| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:22 PM
For 14 seasons I have covered the Orioles — most of those years, frankly, were terrible. I have witnessed some cool moments, however, such as Cal Ripken Jr.’s final game and the improbable 2012 playoff run.
Nothing, though, compares with the...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:58 AM
The hot stove likely will be set on simmer and put on the back burner after today for the holidays. The industry usually goes quiet in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.
That doesn't mean the Orioles won't continue to survey their options on...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:58 AM
The Orioles returned from the winter meetings with nothing more than two selections in the Rule 5 draft, a high-upside project in right-hander Jason Garcia and a right-hander with a steady minor-league resume in Logan Verrett.
Other than that, the...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday that he is confident the team can improve its depleted outfield through free agency.
But a closer look at the remaining outfielders available doesn't turn up many overly attractive options....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:32 PM
As the annual winter meetings began Monday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the opening day in San Diego was full of progress.
Uncertainty still exists about Duquette's future in Baltimore, however, as he...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When the Orioles announced another group of minor league signings Friday, after another bunch of no-names Thursday, the old refrain from the last two winters was heard again: Why aren’t the Orioles doing anything significant?
That was definitely...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:30 AM
When the Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed-hitting first baseman Ike Davis for assignment Thursday, I immediately began receiving inquiries as to whether I thought the Orioles would be interested in Davis.
This isn’t a new phenomenon....
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette was named the Sporting News Executive of the Year on Monday evening at the general managers' meetings in Phoenix.
Duquette built an Orioles team that won 96 games and claimed the American League East...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:07 PM
As expected, the Orioles on Friday declined their $17.5 million option for 2015 on right fielder Nick Markakis, essentially making the team’s longest-tenured player a free agent.
Markakis will receive a $2 million buyout as part of a six-year,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The Major League Baseball Players Association has announced the 121 players who are XX B free agents, meaning they can sign with any team starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning. (I had always been told that former teams have exclusive rights until 11:59...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:24 PM
The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years Wednesday night when they defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7. But the important thing here is that the end of the series means the start of free agency.
Players with no...