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Jan 30, 2023

Irvin expresses excitement about joining Orioles: ‘There’s so much good about this team’

Left-hander Cole Irvin doesn’t have much experience pitching in the American League East. He had one strong start at Oriole Park in 2021 before the left-field dimensions were expanded and hasn’t pitched at Fenway Park, where the Orioles open the 2023 season on March 30th. Irvin is aware that the Orioles have a number of […]
Jan 27, 2023

Orioles’ Elias continues productive offseason with addition of A’s left-hander Irvin

Orioles general manager Mike Elias continued a methodical and productive offseason with the acquisition of left-hander Cole Irvin from the Oakland A’s on Thursday. Irvin is the second veteran starter the Orioles acquired in the last two months, and he becomes the only left-hander in the rotation. He joins Kyle Gibson, who signed a one-year, […]
Jan 26, 2023

Oriole prospects continue to get high marks; Kelso out at Maryland Stadium Authority

Baseball America placed eight Oriole prospects in their top 100 last week. MLB Pipeline has seven Orioles in their top 10 positional rankings in advance of releasing their top 100 list on Thursday. Gunnar Henderson, who was the top overall prospect in Baseball America, is MLB Pipeline’s  top third base prospect. Coby Mayo, the Orioles’ […]
Jan 25, 2023

Oriole fans face long wait for next Hall of Famer

This summer, the Orioles will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their last World Series championship in 1983. That team featured three Hall of Famers — Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer and Cal Ripken Jr. Since then, the Orioles haven’t gotten to the World Series and have produced only one Hall of Famer, pitcher Mike Mussina who […]
Jan 23, 2023

Answers to your Orioles questions, Part 1

It’s time for our monthly mailbag. We received lots of excellent questions, and I’ll answer more of them on Tuesday. Questions may be edited for length, clarity and grammar. Question: What are the reasons a new lease hasn’t been signed? Will it be harder to accomplish under Governor Moore? From: Vince Celano via Facebook. Answer: […]
Jan 19, 2023

Peter Schmuck: More clarity from John Angelos needed

Back in 2019, when John Angelos reassured fans that the Orioles would remain in Baltimore “as long as Fort McHenry is watching over the harbor,” I had to give him some credit. It was a great line from a guy who has never been particularly quotable and it did serve to quiet growing speculation that […]
Jan 18, 2023

Orioles’ spring training storylines

Pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota in four weeks, and while there is likely to be some roster changes between now and then, these are some of the storylines I’m going to be following when spring training begins for the Orioles. Who’s going to start Opening Day? The pitcher who starts on March 30th at […]
Jan 17, 2023

Guide to Orioles’ spring training in Sarasota

In just over four weeks, the first normal spring training in four years is scheduled to begin in Sarasota. Pitchers and catchers will report to the Ed Smith Stadium Complex on February 15th, and the first workout is set to begin on the 16th. Position players will report on February 20th with the first full-squad […]
Jan 16, 2023

John Angelos: ‘Fear not, the Orioles will be here’

The Orioles remain committed to Baltimore, and still plan to sign a lease extension, John Angelos, their Chairman and CEO says. “The Orioles are going to be here for the long-term,” Angelos said at a Martin Luther King Day event at the Camden Yards warehouse. “We have been here, and I’ve said many times, publicly, […]
Jan 13, 2023

Orioles hope to avoid arbitration with 6 players; Spring training report dates; O’Hearn clears waivers

The Orioles have six players eligible for arbitration, and if a contract agreement isn’t reached by Friday, the players and teams must exchange figures for an arbitration hearing. Outfielders Austin Hays, Cedric Mullins and Anthony Santander, shortstop Jorge Mateo and pitchers Dillon Tate and Austin Voth are not signed. According to MLBTradeRumors.com, they project Santander […]
Jan 12, 2023

Hernandez gives Orioles another bullpen option

The Orioles’ bullpen was surprisingly good in 2022. Three relievers with no track record — Bryan Baker, Félix Bautista and Cionel Pérez — were keys to the bullpen’s success. Executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias knows that as impressive as Baker, Bautista and Pérez were last year, they could take a step back this year. […]
Jan 11, 2023

Orioles acquire left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez from Red Sox

The Orioles acquired left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations. Hernandez was 0-1 with a 21.00 ERA in seven games for Boston last season, and in parts of four seasons with the Red Sox was 3-4 with a 5.06 ERA. The Orioles’ bullpen is mostly right-handed. Left-hander […]
Jan 11, 2023

Checking up on Orioles’ top international prospects

Baseball’s international signing period begins Sunday, and according to Baseball America, the Orioles have a commitment from Dominican shortstop Luis Almeyda, who they project to receive the 16th highest bonus of the signing class.  MLB.com ranks Almeyda as baseball’s 20th highest international prospect. The 16-year-old Almeyda grew up in New Jersey, and instead of waiting […]
Jan 10, 2023

Thoughts on Birdland Caravan, possible non-roster spring training invitations

The Orioles’ announcement on Monday that they’d be holding a four-day Birdland Caravan early next month was a welcome sign. Just before 2020’s spring training, the Orioles conducted a three-day bus tour of the region, but with the pandemic in 2021 and last year’s lockout, there hasn’t been one since. As the first normal spring […]
Jan 9, 2023

Orioles bringing back Birdland Caravan

The Orioles are bringing back their Birdland Caravan from February 2nd-5th. The caravan will visit locations in Baltimore, Bel Air, Bowie, College Park, Columbia, Elk Ridge, Frederick, Halethorpe, Odenton, Owings Mills, Salisbury, Towson, Westminster and York, Pennsylvania. Players scheduled to participate are Bryan Baker, Félix Bautista, DL Hall, Austin Hays, Gunnar Henderson, Joey Krehbiel, Dean […]