Anyone who has followed Orioles baseball since the hiring of GM Mike Elias has seen the incredible upturn of the once barren O’s farm system. And in the last three years, that farm system, quite literally, has gone from worst to first.
Only a couple of years ago, the Dan Duquette era of Orioles baseball did not “philosophically believe” in the international market. In just a few short years, this organization has turned the corner in a very good way under GM Mike Elias.
If simply visiting beautiful Ed Smith Stadium isn’t enough for you, the Orioles are rolling out a bunch of promotions and giveaways this spring training to make the trip even more worth it!
For the first time in 20 years, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is getting a makeover.
Do you remember where you were on April 6, 1992? For many, that day was no different than the rest. But for some, it marked a new beginning for the Baltimore Orioles.
Most Orioles fans know Adley Rutschman as the top prospect in all of baseball and Grayson Rodriguez as the top pitching prospect. They are the battery of the future for the Orioles, who hold high expectations to go along with the massive fan fair that is following their rise to stardom.
Major League Baseball might be halted from making moves, but it doesn’t stop the minors from locking up some players who might be in, if it happens, spring training.
Although MLB owners and players still can’t get along, things must move along.
A father and son stand in a backyard, tossing a white with red stitching ball back and forth. The smack against the genuine leather glove makes for a sound that brings back memories and moments from when a game became a National Pastime.
The Orioles have an interesting enigma going into the lockout that most teams don’t get to play with, an entire bullpen to build.
In a last second move before the MLB work stoppage, the Orioles signed right-hander Jordan Lyles to a one-year deal, pending a physical.
With the 2022 MLB Offseason off to a busy start, the Orioles have made a move, signing infielder Rougned Odor to a one-year deal.
The Orioles now have a full 40-man roster, as they have claimed left-hander Cionel Pérez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
As a Baltimore Orioles fan, we have had a whirlwind of adventures over the past decade plus.
With the deadline approaching on Friday to add players to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft, the Orioles added a group of top prospects, six to be exact.
A couple weeks ago, right-hander Marcos Diplán elected to forgo an assignment to the minor leagues and selected free agency. Here we are two weeks later, and Diplán has returned to the Orioles on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The Orioles have completed their Major League coaching staff, as the team promoted Ryan Fuller and hired Matt Borgschulte to be co-hitting coaches.
Welcome to the newest edition of ‘Battery Q&A! In this series, we answer any and all of your Orioles-related questions!
The O’s are adding more depth to their bullpen, after signing right-hander Rico Garcia to a minor league deal earlier this week.
A season that was a staple in history continues bringing accolades for Cedric Mullins. Finishing third in the Hank Aaron Award vote, Mullins came out on top of the Silver Slugger Awards, winning the first of his young career.
Four days after electing free agency, right-hander Spenser Watkins has signed a new minor league deal with the Orioles, along with an invitation to spring training.
With at least 10 spots open on the 40-man roster, the Orioles are either expecting to fill it through saving prospects or signing free agents this offseason.
There you have it, folks. The 2021 season has officially come to a close. While the Atlanta Braves took care of the Houston Astros in this year’s World Series, we can now look back at some stat leaders for the Orioles this past season!
In 2013 with the 22 pick in the draft, the Orioles thought they found a gem when they drafted right-hander Hunter Harvey, a future frontline starter, who came from a pedigree of a family known for pitching.
The Orioles have outrighted catcher Pedro Severino and right-handers Marcos Diplán and Conner Greene to Triple-A Norfolk. All three have elected free agency. Click for the latest.
Baseball: a sport full of fierce competition, edge-of-the-seat heroics and unbelievable feats. From the feel good story, to the star so big they shine before they arrive.
A year that saw struggles throughout the season for the Orioles saw highlights that made fans see the O’s rebuild is gaining steam along the long journey.
One of the great joys of offseason baseball is the playing of leagues that give prospects a chance to refine tools and make up for lost time during the season. And one of those great leagues is the Arizona Fall League.
One of the biggest parts of a rebuild is the ever-changing landscape of coaches, as a team looks to fix and/or fill areas that need improvement. Whether it be at the big league level or the minor league level, there is always a revolving door to find what will help take that next step.
No surprises here! Cedric Mullins has been named the Most Valuable Oriole for the 2021 season! And the vote was appropriately unanimous!
The Baltimore Orioles have spent the last three years putting together an organization from bottom to top. Though rebuilds like this take time, it’s hard to turn your eyes away from the minor league system the Orioles have built, currently the best in baseball.
In 2015, the Orioles selected a 13th round pick out of Campbell University. A switch hitting outfielder who played one season of college ball and batted .340, while stealing 23 bases. At best, he was thought as maybe a reserve outfielder.
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.
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.