For the first time since he took over the Orioles in August 2010, manager Buck Showalter's coaching staff was expected to be set through a winter. Every coach had a contract and no one was leaving for another job.
Free-agent left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, who dominated for the Orioles down the stretch run and throughout the postseason, is negotiating seriously with eight to 10 teams.
The Orioles are expected to reach an agreement with minor league shortstop Rey Navarro, most likely on a major league deal, according to industry sources. The deal is pending a physical.
It doesn't appear Orioles closer Zach Britton will pitch at Camden Yards one day with his older brother on the field behind him in the same uniform.
When the Orioles announced another group of minor league signings Friday, after another bunch of no-names Thursday, the old refrain from the last two winters was heard again: Why aren’t the Orioles doing anything significant?
When the Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed-hitting first baseman Ike Davis for assignment Thursday, I immediately began receiving inquiries as to whether I thought the Orioles would be interested in Davis.
The Orioles added two minor league right-handers to their 40-man roster Thursday to make sure they couldn’t be selected in next month’s Rule 5 draft.
Monday was a huge news day in baseball, although not so much on the Orioles front.