Gary Rajsich, who was most recently the Toronto Blue Jays professional crosschecker and spent years with Duquette in Boston, was officially named to replace Joe Jordan, who left the Orioles' amateur scouting post in October to join the Philadelphia Phillies.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | March 26, 2010
The Orioles announced Friday that the director of international operations and the director of player development will switch roles, in a front office shuffle expected to be made official since earlier this week. David Stockstill, who has been with the the organization's minor league staff for 16 years, will oversee operations internationally, including in Asia and Latin America. John Stockstill, who has been with the Orioles for five years and with the Chicago Cubs as a front office executive before that, will run the team's player development.
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Sports Digest | May 29, 2013
Wizards Baltimore's Connelly leaving for Suns job A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Wizards director of player personnel Pat Connelly , a Baltimore native, is moving to Phoenix to take an unspecified front office position with the Suns. Connelly has been with the Wizards for the past seven years, including the past two seasons in his role as director of player personnel. He was preceded at that position by his older brother, Tim, who left to become assistant general manager for New Orleans in August 2010.
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By Brent Jones | February 5, 2003
New jobs in front office Phil Savage New title: Director of player personnel Previous title: Director of college scouting Age: 37 Background: Twelve years in the NFL, all with Art Modell's franchise. Played football and baseball at the University of the South (Sewanee, Tenn.) and earned a B.A. in English. Has a master's degree in physical education from the University of Alabama. Born in Mobile, Ala. Responsibilities: Oversees pro and college departments. Will continue involvement with draft as well as analyze professional free agents.
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2011
The Orioles have taken another preliminary step in their search for the new executive who will replace Andy MacPhail as head of baseball operations. Manager Buck Showalter flew to Baltimore on Wednesday and met with owner Peter Angelos and other front office personnel to discuss possible candidates for the position. Now, club officials must get permission from the current employers of some of those candidates before setting up formal interviews. That process almost certainly is under way. The club is believed to be working from a list that includes Arizona Diamondbacks senior vice president for scouting and player development Jerry DiPoto, Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine, Toronto Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava, Florida Marlins assistant GM Dan Jennings, Los Angeles Dodgers assistant GM De Jon Watson, Detroit Tigers assistant GM Al Avila, Los Angeles Angels executive and former GM Tony Reagins and Dodgers assistant GM Logan White.
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September 14, 2014
According to The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec , Ozzie Newsome claims that Ray Rice did not lie to him about the incident in which Mr. Rice struck his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer ("Highlights from interview with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass and GM Ozzie Newsome," Sept. 11). Most would assume that means Mr. Rice did not minimize or represent what happened. Dick Cass, team president, states that he was told Mr. Rice slapped his fiancée and she hit her head. The video certainly proves that version to be wrong.
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By Peter Schmuck | July 7, 2014
If you're trying to make sense of how the Orioles front office is handling top pitching prospect Kevin Gausman -- who was sent back to the minor leagues after another strong start on Sunday -- you're not alone. Gausman is projected to be a terrific starting pitcher and he has shown every sign of that with four victories in his last five starts, but the club is using him as a human ping-pong ball to make room on the roster for temporary pitching help. The last time he was sent out he struggled in his return outing after reeling off three impressive performances, so it's fair to wonder why it's happening again.
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By Katie Carrera, The Washington Post | May 27, 2014
After a monthlong search, the Washington Capitals have decided who will be the next to lead them behind the bench and in the front office. Washington named Brian MacLellan general manager and Barry Trotz coach Monday, giving the organization familiarity and experience, respectively, as it aims to usher in a new era. MacLellan, 55, has been a fixture in Washington for the past 13 seasons, serving first as a pro scout, then director of player personnel...
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Dexter McDougle playfully chided his teammates as he got ready to show off his leaping ability in the standing vertical jump Tuesday at Maryland's Pro Day at Byrd Stadium. McDougle acted as if he were upset when only a few of his fellow Terps had offered the senior cornerback verbal encouragement as he prepared to audition for the scouts and other NFL front office personnel assembled. “I cheered for y'all this season and that's all you got?” McDougle joked.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla.  -- Let's not get too carried away. Free agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is not going to be mistaken for Clayton Kershaw any time soon, but the 30-year-old right-hander who agreed to a four-year deal with the Orioles on Monday is the significant pitching acquisition that Dan Duquette has been trying to pull off for the last four months. There is some risk involved, of course. The Orioles have been reluctant in the past to sign any free agent pitcher for more than three years, so there could be some recriminations and negative ramifications if this reported $48 million deal does not pay off with a couple of playoff appearances.
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Mike Preston | January 27, 2014
The Ravens already have a theme for the 2014 season. It's called "One Chance," produced by Steve Bisciotti, written by Ozzie Newsome and starring John Harbaugh. In a one-on-one interview after the annual "State of the Ravens" news conference earlier this month, Bisciotti warned that he wouldn't stand for failure. "I'll be more apt to get my way next year if their solutions don't change the problems," Bisciotti said. "That's fair, that's where I am as owner. "They know they've failed, they know they need to change, and to make improvements.
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By Mark Hyman | May 29, 1991
The briefing was held at Memorial Stadium. An orange-and-white Baltimore Orioles banner was draped on the wall. The setting, it seemed, was perfect for Frank Robinson to stroll in and announce happily that, after much thought, he had decided to rejoin the Orioles in a front-office slot of one sort or another.It still might happen. But it didn't yesterday.Instead, after meeting for about an hour with team president Larry Lucchino and general manager Roland Hemond, Robinson announced that he wanted to weigh the Orioles' offer further.
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January 17, 2014
Fans are still waiting for the Orioles to make a big play this offseason - particularly after trading closer Jim Johnson to carve out extra room on the payroll - but the front office obviously is more focused on keeping the guys they've got. The club moved decisively to get as many of its arbitration-eligible players as possible signed before the 1 p.m. deadline for exchanging salary figures - the biggest deal a one-year, $10.35 million contract...
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
As my colleague Peter Schmuck pointed out in a column earlier this week , you often have to read between the lines at the “State of the Ravens” address to learn more about the front office's offseason intentions. I'll attempt to do that below: General manager Ozzie Newsome offering the reminder that the organization is not afraid to let go of good football players when asked about rush linebacker Terrell Suggs ' status confirms what most people have long expected: It's going to be pretty much impossible for the Ravens to keep Suggs at his current contract , which carries with it a $12.4 million salary cap hit for the 2014 season.
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