BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEWS

Chris Tillman on the importance of a bounce back season - School of Roch

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
Via MASN
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

More information on Orioles season ticket plans - School of Roch

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
Via MASN
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Snow-filled lots near Camden Yards need to be cleared by Orioles’ home opener

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...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Slow start, big finish: O's pitching prospect ended 2015 season with a flourish - Steve Melewski

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
Via MASN
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brady Anderson on Hyun Soo Kim: "He hits line drive after line drive" - School of Roch

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
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles invite 17 non-roster players to spring training - School of Roch

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
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Oriole Delmon Young arrested (and other notes) - School of Roch

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
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Byung-ho Park, Hyun-soo Kim, and Kenta Maeda

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...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Another look at the possibility of the Orioles giving up a draft pick - Steve Melewski

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
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wondering about Vance Worley and Jimmy Paredes - School of Roch

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
Via MASN
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Baltimore Orioles a playoff contender?

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...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles and Zach Britton avoid arbitration

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...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Tim Lincecum's run with the San Francisco Giants done?

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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mancini wraps up his degree work, Walker on his strong 2015 second half - Steve Melewski

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
Via MASN
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Trumbo on Chris Davis' return: "Oh, it was huge" - School of Roch

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
Via MASN
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles, Zach Britton avoid arbitration with one-year deal - School of Roch

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
Via MASN
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles acquire starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne

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...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries to Bundy and Harvey Hurt the Orioles in More Ways than One

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...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Out of the Park: Friends Day and Truck Day as spring training nears - Orioles Buzz

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
Via MASN
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Still talking about starting pitching - Steve Melewski

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
Via MASN
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Orioles’ Internal Options for Right Field

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...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

About yesterday and last night ... - School of Roch

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
Via MASN
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliever Brian Matusz and Orioles agree to $3.9 million, 1-year contract

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...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles, LHP Matusz agree to $3.9 million, 1-year contract

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...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles, LHP Matusz agree on 1-year, $3.9 million contract

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...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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