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  • Doug Brocail “In Line” To Become Orioles Pitching Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "As they begin to build out a coaching staff, the Orioles appear to be nearing an agreement with Doug Brocail that would make him the team’s next pitching coach. Dan Connolly of The Athletic tweets that Brocail is “in line” to land in Baltimore. If the sides do indeed..." January 15

  • Does it really matter who coaches the Orioles in 2019?

    Camden Chat "Brandon Hyde is slowly, and unofficially to this point, filling out his coaching staff. The Orioles team site still lists only Hyde in their “Manager & Coaches” section, however, that will change once existing offers are accepted and signed. So far, the O’s have..." January 14

  • Top spot on waiver claims coming in handy for Orioles as they pick up two players

    Baltimore Sun "Even when they were finding success earlier this decade with their star-studded core, the Orioles often supplemented it through the waiver process by acquiring players, via claim or trade, who were deemed surplus elsewhere. From former All-Star reliever Darren..." January 14

  • Orioles Will Reportedly Hire Don Long As Hitting Coach

    Masn "An exact date for the Orioles to announce their coaching staff doesn’t exist. The closest you’ll get is “fairly soon,” or “shouldn’t be too much longer.” The process is playing out. Like everything else in a rebuild, patience is a..." January 13

  • Orioles settle on 2019 contracts with their three arbitration-eligible players

    Camden Chat "The Orioles headed into Friday’s deadline still needing to settle on 2019 contracts with their three arbitration-eligible players. MASN’s Roch Kubatko reported first that the O’s reached agreements with each of Jonathan Villar, Dylan Bundy,..." January 11

  • Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

    ESPN "With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million..." January 11

  • Today’s arbitration deadline could mean more than it usually does

    Hardball Talk "There’s an offseason deadline today that, in the past, you may not have thought much about but which, this year, is a bit more important. It’s the deadline by which teams and arbitration-eligible players who were tendered a contract back on November 30 must exchange salary..." January 11

  • Cobb and Mancini are bounce back candidates for the 2019 Orioles

    Camden Chat "There wasn’t much to be happy about regarding the Orioles in 2018. They struggled in all phases of the game, and players who were expected to perform in an above-average manner fell well short of that benchmark. Two of those such players were outfielder/first baseman Trey..." January 10

  • Predicting the Next 10 MLB Superstars to Top $200M Megadeals

    Bleacher Report "With the new year upon us and spring training around the corner, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain on the free-agent market. Both will eventually sign, and the consensus is they will land megadeals in excess of $200 million. According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden,..." January 10

  • Mariners To Sign Tim Beckham

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent infielder Tim Beckham, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Wasserman client will earn a $1.75MM base salary and can take home another $250K worth of incentives as part of the deal. Beckham,..." January 10

  • MLB Payroll Spending Declined by $18 Million in 2018; 1st Decrease Since 2010

    Bleacher Report "With close attention being paid to the number of free agents still unsigned, Major League Baseball teams did something last season that hasn't happened since 2010.  Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the $4,227,041,948 combined payroll for all 30 teams in 2018..." January 09

  • Why 2021 is the next big MLB free-agent class

    CBS Sports "If general managers of baseball teams still used paper calendars and magic markers, they would have circled those calendars years ago, drooling with anticipation for this winter. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are multi-tool superstars in their mid-20s, making them the kind..." January 09

  • 2019 will tell if Duquette’s fire sale did any good for the Orioles

    Camden Chat "The Orioles set off on their rebuilding course last July when former general manager Dan Duquette traded anyone with value in a series of trades that netted the O’s a total of 15 players. The 2019 season will go a long way towards figuring out whether Duquette’s last moves..." January 08

  • Orioles To Sign Gregory Infante

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have agreed to a deal with right-hander Gregory Infante, MLBTR’s Steve Adams has learned (Twitter link). It’s a minor-league arrangement for the Venezuelan hurler. Infante, 31, has seen action in each of the past two seasons with the White Sox — his..." January 08

  • Orioles Agree To Minor League Deal With Carlos Perez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have agreed to a minor league contract with free-agent catcher Carlos Perez, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today. He’ll be invited to Major League Spring Training and would earn a $650K base salary upon making the big league roster. Perez, 28, appeared in 20 games..." January 07

  • With Adam Jones likely gone, who will become the Orioles most prominent social media user?

    Camden Chat "It looks like Adam Jones’s time with the Orioles has come to an end. The outfielder is a free agent for the first time in his career, and all signs are pointing to him landing a contract outside of Baltimore. That’s a bummer for many reasons. Jones has been..." January 07

  • Giants acquire Breyvic Valera from Orioles

    NBC Sports Bay Area "As their first move of 2019, the Giants acquired a 26-year-old who played in the Mid-Atlantic last season and has a name that starts with the letters B and R.  No, not that one.  The Giants announced on Saturday that they acquired infielder-outfielder Breyvic..." January 06

  • Cedric Mullins may be useful, but shouldn’t be the face of the Orioles’ rebuild

    Camden Chat "I think I am similar to many Orioles fans in that I get a little too excited about hot prospects that come up through Baltimore’s minor league system. Who knows what has made us this way. Maybe it’s knowing that we’ll never compete with the big spenders for top free..." January 04

  • Orioles rated as worst team in all of sports in 2018

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles' 2018 season earned one last bit of ignominy before a new year begins Tuesday. According to the data at FiveThirtyEight, the Orioles' 47-115 season that netted them the No. 1 pick in next summer's MLB draft wasn't only the worst in baseball,..." January 02

  • Should the O’s add free agent starting pitchers?

    Masn "  When the Orioles reach the point of their winter that they consider pursuing a free agent or two or three, should starting pitching be on the list? If you lock in Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner and Dylan Bundy to head up a rotation of..." December 31

  • The Orioles will try something new: Having a GM and manager who get along

    Camden Chat "It’s taken until mid-December for them to do it, but the Orioles finally have both a general manager and a manager to lead them into what will hopefully be a better future. If there was a common theme in Monday’s press conference where manager Brandon Hyde was introduced,..." December 18

  • It’s official: Brandon Hyde named new Orioles manager

    Hardball Talk "It was not a secret that the Orioles wanted Cubs coach Brandon Hyde as their new manager. Reports swirled three days ago that he was going to get the job, though the Orioles denied it, calling them “premature.” Now, however, it’s official: the Orioles just announced that Hyde..." December 14

  • Orioles select Richie Martin No. 1 from A's in Rule 5 draft

    ESPN "The Baltimore Orioles selected shortstop Richie Martin with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft. Fourteen players were selected overall in the major league phase of the draft with only the San Francisco Giants picking more than one player as they made two..." December 13

  • Mets not making progress on Realmuto talks, met with Adam Jones

    Amazin' Avenue "The Mets continue to explore all options to improve their team as the Winter Meetings continues through its third day. While not much has actually materialized thus far, it doesn’t appear to be for a lack of effort on Brodie Van Wagenen’s part to get something..." December 12

  • Brandon Hyde reportedly picked to be Orioles' new manager; GM Mike Elias says reports 'premature'

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias on Tuesday denied he'd selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as his new manager, declaring "very clearly it's a premature report" as news of the hire flashed across MLBNetwork on..." December 12

  • Orioles have settled on six managerial candidates

    CBS Sports "Although the Winter Meetings are ongoing, the Baltimore Orioles have yet to name a manager for the 2019 season. The Orioles dismissed Buck Showalter after the season and were slow to install a new front office. They've since hired former Houston Astros executive Mike..." December 11

  • Orioles claim Rio Ruiz; Ryan Meisinger claimed by Cardinals

    Camden Chat "In what could turn out to be the biggest Orioles move of the winter meetings by virtue of it being the only move, the O’s nabbed infielder Rio Ruiz from the Braves on a waiver claim on Monday afternoon. The O’s also lost Maryland-born pitcher Ryan..." December 10

  • Report: Mike Redmond has interviewed for the Orioles’ manager job

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that former player and manager Mike Redmond is among those who has interviewed for the Orioles’ open managerial position. Those others include Mike Bell, Pedro Grifol, Chip Hale, and Brandon Hyde. Redmond, 47, spent 13 years in the..." December 10

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Even in a rebuild, the Orioles need to add a reliable shortstop

    Camden Chat "There are nine positions on a baseball diamond. Shortstop, it can be argued, is among the most important. As it stands, the Orioles don’t have an everyday-caliber major league shortstop on their roster. They will need to fix that at some point this..." December 03

  • Nats' Hale, Cubs' Hyde among candidates to manage Orioles

    The Score "The Baltimore Orioles are the only team in baseball without a manager, but they're slowly taking steps to fill the vacancy. Baltimore will conduct in-person interviews with at least six candidates for the position, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic on Saturday. Chicago..." December 02

  • Orioles nontender infielder Tim Beckham, catcher Caleb Joseph at Friday's deadline

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have decided not to tender 2019 contracts to infielder Tim Beckham and catcher Caleb Joseph, the team announced at Friday night’s deadline to issue deals to arbitration-eligible players. All other players on the 40-man roster, including infielder Jonathan Villar,..." December 01

  • Brewers’ GM admits mistake on Jonathan Schoop trade

    Larry Brown Sports "When you’re a general manager, it’s inevitable that you’re going to make a trade that doesn’t work out. Rarely, though, does one own up to it like Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns did on Friday. Stearns admitted that his move to acquire Jonathan..." November 30

  • Orioles Sign Josh Lucas To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced Wednesday that they’ve signed right-hander Josh Lucas to a minor league contract. The 28-year-old spent the 2018 season with the Athletics organization. Lucas tossed 14 1/3 innings for the A’s but allowed 10 runs on 16 hits and nine walks..." November 29

  • Report: Orioles monitoring market for Kinsler

    The Score "The Baltimore Orioles are about to enter a rebuild, but it looks like they also want some veteran experience added to the mix. Baltimore is monitoring the market for free-agent second baseman Ian Kinsler, sources told MLB Network's Jon Morosi, who adds the..." November 26

  • Adam Jones wants to play 4 or 5 more seasons

    Baltimore Sun "Adam Jones didn’t have anything new to report after his first month of free agency when he met briefly with reporters at his annual Ravens tailgate party Sunday morning to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Baltimore and the Living Classrooms Foundation. So, he couldn’t..." November 25

  • How will the Orioles new administration handle Chris Davis?

    Camden Chat "Mike Elias has garnered a great deal of praise from Birdland in his first week on the job. His message, cosigned by the Angelos brothers, at Monday’s press conference added a sincere tone to the changes that have been promised in Baltimore. His proven track record of building up..." November 23

  • Orioles To Re-Sign Jace Peterson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have reached a deal to bring back infielder Jace Peterson, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (via Twitter). It’s a minor-league deal, the other terms of which are not known. He had elected free agency after being outrighted by the O’s at the end of the..." November 21

  • Orioles name Sig Mejdal assistant GM, tapping Astros pipeline again

    Camden Chat "When the Orioles introduced Mike Elias as the new general manager on Monday, one of the things that he said he would be doing is hiring people into positions that have not existed in this franchise. It didn’t take long for him to do it, with the team announcing on Wednesday that..." November 21

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • Could the Orioles find their manager in the world of politics?

    SB Nation "For a few wonderfully confusing hours yesterday, we existed in a world wherein the Cleveland Browns were going to interview Condoleeza Rice for their head coach. Of course, both the Browns and Rice denied the validity of this report almost before Twitter had begun to turn it into an..." November 19

  • Orioles reportedly likely to hire 'veteran manager'; here are 10 candidates for the job

    CBS Sports "The Baltimore Orioles hired a general manager this week, tabbing former Houston Astros executive Mike Elias as their new point man. Now the Orioles will need to fill the league's only remaining managerial vacancy.  That will happen in due time, of course, but don't expect the..." November 18

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Report: Astros' Mike Elias will be named Orioles' new general manager

    Houston Chronicle "Mike Elias, one of Jeff Luhnow's original deputies who oversaw the Astros player development department and amateur scouting, will be named the new general manager of the Baltimore Orioles "barring a sudden change of heart," according to a report from USA..." November 14

  • The Nationals-Orioles MASN dispute could finally end this week

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals have operated without the television revenue they think they deserve for so long, they are inured to the relative hardship. For years, they have pressed on without the hundreds of millions of dollars they believe they are owed as their portion of the revenue..." November 14

  • 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