| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:34 AM
Once right-hander James Shields – the final free agent tied to draft-pick compensation – was signed by the San Diego Padres, this year’s draft order could be officially set.
The Orioles will have two picks in the first round, the...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 1:14 PM
The Orioles will open training camp in less than two weeks, and it might interest you to know that the makeup of the Opening Day pitching staff hinges on the performance of one controversial figure.
Ubaldo Jimenez, whose first season in Baltimore spun...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 12:55 PM
After a rough start to his Orioles career last year, right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is looking forward to a fresh start in 2015.
Jimenez, who signed a four-year, $50 million contract last spring training, struggled in his first season with the Orioles,...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:35 AM
Hours before the Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that they were retaining team president and chief executive officer Paul Beeston for the upcoming season -- ending their pursuit of Dan Duquette for that post, at least for now -- the Orioles executive...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:18 PM
No matter what you think about the uncertainty regarding Dan Duquette's status in the Orioles front office, there is one thing that is beyond dispute.
The simmering controversy — and the appearance of both conflict of interest and organizational...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Now that five of the 11 arbitration-eligible Orioles have signed and the other six have submitted their salary figures for this season, it becomes a little easier to figure out what this year’s payroll is going to be.
My best estimate –...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:05 PM
Based on the way salaries are structured in Major League Baseball, with players getting large raises after accruing three years of big-league service time, the Orioles knew they’d be doling out millions of dollars for arbitration-eligible players...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 11:32 AM
As they prepare to head to San Diego for this week’s annual winter meetings, Orioles executives believe the industry-wide interest in a possible trade for left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is “very high.”
The Orioles have received more...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:34 AM
So, the bar was buzzing Wednesday night with the Maryland’s men basketball team on the big screen. And, of course, the anticipation of Saturday’s Ravens playoff game was in the air. You could cut it with a bottle opener.
| 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...