Spring training must be getting close. The Orioles crossed off two more items from their to-do list this week by announcing their non-roster invitees and sending out season ticket invoices. What's left besides finding another starter, a left-handed bat for the outfield and maybe another reliever? The Orioles may want ... Read More
With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in only nine days, the Orioles are sending out their season ticket invoices this afternoon via email. It's the same arrangement as last year. There is one change which has been anticipated for most of the winter. Fans are going to notice ... Read More
Winter Storm Jonas hit the East Coast more than three weeks ago, but its fury is still being felt in Baltimore. The storm dropped approximately 30 inches of snow on the city, and in an effort to clear the streets, much of that snow was relocated to the M&T Stadium parking lot. As the Baltimore Sun‘s Tim Prudente reports, that presents a problem for the Baltimore Orioles, as...
Can a pitcher who had an ERA of 5.83 last June 20 for Single-A Frederick be considered one of the Orioles' top pitching prospects? He can if he was able to turn his season around to the point where he got a late-season promotion to Double-A Bowie. And then he ... Read More
The Orioles will learn plenty about Hyun Soo Kim after he reports to spring training. How he swings the bat against major league pitching, how much ground he covers in the outfield, his arm strength, his ability to blend with his new teammates and get acclimated to life in the ... Read More
The Orioles released the names of their 17 non-roster invitees to spring training, a list that includes seven pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and three outfielders. There are no real surprises in the group except that infielder Joey Terdoslavich didn't receive an invitation after being designated for assignment and outrightred ... Read More
Former Orioles outfielder Delmon Young was arrested in Miami last night and charged with battery after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill a valet attendant and used ethnic slurs, according to Andy Slater of 940 AM radio. Young allegedly grabbed the attendant by the neck at the Viceroy hotel ... Read More
The not-so-breaking news is this: at various points in this year’s offseason, the Twins came to terms with Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park, the Orioles did the same with Korean outfielder Hyun-soo Kim, and the Dodgers signed Japanese starting pitcher Kenta Maeda. The actual breaking news, depending on your definition of the word breaking: those guys now have FanGraphs player...
So what is the value of a draft pick? On the one hand, we know that most players that get drafted never make the major leagues - and even some of the highest-drafted players never make it. Look at the first-round picks for just about any draft and check out ... Read More
While the Orioles continue their roster construction, I'm curious how the current and future moves will impact pitcher Vance Worley and infielder Jimmy Paredes. The Orioles claimed Worley off waivers from the Pirates and gave him $2.6 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility. He's been viewed as a ... Read More
With spring training only weeks away, the Baltimore Orioles are gearing up for another year in the successful Buck Showalter era. The O’s finished last season with an even 81-81 record, landing themselves in the middle of the American League East standings. Baltimore needed to add pieces during the offseason but instead had to focus on resigning their current roster, including...
The Baltimore Orioles and relief pitcher Zach Britton agree to a 1-year, $6.75 million to avoid arbitration. Britton has pitched in five seasons in the major leagues, all with the Orioles. The last two seasons he pitched a personal record high 71 and 64 games respectively. He has lowered his earned run average considerably over the past couple of years. In 2014 he had a 1.65 earned...
Grab the tissues for all you San Francisco Giants fans because I don’t think general manager Bobby Evans and manager Bruce Bochy are going to accept Tom’s offer to keep Tim Lincecum. Remember your first friend from Myspace, Tom well he sure exceeded his friendship for all you Giants fans out there by offering to pay for Lincecum’s contract for the 2016 season. The only problem...
Not long after he was named the Orioles minor league Player of the Year and helped Double-A Bowie win the Eastern League championship last September, first baseman Trey Mancini took on a different but familiar role - that of a student. He returned to Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., ... Read More
When we last heard from Mark Trumbo, he had just been acquired in a trade with the Mariners in a deal that become official on Dec. 2. He was surprised by it, since he hadn't heard the Orioles mentioned as a possibility, and revealed his long-standing admiration for the organization. ... Read More
And then there were none. The Orioles avoided an arbitration hearing with closer Zach Britton, their lone unsigned player, by agreeing to a one-year, $6.75 million deal, a source has confirmed. The left-hander's arbitration hearing had been scheduled for Feb. 17, after the sides couldn't come to an agreement. The ... Read More
The Baltimore Orioles acquired starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for minor-league starting pitcher J.C. Cosme. Despaigne came into the league in 2014 as a 26 year old and played two seasons with the Padres. In 2014 he appeared in 16 games and had a 3.36 earned run average. Last season he pitched in 34 games and had an earned run average of 5.80. This...
Having combined to throw a grand total of 22.0 innings last season, Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey leave the Baltimore Orioles with way more questions than answers. Yes, both reported to the team’s January mini-camp in Florida with supposed clean bills of health. Elbow and shoulder injuries have plagued Bundy since the end of the 2012 season. At one point last season, it appeared...
We are just under two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Sarasota, Fla., marking the return of baseball! With that in mind, Caleb Joseph is taking in his last remaining days of the offseason to enjoy himself by going to the NHL All-Star Game in his hometown of ... Read More
Are the Orioles stockpiling fifth starter candidates? And not just fifth starter candidates, but rotation options that can be optioned. If the Orioles cannot add a more established starting pitcher to their staff, could it be that they intend to have a revolving door of sorts with optionable pitchers in ... Read More
Contrary to popular belief, Baltimore Orioles’ right fielders were not totally useless last season. In fact, the combination of Chris Davis, Gerardo Parra, Travis Snider, Alejandro De Aza, Delmon Young, and a few others actually finished ninth in all of baseball with a .275 batting average, tenth in slugging percentage at .449, and 13th in home runs with 24. That’s more production...
I can't promise that the Orioles will make news again today, but executive vice president Dan Duquette continues to work the phones in an attempt to finalize the roster by the start of spring training. If it takes a little longer, so be it. They completed a trade with the ... Read More
BALTIMORE — The Orioles reached agreement with left-hander Brian Matusz on a $3.9 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.Matusz went 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 58 appearances out of the bullpen last season for Baltimore. He struck out 59 over 49 innings.The 28-year-old, who made $3.2 million last year, has a career record of 27-41 with a 4.76 ERA in seven seasons.Matusz asked...
BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles have reached agreement with left-hander Brian Matusz on a $3.9 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Matusz went 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 58 appearances out of the bullpen last season for Baltimore. He struck out 59 over 49 innings. The 28-year-old, who made $3.2 million last year, has a career record of 27-41 with a 4.76 ERA in seven seasons...
BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have reached agreement with left-hander Brian Matusz on a one-year, $3.9 million contract, avoiding arbitration. Matusz went 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 58 appearances out of the bullpen last season. He struck out 59 over 49 innings. The 28-year-old Matusz has a career record of 27-41 with a 4.76 ERA in seven seasons. Matusz asked for $4.4 million...
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