The best window of opportunity to keep Gold Glove catcher Matt Wieters and power-hitting first baseman Chris Davis from entering the free agent market in November will close in about four weeks, and there appears to be nothing in the works that would prevent that from happening.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has done his best to sidestep talk about his uncertain contract situation beyond this season, but he said Monday that his long-term future with the team may depend on the long-term outlook for it.
If there is any upside to the departure of long-time right fielder Nick Markakis, it is that the opening in the outfield has turned manager Buck Showalter loose on another versatility quest this spring. On any given day, just about anybody might show up at either of the two corner outfield positions.
If it's true that Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon has decided to leave the Orioles organization one year into a three-year deal and return to South Korea, you can be sure that Dan Duquette and the club's front office will take some criticism.
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette always has put a premium on defense, so no one should have been surprised when he played a little of it in his first media briefing of spring training.
The Orioles' pending one-year deal with infielder Everth Cabrera is still moving forward, but executive vice president Dan Duquette said Thursday that he wasn't certain that it would be finalized by the end of the week.
The Orioles have not finalized a one-year deal with free agent infielder Everth Cabrera, but the strong possibility that they will is certain to spark some debate over the wisdom of acquiring a player with significant off-the-field issues.
The flaw in all the happy rationalization from Orioles fans about the quiet offseason is that the club needs just about everything possible to fall into place to stay ahead of an American League East division in which the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays made major roster upgrades this winter.
When he was introduced for the first panel of the day — a question-and-answer session for season-ticket holders — Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Duquette took the stage to a warm reception and partial standing ovation.
This has been anything but a typical offseason, so Orioles fans got something extra when they showed up to collect autographs and rub elbows with many of their favorite players past and present at FanFest on Saturday: some long-awaited clarity.
Travis Snider was once one of the top prospects in baseball, making his major league debut at the age of 20 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He spent a lot of the past seven years struggling to make good on spectacular minor league numbers.
With the Toronto Blue Jays announcing that Paul Beeston will be back for the 2015 season, it appears that Dan Duquette will stay with the Orioles, at least for now. But is it back to business as usual in the Warehouse?
The Toronto Blue Jays made their first public statement regarding their team president and chief-executive-officer position Monday evening, announcing that Paul Beeston will remain in the position for the 2015 season.
The Orioles still have yet to fill their top offseason priority, acquiring a left-handed hitting outfielder, but executive vice president Dan Duquette believes that former first-round pick Chris Parmelee can help fill that hole.
The latest chapter in the Dan Duquette-to-Toronto drama took another step forward on Sunday, fueled by a SportsNet report out of Canada that the Blue Jays have ended negotiations with the Orioles on a compensation package to let Duquette out of his contract.
Here's a brief recap to catch you up on how the storyline involving Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and the Toronto Blue Jays has evolved since the winter meetings last month.
In order to let Dan Duquette free from his contract, the Orioles have been eyeing some of the Toronto Blue Jays' top prospects in return, according to sources, attempting what would be an unprecedented haul in exchange for a front-office executive.
The Toronto Blue Jays' pursuit of Dan Duquette has become a fascinating story on many levels, but one question keeps hitting me amid all the will-he-or-won¿t-he speculation: What is Duquette actually worth?
The simmering controversy - and the appearance of both conflict of interest and organizational dysfunction that has come with it - is the last thing the Orioles needed coming off their most successful season in 17 years.
As this year's winter meetings came to a close Thursday, the Orioles left the Manchester Grand Hyatt with only a couple Rule 5 draft picks as new additions. But Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette's message to fans Thursday was clear: We'll be OK.