Source: Orioles acquire OF/1B Trumbo from Mariners

The Orioles have acquired Mark Trumbo from the Mariners according to a source Tuesday. The deal is still being worked out and could include another player, but the Mariners will receive veteran catcher Steve Clevenger in return. Trumbo, 29, was traded midseason in 2015 from Arizona to Seattle and posted a .262/.310/.449 slash line with 22 home runs and 64 RBI. Clevenger, 29, has...
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Report: Orioles Make ‘Competitive’ Offer to Darren O’Day

Darren O’Day is one of the most sought after relief pitchers on the open market this offseason. As the 33-year-old is expected to receive multi-year contract offers from numerous teams, his former team, the Baltimore Orioles, still have hopes to retain their All Star setup man. Source: Orioles have made a ‘competitive’ offer to Darren […]
Via Baseball Essential
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Baltimore Orioles: Just Say NO to Hanley Ramirez

There are many things in life you are taught to just say NO to. Some examples include drugs, gas station sushi, Keystone Ice, a date with your second cousin, and lollipops from strangers driving all-white cargo vans. For the Baltimore Orioles, there is just one thing to say NO to this offseason. His name is […]
Via Baseball Essential
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles owner names horse after Buck Showalter, wins first race

It doesn’t matter if the baseball season is underway or not, Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos is cheering for Showalter. Yes, we know of manager Buck Showalter, but he’s not the only mammal of his namesake competing for the Orioles owners attention – Angelos has a horse named Showalter, and he’s pretty damn impressive. As Alexander Pyles of the Baltimore Sun reports...
Via The Comeback
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could The Orioles Be A Hanley Ramirez Trade Target?

Duquette (L); Hanley (R)As Red Sox GM, Dan Duquette was the guy who originally signed Hanley Ramirez many moons ago. As the current GM of the Orioles, Duquette might still be enamoured enough with his signee to consider trading for him and making him the full-time Baltimore DH. With Chris Davis likely flying out of Camden Yards (maybe even to the Red Sox), the Birds need some replacement...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

L.J. Hoes is Back Home with the Orioles

For most young Little Leaguers, childhood dreams of playing for the local big league club go unfulfilled. For Washington, D.C. native L.J. Hoes, that dream of playing for the hometown team actually became a reality. Hoes grew up desperately wanting to play for the Baltimore Orioles, and the team plucked him out of high school […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

What would a Manny Machado extension look like?

Manny Machado, less than halfway through his 24th year of life, is set to enter Major League Baseball’s arbitration process for the first time this offseason. Machado, a two-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glover, is coming off a season in which he finished fourth in the American League MVP vote, hit 35 home runs, added 30 […]
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Reasons for Orioles Fans to be Thankful

While there has been a lot of doom and gloom and hand wringing surrounding the Baltimore Orioles so far this offseason (and for good reason, as Chris Davis, Wei-Yin Chen, and Darren O’Day are free agents), let’s take a step back for a second to appreciate all of the good things surrounding the Birds. The […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles interested in Yovani Gallardo

The Baltimore Orioles have made it clear that they will try to upgrade their rotation this offseason and they are expressing interest in free agent starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, according to Jon Heyman of With the Texas Rangers last season, Gallardo had one of his best statistical seasons as a pro, going 13-11 with a […]
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wei-Yin Chen and the Art of Changing Speeds

On Tuesday, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports published a short column suggesting Wei-Yin Chen could be among the first free agent pitchers to sign. The column also included that agent Scott Boras is prepared to make the case that Chen is worth a higher AAV than what Rick Porcello earned last offseason, putting his yearly price tag north of $20 million. When Morosi sent out a tweet that...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles Re-Acquire OF L.J. Hoes

The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly re-acquired L.J. Hoes from the Houston Astros, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The outfielder goes back to the Orioles for cash considerations. Hoes was traded by Baltimore for starting pitcher Bud Norris at the 2013 trade deadline, and struggled to get meaningful playing time with the Astros. Lj hoes […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball players hit women too

Baseball joins the domestic violence conversation.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seeking Clarity on Gerardo Parra’s Defense

Gerardo Parra‘s out there right now as a free agent and soon, a team will sign him to play somewhere in the outfield. Plenty of teams have been linked to Parra, and understandably so. He’s entering just his age-29 season, he’s something like a league average hitter who started to lift the ball to the pull field and hit for some power last year, he’s played all three outfield...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Add Orioles to Growing List of Suitors for Gerardo Parra

The New York Mets have kept in contact with the representatives for free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra whom they met with at the GM Meetings earlier this month. He appears to be one of the top targets on the Mets’ offseason wish list. While Parra disappointed in the second half with the Baltimore Orioles, he still had one of the best offensive seasons of his career in 2015. In...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Angelos personally involved in bringing back Chris Davis

With a generally weak free agent class as far as power in concerned, one team owner is taking a personal interest in bringing back the top slugger in the American League, according to Buster Olney. Orioles owner Peter Angelos personally involved in the team's effort to re-sign Chris Davis — which must happen for O's to have a chance. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 23...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Angelos personally involved in bringing back Chris Davis

With a generally weak free agent class as far as power in concerned, one team owner is taking a personal interest in bringing back the top slugger in the American League, according to Buster Olney. Orioles owner Peter Angelos personally involved in the team's effort to re-sign Chris Davis — which must happen for O's to have a chance. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 23...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Orioles Discussing Deals with Reds, Pirates

Facing a tough offseason ahead, Dan Duquette and the Baltimore Orioles will need to find creative (and in some cases, cheap) ways to fill open holes on their team. With a number of major free agents, the O’s caught a huge break, when catcher Matt Wieters accepted his $15.8 million qualifying offer. With names like Chris […]
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A realistic look at the Orioles’ Chris Davis hopes

Earlier this week, Steve Melewski of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network did some fun payroll math for the 2016 Baltimore Orioles. After some analysis, Melewski concluded that the Orioles, who have only $57.6 million absolutely set in stone ($16.3 million for Adam Jones, $15.8 million for Matt Wieters, $13.0 million for Ubaldo Jimenez, and $12.5 million […]
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Target: Wei-Yin Chen

After four solid seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, Taiwanese starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen gets to test free agency for the first time. The 30-year-old left-hander is coming off his best season in the league, and is hitting free agency at the perfect time. After earning $16 million in his first four seasons with the Orioles, […]
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Davis is a free agent risk

Chris Davis is a man of prodigious strength. His efforts, or sometimes lack thereof, have been chronicled by FanGraphs multiple times. Since Davis’ first season with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012, he leads all of major league baseball with 159 home runs and only Edwin Encarnacion is even within 20 home runs of him. Just 10 players are within 50 home runs of Davis over the last...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Necessary Moves: J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles

Over the next 30 days, I’ll look at 30 players—one from each team—that I believe should be traded. Some will seem obvious, just as others will seem nonsensical. Some may also seem desperate, but it’s important to understand that this list is entirely subjective. A player can be deemed movable for any of the following reasons: production (or lack thereof), current and future...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus, Matt Wieters, Brett Anderson: Setting A Precedent?

Baseball is a sport based around the number three: Three strikes for an out, three outs in a half-inning, and three sets of three innings to make nine total for a game. As it turned out, three turned out to be a key number in the MLB free agent compensation system as well.After three years of qualifying offers being summarily offered and refused, this season's crop of offers yielded...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Have Interest In Gerardo Parra

According to Marc Craig of Newsday, the Mets have interest in free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra. Martino reports that the Mets are keeping in touch with his representatives, and he appears to be one of the top targets on their radar. While Parra disappointed in the second half with the Orioles, he had one of his best hitting seasons of his career in 2015. During 155 games, he...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Aubrey Huff making a comeback after three-year layoff

Aubrey Huff captured in his final major-league season in 2012 with the San Francisco Giants. Jason O. Watson Getty ImagesFour years after celebrating a World Series victory with the San Francisco Giants in 2012, Aubrey Huff hopes to be donning a major-league uniform once again in 2016.Huff, who officially announced his retirement in January 2014 after not playing for a major-league...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is a trade for Nick Markakis possible for Orioles?

The biggest mistake the Baltimore Orioles made last winter was not allowing Nelson Cruz walk to Seattle. No, allowing Nick Markakis to head south to the Atlanta Braves was the biggest misstep made by the front office. Dan Duquette and his team underestimated the value of a disciplined, consistent hitter like Markakis. The Orioles low-balled […]
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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