Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette appeared on MLB Network's "High Heat" with Christopher Russo on Wednesday afternoon from the general managers' meetings in Phoenix and addressed the club's hopes to retain free agents Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz.
When Tommy Hunter received a call about two weeks ago inviting him to play on a team of major leaguers in the All-Star Series exhibition this month in Japan, the Orioles relief pitcher said the choice was easy.
No one should be surprised that center fielder Adam Jones, shortstop J.J. Hardy and right fielder Nick Markakis were honored with Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for their defensive excellence during the 2014 season. They all contributed mightily to the strong team defense that helped the Orioles win the American League East title and advance to the American League Championship Series.
Most players has already cleared out of the Orioles clubhouse by Friday afternoon when reporters were allowed inside. The team arrived home from Kansas City ¿ swept by the Royals on four games in the American League Championship Series -- on Thursday evening so most players packed up their lockers then.
Manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette plan to meet, along with team brass, to begin looking to next season. Pitchers and catchers are slated to return for spring training three months from Saturday, and the Orioles face many difficult roster decisions in the meantime.
Despite season-ending injuries to shortstop Manny Machado and catcher Matt Wieters and the late-season suspension of first baseman Chris Davis, this Orioles season's biggest disappointment had to be right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez.
After the Orioles were swept by the Kansas City Royals this week, Lee Corrigan said he was "relieved" the Baltimore Running Festival finish wouldn't have to be altered. That doesn't mean he wouldn't want to change it in the future.
As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a team.
After the Orioles' season ended Wednesday, Buck Showalter's words were slow and his eyes were glassy when describing the feeling of coming so close to bringing the World Series to Baltimore for the first time in 31 years.
The Orioles' "We Won't Stop" season finally came to a screeching halt Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium when the won't-be-beat Kansas City Royals won another nailbiter, 2-1, in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.
After the Orioles' season-ending 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, outfielder Nelson Cruz realized he might have played his final game in an Orioles uniform.
The Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday ensured Baltimore marathon participants would finish their race with the downhill jaunt down Eutaw Street and through Camden Yards that veteran runners are accustomed to.
With the Orioles on the brink of elimination, the American League Championship Series took a bizarre turn when a player called a news conference before Wednesday's Game 4 so he could apologize for the T-shirt he wore while talking to the media the night before.
With the Orioles' playoff future hanging in the balance, the club could have used just a little more out of the Taiwanese left-hander. And Wei-Yin Chen couldn't deliver in the sixth inning, handing a precarious situation over to rookie Kevin Gausman.
As the Orioles play in the American League Championship Series, players say they're far more focused more on winning than any extra money they'll make for advancing in the postseason. But the share of postseason revenue that players split can be significant.
Even if the Orioles end up losing to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series this week, there's a sense that the experience itself will help the club going forward -- especially for the younger players who didn't participate in the 2012 postseason.
The steady rain that postponed Game 3 of the American League Championship Series was just what the doctor ordered for an Orioles team that could use a little celestial intervention to cool off the sizzling Kansas City Royals.
Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon and women's basketball coach Brenda Frese were in Baltimore on Monday, having breakfast with boosters and talking about their teams' upcoming first season in the Big Ten.