Jair Jurrjens is eager to jump into a crowded Orioles rotation competition come spring training. The former Atlanta Braves right-hander -- who agreed to terms with the Orioles on a one-year deal this week -- said he feels healthy for the first time in years.
In announcing the extensions of executive vice president Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter through the 2018 season, Orioles ownership representative Louis Angelos applauded the duo¿s commitment to building a long-term winner ¿ and not making a move this offseason that might jeopardize the future.
The sting from the wrenching, bitter end of the Washington Nationals' first playoff run might have faded for some by the dead of winter, but not, apparently, for the man at the very top of the organization, not for the 87-year-old real estate tycoon who grew up in Washington rooting for the Senators.
When it became apparent that the New York Mets were willing to deal 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, the Orioles had to be a consideration. But, according to one industry source, the sides decided there wasn¿t really a fit.
The Orioles are pushing to add another outfielder, and if they can't re-sign free agent left fielder Nate McLouth, they are trolling for other options, including former New York Yankees first baseman-outfielder Nick Swisher and former Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nate Schierholtz.
You don¿t get that very often in football or hockey or the NBA. But you get vitriol pretty much every year when the BBWAA season-ending awards are announced. And, to me, that speaks to the passion of the baseball fan.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado led off the fifth inning Wednesday by hitting a slider from New York Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda into the visiting bullpen to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
When the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Tuesday at Camden Yards, the two most effective relievers in the American League will be in uniform. It's fair to speculate that without Orioles closer Jim Johnson and Rays closer Fernando Rodney, their teams probably wouldn't be in playoff contention.
In their continuing pursuit to bolster an upstart club heading into a September pennant push, the Orioles are prepared to sign veteran left-hander Randy Wolf, who was released last week by the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Orioles are trolling for a corner infielder who can get on base, and the Miami Marlins are apparently considering dealing three-time All-Star Hanley Ramirez, who owns a .374 career on-base percentage and switched from shortstop to third base this year.
If there's anything fans will remember about the eighth inning of Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Kansas City, it'll probably be seeing flamethrowers Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman light up the radar gun one after the other for the National League.
It's Major League All Star Week so I thought I would take the opportunity to reminisce a little about the only All Star Game I have personally witnessed which occurred 50 years ago this week on July 10, 1962, at what was then known as D.C. Stadium in Washington.
The monster inning, the one that has haunted Jake Arrieta for much of this season, lurked on Sunday afternoon. But the Orioles pitcher survived the trouble and may have turned a corner mentally three starts after his brief demotion tot he bullpen.
It¿s true that the Orioles have faced a fierce lineup of arms over the past seven games, but with another dreadful offensive performance Saturday night against the Washington Nationals, their bats have suddenly gone silent.
With the Orioles' offense struggling to produce runs, Jason Hammel again took his team on his shoulders by delivering a masterful start against a Washington Nationals team that owns the second-best record in the NL.