This weekend, while the Orioles were in Anaheim, Calif., playing the Los Angeles Angels, executive vice president Dan Duquette met with Jones' agent, Nez Balelo, who is based primarily out of Los Angeles.
Wei-Yin Chen's first two starts in the major leagues possessed an element of organizational control: the Orioles made a point of providing him with an extra day's rest like he has been accustomed to in Japan.
Orioles left fielder and leadoff hitter Nolan Reimold, who entered Wednesday's game against the White Sox with home runs in each of his last four games, said he's made a small adjustment at the plate that is helping him see the ball better.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he didn¿t really consider giving Mark Reynolds a day off of third base after his rough start Tuesday, in which he made a key error that allowed the Yankees back into a game they eventually won, 5-4.
Fourth and foremost: Orioles need better production in cleanup spot to be successful. Adam Jones and Matt Wieters are the top candidates to fill what has been a weak spot in the lineup in recent years.
Brian Roberts' long road of recovery from multiple concussions will take him with the major league team's travel party when spring training camp breaks next week, he said Monday. But the Orioles second baseman will still begin the season on the disabled list.
Think about it. After losing to the Indians in the ALCS in 1997, Davey Johnson resigned as Orioles manager in early November. A little over a month later, "Titanic" debuted in theaters on its way to becoming the all-time highest-grossing film, a role it held until "Avatar" passed it in 2009-2010.
Last season, Adam Jones received the MVO distinction after batting .280 with 25 home runs and 83 RBIs. Second baseman Brian Roberts is a two-time recipient of the award, and right fielder Nick Markakis picked up the honor in 2007. Who do you think will be the Most Valuable Oriole this year?
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts took a considerable step forward in his recovery from multiple concussions by participating in pregame batting practice and fielding drills before the Orioles game against the Rays.