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  • Major League Baseball considering expansion, radical realignment

    Hardball Talk "Tracy Ringolsby of Baseball America wrote yesterday about a “growing consensus” within baseball that expansion and realignment are inevitable. The likely expansion cities: Portland and Montreal. The 32-team league would then undergo a radical realignment that would also involve reducing the season..." October 17

  • Major League Baseball should amend replay review for on/off base disputes

    Hardball Talk "The Cubs won Thursday’s NLDS Game 5 by a 9-8 score over the Nationals and were aided in part by replay review in the eighth inning, helping Wade Davis escape a jam. The Nationals had scored a run on a Michael Taylor RBI single, cutting their deficit to one run. Lobaton kept the rally going with a..." October 13

  • MLB Sets 2017-18 Qualifying Offer At $17.4MM

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has set the qualifying offer for the upcoming offseason at $17.4MM, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes reports (Twitter link). With the news, teams can now make full assessments of whether to issue qualifying offers to pending free agents. Offers are due five days after the World Series..." October 13

  • Orioles plan on clearing payroll for pitching and more on Bancells’ retirement

    Masn "The Orioles will head into the offseason with seven confirmed free agents, two players with 2018 team options in their contracts that likely will be turned into buyouts and a catcher who holds a player option. There’s a significant amount of payroll that can be shed while the Orioles attempt to..." October 03

  • Draft: First-Round Order For 2018

    Real GM Baseball "The regular season is over, so the order of the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft has been solidified. 1. Detroit Tigers 2. San Francisco Giants 3. Philadelphia Phillies 4. Chicago White Sox 5. Cincinnati Reds 6. New York Mets 7. San Diego Padres 8...." October 02

  • MLB names World Series MVP Award in Honor of Willie Mays

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball just announced that it has renamed the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in honor of Willie Mays. Beginning with the 2017 World Series, the MVP of the Fall Classic will now be recognized as the “Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player.” The announcement comes..." September 29

  • 'Concussion' doctor Bennet Omalu says MLB's seven-day DL is 'a joke'

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres have had a rough season when it comes to catcher concussions. Backup Hector Sanchez missed a week in April after taking a ball off the mask. Meanwhile, starter Austin Hedges missed closer to two weeks due to his own concussion -- one that required vision training before he..." September 28

  • The time two umpires almost got blackmailed over a hookup with strippers

    Hardball Talk "I didn’t put “must-click link” in the headline because there wasn’t room, but I kinda doubt I need to tell you that you need to click on this link, which takes you to a wonderful story by William Ryczek over at The National Pastime Museum. The short version: in 1960 two big league umpires, Ed..." September 27

  • Major League Baseball wants you to look at a screen while you’re at the ballpark

    Hardball Talk "During the debate last week involving expanded netting at major league ballparks, the familiar refrain from the anti-netting crowd rung out: “hey, netting wouldn’t be necessary if you simply paid attention!” These folks get particularly upset at the idea of people looking at their phones or..." September 25

  • Orioles of course want to keep Machado, but may have underwhelmed him with offer

    CBS Sports "Orioles star third baseman Manny Machado has surged in the second half and reestablished himself as one of the most coveted young players in the game. He's still just 25, owns a career OPS+ of 117, recently notched his third straight 30-homer season and is an elite defender at the hot corner. He's..." September 22

  • Zach Britton receives stem cell injection, likely done for the season

    Hardball Talk "Orioles closer Zach Britton is likely done for the remainder of the 2017 season after receiving a stem cell injection in his left knee, Peter Schmuck and Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun report. Britton has been battling knee problems for most of the season. The Orioles are still technically in..." September 22

  • Orioles Looking To Add Two Starters In Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yesterday, FanRag’s Jon Heyman wrote that the Orioles have “no intention” of shopping Manny Machado with just a year on his contract before free agency and a potential record-setting deal, and today MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reports that Baltimore is aiming to add two starting pitchers from outside the..." September 22

  • Orioles have no intention of shopping Manny Machado

    Fanrag Sports "The Baltimore Orioles have no intention to shop Manny Machado, though they haven’t yet decided whether they will make a second big attempt to lock him up long-term. Owner Peter Angelos has not yet made the commitment to extend an offer to Machado, which would presumably have to be for at least..." September 21

  • Major League Baseball claims it will “redouble its efforts” on expanded netting

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stands along the third base line where she was sitting. In some parks that ball would be stopped because of netting down the..." September 21

  • All over but the buyout for Miley, Orioles

    Baltimore Baseball "I’m not sure how much of a decision this is anymore. You have to think about halfway through this season that every power-that-is in the Orioles’ organization – and there are plenty of them – reached the consensus that lefty Wade Miley’s 2018 option won’t be picked up. But I heard the..." September 21

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • Orioles pitcher Miguel Elias Gonzalez dies at 21 in car crash in Dominican Republic

    Hardball Talk "Orioles minor league pitcher Miguel Elias Gonzalez died from injuries sustained in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, the team announced on Monday. Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said in a statement, “Our organization is deeply saddened by the..." September 18

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • Zach Britton likely in final days with Orioles

    Fanrag Sports "If Zach Britton had his way, he would spend his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles selected the left-hander in the third round of the 2006 amateur draft following his senior year of high school in Weatherford, Texas. They brought him to the major leagues in 2011, then..." September 18

  • AL MVP: Jose Altuve is clear favorite, but race for second is star-studded

    Sporting News "Jose Altuve is putting the finishes on yet another incredible season for Houston. Remember when we were all amazed that a guy listed at 5-6 could be an impact player in the majors? Those days feel like a long, long time ago. At this point, Altuve has established himself as one of the best..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • MLB exec believes Orioles have ‘no shot’ of re-signing Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado has been a productive MLB player for the better part of five years, making it impossible to believe he only recently turned 25. He’s the type of player you could build a franchise around for years to come, but are the Baltimore Orioles planning to treat him as such? One MLB..." September 15

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Orioles reinstate JJ Hardy from DL

    Fanrag Sports "The Baltimore Orioles on Friday reinstated shortstop J.J. Hardy from the 60-day disabled list and designated left-handed pitcher Andrew Faulkner for assignment, the team announced. The veteran infielder has been out since mid-June with a fractured wrist and experienced discomfort in his elbow..." September 08

  • Orioles Designate Andrew Faulkner For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced that they’ve activated shortstop J.J. Hardy from the 60-day disabled list. To clear space on the 40-man roster, the club designated left-hander Andrew Faulkner for assignment. Hardy has been out since fracturing his wrist in mid-June, with that absence eliminating any..." September 08

  • Rockies Acquire Jon Keller To Complete Miguel Castro Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have acquired minor-league righty Jon Keller from the Orioles, per an official announcement. He’ll become the player to be named later in the April swap that sent right-hander Miguel Castro to Baltimore. Keller, 25, has yet to move past the Double-A level through five seasons in the..." September 07

  • Craig Gentry exits game with middle finger laceration

    Hardball Talk "Orioles’ outfielder Craig Gentry left the fourth inning of Friday’s game against the Blue Jays after sustaining a right middle finger laceration. The club has yet to elaborate on the cause of the injury or release a timeline for Gentry’s return. The 33-year-old outfielder entered the game in..." September 02

  • Orioles' Tim Beckham, free of high expectations, finally hitting like a star

    Sporting News "Tim Beckham was just 18 years old when the Rays plucked him out of the green-gold ranks of central Georgia’s Griffin High School with the first overall pick of the 2008 draft and placed the future of baseball’s youngest franchise on his slight shoulders. He’s spent the past decade trying to get..." August 28

  • Orioles' Britton to undergo MRI on knee Thursday

    Baltimore Sun "As Zach Britton achieved one of the most efficient stretches of any closer in major league history, Orioles manager Buck Showalter constantly reminded those around him to take note because that level of dominance wouldn’t likely be seen again. And while the closer’s season hasn’t nearly been as..." August 24

  • Zach Britton's AL-record saves streak ends at 60

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton blew a save in Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics, ending his American League-record streak at 60 consecutive save chances converted. He entered in the ninth inning with a 7-5 lead and allowed two runs on three hits before being pulled. The..." August 24

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Chris Tillman says he won't mope because of switch to bullpen, will work to improve

    ESPN "Chris Tillman said Sunday that the Baltimore Orioles' decision to send him to the bullpen caught him by surprise but he's not upset by the move and is determined to use his time as a reliever to "get better." Tillman, who is 1-7 with an 8.10 ERA and has gone winless in his past 14 starts, was..." August 06

  • Orioles move Tillman from rotation to bullpen

    Baltimore Sun "Struggling Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman could be available out of the bullpen as early as Sunday, manager Buck Showalter said before Saturday’s game, and won't be included in the rotation as the club shrinks down from six starters to five this week. Showalter indicated Friday that a..." August 06

  • Orioles Owner Vetoed Zach Britton Trade to Astros in Last Hour

    12 Up "As it got closer and closer to the trade deadline, it appeared Orioles closer Zach Britton would inevitably be on the move. According to reports, the Orioles were in serious negotiations with the Astros and a deal had been agreed to in principle. However, as the final hours came and the..." August 03

  • 'Crazy' Birds: Inside the Orioles' baffling decision not to sell at the deadline

    ESPN "Count Zach Britton among those who didn't foresee the Baltimore Orioles being buyers at this year's trade deadline. "I'm kind of surprised that no one got traded,” said Baltimore's closer on Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the non-wavier deadline expired. "I thought, just based on..." August 02

  • Tim Beckham "shocked," ready for fresh start

    Tampa Bay Times "Having been with the Rays organization — through good times and bad — since being the top pick of the 2008 draft, Tim Beckham didn't know what to do after being told Monday he was traded to the Orioles. "Shocked," Beckham said. "Crazy part about it, I walked out of the office, I was like I..." August 01

  • Dan Duquette: Fourth-place Orioles 'still have some hope' for playoffs

    ESPN "Sitting in fourth place in the AL East with a losing record, the Baltimore Orioles refused to abandon their chances of making a playoff run. The Orioles handled the non-waiver trade deadline as buyers, adding two pitchers and infielder Tim Beckham in hopes of salvaging a season that has thus..." August 01

  • Rays trade Tim Beckham to the Orioles

    Hardball Talk "The Rays have traded infielder Tim Beckham to the Orioles in exhchange for Minor league right-hander Tobias Myers. Beckham was the number one overall pick in the 2008 draft but he has never lived up to the potential the Rays saw in him all those years ago." July 31

  • Cleveland Indians pushing hard for Zach Britton

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The MLB trade deadline is at 4 p.m. and the Indians are trying add pitching help before it arrives. They are pushing hard for Baltimore left-hander Zach Britton to strengthen the bullpen. They have been looking for a lefty to pair with Adam Miller since losing Boone Logan to a left lat injury..." July 31

  • Jeremy Hellickson involved in car accident on way to airport to join Orioles

    Baltimore Sun "With two days left before the nonwaiver trade deadline and plenty of questions hanging about the the Orioles’ path forward, the acquisition of right-hander Jeremy Hellickson late Friday night has already been shrouded in that same uncertainty before he even reported to the club. Manager Buck..." July 30

  • Astros, Dodgers reportedly in pursuit of Zach Britton

    Larry Brown Sports "Zach Britton could be a game-changer if he gets traded prior to the deadline, and a few teams would love to add him to their bullpen. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal says the Los Angeles Dodgers are in pursuit of Britton. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says the Houston Astros also are pursuing Britton. The..." July 29

  • Phillies trade Jeremy Hellickson to Orioles

    CSN Philly "The Phillies completed their second trade Friday night — and their third of the week — when they sent pitcher Jeremy Hellickson and cash considerations to the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, minor-league pitcher Garrett Cleavinger and international bonus money. Earlier in the..." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • The Orioles are reportedly having trouble drumming up trade interest in Zach Britton

    CBS Sports "One year ago at this time, Orioles closer Zach Britton was a legitimate Cy Young candidate in the middle of one of the best relief seasons in history. He went a perfect 47 for 47 in save chances and finished with a 0.54 ERA in 67 innings. Now, prior to Monday's trade deadline, the O's are..." July 26

  • The details of Rangers' Yu Darvish's 10-team no-trade list

    MLB Trade Rumors "At some point within the next five days the Rangers will make the franchise-altering decision whether to trade staff ace Yu Darvish. Texas is 49-51 this season and 3 1/2 games back of the second AL wild card spot. There are four teams ahead of them in the standings. FanGraphs put their postseason..." July 26

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