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Camden Chat 13 hours ago
Orioles lose game that doesn’t count to the Yankees, 4-1

Orioles lose game that doesn’t count to the Yankees, 4-1

The Orioles lost to the Yankees, but Ubaldo Jimenez had a first good spring outing and Jonathan Schoop hit a massive homer, so it could be worse. Nothing in spring training counts once Opening Day rolls around. Good thing for the Orioles, because they played a game that several of them are likely to want to forget on Monday afternoon against the Yankees, losing 4-1 after only getting four hits for the whole game. It’s the kind of game that, in the regular season, would drive fans crazy. Defensive miscues, bad baserunning, an overall lack of offense. This from what was most of the A-list,...
Camden Chat 16 hours ago
The first televised Orioles spring training game of the year: vs. Yankees, 1:05

The first televised Orioles spring training game of the year: vs. Yankees, 1:05

The Orioles will be on TV for the first time this year and most of their real lineup will be playing. Hooray! Unless you’ve gone down to Florida, you haven’t been able to actually watch any of the Orioles action so far this spring. They’ve played three games and none were televised anywhere. That changes this afternoon with the first of a handful of MASN broadcasts set for this spring. For those outside of Orioles territory, the game will air on MLB Network. The first Orioles pitcher in the game is going to be Ubaldo Jimenez. It’s still only February 27, so we absolutely shouldn’t...
Camden Chat 20 hours ago
Former Oriole Pedro Strop’s new deal could be a Brad Brach blueprint

Former Oriole Pedro Strop’s new deal could be a Brad Brach blueprint

Pedro Strop has avoided any free agent fuss by signing a contract extension with the Cubs. If they want, Brad Brach and the Orioles could go down a similar path. Last week, former Orioles reliever Pedro Strop received a modest contract extension from the Cubs, avoiding all the free agent excitement by adding a year onto his current contract with a team option for another year. That contract, adding about $12 million onto a $5.5 million 2017 salary, could prove to be something of a blueprint for current Oriole Brad Brach. The Orioles cast aside Strop along with Jake Arrieta in the 2013 trade...
Eutaw Street Report 21 hours ago

AL East Positional Rankings – Catcher

With Opening Day a mere five weeks away, it’s time to take a look at how things could shape up in the American League East for the 2017 season. And what better way to “predict” the standings in the division than to go position by position to figure out which team is the best of the best? Now, we all know that predictions are just that; predictions. Look no further than PECOTA and FanGraphs to see what they really amount to. The Orioles, for example, have been picked to finish […] The post AL East Positional Rankings – Catcher appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News | Eutaw Street...
Camden Chat 21 hours ago
Monday Bird Droppings: Spring Training rolls on

Monday Bird Droppings: Spring Training rolls on

The Orioles roll on with their exhibition schedule and training camp position battles. T.J. McFarland and Christian Walker are now official ex-Orioles and an untimely injury to Michael Bourn perhaps makes it more likely that the Rule 5 guys stick. Orioles will be taking on the Yankees at 1:05 today. You should be able to catch the game on MASN. Wrapping up an 8-3 win - School of RochIn which speaks favorably of his latest crop of Rule 5 picks. PiR: O's Err in Letting Christian Walker Go for NothingBaltimore Orioles News | Eutaw Street ReportErr? I don't know about that. I'm going to go...
Camden Chat Feb 26, 2017
Kevin Gausman and Mike Wright preview the Oscars

Kevin Gausman and Mike Wright preview the Oscars

The Academy Awards are being handed out tonight. A couple of Orioles pitchers have some thoughts on the year’s movies. A few years ago, Robert Andino, the destroyer of the 2011 Red Sox, delighted Orioles fans with his “Andino at the Movies” Jumbotron segments. Andino is back in the organization, but he’s already said there won’t be any more of that. Sad news for all of us. Perhaps there can be a successor, though. Enter Kevin Gausman and Mike Wright. The two Orioles pitchers, with the help of Orioles Productions, put together a preview of tonight’s 89th edition of the Academy...
Camden Chat Feb 24, 2017
The first Orioles (spring training) game thread of the year: at Tigers, 1:05

The first Orioles (spring training) game thread of the year: at Tigers, 1:05

As much as any spring training road game counts, there is Orioles baseball today. Do you feel warmer? Oh, wait, it’s already 70+ degrees in Baltimore. For the first time in months, there will be Orioles playing baseball against people who aren’t the Orioles this afternoon. Chris Dickerson is the leadoff hitter, and the game will not be televised anywhere or on radio in Baltimore, but it’s Orioles baseball, dang it, and that’s something. This would probably be a much more significant-seeming event if we were in the middle of some freezing cold winter, but seeing as it’s over 70...
Eutaw Street Report Feb 24, 2017

Friday’s O’s Links: Birds Earn High Grade for Offseason

There is baseball weather in Baltimore on February 24, which is cool for us, but probably terrible for our kids and grandkids. It’s at least appropriate for the moment though, as the O’s play their first “real” fake game of Spring Training today, taking on the Detroit Tigers at 1 PM. In the meantime, let’s see what’ up in the Blog-O’sphere. Dylan Bundy Poised to Make Big Strides in 2017 As Orioles fans, we’re conditioned to be very wary of getting too optimistic about pitchers, especially our young pitchers. There […] The post Friday’s O’s Links: Birds Earn High Grade...
Call to the Pen Feb 24, 2017

Baltimore Orioles: Zach Britton Looking to Improve on Stellar 2016

Despite posting a nearly perfect season in 2016, closer Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles is ready to have an even better 2017. For Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles, 2016 was a magical season. The closer achieved many impressive feats and brought home the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year award. Without […] Baltimore Orioles: Zach Britton Looking to Improve on Stellar 2016 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Camden Chat Feb 24, 2017
Friday Bird Droppings: O's open exhibition schedule vs. Tigers

Friday Bird Droppings: O's open exhibition schedule vs. Tigers

The O's begin Grapefruit League play today in Lakeland today at 1:05. Tyler Wilson will start for the O's versus Michael Fulmer. The Orioles broadcast network won't be carrying the game, but you can listen in to the Tigers radio team if you have the MLB At Bat app. Because You Asked (spring training edition) - School of RochRoch's delightful take on the mailbag, including injury updates and other stuff. Orioles' John Angelos would have a problem giving President Trump a first pitch - Baltimore Sun John Angelos: SJW Inside Baseball With Jon Heyman: Final Offseason GradesA generous...
Detroit Tigers Links: The Grapefruit League is underway on Friday

Detroit Tigers Links: The Grapefruit League is underway on Friday

The Tigers face the Orioles at Joker Marchant Stadium on Friday. In case you missed it, baseball officially — like, officially officially — returned on Thursday. The Detroit Tigers beat the Florida Southern Mocs for the zillionth year in a row, and did so in tidy fashion, 8-0. Only those situated in Lakeland could actually see the game, but we were afforded a few more snippets than in years past. It feels good to have you back, baseball. Things only get better from here. The Tigers kick off their Grapefruit League schedule on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles at Joker Marchant...
Call to the Pen Feb 23, 2017

Baltimore Orioles: Projecting Chris Tillman’s Production in 2017

There’s no doubt that Orioles ace Chris Tillman had a strong 2016, going 16-6 with a 3.77 ERA. The question is, what can we expect from him in 2017? Chris Tillman spent the first four seasons of his career bouncing around between AAA and the Major League squad. However, he has been an everyday starer since 2013. Since the […] Baltimore Orioles: Projecting Chris Tillman’s Production in 2017 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Camden Chat Feb 23, 2017
Orioles injury news: Chris Tillman, Zach Britton “progressing as hoped”

Orioles injury news: Chris Tillman, Zach Britton “progressing as hoped”

Chris Tillman is back to playing catch. Zach Britton isn’t, yet. And J.J. Hardy got an injection in his back but the Orioles are saying this was always part of the plan. The first week of spring training was not good to the Orioles with injuries. Chris Tillman, J.J. Hardy, and Zach Britton were all on the shelf either from the moment they reported or before they got into any action. For now, at least, it appears that all of those players are on the mend. Following Thursday’s intrasquad game in which the Orioles beat the Orioles, manager Buck Showalter told Orioles reporters that all was...
Camden Chat Feb 23, 2017
The time the Orioles failed at intentionally walking Miguel Cabrera

The time the Orioles failed at intentionally walking Miguel Cabrera

One of the darkest nights of the dark Orioles seasons came when they couldn’t even properly execute an intentional walk. The intentional walk as we know it is dead. MLB announced back on Tuesday that, starting this season, pitchers would no longer have to actually lob four pitches out of the strike zone for the batter to get first base. From here on, at least unless they change their minds, an intentional walk will just happen with a signal from the dugout and the batter gets the base automatically. Some people out there have very strong feelings about this change, probably because it is...
Camden Chat Feb 23, 2017
Dylan Bundy is poised to make big strides for the Orioles this season

Dylan Bundy is poised to make big strides for the Orioles this season

A deeper look into Dylan Bundy’s pitching shows that he could be a candidate for a strong breakout in 2017. Good thing, too - the Orioles need him. For most of offseason, the Orioles had been targeted as possible destinations for all of the vagabonding starters still left on the market, and justifiably so. Even before Chris Tillman abruptly showed up to camp in need of a PRP shot in his throwing arm, the O’s bottled up their need for an additional starting pitcher or two without talking to a therapist, or you know, signing anyone of note. To Dan Duquette’s credit, he truly believes...
Camden Chat Feb 23, 2017
Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles play the Orioles, again

Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles play the Orioles, again

Another intrasquad game awaits the Orioles today, if it doesn't rain again. In today's links, Britton says his oblique is fine, more people openly covet Manny Machado, and a young O's fan has a very good day. Hello, friends. There are now 39 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day. This is the number that is currently in use by Kevin Gausman. In Orioles history, it has been used by a variety of others, including the immortal Stumblin' Jack Cust, Randy Milligan, and Eddie Watt. The Orioles are going to play the Orioles again today. You might think that means that the Orioles are guaranteed...
Camden Chat Feb 22, 2017
A Birdland salute to Matt Wieters

A Birdland salute to Matt Wieters

The time has finally come to say good-bye to Matt Wieters. Once the expected Orioles franchise savior, he had a solid career and will be missed. The very moment that Matt Wieters first took the field for a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a rainbow appeared in the sky above the Warehouse. This seemed like it must have been an omen from the baseball gods. Wieters would save the franchise from the darkness, as was prophesied in the tomes of old. Wieters came to us from Georgia Tech, the fifth overall pick in the 2007 draft. The hype was there from the beginning. Before his MLB debut,...
Eutaw Street Report Feb 22, 2017

Wednesday’s O’s Links: Britton’s Oblique Flares Up, Bundy Turns Ace?

As intrasquad games continue in preparation for the first Spring Training game very shortly, it seems like we get more bad news out of Sarasota every day. First it was Chris Tillman, then it was J.J. Hardy, and now…ugh. Let’s hit the links. Britton Held Out of Intrasquad Game Due to Oblique Issue As The Sun’s Eduardo Encina reports, Zach Britton was held out of the first two instrasquad games because he is showing signs of an oblique injury. Ah, the dreaded oblique. For now, it’s “purely precautionary,” and I’m […] The post Wednesday’s O’s Links: Britton’s Oblique Flares...
Camden Chat Feb 22, 2017
Four recent Orioles additions, and whether they will mean anything

Four recent Orioles additions, and whether they will mean anything

The Orioles have made four late acquisitions as spring training begins. We’ve seen these late additions before, but will they add up to anything this time? The Orioles under Dan Duquette have always made late in the offseason acquisitions. Some have been “big” splashes like Nelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jimenez, or Yovani Gallardo. While most of the others have been very minor pickups of veterans or former first round picks. The approach of “throw as much as possible against the wall and see what sticks.” This past week or so the Orioles have made four more additions to their Spring...
Camden Chat Feb 22, 2017
Wednesday Bird Droppings: Intrasquad games continue

Wednesday Bird Droppings: Intrasquad games continue

The Orioles played their first intrasquad game yesterday and will play another one today. Zach Britton will not be participating due to a sore oblique. NO! Happy Wednesday to all you Camden Chatters. We are halfway through another week and just 40 days from Opening Day. The number 40 has been worn by a number of players in the recent past including the elusive Troy Patton from 2010-2014. But did you know it was also the number that Brooks Robinson was given in his rookie season of 1955? That was before he settled into the more familiar (and now retired) number five. Let's check out some...

Orioles Player News

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    Ryan Flaherty

    Orioles utility man Ryan Flaherty dealing with arm issue

  • 1 Adam Jones

    Adam Jones

    Orioles lineup vs. Yankees - School of Roch

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    Chris Tillman

    Pregame notes on Tillman, Britton, WBC and more - School of Roch

  • 1 Brad Brach

    Brad Brach

    Former Oriole Pedro Strop’s new deal could be a Brad Brach blueprint

  • 1 Kevin Gausman

    Kevin Gausman

    Does Carlos Martinez deal provide a framework for Kevin Gausman, others? - Steve Melewski

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