As of 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning, free agents could begin signing with clubs besides the ones they played for in 2015. That means the Orioles' six free agents — Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis, Gerardo Parra, Steve Pearce, Darren O'Day and Matt Wieters — can all begin testing their free-agent value elsewhere. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has said the club will have the resources to add players via free agency.
Dusty Baker was officially introduced as the new manager of the Washington Nationals on Thursday morning. He said this will be his final managerial job and he's looking to check off the final box on his bucket list -- a world title as manager.
Most players has already cleared out of the Orioles clubhouse by Friday afternoon when reporters were allowed inside. The team arrived home from Kansas City ¿ swept by the Royals on four games in the American League Championship Series -- on Thursday evening so most players packed up their lockers then.
Although this year's American League Championship Series represents the two smallest market sizes in history, according to TBS, the Game 1 matchup Friday averaged 5.92 million total viewers for the network.
Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. remains open to the idea of getting back into Major League Baseball in some capacity, but he said Thursday morning in an interview with The Baltimore Sun that he is by no means lobbying for any job, managerial or otherwise.
Orioles living legend Cal Ripken, Jr. said Thursday morning that it is "terrifying" that his mother, Vi, has been the victim in two separate attacks in the familty's hometown of Aberdeen over the past year.
The hometown Orioles missed the playoffs, but Baltimore-based Ashton Design still has a rooting interest in this year¿s Major League Baseball postseason. The firm created graphics for both Dodger Stadium and Fenway Park.