The Orioles' search for a new pitching coach brought them a number of impressive resumes full of experience. But when the Orioles made their decision on who would replace Rick Adair, they turned to Braves minor league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace, who has a strong reputation of developing arms at the major league level.
The Orioles have received permission to interview several external candidates who are currently committed to other organizations, according to industry sources, and one of the more high profile names will meet with club officials Wednesday.
Former Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair, who took a leave of absence in August for personal reasons and will not return to the club next season, said he's not sure whether he'll be in baseball in 2014.
Sometimes it¿s easier to put these things into a question-and-answer format, and since I¿ve gotten a bunch of questions from readers about what¿s next for the Orioles and their pitching coach situation, that's what we'll do.
Orioles infielder and designated hitter Danny Valencia, whose name reportedly appeared on a list from Biogenesis, the defunct Miami-area anti-aging clinic, was cleared of any involvement and did not receive a suspension.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones¿ dramatic two-run homer off Mariano Rivera in the top of the ninth on Sunday afternoon, giving the O¿s a much-needed 2-1 win to salvage a win in this weekend's series at Yankee Stadium, was his fifth homer in the ninth inning or later to give the Orioles a lead since the beginning of the 2012 season.
With the Orioles entering July in second place in the American League East and tied with the Oakland A's for the top Wild Card spot, it's natural to look ahead to the end of the month and baseball's non-waiver trade deadline.
Through 14 games, the Orioles have gotten just three hits from their designated hitters. So just how bad have their designated hitters been? Seven National League teams have gotten more production from their pitchers than the Orioles have from designated hitters.
The decision the Orioles face with Ryan Flaherty was already one of the most difficult ones of the of the spring before major league camp began, and as the team's days in Sarasota whittle away, the 26-year-old utilityman has done nothing to make the organization's choice any easier.