In lieu of counting major league wins, this week, we’re counting down five players whose performance in the majors this year can go a long way toward judging the first year of the Elias-Brandon Hyde era of Orioles baseball. The second on that list is outfielder Austin Hays.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said he'd be comfortable treating Rule 5 acquisition Drew Jackson as a fourth outfielder, and Jackson said he believes he can be an "elite corner outfielder" as he gets his first ever start in right field Monday.
On a day when manager Brandon Hyde spoke pregame about how in-game decisions regarding whether starting pitchers would get to face a batting order a third time when they're statistically shown to be more vulnerable, Andrew Cashner dazzled.
Projecting the Orioles' Opening Day roster after a round of cuts including Austin Hays, Anthony Santander, and Cody Carroll provided plenty of clarity into Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde's reasoning as they build the 25-man roster.
In lieu of counting major league wins, this week, we’re counting down five players whose performance in the majors this year can go a long way toward judging the first year of the Elias-Brandon Hyde era of Orioles baseball. The first on that list is catcher Chance Sisco.
Orioles right-hander Mike Wright isn't as green as he once might have been about what it takes to solidify a major league role, but said he felt good Sunday despite allowing three home runs in a 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees.
In sending Austin Hays out of major league camp despite his standout spring performance, the Orioles made the clearest indicator yet that even fielding the best or most exciting major league team possible won't get in the way of the player development plans they're putting in place.
Taking every road trip and playing out the last few innings of every spring game as a nonroster free agent isn't the most glamorous life. But the group of infielders occupying that role for the Orioles has proceeded into the last full week of camp unimpeded by those tough assignments.
Alex Cobb struck out the first four batters he faced — one apiece on a fastball, curveball and split-change in the first inning — and didn't allow any of his four hits until the Blue Jays’ three-run fifth inning in an eventual 4-3 Orioles win at Dunedin Stadium.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said the team has had discussions about using an opener to begin games as opposed to a traditional starter, but there's too much undecided on the team to determine that at this point.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde — a veteran of spring trainings at complexes where everyone was together — has gone out of his way this spring to try to make it feel like there was no distance at all between the major and minor leaguers.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde supports the 2019 measures for addressing baseball's pace of play, but is in wait-and-see mode on some of the measures that will impact the game itself to take that further in 2020.
Orioles right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis spoke with The Baltimore Sun at length about not only his year transitioning to a starter's role in 2018, but also the improvements he's already seen under the new staff in 2019 and what will make him stick in the big leagues this spring.
A pair of veterans with eight years of big league service time apiece — designated hitter Mark Trumbo and right-hander Andrew Cashner — hit important benchmarks on their paths to Opening Day in the Orioles' 6-4 Grapefruit League win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said right-hander Alex Cobb, who signed so late last season he wasn't even ready for Opening Day, will be the team's Opening Day starter on March 29 against the New York Yankees.
Former Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was always a fascinating case of new-school player-evaluation methods disagreeing with the well-worn traits that baseball has valued for generations. His free agency showed how stark that was, both locally and nationally.
Orioles executive vice president Mike Elias has made some familiar trades of international signing bonus pool money, and explained where the club is in its efforts to build up that neglected portion of the organization under the stewardship of senior director of international scouting Koby Pérez.
Orioles left-hander Josh Rogers is popular on the mound for his quick work, but he's also coming to embody the team's mantra of being yourself, acting like you belong in the big leagues, and not apologizing for it.
In a marathon 17-15 win by the split-squad Orioles over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday that featured 28 hits, nine errors and seven home runs, two sets of professional baseball players spent nearly four hours balancing on the edge of fun and folly.
Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. is the latest addition to the Orioles' loaded outfield mix, and the third trade executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias has made using international signing bonus pool money this spring.
Orioles outfielder Austin Hays had to re-learn how to run after offseason ankle surgery, and the resulting strides with that and his offseason fitness program have him in position to earn a major league job this spring.
Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo hasn't played in a game all spring, but that's given him unique perspective in getting to face tricky arms like Richard Bleier and Jimmy Yacabonis on the back fields at Ed Smith Stadium.
Each of the Orioles’ three starting outfielders provided big swings in a 9-6 win over the Rays, with home runs by Anthony Santander and Cedric Mullins in the fifth inning setting the stage for a three-run double by Yusniel Diaz in the eighth.
Nate Karns didn't pitch for over a week in a game due to arm soreness, and manager Brandon Hyde said that hinders him being able to be stretched out to start the year in the Orioles' rotation to start the season.
After a strange major league debut in September, Orioles lefty John Means spent the offseason looking to add strength to bump his velocity back up from a dip that lasted all of 2018. He also dove into some of the progressive analytics the team now employs.
Dylan Bundy pitched well around two home runs in three innings for the Orioles, but rotation candidate David Hess retired all nine batters he faced in a 9-4 Grapefruit League win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.