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By ROCH KUBATKO | February 19, 2007
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Garrett Olson was the 48th overall selection in the 2005 draft. Two years later, he's knocking on the door to the majors. David Stockstill, the Orioles' director of minor league operations, said the left-hander might be ready for the team's bullpen now if he wasn't projected as a starter, which probably will require him to spend most, if not all, of the upcoming season at Triple-A Norfolk. What was your reaction when notified of your spring training invitation?
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2011
Former Oriole outfielder Felix Pie is officially leaving the organization for another American League club. Pie has agreed to terms on a minor league deal and spring invite with the Cleveland Indians, according to an industry source. The 26-year-old Pie could make $1 million in salary and performance bonuses in the majors. He also would be able to opt out of the contract if he doesn't make the Indians' Opening Day roster. Pie spent three seasons with the Orioles, batting .259 with 14 homers in 268 games.
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July 8, 2007
Pitches -- His fastball is average. He'll throw 87 to 92 [mph]. He pitches at about 88, 89. He has a slider/slurve in-between thing that he throws for strikes and a changeup when he needs it, but he doesn't use it very often. Ability -- He has average life [movement] on his pitches. He's a quick worker and he throws strikes, no matter what he did [Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox]. He threw strikes in the minors. Ceiling -- He translates to a solid bullpen guy or a fourth or fifth starter in the majors.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2011
The three-season, up-and-down Orioles career of Felix Pie likely came to an end Tuesday when the outfielder was designated for assignment to make room for outfielder Matt Angle. As he walked out of the visitors' clubhouse at Target Field, Pie said he was disappointed and somewhat surprised by the move but hopes he'll get a chance to play more elsewhere. "It's a business. I know that. It's better for me, because here I don't play. And I know I can play every day," said Pie, who hit .220 with no homers and seven RBIs in 164 at-bats this season.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | May 28, 2008
Each time Garrett Olson takes the ball, he must feel as if he's auditioning for a part in the Orioles' regular rotation. Not necessarily a lead role, but at this stage of his career, even the bit parts are appealing. String together a few quality starts in a row, and you've made it big. Lay an egg the size of Ryan Howard's backside - fried in the heated environment of Yankee Stadium, no less - and you're just a tease who never will match expectations. Dim the lights. Is it fair? Of course not. But since when is a 24-year-old's baseball life supposed to be fair?
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | February 27, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- With a runner on first base and the count full in the second inning of yesterday's intrasquad game, Orioles catcher Guillermo Quiroz requested a timeout and walked to the mound, where young pitcher Garrett Olson needed a little counseling. Quiroz reminded Olson about a conversation they had in the dugout earlier in the day, and Olson proceeded to retire the next two batters to complete his scoreless outing. Quiroz noticed Olson was dragging his left arm again "because the front elbow was coming out too fast," he said.
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By BILL ORDINE | May 16, 2008
Nationals@Orioles 7 p.m. [MASN] Garrett Olson, who has had three solid starts for the Orioles since being called up from the minors in late April, will face Shawn Hill, who has no-decisions in five starts despite having a decent 3.56 ERA.
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August 6, 2008
Baseball Orioles@Angels 3:35 p.m. [MASN]: The pitching matchups seem to be a little lopsided in this series, but, of course, that's what happens when you play the best team in baseball. The Orioles' Garrett Olson (8-5, 5.67 ERA) tries to keep his mini streak of two wins going against Ervin Santana, (12-5, 3.38).
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July 9, 2007
Garrett Olson, Orioles pitcher What was it like to watch Erik Bedard on Saturday night? "It's amazing. The whole time, just watching his approach on hitters. It's a dream, what he was able to accomplish, for anybody. I was glad to be a part of it, to be there to witness it."
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2010
For several minutes, Luke Scott let Felix Pie have it. He chastised his work ethic, assailed his character, questioned his discipline and labeled him a bad teammate. And before he was done berating Pie, Scott asked one final question. "I said to him: 'Do you really even want to be here? Because if you don't, then leave and stop taking somebody else's spot who is willing to work hard,' " Scott recalled. "I told him, 'There are people here that really want to see you succeed, but you have to work, you have to make the effort.' "The whole time, his head was down.
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September 21, 2008
Sun @Yankees, 8:05 p.m., ESPN Starters: Chris Waters (3-3, 4.75) vs. Yankees' Andy Pettitte (13-14, 4.57) It's only fitting that Pettitte is New York's starter in the last regular-season game at this Yankee Stadium. He is 24-6 with a 3.73 ERA against the Orioles. He is 94-42 at the stadium. Waters has never faced New York. JEFF ZREBIEC Mon Rays, 7:05 p.m., MASN Starters: Rays' Matt Garza (11-9, 3.66) vs. Brian Bass (3-4, 5.15) Tue Rays, 5:05 p.m., MASN Starters: Rays' James Shields (13-8, 3.61)
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | September 9, 2008
In September of another losing season, facing an unavoidable last-place finish for the first time in two decades, it's difficult to believe that any win could be an important one for the Orioles. Yet after losing a season-worst eight in a row, several in embarrassing fashion, and rarely getting a well-pitched game from a young starter, the Orioles craved the kind of victory they picked up last night, a 14-3 blowout of the Cleveland Indians before 11,181. "We needed it," said Orioles designated hitter Aubrey Huff, whose grand slam capped a seven-run sixth inning.
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