In lieu of counting major league wins, this week, we’re counting down five players whose performance in the majors this year can go a long way toward judging the first year of the Elias-Brandon Hyde era of Orioles baseball. The first on that list is catcher Chance Sisco.
There's no question in Steve Pearce's mind what his career highlight has been so far: Picking up Ryan Goins' grounder in the top of the ninth on Sept. 16, 2014, running to first to step on the bag and then throwing his hands up in the air as Camden Yards roared.
The Orioles are depending on Matt Wieters' successful and productive return to help offset the free agent departure of 2014 major league home run king Nelson Cruz and steady right fielder Nick Markakis.
Every team brings a bunch of catchers to spring training to catch the countless bullpen sessions and audition for roles at the upper levels of the organization, and every manager publicly declares that the major league backup job is wide open. In this case, it shouldn't be.
The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the club announced Tuesday. To make room for Lavarnway on the 40-man roster, the Orioles released outfielder Quintin Berry.
Uncertainty still exists about Dan Duquette's future in Baltimore as he remains the subject of reports that he is a top candidate to take a higher level position with the division rival Toronto Blue Jays.
Even though Buck Showalter isn't comfortable with taking credit for his role in the Orioles' success, he is the favorite to win the third Baseball Writers' Association of America AL Manager of the Year award in his 16-year managerial career.
Manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette plan to meet, along with team brass, to begin looking to next season. Pitchers and catchers are slated to return for spring training three months from Saturday, and the Orioles face many difficult roster decisions in the meantime.
As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a team.
The Orioles' "We Won't Stop" season finally came to a screeching halt Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium when the won't-be-beat Kansas City Royals won another nailbiter, 2-1, in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.
Caleb Joseph delivered a solid all-around performance on Saturday that included a sacrifice fly to drive in the Orioles¿ first run, two singles and a big, late-inning throw to cut down speedy Kansas City Royals base-stealer Jarrod Dyson at second base.
The weather might put a damper on the Kansas City Royals' running game in tonight's American League Championship Series opener, but the Orioles' best weapon for stifling their speed in Game 1 might be on the mound.