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  • 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

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Britton sets AL record with 55th consecutive save

    Bleacher Report "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton registered a save in Sunday's 9-7 win over the Houston Astros, and he made history in doing so. Britton has now converted 55 straight saves dating back to last year, setting a record in the American League. The Orioles celebrated the achievement. Britton..." July 23

  • Orioles' Duquette says team in market for pitching, won't give up on season

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With 10 days to go before the Aug. 1 nonwaiver trade deadline, Dan Duquette has one aim. “We’re going to try to add to our rotation. We need some more consistency from the guys we have here, and we’re going to try to add to it via the trade route,” Duquette said. The Orioles executive vice..." July 23

  • ‘Scared’ teams running from Zach Britton blockbuster

    New York Post "If Zach Britton were pitching like last year, the Orioles could receive a package back at least as strong as what the Yankees got for Andrew Miller, perhaps more because, at minimum, the super power Astros and Dodgers would be pushing hard to land him. But he is not pitching like last..." July 22

  • ‘Scared’ teams running from Zach Britton blockbuster

    New York Post "If Zach Britton were pitching like last year, the Orioles could receive a package back at least as strong as what the Yankees got for Andrew Miller, perhaps more because, at minimum, the super power Astros and Dodgers would be pushing hard to land him. But he is not pitching like last..." July 21

  • Astros reportedly viewed as ‘most motivated suitor’ for Zach Britton

    Yardbarker "It sounds like the Houston Astros could be preparing to make a very big splash ahead of MLB’s trade deadline. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, rival evaluators reportedly see the Astros as the team most motivated to acquire closer Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles. Any Britton trade..." July 21

  • Rockies inquire about Orioles' Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy

    Number Fire "The Colorado Rockies have reached out to the Baltimore Orioles regarding starting pitchers Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan. WHAT IT MEANS: Passan reports that the Rockies are "poking around" the market for starting pitching. Gausman is under team control..." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Cubs could trade for Zach Britton?

    Larry Brown Sports "The defending champions may not be done wheeling and dealing after their trade for Jose Quintana earlier this month. Mark Feisand of MLB.com quotes an industry source who believes that the Chicago Cubs will trade for Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton, citing the minor leaguers that Cubs..." July 17

  • Starting pitching continues to be Orioles’ weakness as they fade from contention

    Washington Post "In a three-game stretch meant to gauge the Baltimore Orioles’ chances in the American League wild-card race, the starting pitchers allowed 21 runs, 27 hits and seven home runs through a combined 11⅓ innings of work. Featuring a major-league worst 5.95 ERA from its starting staff heading into..." July 16

  • Orioles Willing To Trade Britton, Brach, O’Day, Smith

    MLB Trade Rumors "As long as Orioles ownership approves, executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette has told other teams that he is open to trading three of his top relievers (Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Darren O’Day) as well as outfielder Seth Smith, Ken Rosenthal reports via his Facebook page. Also..." July 16

  • Buck Showalter: Zach Britton ‘close to being capable of closing again’

    Sportsnaut "Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton has appeared in four games since returning from injury. According to manager Buck Showalter, the time is nearing where Britton can return to his closing job. Each of Britton’s four outings back have been one inning long. In those four innings, he’s..." July 15

  • Manny Machado: Baseball is 'a little boring' to watch

    12 Up "​During most years, Manny Machado has plans during the All-Star break. He is usually playing in the game and is a three-time All-Star. But he has had a subpar season compared to his standard. That has resulted in Machado watching the game and teammate Jonathan Schoop representing the O's..." July 15

  • Orioles' Chris Davis expects to return Friday vs. Cubs

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, who went on the DL for a right oblique strain on June 13, expects to return to the lineup against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. He played in two rehab games at Class A, getting one hit, and had no lingering effects from the injury. "It was big..." July 14

  • Manny Machado's bad-luck season could parlay into MVP-caliber second half

    Sporting News "Ask just about anyone, Manny Machado is having an abysmal season. He is batting just .230/.296/.445. His .296 on-base percentage is just two points higher than his batting average last season — a season in which he finished fifth in American League MVP voting. But I say 2017 has been unkind..." July 14

  • Dodgers interested in Orioles' Britton

    TSN "The best team in baseball are apparently looking to strengthen their bullpen considerably as the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Baltimore Orioles star closer Zach Britton, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. L.A. already has 29-year-old Kenley Jansen, with his 21 saves and 0.96..." July 13

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Chris Tillman back Saturday, but that day’s starter still in limbo

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have listed the starting pitcher for Saturday’s game as “to be determined,” but manager Buck Showalter said he is leaning toward giving struggling left-hander Wade Miley his final start in turn leading into the All-Star break. Right-hander Chris Tillman, who has been away from the..." July 07

  • Report: Orioles will not be able to afford Manny Machado long-term

    Larry Brown Sports "It sounds as though Baltimore Orioles fans should enjoy Manny Machado while they have him. According to FanRag Sports’s Jon Heyman, despite his lengthy slump, the expectation remains that Machado will prove too expensive for the Orioles to retain when he becomes a free agent after the 2018..." July 07

  • X-rays negative on Mark Trumbo, who fouled ball off of left calf

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo was pulled from Tuesday's 6-2 loss in Milwaukee in the sixth inning because of a bruised left calf. Trumbo suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off himself in the fifth inning. He singled later in the at-bat and played in right field in the bottom half..." July 05

  • Zach Britton's return gives Orioles most complete bullpen all season

    Baltimore Sun "Wednesday’s activation of closer Zach Britton makes the Orioles bullpen whole again for the first time since early May. The team benefits from the return of all their high-leverage relievers but the fruits of three months trying to shuffle out parts to find the right ancillary pieces. It will..." July 05

  • Britton expected to work back into closer's role after activation Wednesday

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton will be activated off the disabled list after 60 days on the shelf with a forearm strain, and though no one said it outright, it looks as if his previous role will soon be his again. Britton and manager Buck Showalter had that discussion when the All-Star left-hander..." July 04

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Orioles replicating spring training schedule for closer Zach Britton, whose progress continues

    Baltimore Sun "There’s a deliberate method to the Orioles' efforts to return closer Zach Britton from his forearm strain back to full health, with the schedule laid out for him over a three-week period closely mirroring how he’d typically get ready in spring training. “Zach was trying to push it forward and..." June 25

  • Orioles tie 93-year-old record by allowing five-plus runs in 20th consecutive game

    CBS Sports "Ubaldo Jimenez did not have a good Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. That's because Jimenez pitched dismally. He threw 2 ⅓ innings, gave up seven hits (including two home runs) and nine runs (all earned) and walked four batters while striking out just one. In the process, Jimenez helped his..." June 24

  • Orioles say it's 'premature' to discuss selling off parts, but know tough position they're in

    Baltimore Sun "Mired in a struggle just to stay close to .500 with a pitching staff amid an unprecedented slump and a lineup whose top producers haven't lived up to their billing, the short-term question of whether the Orioles can turn it around is already being considered with the longer term in..." June 24

  • J.J. Hardy out at least 4-6 weeks with broken wrist

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right wrist and told reporters it will be 4-6 weeks before he can resume baseball activity. Hardy suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch in Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. " June 19

  • O's closer Zach Britton to begin rehab assignment Monday

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton will begin a rehab assignment on Monday. "Feeling good," said Britton, who's been on the disabled list since May 6 with a left forearm strain. "I think I'm over the injury right now. It's hard to say a hundred percent until you've thrown in a game, but I..." June 17

  • Orioles' Davis could be out until All-Star break with oblique injury

    MLB.com "A day after seeing star third baseman Manny Machado return to the lineup, the Orioles were dealt another blow to the middle of their order. First baseman Chris Davis went on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a Grade 1 right oblique strain. The Orioles recalled first baseman David..." June 17

  • Orioles Place Chris Davis On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have placed first baseman Chris Davis on the 10-day DL, per a team announcement. He has been diagnosed with a right oblique strain. In a corresponding move, the club has selected the contract of David Washington. Rule 5 pick Anthony Santander was placed on the 60-day DL to create..." June 14

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

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