The Orioles will need to end up on the right side of a lot of variables to match their 2016 win total.
There's still a few weeks remaining in the Orioles' offseason, but even with the roster not necessarily finished, the re-signing of slugger Mark Trumbo to a three-year contract makes clear that their core beliefs haven't changed.
Now 34 and preparing for his 13th year in major league baseball, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is perceived by some to be in a state of athletic decline. The player who slugged 30 home runs as recently as 2011, for example, belted just eight last year, and injuries have forced him to miss about 30...
Orioles All-Star Adam Jones signed an $85.5 million contract extension in 2012. He does not need to work during the offseason, or any other job at all. But he is a hockey fan, and on Friday night, he will be back to work in, of all places, the penalty box.
The Orioles today announced their three-year deal with slugger Mark Trumbo, and designated outfielder Adam Walker for assignment off the 40-man roster. The $37.5 million contract represents the biggest deal the team has made this offseason. It brings back to Baltimore the major-league leader in...
However protracted the process was, Mark Trumbo’s return to the Orioles appears to be a reasonable piece of business for a player whose market all along indicated a reunion with Baltimore might best serve all parties.
This is Sidney Ponson. Behold. He's now 40 years old. From Aruba. Used to play professional baseball. Spent eight years with the Orioles. Had some trouble with drinking and driving. This, however, is not Sidney Ponson. No, that is not 40-year-old Aruban ex-Orioles pitcher Sidney Ponson trolling...
Now that Mark Trumbo is on the verge of finalizing a three-year deal, the Orioles are in a position to have one of Major League Baseball's most powerful lineups for the foreseeable future.
Another offseason-long saga of whether the major league home run champion would stay in Baltimore after testing free agency was resolved Thursday when the Orioles agreed to re-sign free-agent outfielder/designated hitter Mark Trumbo.
Orioles beat writers Eduardo Encina and Jon Meoli discusses whether the Orioles will be adding more pitchers to their roster. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina continued to move closer to the 75 percent of votes needed to earn election in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He received 51.8 percent in his fourth year on the ballot.
It took Tim Raines up until his 10th and final season on the ballot to be elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame, and maybe that delay was in part because it took that long for his premier skills – getting on base and scoring runs – to be truly appreciated. But ultimately, the wait for Raines – who...
For the third straight year, Stadium Journey, which rates and ranks various North American sports venues on a variety of factors from food and beverages to overall atmosphere and affordability, ranked Oriole Park at Camden Yards the top stadium experience of 2016.
Outfielder Tim Raines, who is on the ballot for the 10th and final year, was on 89.5 percent of the ballots collected on BBHOFTracker.com.
The Orioles won’t be missing any of their top stars at this year’s FanFest, which returns to its early-winter place on the calendar on Sunday, Jan. 28, to drum up support for the coming season.
Maybe someday, there will be another baseball Hall of Fame election that isn't a referendum on the sport's ugly steroid era, but it probably won't happen anytime soon.
A year ago this week, during a portion of the baseball calendar when deals are traditionally struck for cut-rate prices, Chris Davis agreed in principle to a pact that will pay the first baseman $161 million and keep him in an Orioles uniform for seven years.
Pat Connaughton still spends most game nights in the NBA biding his time, sitting at the end of the Portland Trail Blazers' bench and waiting for his name to be called. As a second-year player, his minutes are up, he's playing better and he's learned a lot. He's still optimistic about his pro basketball...
Last week’s annual minicamp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota focused on a group of minor league pitchers, most of whom are working their way up to the top rungs of the Orioles minor league system. But the organization’s next group of talent is coming on fast right behind them. It’s a...
The Orioles decided to go with a get-tough approach to their long list of potential salary arbitration disputes this winter and settled four of the most expensive.
The Orioles were able to avoid arbitration with their top three eligible players Friday, delivering them handsome salary raises for the upcoming season.
The Orioles exchanged salary figures with three players Friday, and intend to take them to an arbitration hearing without further negotiations.
Orioles fail to agree to terms with Kevin Gausman, Brad Brach and Caleb Joseph, and plan to take them to arbitration hearings.
The Orioles haven’t gone to arbitration with their players often in recent years, with just two hearings over the past five offseasons, but that figures to change this year.
Orioles utility man Ryan Flaherty agreed to terms on a one-year deal for next season worth $1.8 million, avoiding arbitration Thursday night, according to multiple industry sources.
It is no secret that Tillman – who now has a home in Sarasota – likes to fish in the pond on the grounds of the Ed Smith complex, and according to manager Buck Showalter, he’s not the only one fishing around there. There’s a rumor that a few otters have made a home at the pond, so Tillman might...
Two decades ago, Roger McDowell and Alan Mills spent one season as major league teammates, pitching out of the Orioles bullpen during the 1996 season. Now, they are teammates again, this time entrusted with what might be an even more important task than before.
There’s no doubt that the team’s minicamp, which this week was held for the fourth straight year at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, has proven to be beneficial.
One of the most intriguing attendees at this week’s Orioles minicamp is right-hander Jesus Liranzo, a 21-year-old who was just added to the organization’s 40-man roster in November to protect him from being selected in the Rule 5 draft.
You don’t need to talk to right-hander Branden Kline very long before you come away impressed. The Orioles minor-league pitcher is polished. He speaks with confidence and carries an air of professionalism.
Orioles left-hander Chris Lee jokes about it now, but he says when he was a toddler his mother worried about him because he would constantly bump into things. Eventually she found out her son was legally blind in his right eye, a condition that couldn't be corrected by treatment or by surgery.
Orioles minor leaguer Branden Kline, who had elbow ligament reconstruction surgery 15 months ago, is expected to have a normal spring training for the first time since the procedure.
The Orioles organization is lacking in middle-infield depth, and while prospect Ryan Mountcastle just completed his first full professional season, the club is counting on him to advance through the team’s minor league system at his natural position of shortstop.
When right-hander Logan Verrett walked into the Orioles clubhouse at the Ed Smith Stadium complex to report to this week’s minicamp Monday morning, he returned to a familiar place.
Orioles reliever Mychal Givens is no stranger to representing the United States in international competition; he did it twice as a heralded high school player. The opportunity to participate in this year's World Baseball Classic and play on the game's biggest international stage while calling some...
Even though the Orioles added a left-handed bat in outfielder Seth Smith last week, manager Buck Showalter said Monday that he would still like to have another left-handed hitter balance out the lineup if the team decides to add another outfield piece.
Orioles minor leaguer Christian Walker is getting a head start on spring training, renting a home this offseason in Sarasota and working out at the Ed Smith Stadium complex so he can continue his transition to a new position. With Chris Davis entrenched at first base after signing a seven-year,...
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette gave his strongest indication this offseason that the club is shifting its focus away from retaining slugger Mark Trumbo in an interview with MLB Network Radio on Sunday. While there’s been much hullabaloo about the four-year offer made to Trumbo, the...
The Orioles' annual January minicamp, which will be held this week for the fourth straight year at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., essentially gives the club's major league staff a head start on spring training.
The Orioles’ trade for a strong platoon bat in outfielder Seth Smith helps provide a clearer picture of what their roster will be as spring training nears. But the wisdom of the team’s offseason moves so far won’t be determined until they make one final addition — if they do at all.