| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:07 PM
The Orioles will not go to an arbitration hearing with any of their players for the second consecutive year.
They settled Thursday night with catcher Matt Wieters on a $7.7 million contract for 2014. The deal includes incentives based on whether he wins...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:54 PM
The Orioles have reduced their number of arbitration eligible players to five, agreeing on Thursday with right-hander Bud Norris to a 2014 contract valued at $5.3 million, according to an industry source.
Norris, 28, made $3 million last year when...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The Orioles lone arbitration case has them more than $2 million apart.
Catcher Matt Wieters, represented by agent Scott Boras, has filed for a 2014 salary worth $8.75 million, while the Orioles filed at $6.5 million. The club settled with the rest of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The Orioles signed all but one of their remaining arbitration-eligible players Friday while making slugger Chris Davis the third-highest paid member of the team by more than tripling his 2013 salary.
The lone arbitration question now centers on...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Today is arbitration exchange day in Major League Baseball.
By late this afternoon we will know what agent Scott Boras believes catcher Matt Wieters and first baseman Chris Davis should earn in 2014. And we’ll know what the Orioles think, too....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:12 PM
The Orioles’ patience with Jake Arrieta ran out Tuesday, and you can’t really blame them for giving up on him.
A couple of years ago, Arrieta appeared to be the most promising of “the cavalry,” the nickname that former manager...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The evolution of Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman continued Friday night with an outing that was reminiscent of an experienced veteran and not a guy who was in the minors a year ago wondering about his future in the organization.
In the Orioles’...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The Orioles and their three remaining arbitration-eligible players have officially filed salary numbers for 2013.
Closer Jim Johnson, who led the majors in saves with 51, asked for $7.1 million while the Orioles countered with $5.7 million. He is in his...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It’s a pretty good time to be a Baltimore sports fan.
This is the first time since the Ravens came into existence in 1996 that both the Orioles and Ravens had season records above .500 in the same calendar year.
Both the Orioles and the Ravens...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Now that the Orioles have declined the $11 million option for next year on Mark Reynolds, the club has two options to try to keep the 29-year-old first baseman.
Since Reynolds has one year of arbitration eligibility remaining, the Orioles could tender...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:26 PM
The Orioles made nine roster moves heading into tonight’s Grapefruit League game with the Pirates, and when the dust clears, the team’s 25-man roster begins to get a little more clear.
The team optioned infielder Matt Antonelli to Triple-A...