Orioles take one of three from Yankees: Series Recap 4/5/2021 – 4/7/2021

After an opening series sweep of the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles headed south for a showdown with Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees.

O’s sweep Boston in series opener: Series Recap 4/2/21 – 4/4/21

There’s no better way to start a season than with a series sweep on the road. For the first time since 2017, the Orioles did just that, taking all three games of this first series over the Red Sox at Fenway.

Mike Devereaux, JJ Hardy, Joe Angel, & Mo Gaba newest inductees into Orioles Hall of Fame

Earlier this week, the Orioles announced its three newest members of the team’s Hall of Fame. These inductees are former outfielder Mike Devereaux, former shortstop JJ Hardy, and former radio commentator Joe Angel.

Monday Thoughts 2021: Edition 5

O’, happy Monday! Our favorite day of the week is back, and so is Monday Thoughts on The Baltimore Battery. The Orioles have their first of two off days this spring, creating a perfect time for some O’s talk!

O’s affiliate teams announce 2021 coaching rosters

With the minor league season on the horizon, the Orioles have announced their coaching rosters for each of their minor league teams!

Orioles vs. Yankees: Lineup 3/2/21

The Orioles are set to see their division rivals, the New York Yankees, for the first time this spring. In a showdown of starting pitchers, who will be seeing each other again, John Means and Jordan Montgomery take the hill against each other this afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL.

Prospect Profiles 2021: No. 22 Ryan McKenna

Another outfielder? Really? Believe it or not, the Orioles have a nice outfielder brewing in their system, who is just about ready to see some major league time in 2021. This kid is named Ryan McKenna, and he’s up next on The Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles series!

Orioles win arbitration case over Anthony Santander, set to earn $2.1 million

As an ongoing story over the last month, Anthony Santander and the Orioles were set for an arbitration case to determine the right fielder’s value for 2021. The Orioles won this case and will pay Santander $2.1 million, a mere $375,000 less than his asking price.

Mike Elias snags Angels’ 7th overall prospect in Alex Cobb trade

Since his arrival, Mike Elias has been all about replenishing the farm system here in Baltimore. In order to do that, trading away some pieces that don’t fit the plan is necessary, and 33-year-old Alex Cobb is the next guy on Elias’ list to go, as he is heading to the Angels. In exchange, theContinue reading “Mike Elias snags Angels’ 7th overall prospect in Alex Cobb trade”

Monday Thoughts 2021: Edition 2

Welcome back to The Baltimore Battery’s Monday Thoughts column! in the past week a whole bunch has happen within the Orioles organization, and I am here today to break all of that down for you guys! Without further ado, let’s get right into it 1. MASN is severely cut down due to budget cuts UndoubtedlyContinue reading “Monday Thoughts 2021: Edition 2”

Orioles cut ties with bulk of MASN crew

A day after the announcement that long-time Orioles commentator Jim Hunter would not return, another bomb has been dropped on Oriole fans. According to an article in The Athletic, the Orioles have cut ties with a majority of the MASN crew, including the pre and post game shows.

Monday Thoughts 2021: Edition 1

Hello, Birdland! The Baltimore Battery’s Monday Thoughts column is back! Going into the 2021 season, we will deliver weekly news and updates, as well as insight on what we think the Orioles should be doing on and off the field. Basically, anything that interests us, we’ll talk about it!

Fredrick native, Branden Kline retires at age 25

Not too often do you get to see a home grown kid play for his very own home ball club, yet Branden Kline had that miraculous opportunity in 2019. However, at age 25, relief pitcher Branden Kline has decided to hang up the glove and call it a career The Frederick, MD native that isContinue reading “Fredrick native, Branden Kline retires at age 25”

O’s, Frederick Keys end affiliation; Keys now part of brand new Draft League

All of 2020, a monumental cloud that was looming over the heads of Oriole fans was the inevitable loss of the Orioles High-A team, the Frederick Keys. Unfortunately, that cloud just rained on us.

Orioles claim Chris Shaw off waivers; designate Thomas Eshelman for assignment

The Orioles made a few minor moves on Thanksgiving Eve. These moves consisted of designating RHP Thomas Eshelman for assignment and picking up infielder/outfielder Chris Shaw off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

Orioles 2020 Season Recap: Part 1 – Position Player Breakdown

The 2020 MLB season was one we have never experienced before, and as fans and players alike, we hope it’s one we never see again. However, baseball was still played, and here at The Baltimore Battery, we have come to give readers an extensive breakdown of the 2020 season. This edition is the position playerContinue reading “Orioles 2020 Season Recap: Part 1 – Position Player Breakdown”

Iglesias named SS finalist for All-MLB team; O’s sign multiple players to minor league deals; Hess free agent & more

With the off-season now upon us, the last string to the 2020 season is player awards. Although we know no Oriole player will be in the discussion for MVP, CY Young, or ROY, one of our guys has found a spot as a finalist for the All-MLB team.

O’s re-sign Stevie Wilkerson to minor league deal

As one of the first moves in the Orioles offseason, the Birds have decided to re-sign outfielder Stevie Wilkerson to a minor league deal, that also included an spring training invite. The only position player to ever record a save in a major league game, Wilkerson returns to a very overstuffed minor league outfield. MoreContinue reading “O’s re-sign Stevie Wilkerson to minor league deal”

O’s drop final series in Buffalo, finish season 25-35: Series Recap 9/25/20 – 9/27/20

There you have it folks. The 2020 season has come an end for the Baltimore Orioles. After finishing much better than anyone expected, we all can be happy at the things accomplished by the Orioles this season.

O’s take the field for the last time in 2020 in series finale against the Blue Jays: Lineups 9/27/20

After all the baseball world has been through in 2020, the final day of the season has finally come. A season finale many didn’t think would actually happen due to corona. Yet here we are as the Orioles are set to finish up the 2020 season in Buffalo against the Blue Jays. The Orioles haveContinue reading “O’s take the field for the last time in 2020 in series finale against the Blue Jays: Lineups 9/27/20”

John Means gets last start as O’s look to bounce back in game 2: Lineup 9/26/20

John Means gets to see the mound one more time this season, after turning things around in the second half of 2020. Means is 2-0 with a no decision in his last three starts. In those games, he has only allowed three runs and has pitched 17.2 innings, a big difference from the start ofContinue reading “John Means gets last start as O’s look to bounce back in game 2: Lineup 9/26/20”

O’s finish up 2020 season with 3 against Toronto: Series Preview 9/25/20 – 9/27/20

Now time for the final weekend of the season, the O’s have one more chance at the Blue Jays, as well as a chance at a 25-win season. At 24-33, the Birds will finish this season with more wins than anyone expected.

O’s make last visit to Fenway, drop 2 of 3: Series Recap 9/22/20 – 9/24/20

Going into Fenway for the last series against the Red Sox, both teams are out of playoff contention. More or less, this series was about securing fourth place, or if you are a part of the tank train, hoping to gain a better draft spot by losing this series.

O’s Begin Final Road Trip in Boston: Game One Lineups 9/22/20

At 23-31, the Baltimore Orioles travel to Fenway Park for the last time in 2020. In a battle of the two non playoff teams in the AL East, the Orioles have a chance to come out as 25 game winners with three games left. That would be better than most fans would have expected. SomeContinue reading “O’s Begin Final Road Trip in Boston: Game One Lineups 9/22/20”

Victor Gonzalez named as trade piece in Miguel Castro deal; Shepherd released

As the trade deadline approached in August, the Orioles let go of a couple long-time Orioles in the bullpen. One of these players was Miguel Castro, who was sent to the New York Mets in exchange for pitcher Kevin Smith and a player to be named later.

O’s and Rays finish August series, follow with 4-game set: Series Preview & Game 1 Lineup 9/17/20 – 9/20/20

The Baby Birds kick off their final leg of the last home stand for 2020 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Thursday consists of a doubleheader, with game one finishing a series back from August 27, when that final game was postponed. This current series begins with game two of the doubleheader, consisting of four gamesContinue reading “O’s and Rays finish August series, follow with 4-game set: Series Preview & Game 1 Lineup 9/17/20 – 9/20/20”

Orioles swept by Yankees in 4 games: Series Recap 9/11/20 – 9/13/20

This series started a day late, as the rain forced the Orioles and Yankees into four games in three days. Coming into this series, the O’s trailed the Yankees for the Wild Card spot by just 1.5 games. After this series, however, that gap grew exponentially.

Orioles vs Mets lineups: 9/9/20

The Orioles come roaring into game two against the Mets following an 11 run night for the offense on Tuesday. Six batters had a multi hit game, the O’s hit four long balls, and Cedric Mullins was a HR shy of the cycle. Backed by a solid start by John Means, the Orioles continued theirContinue reading “Orioles vs Mets lineups: 9/9/20”

Orioles split series with Mets: Series Recap 9/8/20-9/9/20

NY state of mind, huh? The red hot Baltimore Orioles rode into Citi Field on Tuesday to begin a two game series against the Mets, which is part of an 11 game stretch against New York teams. The Birds got on the subway to Queens scorching hot having won their last 3 over the Yankees,Continue reading “Orioles split series with Mets: Series Recap 9/8/20-9/9/20”

Young O’s pitchers Kremer and Akin light up weekend series

Coming into the four-game series against the New York Yankees, the Orioles sat at 16-20 and had lost their last 18 to the Evil Empire. After trading away Mychal Givens, Miguel Castro and Tommy Milone, the Orioles pitching staff was looking much different.

Youngsters shine vs. Yankees; O’s take 3 of 4: Series Recap 9/4/20-9/6/20

The Baltimore Orioles entered this four-game set vs. the New York Yankees having lost their last 18 against the Evil Empire. Looking to turn things around, the Orioles also had a chance to be somewhat of a playoff spoiler for the Yankees. With the Rays comfortably ahead in the AL East, taking two, maybe threeContinue reading “Youngsters shine vs. Yankees; O’s take 3 of 4: Series Recap 9/4/20-9/6/20”

Dean Kremer called up for first start, O’s vs Yanks lineups: 9/6/2020

The Orioles and Yankees put an end to this four-game set today, with the Birds in a position to snag the series win. Following a beautiful starting outing by LHP Keegan Akin, another young Orioles prospect gets the bump today, as RHP Dean Kremer gets his first start in the major leagues!

Orioles lineup vs. Yankees for game 1: 9/4/2020

The New York Yankees are coming to town, looking to continue their win streak against the Orioles. With the Rays comfortably ahead of the Yankees in the AL East with a lead of five games, the Orioles certainly would pick a good time to end that losing streak today in game one of this doubleheader.

O’s split series with Sox: Series Recap 8/20-8/23

The struggling Baltimore Orioles hosted the Boston Red Sox for a four-game series starting on Thursday. Coming into this series having lost their last four and losing possession of third place in the A.L. East, the Orioles desperately needed some wins in this series.

Anthony Santander: O’s unlikely MVP

With many obstacles standing in the Orioles way in 2020, maybe none reached the heart of O’s fans quite as much as the news of Trey Mancini being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. The 2019 Orioles MVP, losing Mancini was a dagger in the heart off and on the field. So, what happens whenContinue reading “Anthony Santander: O’s unlikely MVP”

Former Orioles Mark Reynolds and Steve Pearce call it quits

Now into mid-April with no baseball seen in the near future, two former Orioles decided to hang up their cleats. Mark Reynolds and Steve Pearce were short term residents here in Baltimore, but both assisted in playoff runs that we will never forget.

Top 5 Orioles Opening Day memories

As we approach what would have been Opening Day 2020, we are forced to relish in memories of former Opening Days. For the Baltimore Orioles, there are many fond memories of Opening Day, and we at The Baltimore Battery have decided to show you our top 5 memories. 5. 1954: The Orioles first Opening DayContinue reading “Top 5 Orioles Opening Day memories”

Top 5 awkward Baltimore Oriole moments

With coronavirus suspending spring training and pushing back Opening Day, it’s safe to say this is a very awkward situation for the Orioles. Inspired by these events, The Baltimore Battery has decided to talk about our top 5 most awkward moments ever in Orioles baseball! Without further ado, let the awkwardness begin! 5. Brian MatuszContinue reading “Top 5 awkward Baltimore Oriole moments”

Spring training suspended; Opening Day pushed back at least 2 weeks

Amid the frenzied madness caused by the recent rise of the Coronavirus, Major League Baseball has decided to suspend spring training. The league will also push back the start of the regular season by at least two weeks, as said earlier today by Commisioner Rob Manfred.