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Baltimore Sun

Mike Elias: Longtime Oriole Adam Jones 'no different' from other free agents the team will monitor

Longtime Orioles outfielder Adam Jones spent some time in Las Vegas this week at baseball's winter meetings for his role on the Baseball Assistance Team's advisory board, but it doesn't appear his proximity to the team's new leadership group did anything for his chance of a return to Baltimore...

Baltimore Sun

Agent Scott Boras, Orioles discussed ways to get Chris Davis 'back to being normal' at winter meetings

Agent Scott Boras, giving his annual comments at the winter meetings in front of a massive Christmas tree in a fire-hazard of a media briefing at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, said he's held discussions with Orioles officials this week about the best way to get maligned first baseman Chris...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles minor league affiliates poised to benefit from club's rebuilding efforts

At its core, baseball's winter meetings is a trade show, one put on by Minor League Baseball for its member clubs to congregate and build their businesses in every facet. The major league rumorfest only subsumes that. Yet when the Orioles’ affiliates — many of whom share a unique connection to...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

2018 MLB Winter Meetings: Day 3

Signings and hirings and trades, oh my. The biggest headline of Tuesday’s Day 2 activities at the Winter Meetings was probably the signing of Andrew McCutchen by the Phillies to a three-year, $50 million contract. Other Tuesday moves included the trade of Ivan Nova to the White Sox and the Royals officially announcing they had signed Billy Hamilton to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2020. And then there was this announcement: #Cubs coach Brandon Hyde will be the #Orioles’ next manager, sources tell The Athletic. First reported as close: @JoelSherman1.— Ken Rosenthal...

Baltimore Sun

Elias: Orioles will become an attractive place for free agents, but adding players is not currently a priority

Once the Orioles get up to speed on baseball's data and technological frontier, new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias expects Baltimore will be an attractive place for potential free agents to come play. Given the team's priorities of building out their field and front office...

Bluebird Banter

Today in Blue Jays history: Jays trade for Fred McGriff

36 Years Ago December 9, 1982 the Blue Jays made one of the best trades in team history. We sent reliever Dale Murray and minor leaguer Tom Dodd to the Yankees for outfielder Dave Collins, starter Mike Morgan and Fred McGriff. What we gave the Yankees: Todd Dodd never made it to the Yankees. they released him in 1983 and he went to the White Sox then the Orioles. He played in 8 games with the Orioles, 16 at bats, the total of him major league career. He did have a long minor league career, that included a season here in Calgary. He had a lot of power, hitting 206 home runs in 11 seasons,...

Baltimore Sun

A year after the Orioles shopped Manny Machado, the Paul Goldschmidt trade gives glimpse of winter offers for stars

Baseball's hot stove season, especially when the Orioles aren't involved, is an occasion to compare what other teams are doing now to what the Orioles could have done in the past. But this month, it's not the salary-driven trade of Robinson Cano to the New York Mets and the flawed notion that it...


Is Nunez the Orioles’ answer at third?

  While the Orioles season came to its merciful conclusion, one player performed well with almost no one noticing. Renato Nunez, who the Orioles recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to replace Manny Machado on the roster after the All-Star break trade, had statistics that bear closer scrutiny. Nunez was acquired off waivers from the Texas Rangers […]

Twinkie Town

Twins Sign Jonathan Schoop

We have the scoop on Schoop. Oh Em Gee, something actually happened! The Twins are finalizing a deal with second baseman, Jonathan Schoop for a one year contract worth about $7.5mm dollars with unknown incentives. #Twins finalizing one-year deal with free-agent 2B Jonathan Schoop for more than $7M, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 6, 2018 Schoop struggled with the Orioles and Brewers last year to the tune of a .202/.246/.331 triple slash with 4 entire dingerydoos, causing the brewers to non-tender him this off-season rather than pay him the 10...


Diner Question: What were Duquette’s best and worst trades?

Major trades have already been made, and with the Winter Meetings beginning Sunday in Las Vegas, there will be more to come. In recent years, the Orioles haven’t made any major trades at the Winter Meetings. Not since Andy MacPhail was in charge in 2010, did the Orioles make deals, and they acquired J.J. Hardy […]

Tim Beckham non-tendered, headed to free agency

After hitting 12 HRs in 96 games with the Orioles in 2018, Tim Beckham was non-tendered by the team, making him a free agent About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and

Brewers non-tender Schoop, making him a free agent

Jonathan Schoop gets non-tendered, becoming a free agent after splitting time with the Orioles and Brewers in 2018 About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists

Baltimore Sun

Former Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop nontendered by Brewers, becomes free agent

Former Orioles All-Star second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who was traded July 31 to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of the team's massive teardown, wasn't tendered a contract by his new club ahead of Friday night's deadline for arbitration-eligible players. In lieu of paying Schoop, 27, the estimated...

Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Jonathan Schoop likely to be Non-Tendered?

After a disappointing few months as a Milwaukee Brewer, it appears Jonathan Schoop could be on his way out. Even at the time that the Milwaukee Brewers acquired Jonathan Schoop from the Baltimore Orioles at the July 31st trade deadline, many found it to be a peculiar move. But GM David Stearns made it clear […] Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Jonathan Schoop likely to be Non-Tendered? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Baltimore Sun

Braves begin free agency with a flurry and are a reminder of what the Orioles hope to become

A flurry of signings by the Atlanta Braves in the form of catcher Brian McCann and third baseman Josh Donaldson signaled the beginning of free agency's major moves this year, but show why the Orioles might not be major players in it. For a team coming off a 115-loss season that saw them significantly...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

The Orioles, the Cubs and Pedro Araujo: A curious non-transaction

The Cubs lost Araujo in the Rule 5 draft last year. Now, because of a possible Orioles misjudgment, they might get him back. Sometimes, an MLB team will do something that makes perfect sense, even if it doesn’t work. For instance, if a team has a weakness on their roster, they may trade a prospect to fill the hole. The fill-in might be worse than expected, or the prospect may flourish. Or, perhaps, the squad deals international signing space for a relative non-entity prospect, doubting the will locate the next Ronald Acuna Jr. or Jose Altuve . However, on occasion, a move is made (or not...


Dodgers News: Manny Machado Admits ‘Johnny Hustle’ Answer Was ‘Wrong’

Once it became clear the Baltimore Orioles were willing to part with Manny Machado at the non-waiver trade deadline, he became the best available talent. That Machado was...

The Crawfish Boxes

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 21st, 2018

Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Astros News After a partnership lasting years, Jeff Luhnow is happy that Mike Elias will get his chance as the Orioles’ new GM (Astros.com)And Forrest Whitley is pretty happy with Jeff Luhnow’s decision-making (12up)Which includes the decision to protect Single-A pitcher Bryan Abreu in the Rule 5, but why? (The Athletic, $$$)Justin Wilson offers a low-risk, high-reward free agent option for the Astros (Climbing Tal’s Hill)Will Aledmys Diaz be the answer for the suddenly vacant utility role? (The Sports Daily) Around the...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles add pitching prospect Dillon Tate to 40-man roster to protect him from Rule 5 draft

Many of the Orioles' prizes from their July teardown trades were dealt by their prior clubs with this week in mind — when they'd have to be added to the 40-man roster to be protected from the Rule 5 draft. But only one remained to be added by Tuesday's deadline — right-hander Dillon Tate, the top...

Brad Brach to enter free agency this offseason

Reliever Brad Brach, who split time in 2018 with the Orioles and Braves, will enter free agency this offseason About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 3