Should the Orioles make it a point to sign Michael Wacha, the last remaining quality starter left on the free agent market? Our Kyle April breaks down the variables of making a deal with the veteran, determining if a deal would benefit the club moving forward:
The Orioles have been quite dormant when it comes to signing free agent pitching this offseason. Our Zack Bucklew explains how this could be beneficial to the O’s this year:
With the Orioles staying fairly quiet in free agency, could that make them more active in the trade market? Our Kyle April lists five players the O’s could pursue via trade in 2023:
As reported Friday afternoon, the Orioles reached agreements with five of six players to avoid arbitration. Our Stephen Heckman breaks down each deal:
The Birdland Caravan is back for 2023! Our Stephen Heckman provides you with all the details on each event coming to your community on this edition of Around the Nest:
The Orioles haven’t made a big splash in the market this offseason but have made upgrades in positions of need to fill out their club. Our Kyle April grades each addition to the 2023 club by position:
The Orioles haven’t been big spenders in free agency this offseason, but will they be active in the trade market? Our Stephen Heckman has five O’s players who could be traded prior to Opening Day:
With the 2023 season fastly approaching, the Orioles still have time to add pieces via the free agent market. Our Kyle April has five free agents the O’s could pursue:
The Orioles made their first trade of the offseason late last night, as they have acquired catcher James McCann and cash considerations from the Mets in exchange for a player to be named later. Our Justin Sutphin has all the details:
After being traded by the Orioles in 2020, right-hander Mychal Givens has returned to Baltimore on a one-year deal, with a mutual option for 2024. Our Stephen Heckman has all the details:
The Orioles have signed second baseman Adam Frazier to a one-year, $8 million deal. Our Stephen Heckman has all the details:
With many Orioles fans scratching their heads due to the inactivity of the organization in the free agent market, our Stephen Heckman writes an open letter to GM Mike Elias, addressing his thoughts on the matter:
The O’s have been quiet so far this offseason, and fans have a right to be upset and impatient after comments made by GM Mike Elias. Our Stephen Heckman gives a different perspective than the average fan might be having:
The Orioles are staying active in the Winter Meetings, as they have signed outfielder Nomar Mazara to a minor league deal. Our Stephen Heckman has all the details:
The Orioles have signed right-hander Kyle Gibson to a one-year deal, pending a physical. Our Zack Bucklew has all the details:
With the offseason in full effect, our Stephen Heckman discusses three main questions the Orioles and their fans have heading into the 2023 season:
The Orioles declined Jordan Lyles’ $11 million club option for 2023 on Wednesday. Our Jared Watson explains why this was the smart and correct move for Baltimore:
The Orioles have started the offseason by claiming outfielder Daz Cameron off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. Our Stephen Heckman has all the details:
The 2022 Baltimore Orioles had a year to remember, as they secured their first winning season since 2016! Our Zack Bucklew begins our four-part season recap reviewing the front office moves made prior to and during the season:
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:
The Orioles have signed first baseman Jesús Aguilar to a minor league deal, placing him on the taxi squad! Our Justin Sutphin has the details:
The Orioles are officially calling up top prospect Gunnar Henderson to the big leagues just in time for their postseason push! Our Stephen Heckman reports all the details:
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:
The Orioles were once again pitcher-heavy on the final day of the 2022 MLB Draft! Stephen Heckman reports:
The O’s went pitcher-heavy on Day Two of the MLB Draft, with sprinkles of college bats thrown in! Our Stephen Heckman reports:
The Orioles have the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s MLB Draft! Who will they select? Our Stephen Heckman reports:
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:
The O’s and GM Mike Elias have added to an already impressive bullpen by claiming right-hander Louis Head off waivers from Miami. Justin Sutphin reports:
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:
Orioles right-hander Matt Harvey has officially been suspended 60 games for distribution of a banned substance. Stephen Heckman reports:
Adley Rutschman’s promotion to the big leagues is quickly upon us! But when exactly will that day be? Steve Katz tells us how it’s anyone’s guess at this point in time:
The Orioles have scored just 12 runs in six games this season, and they have two hitting coaches. Steve Katz reports on the two-headed hitting coach concept:
The Orioles have re-signed right-handed veteran Matt Harvey to a minor deal and have traded infielder Mason McCoy to the Seattle Mariners. Stephen Heckman reports:
Grayson Rodriguez’s up and down outing, Carlos Correa’s unique contract and much more. Steve Katz reports:
The O’s have added to their catching depth by signing Beau Taylor to a minor league deal. Stephen Heckman reports:
After the Orioles officially announced the signing of right-hander Jordan Lyles this evening, GM Mike Elias has made another depth move.
The first question I had, after being thrilled to hear MLB’s owners and players had settled their differences Thursday, was: Why is it only a five-year agreement?
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:
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.
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.
The Orioles now have a full 40-man roster, as they have claimed left-hander Cionel Pérez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
OPINION-BASED: Back in 2018, the Baltimore Orioles entered one of the dreaded stretches any fan hates to hear: REBUILD.
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!
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?”
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.
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!
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”
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!
The first Friday in March saw a few moves for the Baltimore Orioles, a couple of them questionable. First let’s start with the players moved to minor league camps.
The Orioles continue to add depth to the organization, as the team announced Thursday that they have signed catcher Taylor Davis and right-handed pitcher Brady Rodgers to minor league contracts.
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”
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.