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Orioles continue to sink with series loss at Rays as trade deadline nears

After the Orioles continued to tread water in a muddled playoff race by losing their series at the Tampa Bay Rays, manager Buck Showalter refused to place added importance on the team’s upcoming series in Texas — the club’s final three games before the nonwaiver trade deadline. On the surface,...

Larry Brown Sports

Chances of Zach Britton trade reportedly getting slimmer

It is looking increasingly likely that Zach Britton will still be a wearing Baltimore Orioles uniform come August 1st. According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Wednesday, the chances of Britton being dealt by the trade deadline are getting “slimmer by the day.” The chances of #Orioles Zach Britton being traded are...Read More

Baltimore Sun

Orioles hope return of Manny Machado's all-around game can put them squarely back into pennant race

Manny Machado is one of the game’s few talents who can carry a team with his bat and his glove. And as the Orioles attempt to get back into the playoff race with the nonwaiver trade deadline looming, there’s no coincidence that their recent surge correlates with their 25-year-old superstar third...

MASN Sports

Updating Britton situation and Jimenez's next chance - School of Roch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Orioles have one game remaining today against the Rays before flying to Dallas and inching closer to the non-waiver trade deadline that arrives on Monday. They're not conceding the 2017 season or the one that...

Chicago Tribune

Cubs' stretched bullpen could benefit from reinforcements

The home runs Justin Grimm and Koji Uehara allowed Monday in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox emphasized the Cubs' need for relief help. They might have to wait until the final hours leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. The Orioles, Rangers, Nationals and Dodgers were among the teams with scouts...

Chicago Sun-Times

Oddsmakers weigh in on Cubs adding Alex Avila, Zach Britton

With less than a week to go until the trade deadline, the Cubs have looked at trading for the Tigers' Alex Avila and the Orioles' Zach Britton

CBS Baltimore

Orioles VP Duquette Squashes Notion Of Trading Away Talent

The Baltimore Orioles apparently have no intention of dealing away veteran talent before the non-waiver trade deadline.

Carroll County Times

Schmuck: Just over a week away from trade deadline, Orioles still in buy/sell limbo

If it looks like the Orioles are stuck in some kind of trade deadline twilight zone, well, that appearance is not deceiving. Baseball operations chief Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter fielded questions from season-ticket holders Saturday afternoon during the club’s annual State of the Orioles...

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Orioles have much to consider in determining how to approach trade deadline

At a field level, the Orioles' play over the few weeks preceding the nonwaiver trade deadline is only a fraction of the calculus that will go into the decisions that are set to shape the organization in both the short and long term. The team's sweep at the hands of the Chicago Cubs, followed by...

Washington Times

Orioles VP Duquette quashes notion of trading away talent

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles apparently have no intention of dealing away veteran talent before the non-waiver trade deadline. At least for now. Although the Orioles were 46-50 and in fourth place in the AL East before Saturday's game against Houston, vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette believes ...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles' Duquette: 'I still have hope in this year’s club'

Saturday’s annual State of the Orioles event — the one instance during the regular season focused exclusively on season-ticket holders interacting with the team’s players and front-office personnel — didn’t offer anything unexpected on the team’s focus approaching the nonwaiver trade deadline. ...

CBS Baltimore

Angelos Gave Duquette ‘OK’ To Trades For Top Relievers, Seth Smith

The Baltimore Orioles have just under two weeks to make some moves before the trade deadline on July 31. 

New York Post

The factors that will decide Yu Darvish’s trade fate

As poorly as things have been going for the Orioles – and that has been real bad – they just swept four games from the Rangers by a combined 34-11. That has heightened belief around the game that Texas might trade Yu Darvish, who can be a free agent after the season. A few executives...

Larry Brown Sports

Astros reportedly viewed as ‘most motivated suitor’ for Zach Britton

It sounds like the Houston Astros could be preparing to make a very big splash ahead of MLB’s trade deadline. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, rival evaluators reportedly see the Astros as the team most motivated to acquire closer Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles. About the Zach Britton sweepstakes: Rival evaluators think the Astros...Read More

MASN Sports

Adam Jones on three wins: "Shuts up all the trade rumors" - Steve Melewski

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones went 3-for-5 with two RBIs tonight as the Orioles won their third in a row, beating Texas 10-2. Despite these wins, the Orioles (45-49) would need four more consecutive wins just to get back to .500....

Baltimore Sun

Orioles working backward with power arms Castro, Scott, Liranzo to find viable starters

With their rotation proving so frustrating this year — and three-fifths of it heading for free agency this offseason — the Orioles are already looking at some unique options to bring along as starters long term. And they’re going the opposite way from the traditional method of developing starting...

MASN Sports

Orioles score in double digits again in 10-2 win - School of Roch

If this is how the Orioles are going to respond to trade rumors and the notion that they're sellers, the front office should plant the idea a few days after they break camp. Kevin Gausman turned in the rotation's third...

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Yankees provide Orioles with precedent for what to target in trades for top relievers

Even though selling off its top assets — mainly relief pitchers — would be unprecedented for this Orioles regime as the club looks toward the future, there’s plenty of precedent for the haul that can be expected for trading an All-Star reliever who’s more than a rental. All three of Zach Britton,...

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Hot streak for Orioles' Seth Smith coincides with two familiar occurences: days off and trade rumors

Orioles outfielder Seth Smith, at age 34, has played long enough to get used to two things — his place as the big half of a left-right platoon, and his tenuous status as a member of any given team. On the first account, Smith was not in the starting lineup on Wednesday despite homering three times...

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants hope to add high schooler rejected by O’s

The Giants are involved in a bizarre addendum to the June amateur draft that could bolster their minor-league system. The club hopes by Wednesday to complete a physical on Texas high school pitcher Jack Conlon, whom the Orioles selected in the fourth round but did not sign because he failed their physical. Conlon, who had an offer to play for Texas A&M, became free to sign with any club and reached a tentative agreement with the Giants. Does that mean they are buying damaged goods? The Orioles are notorious for their strict standard for physicals, which has led to several free-agent deal...

MASN Sports

Notes on Britton, trade rumors, Harvey, Flaherty and Castro - School of Roch

Orioles manager Buck Showalter has declared left-hander Zach Britton ready to resume closing at the next opportunity. Britton has entered games in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings since coming off the disabled list again, and he hasn't been used...

Newark Star-Ledger

MLB trade rumors: N.J.'s Todd Frazier to Red Sox? Marlins' Dee Gordon to Phillies?

Major League Baseball's trade deadline is on July 31 (7/31/17). Here are the latest news, rumors and buzz leading up to a slew of blockbusters. Will the Orioles hold a fire sale and move Zach Britton or Manny Machado? Are the Tigers willing to pay down Justin Verlander's contract? Will the Phillies make a deal for Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon? Is N.J.'s Todd Frazier headed to the Red Sox?

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Orioles relievers Zach Britton, Brad Brach discuss possibility of trade as deadline approaches

With the nonwaiver trade deadline two weeks away and the Orioles subject of much speculation that their two-month slide to the basement of the American League East might set off a sale of their valuable pieces, two names at the center of that addressed the possibility that they might not be Orioles...

Larry Brown Sports

Cubs could trade for Zach Britton?

The defending champions may not be done wheeling and dealing after their trade for Jose Quintana earlier this month. Mark Feisand of MLB.com quotes an industry source who believes that the Chicago Cubs will trade for Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton, citing the minor leaguers that Cubs president Theo Epstein has to offer. Industry source...Read More

MASN Sports

Zach Britton on trade rumors - Steve Melewski

It is the time of year for trade rumors, talk and speculation. Orioles closer Zach Britton's name has come up a few times in the last few days in that regard. He hears that talk and can easily see speculation...

Larry Brown Sports

Orioles reportedly preparing to sell, will not move Manny Machado

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly ready to sell at the MLB trade deadline — but will hang on to some of their bigger names. Ken Rosenthal wrote on his Facebook Sunday that the Orioles are prepared to move top relievers Zach Britton, Brad Brach, and Darren O’Day, as well as outfielder Seth Smith and catcher...Read More

MASN Sports

Orioles battle back from eight-run deficit and lose in the ninth - School of Roch

The Orioles may not be sellers, but they were ready to trade tonight's game. Maybe for an outcome to be named later. Kevin Gausman allowed a career-high four home runs through the third inning and the Cubs built an eight-run...

Duquette : Orioles fans hate Bautista

Baltimore Orioles GM Dan Duquette confirms the story to Blair and Wilner that he told Jose Bautista’s agent that “we’re not interested, our fans do not like your player.”