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  • Andrew Cashner might not see another start in 2018

    Hardball Talk "Time is running out for Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner to make a comeback this fall, and Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports that he may not make it back to the mound before the regular season comes to a close next weekend. Cashner is still dealing with a lingering bout of bursitis in..." September 22

  • Chris Davis’ latest cold streak will blow your mind

    Sportsnaut "A season that seemingly couldn’t get any worse for Baltimore Orioles first baseman has, in fact, gotten much worse. The 32-year-old slugger, who enters Friday with a .171/.246/.302 slash line with a .548 OPS and 185 strikeouts in 461 at-bats, has been on an insane cold stretch..." September 22

  • Report: Buck Showalter not expected to return as Orioles manager

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2018 Baltimore Orioles are one of the worst teams in baseball history, so it should come as no surprise that they are expected to be in the market for a new manager this winter. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Orioles are planning to part ways with Buck Showalter..." September 21

  • After Orioles win, 2003 Tigers will keep record for most losses by AL team

    Michigan Live "The 2003 Detroit Tigers will not lose their dubious record this season. With their win on Wednesday night, the Baltimore Orioles improved to 44-108, ensuring that they will not break the record for most losses by an American League set by the Tigers 15 years..." September 20

  • Adam Jones Discusses Vetoed Trade, Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "It’s been widely reported that Adam Jones exercised his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade that would’ve sent him from Baltimore to the Phillies shortly before the non-waiver trade deadline, and Jones publicly confirmed as much in an interview with Sara Perlman of..." September 19

  • Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph: “We suck”

    Hardball Talk "As I mentioned in the recaps this morning, Baltimore lost its 107th game last night, tying its 1988 mark for the most losses in Orioles history. They will certainly break that record and will almost certainly blast by the all-time franchise loss record of 111, set by the 1939 St. Louis Browns...." September 18

  • Chris Davis calls Orioles’ mounting losses ’embarrassing’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles’ historically bad season has resulted in frustration levels rising among players and fans, and at least one player has outright admitted embarrassment. Baltimore tied a franchise record on Monday with loss No. 107 on the season (the 1988 Orioles also lost..." September 18

  • The Manny Machado deal that nearly kept him in Baltimore

    Fancred Sports "The Orioles came close to signing Manny Machado several years ago — but over perhaps $6 million, he is now the one who got away now. While longtime Orioles owner Peter Angelos isn’t known for big spending (there obviously have been exceptions, i.e. Chris Davis), the..." September 17

  • Luis Ortiz pulled from first MLB start with injury

    Hardball Talk "After a disappointing debut against the Rays last weekend, the Orioles were hoping for a more stable showing from right-handed rookie Luis Ortiz when he took the mound again on Friday night. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old righty made it through just 1 2/3 innings before an apparent leg injury..." September 15

  • It’s unclear who is running the Orioles

    Hardball Talk "The 2018 Baltimore Orioles have lost 104 games already and will go down in history as one of the worst teams ever. Not the worst team. There were a lot of teams that were bigger train wrecks than this crew. But they would be invited to the train wreck party. They’d..." September 14

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Orioles' decision to bench Adam Jones sets up awkward final weeks of season

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles outfielder Adam Jones sat in all three games of this past weekend’s series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, marking the first time Jones didn’t have a choice whether he’d play since he put on an Orioles uniform. The Orioles’..." September 12

  • Orioles add former first-round pick DJ Stewart ahead of Oakland series; Carroll recalled

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles added former first round pick DJ Stewart to their expanded September roster ahead of Tuesday’s series opener with the Oakland Athletics, their latest move to get a look at some of the young players who spent this season in the high minors. Stewart, 24,..." September 11

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • The Baltimore Orioles are the first team to 100 losses in 2018

    The Sports Post "It’s been an atrocious season for the Baltimore Orioles. But they can claim one thing now. After their 14-2 beatdown at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays, they are the first team to 100 losses this season. Hooray? For what it’s worth, according to ESPN Stats & Info, they..." September 08

  • Orioles Release Craig Gentry

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced Wednesday that they’ve released outfielder Craig Gentry. He’d been designated for assignment on Aug. 31 when the club began its September roster expansion. Additionally, the O’s announced that infielder Steve Wilkerson has been recalled..." September 05

  • 10 MLB managers who may not return for 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "As the playoff race heads to the final stretdch, teams on the other end of things are facing other concerns. A number of managers must be feeling their seats getting warmer, be it because their contracts are coming to an end with no guarantee of renewal or because their struggling teams have..." September 03

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • Josh Rogers is the Orioles' latest attempt to fill their left-handed void in starting rotation

    Baltimore Sun "With his expected major league debut Tuesday, Josh Rogers is set to become the first left-hander to start a game for the Orioles this season. But he’s not the first to get a shot with that distinction. Before Rogers came over from the New York..." August 28

  • It's been over a month since the Machado trade: How is top prospect Yusniel Díaz faring at Bowie?

    Baltimore Sun "New Orioles prospect Yusniel Díaz, the top player acquired in last month’s blockbuster trade for All-Star Manny Machado from the Los Angeles Dodgers, is only just starting to tap into his impact potential as the season winds down for Double-A..." August 27

  • Orioles Acquire Jack Zoellner From Phillies For International Bonus Pool Space

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have acquired minor league first baseman Jack Zoellner from the Phillies in exchange for international bonus pool space, according to an announcement from both clubs. Zoellner was the Phillies’ ninth-round selection in the 2017 draft. It’s at least a..." August 27

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner Clear Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles starting pitchers Alex Cobb and Andrew Cashner have both reportedly cleared revocable trade waivers, per Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports. They’re now eligible to be traded to any team for the remainder of the season. It should be noted that a trade of either pitcher..." August 25

  • Mark Trumbo leaning toward season-ending knee surgery

    Sportsnaut "Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo is “leaning toward” going under the knife for season-ending knee surgery, he told reporters on Friday. As relayed by Roch Kubatko of MASN, Trumbo said he has another appointment next Wednesday in Northern California..." August 24

  • Orioles' Dylan Bundy struggling to find his old self amid late-season slump

    Baltimore Sun "As Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy tries to salvage his season, he’s studied video and worked on his mechanics, but still finds himself struggling to find his old form. “It ain’t fun, that’s for sure,” Bundy said Monday in Toronto...." August 21

  • Orioles set dubious record with latest loss

    Larry Brown Sports "The nightmare season for Baltimore Orioles now includes a dubious record as a result of their latest loss. The Orioles are in the midst of a season that will go down as one of the worst in franchise history. Baltimore entered play on Monday an astounding 50 games under .500 and 50.5..." August 21

  • Mark Trumbo likely headed back to disabled list

    Masn "The Orioles apparently will be able to make room for Adam Jones on the 25-man roster without optioning or designating a player. Mark Trumbo will return to Baltimore tonight rather than accompany the team to Toronto. The pain in his right knee has intensified..." August 20

  • Orioles Claim John Andreoli

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles claimed outfielder John Andreoli off waivers from the Mariners, the club has announced. Andreoli had been designated for assignment yesterday. Baltimore has sent him to Triple-A Norfolk. Andreoli is quite an interesting player. The 28-year-old enjoyed a solid season with..." August 18

  • Orioles fall 50 games below .500, incredible 50½ games behind Red Sox

    USA Today "The Baltimore Orioles' miserable season struck a new low. With their 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Friday evening, the Orioles (36-86) fell to 50 games below .500 – with 40 games left to play. “We know that it’s not good," said Orioles..." August 18

  • Mark DeRosa a possibility for next Orioles manager?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles could be turning to a fairly well-known name to try and rescue them from their abyss. Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported this week that Mark DeRosa is emerging as a “possible managerial name” for the Orioles. Heyman notes that DeRosa interviewed..." August 18

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Adam Jones Clears Revocable Trade Waivers

    Fancred Sports "Adam Jones is said by sources to have cleared waivers and remains eligible to be traded – so a trade can’t be ruled out, though the odds may not be great. Jones had a chance before the non-waiver deadline to go to the Phillies, as was first reported by Fancred. But as is..." August 16

  • Orioles To Select Contract Of Sean Gilmartin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles will select the contract of lefty Sean Gilmartin in advance of today’s game, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com was among those to report on Twitter. Corresponding roster moves are not yet known. Gilmartin, 28, turned in a strong season with the Mets as a Rule 5 pick..." August 11

  • Orioles moving Adam Jones to right field as Cedric Mullins set to debut

    ESPN "Adam Jones declined to be traded by the Baltimore Orioles last month. Now his decadelong run as the team's center fielder appears to be ending. Jones will play right field in Friday's series opener against the Boston Red Sox. Cedric Mullins, who was..." August 10

  • The Orioles won the trade deadline by finally committing to a real rebuild

    NBC Sports Washington "The 2018 MLB Trade Deadline has been a long time coming for fans in Baltimore. The bulk of the core of their successful teams from 2012-16 was either past its prime or in the final year of their contracts, and it was readily apparent that major changes were coming. The..." August 07

  • Orioles' Dan Duquette in mix for Mets GM gig?

    Newark Star-Ledger "For a brief period, Jim Duquette held the title of Mets general manager. By the time the offseason rolls around, his cousin, Dan Duquette, could hold the same (or bigger) title in Queens. According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the current..." August 07

  • Orioles' Adam Jones contributes $8.5K to help tourney-bound Little League team

    ESPN "When a Washington, D.C., Little League team reached out for help to fund a trip to an upcoming tournament, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was ready with a response -- and a check. Jones agreed Friday to contribute $8,500 toward bus transportation for the Mamie Johnson Little..." August 03

  • Orioles’ offense has been AL’s best since Manny Machado trade

    Sportsnaut "The immediate aftermath of dealing one of the game’s best players in Manny Machado has resulted in the baseball gods looking kindly on the struggling Baltimore Orioles. In the 11 games since dealing Machado, Baltimore has scored 72 total runs, averaging 6.5 runs a game. No team..." August 02

  • Orioles pitcher defends plunking Giancarlo Stanton didn’t like

    New York Post "Giancarlo Stanton shook his head after getting drilled in the side by a 90 mph fastball from Yefry Ramirez to lead off the bottom of the fifth, but the Baltimore right-hander insisted there was no intention. “Unfortunately, I missed a pitch,’’ Ramirez said through an..." August 01

  • Adam Jones tells those questioning his decision to shut up

    ESPN "Adam Jones chose to stay with the Baltimore Orioles, using his contractual right to block a trade from a team dealing veterans and going into a rebuilding mode. "It's my decision. It's my life," Jones said following Tuesday night's 6-3 loss to the New York..." August 01

  • Orioles trade Kevin Gausman to the Braves

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports that the Baltimore Orioles have a deal in place to send pitcher Kevin Gausman to the Atlanta Braves. Gausman is 5-8 with a 4.43 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 104/32 in 124 innings across 21 starts. At times he’s shown flashes of brilliance, but he has been uneven..." July 31

  • Orioles trade Kevin Gausman, Darren O'Day to Braves; Jonathan Schoop to Brewers

    Baltimore Sun "At Tuesday’s nonwaiver trade deadline, the Orioles took their rebuild to the next step of moving players who are controllable beyond this season. The Orioles first sent right-hander Kevin Gausman with injured reliever Darren O’Day to the Atlanta Braves and then traded..." July 31

  • Adam Jones wants to finish contract in Baltimore

    Sportsnaut "Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones had a chance to be traded to a contender. But according to a report, he’d rather stay in Baltimore through 2018. Jon Heyman of Fancred reported that while the Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies had a potential deal in the works, Jones is..." July 30

  • Orioles look unwilling to trade out Gausman to Pirates

    Yardbarker "With Brad Brach now on his way to Atlanta and Adam Jones seemingly unwilling to waive his 10-and-5 rights at present, the Orioles may now turn to weighing offers on rotation pieces like Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy, tweets Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. Biertempfel suggests that the Pirates..." July 30

  • Adam Jones likely staying with Orioles

    Hardball Talk "Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles and Phillies were apparently discussing a trade involving outfielder Adam Jones. However, Jones, who has no-trade protection, seems to want to stay with the Orioles for the duration of his contract which expires after the..." July 29

  • Braves Acquire Brad Brach

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have agreed to acquire reliever Brad Brach from the Orioles, pending a physical, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun tweets. Baltimore has acquired $250K in international bonus pool money in return for Brach, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. With the..." July 29

  • Multiple teams looking at Orioles' Adam Jones

    MLB Trade Rumors "As a pending free agent on a rebuilding team, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a logical trade candidate leading up to Tuesday’s non-waiver deadline. While the 32-year-old has drawn interest on the trade market this month, he’s more likely than not to finish the season in..." July 29

  • Manny Machado hints at dysfunction within Orioles organization

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado is no longer a Baltimore Oriole, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have some thoughts on the organization that he came into the league with. In his first thoughts on the team since being dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Machado hinted that there is..." July 28

  • Brewers, Orioles holding “serious discussions”

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers and Orioles are “engaged in serious discussions,” per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter), though the precise focus of the chatter remains unclear. He does suggest that the sides could be negotiating over second bagger Jonathan Schoop and/or starter Kevin..." July 28