The final series against the Yankees was supposed to be dominated by New York. Unfortunately for the Yankees, they found out the Baltimore Orioles were a bit tougher than expected.
For one final time, the Orioles and Yankees match-up here in 2021. With a chance to play spoiler once again, the O’s come into this series with not much to play for besides that.
Whenever a rookie player, in any sport, breaks out onto the scene, fans begin to ask two questions: Are they legit? Or are they a fluke?
In 2019, the Orioles’ big wave of the amateur draft was No. 1 overall selection and current No. 1 overall prospect, Adley Rutschman. Changing the spectrum for how the Orioles’ minor league system would be built, Rutschman became the face of the future.
The Baltimore Orioles have spent the better part of three years rebuilding, and if there is one thing that they have shown, it’s that they have built a strong and talented minor league system.
As the Blue Jays are nipping at the ankles of the Yankees for the second Wild Card spot, they come to Baltimore for four games against the Orioles.
The Orioles played the Royals in a four-game series and played to a split in one of the most interesting series of the year.
The Baltimore Orioles have been in the midst of a rebuild for three years now, and in that time they have worked on developing younger players from the very bottom on up, including growing the international market that added an $800 million state-of-the-art facility in the Dominican Republic.
We will see a new, young face in Baltimore! A highly anticipated piece of the Orioles farm system is making his way to the majors, and that No. 10 overall prospect is right-handed pitcher, Mike Baumann. The six-foot-four righty will soon make his major league debut for the Birds. Drafted by the Orioles in theContinue reading “O’s call-up RHP Mike Baumann; MLB Pipelines No. 10 Orioles prospect”
What a better way to celebrate an American holiday than with good ‘ole American baseball!
Ain’t the beer cold! It’s been a while since the Orioles delivered excitement like this! And even better, it comes at the expense of the New York Yankees!
As the big league club starts to audition players for next year, there is some watch for present Orioles, who could be in the running for some hardware. Until the season ends, we will not know, but we will be hoping.
For one last time this year, the Orioles play a series in Yankee Stadium. It’s historically a place the O’s suck in, yet this season has been a tad better. In six games played in the Bronx, the Orioles are 2-4. Still not good, but an improvement nonetheless.
The Orioles visited Rogers Centre for the first time since 2019 to face the Blue Jays. And during this series, the O’s did something they seldom do in that stadium, win a game.
This August has been arguably the worst month in Orioles history. With two games left on the calendar this month, the Birds are currently 3-23. To make matters worse, the Orioles now travel to Rogers Centre, a stadium where they have been historically bad in recent years.
Sports as a collective is summed up in two words; winning and losing.
After coming off a beautiful series victory over the Angels, the Orioles now host the best the American League has to offer, the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sweet victory; the losing streak is over! We’re not talking about it anymore! Instead, there’s a new streak in the air, and that’s a winning streak! It has been done before!
We all enjoy going to the ballpark to watch a game. The cheering of our home team, the smell of hot dogs and popcorn, vendors up and down the rows. It’s such a different feel, emotion, and experience that is difficult to top!
This series is going to be a collection of familiar faces, mixed in with some new ones.
Three weeks; that’s how long it has been since the Orioles last won a game. Unlike the previous 15 games, these three losses to the Atlanta Braves were all close and games the Orioles could have won.
Over the course of a few seasons, fans like to monitor players taken by their favorite team in the annual MLB Draft. They clamor for them to succeed through the minor leagues and reach their big league club in no time, to which the fanfare would be enormous.
The joy of baseball. The Orioles just finished up one series against the leader of the A.L. East, and now they get to see the leader of the N.L. East. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again; whoever makes the schedules sucks.
This 2021 season has certainly reached a new low. After this last series sweep to the hands of the AL-East-leading Rays, the Orioles have now dropped their last 15 games, all by multiple runs. This is a MLB record.
When you’re on an 11-game losing streak, the very last team you want to have to play is the Tampa Bay Rays. Unfortunately for the Orioles, they must do this four times in the next four days.
Once again, I grace your phone, laptop, or any other smart device screen to tell you all that the Orioles have been swept again. This time, it was to the bats of the Boston Red Sox.
So far in August, the Orioles have played 10 games. Of those 10 games, only one has been a victory. This next series against the Boston Red Sox gets no easier.
Few moments in history can be a turning point for a team that becomes a positive and then a negative in such a short time.
For the final time in 2021, the Orioles and Tigers met up for a series, this time from beautiful Camden Yards.
OPINION-BASED: Back in 2018, the Baltimore Orioles entered one of the dreaded stretches any fan hates to hear: REBUILD.
The cheating manager, also known as AJ Hinch, and his quickly rebuilding Tigers are set to take on the Orioles for a three-game set from beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards beginning tonight.
Pitchin’ easy Hittin’ free Games lead on a one way slide…
Back in June of 2019, the Baltimore Orioles drafted a young catching phenom that was the signifying moment of an in-depth rebuild.
Ahh, this was quite a frustrating weekend of baseball. Despite the exciting Orioles Hall of Fame ceremonies, this series felt like a display of Hall of Shame play.
Happy weekend, Birdland! Our Orioles come back home following a frustrating three-game road trip in New York. Meeting the O’s in Baltimore will be the A.L.-East-leading Tampa Bay Rays.
Some of the most die hard Baltimore Orioles fans can think back to a day when we had one of the best first basemen in the modern era.
Tje Baltimore Orioles made a sneaky move Thursday afternoon, as they claimed speedster Jorge Mateo off waivers from the San Diego Padres.
The Orioles headed to the home of the New York Yankees for a three-game set and ended up taking one in the Bronx.
Yet again, another monthly award goes to a member of the Orioles organization!
It’s a new week, which also means it’s time for some more baseball! This series, the Orioles travel north to take on the Yankees!
Earlier last week, we looked at the potential starting lineup and rotation of the Baltimore Orioles in 2023, a time when we should see the new wave of talent that Mike Elias has been promising us.
The Orioles headed into Detroit to face the Tigers, and, believe it or not, it was a battle of two teams playing fantastic baseball since the All-Star Break.
In a day that everyone expected Paul Fry, Tanner Scott, and maybe Trey Mancini to be donning new colors, the big news of the day was Freddy Galvis getting traded to where he begin his career, the Philadelphia Phillies.
Shortly after the news of Shawn Armstrong being traded to Tampa Bay, Orioles GM Mike Elias stepped in to fill the open spot on the 40-man roster. This time, it’s a former Elias draft pick, LHP Ryan Hartman.
Wow, what a trade deadline we are seeing! Some of the biggest names and biggest teams have been all over the baseball media the last few days, and we have a few more hours left!
Jonathan Schoop once called Baltimore home and gave the Orioles a steady presence at second base for years to come. Now, he once again will be across the diamond, as the former Oriole will be on the home team for the Motor City, Detroit Tigers, to open up a four-game set.
Most of Birdland knows the likes of Adley Rutschman, Grayson Rodriguez, and D.L. Hall in the O’s farm system. But have you heard the name, Robert Neustrom? The 24-year-old outfielder is raking his way up the farm system!
Time for some more inter-league play! A few days after essentially ending the Nationals’ playoff hopes, the Orioles are set to take on another NL East opponent, the Miami Marlins.
When it comes to Adley Rutschman, Oriole fans are no longer surprised with accolades; it just makes us anxious for his arrival and makes us anticipate what he will do for our team in the years to come.
With the Nationals’ season hanging in the balance, Washington came to visit the Orioles for a critical three games to see what direction they would be heading towards.
The Orioles are going to be an exciting team in the coming years! But what will the team look like from a players standpoint? Our very own Stephen Heckman gives us a potential look for the lineup and starting rotation for Opening Day 2023!
It is time for part two of the 2021 MASN Bowl! The Nationals currently lead this Beltway Series, three games to none. This time in Baltimore, these two teams interlocked by their TV networks face off for three more.
The Orioles came into the 2021 season with the knowledge of a rebuild still in progress. Our pitching was supposed to find a little bit of stability with John Means, Dean Kremer, and Keegan Akin covering three spots in the rotation, but what about the other spots?
Nothing can erase the nightmarish memories from the 2014 American League Championship Series. However, this series victory in Kansas City does taste a little sweeter. Also, it’s nice to start the second half off with a series win!
The Baltimore Orioles have had, well, let’s just say an unimpressive season to date. Currently on pace to win 56 games, it’s easy to say there more than likely won’t be a playoff chase this season.
Hallelujah, Orioles baseball is back! After an extremely exciting All-Star period for Oriole fans, our team returns to work to take on the Kansas City Royals.
In the blink of an eye, an ordinary day can become one that could change your life forever. No one expects it, and, most of all, no one knows how they would react in a particular instance. On May 2, 2021, Jonathan Bauer was about to find out how quickly that instance can come.
Mike Elias had a strategy laid out heading into the 2021 MLB Draft. He kept it close to the vest, and when approached about the matter, he told MASN this.
Since 2010, four Orioles have participated in the Home Run Derby. Names you’d expect to see, Chris Davis, Adam Jones, Manny Machado, and Mark Trumbo. For the first time since 2016, the Orioles again have a member of their team participating in the derby. Unlike the previous times, this appearance by Trey Mancini means soContinue reading “Trey Mancini adds Home Run Derby to storybook 2021 season”
With the fifth selection in the 2021 MLB Draft, the Baltimore Orioles have selected outfielder Colton Cowser! Get to know our newest Baby Bird!
With only two series left before the All-Star Break, the Blue Jays traveled to OPACY to start the first of these last two sets. It was the third meeting between the O’s and Jays in a month. I’ll tell you, I am a fan of the Blue Jays’ uniforms, but I’m tired of seeing them.
Since June 18, the Orioles and Blue Jays have spent a lot of time together, enough for seven games since that date. This Tuesday through Thursday, the Toronto/Buffalo Blue Jays make their way into Camden Yards for games eight, nine, and 10 on the season. Mind you, it’s not even the All-Star Break yet.
It was an off-season of uncertainty for 28-year-old Spenser Watkins.
The Baltimore Orioles have gone above and beyond since 2018 to find talent that would be worthy of building and filtering through their minor league system, with the ultimate goal to have a continuous pipeline from the lowest level to the highest.
The Orioles traveled out to the West Coast to face the A.L. M.V.P. favorite, Shohei Ohtani, and the Los Angeles Angels. Us fans were kept up late, as the Angels won all three games in this series, two of them on walk-offs.
A few hours after the news of the Kelvin Gutierrez trade, Mike Elias added another player to the Orioles organization. This time, it was right-handed pitcher Shaun Anderson, and he was claimed off waivers, after being designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
To kick off this beautiful Saturday, Orioles general manager Mike Elias hit the phones. To add some infield depth to a lineup that is lacking it very badly, Elias went out and got a third baseman from the Kansas City Royals, and that’s Kelvin Gutierrez. All that was given up in this deal was someContinue reading “Orioles get Kelvin Gutierrez from Royals in exchange for cash”
The Baltimore Orioles are in the middle of a complete club rebuild from top to bottom. While the big league club is still growing, one thing that can be certain is that the O’s have a young star in the making in Ryan Mountcastle.
We hope you got your coffee brewing, Birdland! This will be a late weekend, as the Orioles travel out to California to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The Birds will get a good look at MLB’s ultimate phenom, Shohei Ohtani, but only from the batter’s box.
This one ought to be fun! Cedric Mullins and the Baltimore Orioles traveled to Minute Maid Park in Houston and dominated. After being outscored 26-3 in their last meet up a week ago, the Orioles turned around and one-upped the Astros this time around. Literally, the O’s scored 27 in this series!
The Futures Game: A game to showcase the next best stars of baseball! All 30 teams are represented, with up to two players, making up two 25-man rosters of top prospects from around the league.
The Rule 5 Draft is certainly a system that is far from fool proof. A team must gamble with losing a potential future star, while teams must also take the risk on these players, hoping they can pan out into stars, while they are forced to stay in the Major Leagues for a whole seasonContinue reading “Well, Well, Wells, what do we have here?”
For the second time in two weeks, the Orioles are matched up against the powerhouse Houston Astros. In their last meeting, the Astros outscored the Orioles 26-3 in three games at Camden Yards. This time around, the Orioles will have a shot at Zack Greinke at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
It’s the Battle of the Birds part two! The Orioles traveled up to the make shift home of the Toronto Blue Jays, currently playing in Buffalo, for a four-game series this past weekend.
Baltimore Orioles fans experienced a return of magic to the Charmed City for a period of five years, from 2012-2017. There was Chris Davis crushing home runs, Chris Tillman defying sabremetrics, and a 20-year-old kid, who made playing third base as natural as Brooks Robinson made it look. There was a Division Title, two WildContinue reading “Are we there yet?”
The last week for the Orioles has been a tough one. Unfortunately for the team and their fans, it only gets tougher. The Birds start off this road trip with three games in Buffalo against the Blue Jays, followed by three in Houston and three in Anaheim against the Angels.
Much like many series this year, this one against the Houston Astros will be one to forget. The Astros outscored the Orioles 26-3 in these three games, while the Orioles could only record 14 hits across the series.
The Baltimore Orioles have had a busy season sending the taxi and plane back-and-forth between minor league affiliates and the big leagues. This week was no different, as the minor league clubs saw some important transactions take place in the farm system.
To end this home stand, the Orioles get a chance to see the most controversial team in all of sports. The Houston Astros that were once helped built by the Orioles’ current GM, Mike Elias, come to town, and fans should expect a flurry of boo’s.
The Orioles had the chance to host the Blue Jays for the first time this season. After a very tough fought series, the O’s eventually dropped this three-game set, one that could be deemed as a home run derby for the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles 2020 Amature Draft is best known for current injured OF and second overall pick, Heston Kjerstad. The hype surrounding the young ball player, who has yet to play one single inning of professional baseball due to a viral infection, has left people wondering if he was a draft bust. That is stillContinue reading “Extra Mayo, please! Coby Mayo that is…”
Remember when we were all excited that the Orioles started out the month of June 5-2? Yeah, us too. Since then, it feels as if we have dealt with a whole season worth of woes, and in all reality, that isn’t wrong.
Another series down, another collection of woes for the Orioles. This four-game set in Cleveland was one any Oriole fan would love to forget.
It’s a warm humid spring day. The towering body of a 6’5″, 21-year-old phenom stares down the batter in the batters box. It’s an 0-2 count, and before the bat can be lifted from the shoulder, a 100 mph fastball zips by, the bat swinging past it late, catching nothing but air. This has becomeContinue reading “Grayson Rising”
The last time the Orioles played the Indians, the offense looked like they could beat the 1970 Orioles starting rotation with four 20-game winners. In the five games since that series, the Oriole offense has only put up 18 runs combined.
A three-game series against the top team in the American League was a litmus test to see where the Orioles stacked up against the best. Instead, the Tampa Bay Rays walked away with another sweep, leaving the O’s 0-6 on the season against the Rays and 20 games under .500 on the year.
After dropping two close games in St. Petersburg, the Orioles look to avoid a sweep from the Tampa Bay Rays in game two this afternoon.
The Rule 5 Draft pick; worthy of a Major League roster spot, or stunting the growth of a quality prospect?
It was frustrating loss last night in game one against the Rays for the O’s, but they look to get the ship back on track this afternoon in game two.
Most people think of Florida, and they think of tropical warm weather. For Baltimore Fans we think of a date with our arch nemesis, the Tampa Bay Rays.
Most of America who swoon over reality television might find their favorite current show, ‘The Bachelorette’, starting off with some well placed, professional, and successful men. What most may not realize, outside some of the most die hard fans, is one of our very own former Baby Birds has made an appearance and advanced pastContinue reading “Planeta: Small time to national spotlight”
The NL East leading Mets came to visit Camden Yards for a mid-week two-game set that was split with one win by each team. In both games, the victor scored at least 10 runs, with the Mets scoring 14 in their win Wednesday night. These two games looked like football scores!
It’s time to bring out the brooms, Birdland! Tonight, the Orioles look to sweep the first place New York Mets in this short two-game interleague series from beautiful Camden Yards.
There was a time when starting pitching became synonymous with the Baltimore Orioles. Earl Weaver used to preach about good pitching, and the three-run homer would take you far.
For the second time this season, the Mets and Orioles will face off in inter-league play. In the first two games this season, the Mets got the better of the Orioles, winning both of those games, one on a walk-off in the ninth inning.
The skies in Baltimore were overcast on the Wednesday afternoon that was May 5, 2021. Even when it appeared the sun might break through, the clouds would quickly regain full control, and (to add insult to injury) occasionally spit down those annoying droplets of rain that windshield wipers seem unable to wipe.
The Baltimore Orioles might be the worst team in the American League when it comes to record, but this 2021 team has some exciting players, including the American League Player of the Week, Ryan Mountcastle.
Next on the calendar for the Orioles is a three game series against the Cleveland Indians over the weekend. Sitting at 30-24, the Indians hope to gain some ground on a 2.5 game gap between them and the AL Central leading White Sox. The Orioles, winners of their last two games, hope to ride theContinue reading “Orioles host Indians for first time in 2021 game one lineups and Series Preview: 6/4/21-6/6/21”
Finally, May has ended and the Orioles make their way back to Camden Yards. In the month of May, the Orioles went 5-23, which included their 14-game losing streak. As the saying goes, all good things come to an end. That also applies to bad things. The Orioles got another chance at the Twins, thisContinue reading “O’s end losing streak and win first home series this year Series Recap: 5/31/21-6/2/21”
A day after the announcement that Grayson Rodriguez would make the jump from High-A Aberdeen to Double-A Bowie, it has been announced that another member of that IronBirds team will join him. This time it is shortstop prospect Joseph Ortiz, according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko.