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  • Buck Showalter writes a letter to Baltimore

    Baltimore Baseball "When I met with Andy MacPhail about the Orioles job, I knew Baltimore was a great baseball city. I knew what the tenor was like, I knew what the atmosphere was like. When I was at ESPN, I was at peace with my life. It was a great time. My son was a senior in high school and I was a..." November 10

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • Cedric Mullins will be the Orioles center fielder in 2019, but there’s no guarantee beyond that

    Camden Chat "Cedric Mullins was the most exciting thing about the Orioles last season. There’s room for debate there, of course, but in a campaign so packed with disappointment, he stuck out as a rare ray of hope. His skill set (speed, athleticism, defense) had become a foreign concept..." November 07

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • The sophomore slump hit Trey Mancini hard in 2018

    Camden Chat "As the Orioles try to piece together a starting lineup for a sure-to-be-ugly 2019 season, who’s the heavy-hitting run producer to build around? Who’s the guy to stick into the No. 3 or cleanup spot to capitalize on RBI opportunities (as infrequent as they may..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Orioles have contacted ex-Red Sox GM about executive job

    Larry Brown Sports "A former Boston Red Sox general manager could be in line to take over a division rival. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Orioles have contacted Ben Cherington, a former Red Sox executive who now works in the Toronto Blue Jays’ front office. November 02

  • Orioles Outright Four Players

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced Thursday that they have outrighted four players off the 40-man roster. Left-hander Sean Gilmartin and right-hander Gabriel Ynoa, along with infielders Corban Joseph and Jace Peterson, will be outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. While Gilmartin and Peterson have elected free..." November 01

  • Orioles Select Contract Of Branden Kline

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced today that they have selected the contract of right-hander Branden Kline. He would otherwise have qualified for minor-league free agency. Kline, 27, was a second-round pick out of the University of Virginia back in 2012. His path up the ladder in the..." October 30

  • Orioles To Place Jace Peterson On Outright Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have told utilityman Jace Peterson that he will be placed on outright waivers, MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko reports.  The team is expected to try and re-sign Peterson after the non-tender deadline (November 30) and the Rule 5 Draft in December. The move will..." October 28

  • Orioles Face Uncertainty On International Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "Most international prospects sign on, or soon after, July 2 — the beginning of the yearly international spending period. Those teams with money still to spend this time of year are left with a more limited pool of talent from which to draw, though a trio of interesting prospects emerged..." October 24

  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Orioles reportedly ‘looking closely’ at Kim Ng for GM vacancy

    Sportsnaut "As the Baltimore Orioles look to replace departed GM Dan Duquette, one interesting name has emerged. MLB’s current Senior Vice President for Baseball Operations, Kim Ng. Ng has also been reportedly discussed as a possible option for both the New York Mets and San Francisco..." October 16

  • Jonathan Villar provided a desperately needed spark to the 2018 Orioles

    Camden Chat "A look at the Orioles team leaders in bWAR this season is a bit embarrassing. Three of the top five players were traded away in July. One didn’t appear in a game after June 13 due to injury. And the final player wasn’t even acquired until July 31. This fact makes two..." October 15

  • Hall of Famer Jim Palmer criticizes Manny Machado for lack of hustle in Game 2 of NLCS

    USA Today "Manny Machado's baserunning in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series did not go unnoticed.  The Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop was roasted on social media and during the Fox Sports broadcast for not running out a ground ball to Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando..." October 14

  • Former top prospect Chance Sisco did not seize an opportunity in 2018

    Camden Chat "Losing a club record 115 games was a rough way for the Orioles to spend their summer. But rebuilding clubs can find bright spots in a season like we just endured, such as top prospects using meaningless games to grow into quality major league players. That, sadly, did not happen for..." October 09

  • The Orioles are looking for a new baseball operations leader. Here are some possible candidates

    Baltimore Sun "While managerial candidates come in many different packages, from experienced and hardened to the major league coaching life to green and pliable to a front office's desires, such a hire for the Orioles appears to have taken a backseat as they also have to replace executive vice..." October 05

  • The Orioles made Jimmy Yacabonis a starter this year, and it kind of worked

    Camden Chat "The previous regime of Orioles baseball decision-makers liked to move their players around a lot. The “Norfolk shuttle” became a running joke within the local media and fanbase. The first, and perhaps most frequent, rider of that shuttle this season..." October 05

  • Orioles let go of GM Dan Duquette hours after severing ties with manager

    Sporting News "Baltimore is cleaning house after its season, first letting go of manager Buck Showalter and now with the departure of general manager Dan Duquette, the team announced Wednesday. The word of the dismissals came within hours of each..." October 04

  • Orioles reportedly expected to not bring back Dan Duquette

    Camden Chat "Wednesday was a busy afternoon in the Warehouse. Early in the afternoon, the Orioles and manager Buck Showalter were reported to be parting ways. Later on in the evening, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal struck again with a scoop that Dan Duquette, the executive vice president of baseball..." October 03

  • Former Oriole Mike Bordick candidate for managerial job

    Sportsnaut "With Buck Showalter gone from the organization, the Baltimore Orioles are looking for a new manager. One possible name is a former player, Mike Bordick. Bordick’s MLB career spanned from 1990-2003. After a long stint with the Oakland Athletics, he signed with the Orioles in..." October 03

  • Buck Showalter out as Orioles manager

    Baltimore Sun "Buck Showalter won't return to manage the Orioles in 2019, according to an industry source, ending what until this season had been a productive relationship with the manager who took over in August 2010 and brought playoff baseball back to Baltimore and an organization that..." October 03

  • Where do the 2018 Orioles rank among the worst teams ever?

    The Score "Let's get this out of the way: The 2018 Baltimore Orioles were bad. Historically bad. Buck Showalter is going to need several stiff drinks this winter after his team finished with a disastrous 47-115 record. But were they the worst team ever? Only a select few teams have been..." October 01

  • Who's steering the ship, and other questions facing the Orioles entering first offseason of their rebuild

    Baltimore Sun "Now in the final weekend of the season, the Orioles’ focus will shift from the product on the field to what's expected to be an active offseason in terms of charting a course forward for the organization. The on-field stars that helped the team to three playoff appearances..." September 29

  • Chris Davis is About to Finish With the Literal Worst Season in Baseball History

    12 Up "It was not that long ago that Orioles first baseman ?Chris Davis was one of the most feared hitters in the ?MLB. He had a season in 2015 when he hit 47 home runs and a season in 2013 in which he hit 53. If you made a mistake pitching to him, he'd make you..." September 29

  • Orioles have reportedly not made decision about Buck Showalter

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles have just four games remaining in what will go down as one of the worst seasons in MLB history, and the assumption has been that they will be searching for a new manager this winter. However, that decision has reportedly not yet been made. According to..." September 28

  • Sources: A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings, and officials on all sides are worried

    Yahoo! Sports "The plundering of Latin America wasn’t Major League Baseball’s original sin. It’s simply the one that has festered the longest. Corruption of all kinds – illicit payoffs, bonus-money skimming, doping teenagers with performance-enhancing drugs – has been treated as..." September 28

  • MLB sees sharp rise in batter hand injuries; higher velocities, other factors cited

    Sporting News "As the MLB season winds down toward the playoffs, players and team management hope that the crack of the bat takes precedence over the crack of the bones. Bones of the hands in particular.  Since the exhibition season, an all-star team of players — more than..." September 27

  • No structural damage in Hunter Harvey’s elbow

    Masn "An examination on Hunter Harvey’s right elbow Monday in Baltimore didn’t reveal any structural damage, with his latest bout of discomfort related to tendinitis. Harvey will remain shut down after his latest round of flat ground sessions in Sarasota were halted on..." September 26

  • 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