In the Orioles' effort to protect their own pitching prospects and cover the major-league staff as they go forward with their rebuild, they could look at these minor-league free agents who came onto the market this month.
The Orioles could have a bigger bonus pool in the 2020 draft than 2019, one of many reasons the team's offseason priorities will be much more focused on the future than the minutiae deadlines that fill the next few months.
The Orioles began to churn their roster ahead of the offseason by claiming infielder Pat Valaika from the Rockies and outrighting pitchers Luis Ortiz, Josh Rogers, Ryan Eades, and Tayler Scott to Triple-A Norfolk.
While the Orioles' bullpen made headlines for its spectacular failures in 2019, their closest comparable group -- the Washington Nationals -- are trying to make a similarly challenged group work in the World Series.
New Orioles director of player development Matt Blood's first month on the job has been mostly about setting philosophy for the organization, and it's clear his ideas align with those of Mike Elias and Sig Mejdal.
Touting the moves as an extension of the organizational changes that began with the hiring of Mike Elias last fall to take over baseball operations, the Orioles on Wednesday announced a restructuring on the business side with several promotions and new faces.
It wasn’t the most productive year on the field for the Orioles, but plenty happened in the majors, on the farm and behind the scenes that can be instructive about what will happen in this offseason and beyond.
Another Orioles win against a cashed-in Red Sox team Saturday gave John Means is 12th win of the season and set up the possibility of their first sweep of the season in the final game of the year Sunday.
Speaking to Baltimore’s business leaders at the annual Visit Baltimore Annual Meeting on Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium, Orioles executive vice president John Angelos said the team would be in Baltimore “as long as Fort McHenry is standing watch over the Inner Harbor.”
Orioles third baseman Rio Ruiz was already providing value with his glove, but his newfound aggression in the strikezone has made him one of the club's most productive hitters since the All-Star break.
Orioles executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias described this week’s continued reductions in the baseball operations department as part of a painful but required overhaul of the organization.