If Mark Trumbo leaves the Orioles as a free agent, he'll join a new team as the reigning Sporting News 2016 American League Comeback Player of the Year. Trumbo, 30, beat out the Rangers' Ian Desmond by one vote for the award, which has existed since 1965. Orioles starter Chris ... Read More
MLBTR is publishing Offseason Outlooks for all 30 teams. Click here for the other entries in this series. With some key position players hitting free agency and a still-unsettled rotation, the Orioles are looking at another busy offseason. Guaranteed Contracts Chris Davis, 1B: $138MM through 2022 Adam Jones, CF: $33MM through 2018 Darren O’Day, RP: $25MM through 2019 Ubaldo...
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Not only is catcher Chance Sisco the Orioles' new No. 1-ranked prospect according to Baseball America, but he is likely headed for the top 100 national prospects list, as well. Baseball America editor in chief John Manuel told me Monday that he now projects Sisco as a top 100 prospect, ... Read More
This is the second post in a series by Camden Depot staff writers exploring what the Orioles should do this offseason to get back to the playoffs in 2017. It should be noted that this exercise does not include trades, though it's unlikely the O's make a major move in that regard. These posts focus on roster construction and free agent decisions. Enjoy!The one good thing about this...
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Notes on Anthony Alford, Brent Honeywell, Nick Gordon, Lew Ford (!?) and, yes, Tim Tebow.
The Baltimore Orioles open Spring Training in 2017 on Feb. 24 with a road game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla., the team announced Monday in its Grapefruit League schedule release.
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The Orioles open their 2017 Grapefruit League schedule against the Tigers on Feb. 24 in Lakeland, Fla. Their first home game is Feb. 26 against the Pirates at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota. The early start is due to the World Baseball Classic. The Orioles will host the ... Read More
Forty-nine weeks ago, Matt Wieters became the second player to ever accept a qualifying offer from his team (following Colby Rasmus, who accepted a day prior). The move came as somewhat of a surprise at the time, as despite a lackluster season that was slowed by injuries, Wieters was poised to hit the market as the top available catcher. The former No. 5 overall pick and agent Scott...
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TEAM: Baltimore Orioles AGE: 22 (He will be 23 at the end of November) POSITION: Outfielder BATS: Left THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-0 WEIGHT: 230 lbs. ACQUIRED: The Baltimore Orioles chose Stewart in the first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Florida State University in Tallahassee. ***** STRENGTHS Stewart was a very highly-regarded multi-sport athlete at...
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You can call me a mild Ryan Flaherty fan. He came over as a once semi-promising Cubs' prospect. He had shown a fringe plus bat potential in the minors, but was considered too plodding to be a second baseman and not athletic enough for third base. Year Age Lev PA HR BA OBP SLG2008 21 A- 245 8 .297 .369 .5112009 22 A 543 20 .276 .344 .4702010...
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Matt Wieters has spent his entire professional career with the Baltimore Orioles. After being drafted with the fifth pick in the 2007 MLB draft, Wieters began his career with three seasons in the minor leagues. He worked his way through the Orioles’ farm system and first played for Baltimore in 2009. Since then, Wieters has emerged as one of the best catchers in baseball. He has...
Buck Showalter probably won’t be too happy to see this one. Major League Baseball is apparently auctioning off a “game-used” playoff jersey of Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton from the 2016 AL Wild Card Game on its official website. The listing, which went up on Tuesday and continues through Sunday, already has 23 bids and is currently at $1,050. Of course, the phrase...
Last week, both Jeff and I wrote about the Orioles and BaseRuns. Jeff said this towards the end of his piece: In four of the last five years, the Orioles’ BaseRuns record has been better than the projected record by at least six wins. In the fifth year, they were the same. The point being, the Orioles have knocked their projections out of the park, and they’ve done it far more...
The fan who allegedly threw a drink onto the field during the 7th inning of Tuesday's Blue Jays-Orioles game in Toronto has been identified, and it reportedly is a journalist whose own newspaper company ironically was offering a reward for anyone who helped identify the culprit. TSN's Rick Westhead shared information about the fan, a journalist named Ken Pagan: Journalist Ken...
The Toronto Blue Jays’ victory over the Baltimore Orioles in Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game was at least partially marred by an incident in the seventh inning. As Hyun-soo Kim was catching a ball that ended the seventh inning, a fan threw a can of beer that landed very close to him. Naturally, it sparked immediate outrage from Kim, center fielder Adam Jones and manager...
The Toronto Blue Jays’ thrilling 5-2 wild-card win over the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre Tuesday night was left somewhat marred by one fan’s unruly and potentially dangerous behavior. And now the Toronto police want the offender to turn himself in, warning the still-unidentified fan they have incriminating photos. The Toronto Police on Wednesday morning offered up the...
You already know the story of last night’s AL Wild Card game. The Orioles lost, and Zach Britton didn’t pitch. Everyone is talking about it today. Jeff Sullivan wrote a good piece on Showalter’s call, as did basically every other baseball writer in existence. 12 hours later, it’s still hard to believe that actually happened. In reading the accounts from those who talked...
There is one article to be written about Tuesday’s American League wild card game, and that article will be written in 25,000 different places. I thank you for taking the time to read our own version. I can’t promise that it’s a different version from what’s likely to be already out there, but, see, that’s just the thing. There was a problem with how Tuesday played out...
Buck Showalter meets with the media after the Orioles' 5-2 loss in 11 innings to the Blue Jays in the American League wild card game. Showalter addresses not using All-Star closer Zach Britton in critical situations during the must-win game.
While all the Blue Jays fans at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night went home happy, there was one person in the building probably more frustrated than anyone else: Zach Britton. Britton, a lefty closer for the Orioles, was not used at all by manager Buck Showalter during the AL wild card game between the Jays and O’s despite being the most dominant reliever in the majors all season...
Yesterday we asked, "Is baseball's wild card format even good?" Reviews were mixed and like Wild Card or not, here we are discussing tonight's game; the Toronto Blue Jays versus the Baltimore Orioles in a one-game showdown. Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we ask our experts to kickback, relax and just chat about sports in general. Time for us to put our money where...
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