The gulf between where the Orioles are now and where they were — when Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy were winning Gold Glove Awards on the left side and Jonathan Schoop was using one of the game’s strongest infield arms at second base — is vast.
Orioles rookie Cedric Mullins is batting leadoff for the first time in his brief major league career, and got some career advice from Kenny Lofton — one of the best to hold that role — before the game.
Dylan Bundy was responsible for most of the Orioles’ big early deficit in a 16-5 loss to the New York Mets on Wednesday night, allowing seven runs on 11 hits before turning the game over to the bullpen.
Long before Cedric Mullins became the Orioles' center fielder of the future — let alone the first in what they hope is a wave of blossoming young talent to join a team that desperately needs it — there was an exchange that stuck with the dynamic, then-junior college outfielder.
How wide is the gulf between baseball’s worst team, the Orioles, and the best, the visiting Boston Red Sox? So wide that the Red Sox’s 19-12 win Friday night at Camden Yards, which came after the Orioles led by five in the third inning, doesn’t even do it justice.
The Orioles originally signed veteran hitter Danny Valencia as injury insurance during spring training. They designated him for assignment Friday because they needed a roster spot for rookie center fielder Cedric Mullins.
After the Orioles committed five errors in a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, manager Buck Showalter talked about trying to keep his starting pitchers level-headed through some frustrating fielding behind them.
Orioles infielder Danny Valencia came on in relief in the eighth inning of Friday night's game against the Texas Rangers and struck out slugger Joey Gallo. His teammates might never hear the end of it.
It had been obvious for quite some time that the Orioles were going to bail on this season and trade away the veteran nucleus of the team, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that the full magnitude of the long-anticipated rebuild hit home.