Grayson Rodriguez: Return of baseball’s top pitching prospect

After three long months, the top pitching prospect in baseball, Grayson Rodriguez, has returned to game action, making rehab starts at both High-A Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie! Our Stephen Heckman has all the details on the return of Gray-Rod:

Trade front goes quiet, it’s all about pitching depth

The O’s traded away two fan-favorites in Trey Mancini and Jorge López at the MLB Trade Deadline, but they recieved six prospect pitchers in the process. Our Steve Katz highlights O’s GM Mike Elias’ approach of restocking his pitching depth in the minors, while not adding to the big league club:

O’s are at .500: Where to go from here

The Orioles have reached the .500 mark and have won nine straight games! But the question is – Where do the O’s go from here? Our Stephen Heckman reports:

Jorge López: Trusting the process of baseball and life

It’s not been a smooth ride for O’s closer Jorge López in his big league career. But a change from rotation to bullpen, along with the inspiration of courage and bravery from his son Mikael, López has become one of the game’s best out of the bullpen in 2022. Stephen Heckman reports:

O’s, GM Mike Elias had interest in free agent Carlos Correa prior to lockout

Multiple sources have confirmed that the Orioles and GM Mike Elias had interest in free agent shortstop Carlos Correa prior to the MLB lockout. Would a deal to bring Correa to Baltimore make too much sense? Justin Sutphin reports:

Orioles begin 2022 with 5 players on Baseball America’s Top-100 Prospects

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.

Orioles sign 24 international free agents during 2022 signing period

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.

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.

Are we there yet?

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?”

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.

SpringNotes 2021: Edition 3

With Opening Day in our sights, there are a few things O’s fans should know before the start of the 2021 season. This is the third edition of SpringNotes!

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”

Orioles 2020 Season Recap: Part 3 – Front Office moves

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 Baltimore Orioles’ season!

Monday Thoughts: Edition 2

Week of January 13, 2020: Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome to the second edition of Monday Thoughts! Last week, we talked about the Orioles still not having their veteran middle infielder. Well, they found him (about 15 minutes after my posting of Edition 1), and his name is Jose Iglesias! Let’s start this week’s edition withContinue reading “Monday Thoughts: Edition 2”

Elias makes more cuts; Clark, Beyeler, and Wasdin won’t return to Orioles in 2020

With the offseason just starting for the Baltimore Orioles, General Manager Mike Elias has already been a busy man. It has been announced that assistant hitting coach Howie Clark, bullpen coach John Wasdin, and first base coach/outfield instructor Arnie Beyeler have been dismissed from their duties.