While the focus has been on trading the Orioles' pending free agents before this month's nonwaiver trade deadline, the focus is likely to shift to its top long-term assets, Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy.
On Feb. 8, 2008, the Orioles made a franchise-altering trade when they acquired Adam Jones, along with pitchers Chris Tillman, George Sherrill, Kam Mickolio and Tony Butler, in exchange for left-hander Erik Bedard. Four years later, the Orioles had their first winning season since 1997.
Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo, who is on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, will make at least one more minor league rehabilitation start before returning to the major league starting rotation.
It's so clear now. The deal that brought Hall of Famer Frank Robinson to Baltimore — exactly 50 years ago — is the best trade in Orioles history for so many reasons that there really is no room for debate on the subject. On Dec. 9, 1965, the Orioles sent starting pitcher Milt Pappas, reliever Jack Baldschun and outfielder Dick Simpson to the Cincinnati Reds for a former National League Rookie of the Year and MVP who would immediately lead the club to its first World Series title.
Chris Davis' third-inning grand slam in Saturday¿s 5-1 win over Tampa Bay was his third since the beginning of the 2014 season, tied with Buster Posey, Brandon Moss and Devin Mesoraco for the most over that span.
It was nearly eight years ago to the day when Andy MacPhail stood behind a podium and outlined his immediate plans to fix a once-proud baseball organization that was in a 10-year tailspin. This past week, MacPhail, sounding every bit as assured, vowed to do those same three things as he accepted another significant challenge: resurrecting the Philadelphia Phillies, an organization in steep decline.
To replace Miguel Gonzalez on the roster, the Orioles exercised their right to recall right-hander Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk. He'll be available in the bullpen for the next few games and could start in Gonzalez's place on Sunday if he isn't needed for extensive relief.
When Chris Tillman takes the mound Thursday as the Orioles' starting pitcher in Game 1 of the best-of-five American League Division Series matchup against the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards, he will be making his postseason debut.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter will meet with his staff Monday to decide the team's roster for the American League Division Series. In the meantime, he still wants to get some final looks at players before making those choices.
The Orioles recorded their best offensive output in the past 14 games as a pair of homers sent them to a 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in front of an announced 10,803 at Tropicana Field.
The Orioles announced Monday afternoon that they¿ve signed five players ¿ right-hander Tim Alderson, right-hander Brock Huntzinger, oufielder Chih-Hsein Chiang, left-hander Nick Addition and outfielder Kyeong Kang -- to minor-league deals.
If right-hander Chris Tillman is indeed the Orioles¿ ace, if he is indeed a bona fide top starter who can walk into any situation against any club and succeed, than he had the perfect opportunity to prove it Thursday night at Fenway Park.