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Nov 7, 2017

Machado denied a third Gold Glove Award - School of Roch

A dip in defensive metrics may have denied Manny Machado a third Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Machado lost out to the Rays' Evan Longoria tonight among American League third basemen, with the announcement coming via ESPN. The Indians' José Ramírez...
Nov 7, 2017

Overlooked as a prospect, Trey Mancini got some rookie recognition - Steve Melewski

Overlooked as a prospect, Trey Mancini finally gets well-deserved recognition
Nov 7, 2017

Interest in Cashner and Vargas, Wynns, Gold Gloves and more - School of Roch

Though the Orioles aren't offering up names of pitchers who are targeted in free agency, there's definite interest in Andrew Cashner and left-hander Jason Vargas to plug holes in a rotation with only two returning starters. MLBTradeRumors.com predicted that Cashner...
Nov 6, 2017

Trey Mancini a finalist for AL Rookie of the Year - School of Roch

With Aaron Judge a lock to be named American League Rookie of the Year, cracking the top three finalists can be viewed as a nice consolation prize. Trey Mancini will take it. Mancini, Judge and Red Sox's outfielder Andrew Benintendi...
Nov 6, 2017

Castillo declines option for 2018 - School of Roch

Catcher Welington Castillo severed his ties to the Orioles today, as expected, by declining the $7 million player option on his contract. They could reconnect later this winter, with both sides leaving the door open, but it's unlikely to happen....
Nov 6, 2017

How far away are the Orioles? - Steve Melewski

How far away are Orioles right now and what's best way to improve rotation?
Nov 6, 2017

Award finalists revealed tonight - School of Roch

The Orioles are supposed to find out by 5 p.m. today whether catcher Welington Castillo will exercise or decline his $7 million option for next season. I checked around yesterday and no one had received official word. The expectation remains...
Nov 5, 2017

Week in review: Talking free agent pitchers, realignment and Chris Tillman - Steve Melewski

Week in review: Talking free agent pitchers, realignment and Chris Tillman's future
Nov 5, 2017

Thoughts on coaches returning in 2018 - School of Roch

Left-hander Tanner Scott allowed one hit and struck out four batters last night over two scoreless innings in the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game. Ryan Mountcastle, batting third and playing third base, doubled and drove in a run. Meanwhile,...
Nov 4, 2017

Houston takes down the big spenders, plus a look at shortstop - Steve Melewski

Astros take down baseball's big spenders, Tim Beckham set to assume shortstop
Nov 4, 2017

Werthan walks, my case for Cain and more - School of Roch

The Phillies keep dipping into the Orioles' baseball operations department, mining for talent that again leaves a sizeable void back in Baltimore. Ben Werthan won't return in 2018 as the Orioles' advance scouting coordinator, accepting a job yesterday as Phillies...
Nov 3, 2017

Orioles decline options on Hardy and Miley - School of Roch

The Orioles have officially parted ways with shortstop J.J. Hardy and left-hander Wade Miley, declining to exercise their respective options for the 2018 season and allowing them to become free agents. It feels like the end of an era with...
Nov 3, 2017

Now a free agent, will O's bring back Chris Tillman? - Steve Melewski

Now officially a free agent, will the Orioles bring back Chris Tillman?
Nov 3, 2017

Notes on Castillo, free agent predictions, spring schedule and more - School of Roch

The Orioles are one more day away, at the most, from receiving official word that catcher Welington Castillo is declining his $7 million option for 2018 and entering the free agent market. Nothing has happened over the last month that...
Nov 2, 2017

Seven Orioles officially hit free agency - School of Roch

The conclusion of the World Series last night ignited the start of free agency, beginning with 149 players hitting the market earlier this afternoon. The list, made available by the Major League Baseball Players Association, includes Orioles pitchers Chris Tillman,...