Found November 20, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Orioles added some more pitching depth on Wednesday afternoon, signing right-handed pitcher Edgmer Escalona to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old Escalona went 1-4 with a 5.67 ERA for the Rockies last season, posting careers-highs in appearances (37), innings (46.0) and strikeouts (34). He has been pitching in the Venezuelan Winter League where he has a fourth-best 2.10 ERA over six starts (34 1/3 innings). “He’s been a reliever in the big leagues and Colorado, right now he’s pitching as a starter so that he can develop the pitches he needs to be a good Major League,” executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said of how the organization views Escalona. “I think the club can decide in the spring. but the good news is he’s working on what he needs to work on to be a good Major League pitcher.” Escalona went 1-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 78 relief appearances over four years for the Rockies, striking out 6.4 batters per nine innings. Escalona went 19-16 with a 3.85 ...

2014 Uniform Change: Baltimore Orioles New Patch (Picture)

The Baltimore Orioles will be wearing a new patch next season to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the team. (Source. Source.) The patch can be seen below: Not a surprise here, another nice patch from Baltimore. They have had a really solid record of making good looking patches. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Baltimore Oriole logos, those are the logos from their...

As Orioles build left-handed relief depth, how will it affect major league bullpen?

The Orioles’ signing of pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz on Monday was the latest addition to the club’s growing group of left-handed relievers who could compete for bullpen spots in 2014. Last season, the Orioles carried three lefty relievers -- Brian Matusz, Troy Patton and T.J. McFarland -- all season long, which to some could already seem excessive. Earlier this month, the Orioles...

Mets Sign RHP Miguel Socolovich With An Invite To Spring Training

As reported by the Mets, they have signed 27 year old, RHP Miguel Socolovich and invite him to Spring Training. Socolovich made his made his major league debut with the Orioles in 2012 and then was selected off waivers by the Cubs. In that season he was 0-0, 6.06 ERA, with 12 strikeouts in 16.1 innings. He was granted free agency in 2012 and on November 15, 2012, he signed a contract...

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore monitoring the progress of free agent Gavin Floyd

Flying covertly under the free agent radar, recovering starting pitcher Gavin Floyd has attracted the interest of the Baltimore Orioles. Formerly of the Chicago White Sox, Floyd underwent Tommy John and torn flexor tendon surgery in May, putting an end to his season after just five starts. #Orioles r monitoring RHP Gavin Floyd’s recovery from elbow surgery, Source: Os have interest...

Mets Sign RHP Miguel Socolovich To Minors Deal

The Mets announced they have signed 27-year old righthander Miguel Socolovich to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal tweets, meet the newest Met: Miguel Socolovich. He’s a 27-year-old Venezuelan who put up a 6.06 ERA in 12 games for Baltimore and Chicago in 2012. Kristie Ackert of the Daily News adds that he also pitched...

Thoughts so far...

It has been a little less than two months since the 2013 baseball season has ended. There’s been a lot of talk about the Birds as of late, but little action so far in the offseason. There has been some chatter about J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters being offered up in a trade. I think a lot of the talk was just conjecture and to see what both men were worth to other teams...
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