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  • Which MLB changes are best and worst?

    Split the difference Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune The realities of making changes are a million miles away from just throwing things down on paper, as fans want to do. You can't move a team without its approval, and the outcry in Houston against...
  • Duquette announces several moves to remake Orioles' front office

    Duquette announces several moves to remake Orioles' front office
    New Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has begun the reconstruction of his front office, announcing the hiring of a new amateur scouting director Monday while re-assigning pro scouting director Lee MacPhail IV, one of the top lieutenants in the...
  • Orioles land backup catcher in trade

    Orioles land backup catcher in trade
    Dan Duquette made his first trade as executive vice president of the Orioles on Thursday, filling the club's vacant reserve catcher spot by adding defensive-minded backstop Taylor Teagarden from a familiar partner, the Texas Rangers' organization. The...
  • Winter meetings notes: Orioles complete 2012 coaching staff by adding Hale, Castro

    Winter meetings notes: Orioles complete 2012 coaching staff by adding Hale, Castro
    After weeks of waiting, Orioles manager Buck Showalter ultimately landed the third base coach he wanted. On Wednesday, in an otherwise uneventful afternoon at the winter meetings, the Orioles announced they had completed their 2012 coaching staff, adding...
  • Looking at the Rule 5 draft

    Looking at the Rule 5 draft
    The Rule 5 draft is Thursday at 9 a.m., and it would be somewhat surprising if the Orioles didn’t take someone. They have the fourth pick, behind the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners, and obviously, the Orioles are always in...
  • Orioles decline to tender 2012 contract to Luke Scott

    Orioles decline to tender 2012 contract to Luke Scott
    The Orioles decided Monday not to tender a 2012 contract to outfielder Luke Scott, allowing their 2010 Most Valuable Oriole to become a free agent, according to an industry source. The decision is not a surprise considering that Scott, 33, batted just...
  • O's sign Newby, Link, Richardson and Cruz to minor league deals

    O's sign Newby, Link, Richardson and Cruz to minor league deals
    The Orioles have agreed to minor league deals with right-handed pitchers Kyler Newby and Jon Link and outfielders Antoan Richardson and Lee Cruz. A former 50th round draft pick, Newby, 26, spent the past seven seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks...
  • MacPhail opts not to return to Orioles

    MacPhail opts not to return to Orioles
    After more than a week of speculation since the end of the season, Andy MacPhail is indeed stepping down as the Orioles' president of baseball operations after four-plus years at the helm, according to a club source. MacPhail is leaving the Orioles to...
  • At break, who's poised to have best 2nd half?

    Angels hitting their stride Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun The Angels got off to a terrible start, but when you go out in the offseason and sign one of the game's all-time best hitters and add a high-quality starter to a team that's already got a very...
  • Orioles have some interest in Francisco Cordero

    Orioles have some interest in Francisco Cordero
    The Orioles have expressed some interest in the lone viable free-agent closer, Francisco Cordero, according to an industry source. Although discussions are not considered far along, the Orioles have inquired about the 36-year-old right-hander, who has...
  • Tigers' success starts at top

    Like Rudolf Nureyev, the Tigers have turned on a dime. They appeared to be downsizing less than two years ago when they traded Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson in moves that seemed to show owner Mike Ilitch's concern over a bloated payroll. But that...
  • Orioles tap New Zealand for 17-year-old prospect

    Orioles tap New Zealand for 17-year-old prospect
    There's never been a major league baseball player to come out of New Zealand. And despite reports from the country that 17-year-old first baseman Pita Rona has signed a seven-year "major league" contract with the Orioles, it's actually far from that. The...