O’s, Tigers split series in Detroit: Series Recap 7/29/21 – 8/1/21

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.

O’s trade SS Freddy Galvis to Phillies for RHP Tyler Burch

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.

O’s head to Detroit to play Tigers in four: Series Preview 7/29/21 – 8/1/21

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.

O’s host Marlins for two games: Series Preview 7/27/21 – 7/28/21

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.

Adley continues to rake, wins Double-A Northeast Player of the Week honors

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.

Sweep, there it is! O’s take down Nats in three: Series Recap 7/23/21 – 7/25/21

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.

Battle of the Beltway Part 2, Nats come to Baltimore: Series Preview 7/23/21 – 7/25/21

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.

O’s rotation still in question

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?

Orioles begin second half with series victory: Series Recap 7/16/21 – 7/18/21

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!

Orioles return from All-Star Break to face Royals: Series Preview 7/16/21 – 7/18/21

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.

Filling the Bird’s Nest: O’s rounds 2-10 selections

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.

Trey Mancini adds Home Run Derby to storybook 2021 season

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”

O’s, Jays take game each in postponed 3-game set: Series Recap 7/6/21 – 7/8/21

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.

O’s, Jays matchup for third series in month span: Series Preview 7/6/21 – 7/8/21

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.

Mundy, Bishop win O’s Minor League Players of the Month

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.

O’s get swept by Ohtani and Angels in three games: Series Recap 7/2/21 – 7/4/21

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.

Orioles get Kelvin Gutierrez from Royals in exchange for cash

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”

Lord Mountcastle shining brightly in June, wins A.L. Rookie of the Month

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.

O’s take on Ohtani & Angels in Anaheim: Series Preview 7/2/21 – 7/4/21

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.

O’s dominate in Houston, sweep Astros in 3 games: Series Recap 6/28/21 – 6/30/31

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!

Well, Well, Wells, what do we have here?

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?”

O’s, Astros meet again for 3 games: Series Preview 6/28/21 – 6/30/21

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.

O’s take 1, lose series against Jays

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.

O’s kick-off tough road trip against Jays: Series Preview 6/24/21 – 6/27/21

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.

Orioles drop all three to Astros at home: Series Recap 6/21/21 – 6/23/21

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.

Henderson, Brnovich, & more promoted, O’s farm system continues to push prospects through

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.

Orioles take on Astros at home for 3 games: Series Preview 6/21/21 – 6/23/21

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.

O’s snap losing streak, drop series to Blue Jays: Series Recap 6/18/21 – 6/20/21

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.

Extra Mayo, please! Coby Mayo that is…

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…”

O’s swept by Indians, lose 8 straight games: Series Recap 6/14/21 – 6/17/21

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.

Grayson Rising

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”

Norfolk steady with the Tide, take 3 of 5 in Jacksonville: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21

The Norfolk Tides came into the week looking to improve on their 10-17 record, walking away with three wins, two losses, and one postponement. With players up and down and in rehab assignments, it’s hard to maintain a consistent lineup, but the future is bright with younger talent coming through and the current roster growingContinue reading “Norfolk steady with the Tide, take 3 of 5 in Jacksonville: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21”

O’s head to Cleveland to begin four-game set: Series Preview 6/14/21 – 6/17/21

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.

Aberdeen IronBirds show rust, lose 5 of 6 against Bowling Green: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21

The Aberdeen IronBirds started the week comfortably in first place in the Northern Division of the High-A East, but after a 1-5 week, they now are locked in a first place tie with the Hudson Valley Renegades at 20-14.

Delmarva Shorebirds complete road trip with series win against Lynchburg: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21

The Delmarva Shorebirds get yet another series victory, this time against the Lynchburg Hillcats and, well, the rain.

Bowie Baysox win yet another series, move to 25-9: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21

The Bowie Baysox continue to be the best team at the Double-A level, taking four of six games from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies this past week.

No sunshine for O’s, as Rays sweep Baltimore in St. Pete: Series Recap 6/11/21 – 6/13/21

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.

Orioles visit sunshine state to play division-leading Rays: Series Preview 6/11/21 – 6/13/21

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.

O’s, Mets split two-game set in Baltimore: Series Recap 6/8/21 – 6/9/21

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!

O’s future arms show heat

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.

Mets visit Camden Yards for two-game set: Series Preview 6/8/21 – 6/9/21

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.

Pondering “means” to end for Orioles’ downward trends

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.

Shortstop prospect Joseph Ortiz promoted to Double-A Bowie

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.

Orioles No. 2 prospect Grayson Rodriguez promoted to Double-A Bowie

Finally, some good news! In an appearance on 105.7 The Fan Friday morning, Orioles GM Mike Elias announced that Grayson Rodriguez, the organization’s No. 2 prospect, will make the jump from High-A Aberdeen to Double-A Bowie for his next start.

Orioles handed third straight sweep in Minnesota, lose 9 straight games: Series Recap 5/24/21 – 5/26/21

The Orioles headed into this three-game series tied for the league’s worst record with the team they were set to face, the Minnesota Twins. Now, the O’s officially have the worst record in the majors.

Tides take 1 of 6 from Jumbo Shrimp: Weekly Recap 5/18/21 – 5/23/21

In another week of Minor League Baseball, the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, hosted a six-game series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. With a record of 3-9 entering this series, the Tides had a lot of ground to make up.

Bowie takes 4 of 6 at Richmond, improves to 13-4 on season: Weekly Recap 5/18/21 – 5/23/21

The Bowie Baysox continue to be the best team in Double-A baseball, as they took four of six games from the Richmond Squirrels and improved to a 13-4 record on the year.

Shorebirds take 4 of 6 from Mudcats, improve to 13-5 on season: Weekly Recap 5/18/21 – 5/23/21

The Delmarva Shorebirds won yet another series this season, taking four of six games against the Carolina Mudcats.

O’s kick-off 10-game road trip with 3 against the Nats: Series Preview 5/21/21 – 5/23/21

The Orioles are fresh off a sweep from the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays, who came through Baltimore like a monsoon. The Rays put up 30 runs in that series, and the task gets no smaller against the Washington Nationals in this three-game series!

O’s swept by Rays, head to DC for 3 against Nats: Series Recap 5/18/21 – 5/20/21

Finally, the Orioles played someone in the A.L. East other than the Red Sox or Yankees. The Tampa Bay Rays came to town for a three-game set, their first three meetings this season.

Gunnar Henderson paves way into MLB Top-100 Prospect List

The MLB Top-100 Prospect List by MLB Pipeline is ever changing. To start the 2021 season, the Orioles had four players on that list; No. 2 Adley Rutschman, No. 21 Grayson Rodriguez, No. 56 Heston Kjerstad, and No. 57 DL Hall. Now after two weeks into the minor league season, the list now features anotherContinue reading “Gunnar Henderson paves way into MLB Top-100 Prospect List”

Tides take one from Knights, continue early struggles: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21

After another week of play, the Orioles Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, drop their record to 3-9. In six games against the Charlotte Knights, affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Tides were able to come away with just one win and are still at the bottom of the Triple-A East Division.

IronBirds split series with Renegades, improve to 8-4 on season: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21

The Aberdeen IronBirds finished another week of baseball, this time splitting a six-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Bowie sweeps Reading in 6, move to 9-2 on season: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21

The Bowie Baysox are on fire to start the 2021 season, as they completed the series sweep of the Reading Fightin Phils this past week, moving to 9-2 on the season.

Delmarva sweeps Fredericksburg in 6, moves to 9-3 on season: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21

The Delmarva Shorebirds are absolutely on fire, as they swept the Fredericksburg Nationals in six games to ultimately move to 9-3 on the season.

O’s avoid sweep of Yankees, take series finale: Series Recap 5/14/21 – 5/16/21

The Yankees came into Baltimore to reek havoc on the Birds, and they did just that. Well, in the first two games at least.

O’s host Yankees for three-game set: Series Preview 5/14/21 – 5/16/21

Once again, the New York Yankees are back to pay a visit to beautiful Camden Yards. After this three-game series, the Orioles and Yankees will have met 10 times and will not meet again until August. So far, the season series is 4-3 in favor of the Yankees.

Anthony Santander to join Double-A Bowie on rehab assignment

After suffering a high ankle sprain against the Miami Marlins April 20, Orioles right fielder Anthony Santander will join the Double-A Bowie Baysox tomorrow on his first rehab assignment since his injury.

Mets sweep O’s in short set: Series Recap 5/11/21 – 5/12/21

The Orioles paid a visit to beautiful Citi Field in New York, as the O’s and Mets took part in a short two-game interleague series, one that featured a fantastic pitcher’s duel in game one and the return of “The Dark Knight” to his old stomping grounds in game two.

O’s visit Citi Field for short set against Mets: Series Preview 5/11/21 – 5/12/21

Following a series loss at home to the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles travel to Citi Field to take on the New York Mets in a short two-game series. Luckily for the O’s, Mets ace and the best pitcher in baseball, Jacob deGrom, is not set to pitch. Phew!

O’s avoid being swept, take series finale from Red Sox: Series Recap 5/7/21 – 5/10/21

The Orioles had a chance to break even after a successful road trip. However, the Boston Red Sox and their A.L.-East-leading record stood in the way in this four-game home stand for the Birds.

Tides lose 4 of 6 against Jacksonville in opening series: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21

The Norfolk Tides took a series loss in the opening week of the minor league season, taking two out of six games against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. The pitching was the main struggle in this series, as Norfolk was outscored 44 to 30. Although this was the case, there were a few notable appearances fromContinue reading “Tides lose 4 of 6 against Jacksonville in opening series: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21”

IronBirds take first series over Blue Rocks 5 games to 1: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21

The Aberdeen IronBirds kicked off their 2021 season on May 4, 2021, their first game since September 2, 2019. Then a part of the shortened season NY-Pen League, the IronBirds now are the Orioles’ Single-A affiliate and feature a plethora of what could be future studs in their roster.

Baysox win first season series, take 3 of 5 against Altoona: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21

The first full week of minor league baseball was kind to the Bowie Baysox, as they took the first series of the season from the Altoona Curve three games to two.