Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the trade of Manny Machado was going to be the first step in an organizational rebuild that will include everything from expanded analytics and technology to more professional and international scouting efforts.
When the best prospects in baseball congregate Sunday in Washington for the Major League Baseball All-Star Futures Game, the Orioles will be sending two of their own — third baseman Ryan Mountcastle and left-hander Alex Wells — to represent the strengths of their farm system.
While the Orioles had the opportunity to add an outfielder Wednesday to replace the departed Colby Rasmus, Joey Rickard got the call, even as Cedric Mullins is "starting to show himself well" at Triple-A Norfolk.
Ceasefire represents a conscious choice to chase away the darkness with light and positive energy; to celebrate life even — and especially — when it feels like death surrounds us. We do this in part, by embracing the artists in Baltimore working against violence, like Lor Scoota was.
Dan Duquette says a report that the Orioles have interviewed Ned Colletti for an unspecified job in the organization is false. There will be plenty of other rumors in weeks and months to come. Believe them or not.
"Obviously, we haven't had the kind of season that we were hoping for, and it's time for us to look at our competitive position and see where we can help our ballclub internally and for the future," Duquette said.
In breakout outfield prospect Ryan McKenna, selected by the Orioles in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, the club has a player whose emergence could mean their run of futility with high school outfielders in the draft comes to an end.
The Orioles are just finding their footing after an awful start, 88-year-old owner Peter Angelos is battling health problems and it’s fair to wonder who’s running the show. According to sources, John and Louis Angelos are assuming more responsibility.
A year ago Saturday, amid a flurry of early-season pitching moves where the Orioles lost Parker Bridwell and shuffled the back end of their roster, executive vice president Dan Duquette acquired right-hander Miguel Castro from the Colorado Rockies.
The Orioles have used deferred money in their long-term free agent contracts for five offseasons. It was used to entice Alex Cobb this year, and the money saved on present commitments with deferred money was used toward his 2018 salary.
Chris Tillman spent the past three days reduced to the role of spectator, watching the Orioles’ spring training workout from the complex’s weight room, waiting for his reunion with the team to become official. It became official Wednesday.