Six-time All-Star Joe Mauer announced his retirement on Monday. He was the last player to be represented by Baltimore-based agent Ron Shapiro, who also represented many Orioles stars, including Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray and Jim Palmer.
A month after dismissing executive vice president Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter following the worst season in franchise history, the Orioles' search for a new individual to lead the organization’s baseball operations continues.
When fans made a great catch of a foul ball at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium back in the good old days, Rex Barney, legendary announcer, proclaimed over the public address system, “Give that fan a contract!” In light of the Orioles' painful state of affairs, maybe that's not just a corny idea.
As the Orioles begin their search for the now-vacant job atop their baseball operations department, a familiar face will oversee the day-to-day baseball decisions — director of player development Brian Graham.
Buck Showalter won't return to manage the Orioles in 2019, according to an industry source, ending what until this season had been a productive relationship with the manager who took over in August 2010 and brought playoff baseball back to Baltimore and an organization that was starved for it.
Aberdeen IronBirds fans enjoy their time at the ballpark Friday for the team's final regular season home game of 2018, despite rainy and the game's eventual cancellation. There was the added bonus of being able to see the Baltimore Orioles 1983 World Series trophy and meet four former Orioles.
The Orioles might have avoided a real headache in a year full of them by missing out on Jason Vargas, and despite all that’s gone badly for them this season, it looks like Andrew Cashner was the right pitcher to stabilize their rotation.
Major League Baseball is taking steps to ensure its message of inclusion overcomes the recent bad publicity, while the Orioles have separate procedures to review and monitor players' public social media posts.
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.
Breaking down the Orioles' prospect return from the Atlanta Braves for right-hander Kevin Gausman and Darren O'Day, including Jean Carlos Encarnación, Brett Cumberland, Bruce Zimmermann, and Evan Phillips.