Orioles Rumors & News

  • REPORT: 'No Chance' Manny Machado Signs Long-Term Deal With Orioles

    12 Up "​The Orioles are ​open to trading ​Manny Machado if it means they would be bringing in talent that would be more than worth it. It does not seem like they have gotten any proposals up to their standards and it does not seem like they will. Machado will become a free agent in 2019. Before that..." January 17

  • Top MLB free agent reportedly willing to sit out until midseason in order to get fair deal

    CBS Sports "Baseball's offseason has been slow and boring, with many of the top free agents remaining unsigned, just weeks before spring training is set to begin. Yahoo Sports Jeff Passan took a deep dive into what's slowing the market -- including the idea of collusion, as well as Tony Clark and the..." January 17

  • Do the players even care about money anymore?

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday I wrote about how the union has come to find itself in the extraordinarily weak position it’s in. The upshot: their leadership and their membership, happily wealthy by virtue of gains realized in the 1970s-1990s, has chosen to focus on small, day-to-day, quality of life issues rather..." January 17

  • Rob Manfred is prepared to implement a pitch clock unilaterally for 2018

    Hardball Talk "Rob Manfred has long been on record wanting to speed up the pace of play in baseball and, to that end, last year proposed a 20-second pitch clock. Pursuant to baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, he could not implement that unilaterally last year. However if, one year after a proposed rules..." January 16

  • Of 30 MLB teams, only five have yet to expand protective netting down foul lines

    CBS Sports "With the Toronto Blue Jays announcing that they will be adding protective netting down foul lines on Monday, 25 of 30 MLB teams have expanded their safety precautions to protect fans from rogue foul balls. Only the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and..." January 15

  • Orioles, Machado fail to reach contract agreement, on course for arbitration hearing

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles did not reach an agreement on a contract for 2018 with third baseman Manny Machado and, at this point, are heading for an arbitration hearing with their best player to determine his salary for his final season before free agency, according to an industry source. The Orioles failed..." January 12

  • Source: O's, Machado agree to $16M deal

    MLB.com "The Orioles avoided arbitration with several high-profile players on Friday, including All-Star infielder Manny Machado. Machado agreed to a one-year, $16 million contract for next season -- his final before hitting free agency -- a source told MLB.com. A separate source also confirmed that the..." January 12

  • Orioles, Zach Britton agree to one-year, $12 million deal

    ESPN "The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with closer Zach Britton on a one-year, $12 million deal to avoid arbitration, according to multiple reports. Britton is likely to miss the start of the 2018 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in December. He told ESPN at the time that he hopes..." January 12

  • No joke: At 53, Rafael Palmeiro is serious about big league comeback

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "He’s 53. He hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2005. But Rafael Palmeiro doesn’t see a reason why he can’t continue his playing career. Palmeiro said he believes he is in better shape than he was late in his career, and he is hopeful that a team will give him an opportunity to show that he..." January 12

  • Report: Diamondbacks most persistent in pursuit of Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles have yet to trade Manny Machado and may not do so, but one team that is persistently inquiring about him is the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a report. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Thursday evening that Arizona continues to engaged Baltimore about trade..." January 12

  • MLB owners seem to want more money in their pockets, not those of players

    Sporting News "Doldrums. A dry spell. A brain-melting and frustrating period of incredible boredom. Whatever words or turn of phrase you use to describe the current state of the baseball offseason, you’re right. We’re in a haze of offseason monotony punctuated only by the occasional reliever deciding to join..." January 11

  • Tim Beckham Changes Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles shortstop Tim Beckham has hired new representation, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). His new agency will be the Wasserman Media Group. Beckham, who is now closing in on his 28th birthday, entered the professional ranks as the top overall selection in the 2008 draft...." January 09

  • Should Yankees deal young arms for Orioles' Manny Machado?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Manny Machado to the Yankees rumors are still out there. As the days until spring training tick away, Machado is still a member of the Baltimore Orioles and the Yankees are still in need of a third baseman. Despite the obvious impediments (cost, AL East rivalry, Machado's contract set to..." January 09

  • Showalter: Britton expected to miss entire 1st half of 2018

    Baltimore Sun "While the Orioles' January pitching minicamp is organized more with an eye toward the future, some of the standing members of the major league pitching staff in attendance arrived in Sarasota for Monday's workout to begin a year without one of their own. Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured his..." January 08

  • Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury to Orioles?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Could the Yankees find a landing spot for Jacoby Ellsbury within the American League East? According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees would love to move some (if not all) of Ellsbury's contract--and the Orioles have emerged as a team with at least some level of interest in the..." January 08

  • Yanks checking on Machado again

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees, apparently excited about the idea they could make their excellent winter even better and more star-studded, were back in contact with the Baltimore Orioles regarding Manny Machado this week, sources say. While the likelihood of a deal (maybe with anyone) still seems less..." January 05

  • Orioles ‘aren’t getting close to what they want’ in Manny Machado trade offers

    Hardball Talk "Manny Machado trade rumors waxed in mid-December, then waned and then waxed again in recent days with the Red Sox reportedly showing an interest in the Orioles’ third baseman. Guess they’re not waxing too, um, waxy. At least if Tony Massarotti of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston is hearing right...." January 05

  • Machado expected to be Orioles 3B on Opening Day

    MLB.com "Manny Machado's name has been one of the most popular -- and intriguing -- on the trade market this offseason, but industry sources believe the All-Star third baseman will still be manning the hot corner for the Orioles when the season opens on March 29. Baltimore has been listening to offers..." January 03

  • Should Japanese career be a HOF factor?

    CBS Sports "No sooner than five years from now, the great Ichiro Suzuki will be voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Ichiro still wants to play but remains unsigned. If he's unable to latch on anywhere, his five-year waiting period before appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot will..." January 02

  • What a Jonathan Schoop contract extension might look like

    Masn "With one homegrown star possibly leaving the team in the next year via a trade or free agency, can the Orioles keep another? If third baseman Manny Machado leaves the Orioles via free agency after the 2018 season, second baseman Jonathan Schoop could do the same at the end of 2019. With..." January 02

  • Red Sox fans, don't count on a Manny Machado deal

    WEEI Boston "Who wouldn't want to have Manny Machado? This is a 25-year-old who has played in 156 or more games and hit 33 or more homers in each of the past three seasons, finishing in the Top 5 of American League MVP voting in two of those seasons. And defensively, he can be slotted into third base or..." January 02

  • Orioles can expect company in waiting out free agent market come January

    Baltimore Sun "No reminder is required when it comes to how the Orioles typically sit out the big-ticket free agent market in November and December in lieu of making targeted signings in January and February. Some of their best business, like Nelson Cruz, and their worst, like Yovani Gallardo, have occurred..." January 02

  • Zach Britton as a starter, Orioles? That's a bad idea for several reasons

    CBS Sports "To date, this has been a very quiet offseason for the Baltimore Orioles. The club made three Rule 5 Draft selections and handed out some minor-league contracts, and that's about it. They've been connected to a few free agent pitchers but have yet to land one. In fact, the biggest news..." December 31

  • What’s left for Orioles as they try to balance lineup?

    Masn "The rotation was the Orioles’ primary concern before and during the 2017 season and it remains long after Rays reliever Chaz Roe struck out rookie Trey Mancini for the final out at Tropicana Field. It dominates, but it doesn’t distract. There’s other serious business that needs to get done..." December 30

  • Red Sox remain interested in Orioles' Machado

    CBS Sports "Remember how the Baltimore Orioles had reportedly moved on from shopping around third baseman Manny Machado? That apparently hasn't stopped teams from showing interest. One of those teams continuing to badger the Orioles about their young All-Star? The Boston Red Sox, per MLB Network's Jon Paul..." December 30

  • Orioles still getting calls on Manny Machado

    CBS Sports "We've known for a while that the Orioles are open to trading franchise infielder Manny Machado and that a number of teams are interested. Recently, however, the buzz surrounding a potential Machado blockbuster has died down a bit, and it began to look like the O's would open the 2018 season with..." December 28

  • Could the Manny Machadao drama have been avoided?

    Yardbarker "In a dramatic and suspenseful article, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required and recommended) chronicles the recent harrowing life-or-death race to get Astros first base coach Rich Dauer to Houston Methodist Hospital. On the day of the Astros’ championship parade, Dauer was present..." December 27

  • Managers And Top Front Office Executives On Expiring Contracts

    MLB Trade Rumors "There are quite a few notable managers and top front office executives (general managers or heads of baseball operations who have different titles) entering their last guaranteed year under contract in 2018, creating even more pressure than usual to have a good season. Thanks to Cot’s Baseball..." December 27

  • Cubs’ reported trade offer for Manny Machado revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "With many a top contender putting out feelers for Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, some concrete details are emerging about an offer that the defending NL Central champion Chicago Cubs apparently floated out. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported over the weekend that the Cubs..." December 26

  • Could Zach Britton get an extension and become a starter again?

    Masn "Whatever happens to Zach Britton moving forward from his Achilles surgery, gentle steps on the road to recovery, he’s expected to remain in the organization that drafted him and eventually found the ideal role. Talk of releasing him should be muted, from what I’ve been told. It’s complicated,..." December 24

  • Machado to 'Stay Put' Unless Offers Change Drastically

    Bleacher Report "The Baltimore Orioles are letting teams interested in third baseman Manny Machado know that the trade offers they have received are not enticing enough to make a deal happen. Per USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Orioles said Thursday that "unless someone drastically changes their offer"..." December 21

  • Zach Britton could miss 6 months with ruptured Achilles

    Fanrag Sports "Baltimore Orioles left-handed relief pitcher Zach Britton ruptured his Achilles while working out in California, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports the tear is “small” and there’s some hope he could return in four months instead of the usual..." December 20

  • Manny Machado Trade Rumors: Orioles Unhappy with Offers, May Pull 3B from Market

    Sportsnaut "It stands to reason that the Baltimore Orioles demand the farm for three-time All-Star infielder Manny Machado, who was suddenly placed on the trade block earlier in the offseason. Still just 25 years old, Machado has hit 33-plus homers in each of the past three seasons, finishing in the..." December 20

  • Jessica Mendoza will return to ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball in 2018, but other booth positions remain TBD

    Awful Announcing "With Dan Shulman leaving Sunday Night Baseball for the sake of his personal life and Aaron Boone departing to manage the Yankees, ESPN’s flagship baseball program finds itself in flux. But as of Tuesday, we know one thing about Sunday Night Baseball in 2018: Jessica Mendoza will be back. ESPN..." December 20

  • What potential trade partners could offer the Orioles for Manny Machado

    Baltimore Sun "If the Orioles decide to trade Manny Machado, they hope to do so by the end of the week, according to industry sources. They can’t wait much longer to put the rest of their offseason on hold, especially because their need for starting pitching is sizable. If they do move Machado, they also need to..." December 20

  • Report: Orioles ownership unlikely to approve Manny Machado trade

    Sportsnaut "When news broke that the Baltimore Orioles were considering moving franchise cornerstone Manny Machado, it threw a lot of people for a loop. Machado is still just 25 years old. He’s been an All-Star three times in five full MLB seasons. He’s homegrown talent. And he’s among the best players..." December 19

  • Report: Orioles Owner Could Be Swayed to Deal Machado to Yankees

    12 Up "​Sometimes desperate times call for desperate actions. And when you're the Orioles and in dire need of talented young pitching, you start considering trading one of the best third basemen in baseball to the New York Yankees. Orioles' majority owner Peter Angelos was reportedly unwilling to..." December 19

  • Report: Former Orioles outfielder Kim returns to play in South Korea

    Baltimore Sun "Former Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim — whose two seasons in the major leagues had ups and downs — will return to his native South Korea to play in the KBO League. According to a report from South Sports, Kim signed a contract with the LG Twins. He will be introduced in a news conference..." December 19

  • Should the Cubs trade Addison Russell for Manny Machado? Umm...no

    NBC Chicago "Twitter is abuzz with the sound of Manny Machado trade propositions. There's no harm in that. It's everybody's right as a sports fan to come up with their own ideas for trades — no matter how crazy — and debate proposals with other fans. But not all trade ideas are equal, of course. In..." December 18

  • White Sox reportedly not offering up top prospects for Manny Machado

    NBC Chicago "The Manny Machado saga spins on, though it’s looking far less promising for White Sox fans who wanted to see the Baltimore Orioles’ superstar third baseman come to the South Side this winter. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale chronicled the latest happenings with Machado in an exhaustive Thursday..." December 18

  • If Orioles say goodbye to Machado, do they have to find a way to keep Schoop long term?

    Baltimore Sun "The predicament the Orioles currently face – forced to ponder whether to trade franchise cornerstone Manny Machado one season before he is slated for free agency – should serve as a cautionary tale about the team’s lethargic approach in keeping their best players in orange and black long..." December 18

  • Diamondbacks join White Sox, Cards in Machado trade sweepstakes

    CBS Sports "We've known for some time that the Orioles are looking to trade star infielder Manny Machado, who's entering his walk year in 2018. The Cardinals have been linked to Machado, as have the White Sox (as strange as that might sound for a still-rebuilding club). Now, ESPN's Buster Olney, in a..." December 17

  • Orioles ready to trade Machado - but fear a back channel to Bronx

    USA Today "The Baltimore Orioles can’t stand the idea of trading Manny Machado, but it’s time to say goodbye to one of the greatest players in franchise history. The Orioles, providing owner Peter Angelos doesn’t stop them, are trading Machado, their greatest third baseman since Brooks Robinson. Their..." December 15

  • The Orioles are “moving aggressively” to trade Manny Machado

    Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Orioles “are moving aggressively on Manny Machado trade talks and now believe they can trade him by the end of the week.” There are reportedly “strong offers” for Machado from both the White Sox, per Ken Rosenthal, and the Cardinals, per Nightengale...." December 14

  • Boras: 'I can’t even think about the Baltimore Orioles without Manny Machado for 2018'

    Baltimore Sun "Super agent Scott Boras held his annual winter meetings media scrum Wednesday morning and touched on several topics, including the values of his top free-agent clients such as former Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta and slugger J.D. Martinez. He called the Miami Marlins a “pawn shop” for their..." December 14

  • Yankees-Orioles Manny Machado deal highly unlikely, source says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees fans: Don't get excited about the Manny Machado hype. A Orioles executive with direct knowledge of the Yankees' interest in the star infielder simply shook his head when asked about talks between the clubs. "No, just no," is what he told NJ Advance Media about the chances something..." December 14

  • White Sox could flip Manny Machado to Yankees

    Sporting News "The Orioles reportedly will not trade Manny Machado to the AL East rival Yankees, but that doesn’t mean the stud third baseman won’t end up with New York before 2018 is over. According to a report from The Athletic, the White Sox are currently the top suitor for Machado, who is set for free..." December 14

  • It’s possible Manny Machado is traded to Yankees, who can also wait until next offseason

    New York Daily News "It seems crazy, the concept of the Yankees trading their top prospects for Manny Machado when they can simply sign him outright as a free agent in the 2019 offseason. Then again, Giancarlo Stanton to the Bombers for almost nothing seemed crazy too – until the stars aligned and it actually..." December 13

  • Orioles join the growing list of teams that have asked about Gerrit Cole

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Baltimore Orioles joined the list of teams that have at least checked in with the Pirates about Gerrit Cole, according to a source. Cole has garnered interest, according to multiple reports during the past couple of weeks, from the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, and..." December 13

  • Orioles Reportedly Asking For Offers On Manny Machado

    MLB Trade Rumors "While it’s been reported that the Orioles are at least willing to listen to offers on Manny Machado, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic takes things a step further, reporting that the O’s have asked interested parties to make them offers for the star infielder (subscription required and highly..." December 12