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:
Tag Archives: Offseason
Orioles acquire Cole Irvin, Kyle Virbitsky from A’s
The Orioles have acquired left-hander Cole Irvin, as well as right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Virbitsky, from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for infield prospect Darell Hernaiz. Our Zack Bucklew has the details:
5 players O’s could pursue via trade in 2023
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:
Orioles announce 2023 international signing class
The Orioles have announced that they are in agreement with 27 international prospects, highlighted by 16-year-old shortstop Luis Almeyda. Our Zack Bucklew introduces us to the Domincan native, along with the rest of the 2023 international signing class:
Sitting down with O’s prospect Peter Van Loon
After being drafted in the 16th round of the MLB Draft out of UC Irvine in 2021, right-hander Peter Van Loon has become one of the most underrated pitching prospects in the Orioles organization. Our Zack Bucklew sits down with Van Loon to discuss his journey thus far:
O’s acquire Darwinzon Hernandez from Red Sox
The Orioles have acquired left-handed pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations. Our Zack Bucklew has all the details:
Around the Nest: Edition 7 – Birdland Caravan returns for 2023
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:
Grading Orioles offseason moves thus far
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:
5 Orioles who could be traded by Opening Day
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:
O’s acquire Ryan O’Hearn from Royals
The Orioles have acquired first baseman/outfielder Ryan O’Hearn from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations. Our Zack Bucklew has all the details:
Around the Nest: Edition 6 – O’s ownership group partners to distribute meals for community
The Orioles deepened their involvement with the community when they announced they were partnering with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to focus on The Food Project. Our Stephen Heckman shows us what work is being done on this edition of Around the Nest:
5 remaining free agents O’s could pursue
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:
Around the Nest: Edition 5 – McCanns make local hospital brighter this Christmas
New Orioles catcher James McCann and his wife Jessica’s twins were born seven weeks premature just over five years ago. Our Stephen Heckman has the story on how the McCanns are now giving back to the hospital and staff that helped them in their time of need on this edition of Around the Nest:
Orioles Christmas wishlist for 2023
It’s the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than making a 2023 Orioles wishlist. Our Stephen Heckman has six wishes for the O’s for the upcoming season:
O’s acquire James McCann from New York Mets
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:
Around the Nest: Edition 4 – David Hess won’t back down
Former O’s pitcher David Hess has gone through a lot over the last year after being diagnosed with cancer and having to go through chemotherapy. On this edition of Around the Nest, our Stephen Heckman covers Hess’ battle and how he’s using his situation to help others:
Mychal Givens returns to Orioles, signs 1-year deal
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:
Orioles sign Adam Frazier to 1-year deal
The Orioles have signed second baseman Adam Frazier to a one-year, $8 million deal. Our Stephen Heckman has all the details:
(O’)pen letter to Orioles GM Mike Elias
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:
Around the Nest: Edition 3 – Gibson skrikes out more than just batters
Newly-signed Orioles pitcher Kyle Gibson held his annual Big League Blast event last month, which raised money for local food pantries. Our Stephen Heckman has the story on this week’s edition of Around the Nest:
The Heckman Opinion: Why all the upset?
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:
Orioles 2022 Rule 5 Draft: Analysis & Overview
The O’s were once again active in this year’s Rule 5 Draft, selecting four players. Our Zack Bucklew has on the details on those players and the three the O’s lost in the process:
O’s continue to add depth, sign Nomar Mazara to minors deal
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:
Around the Nest: Edition 2 – Mateo ready to open up
After a breakout season in Baltimore, Jorge Mateo is preparing an event to discuss his season, working with his brother in the Dominican Republic and being a parent with an autistic child. Our Stephen Heckman has all the info on this edition of Around the Nest:
Orioles sign RHP Kyle Gibson to 1-year deal
The Orioles have signed right-hander Kyle Gibson to a one-year deal, pending a physical. Our Zack Bucklew has all the details:
Orioles sign Franchy Cordero, plus more roster moves
The Orioles made a flurry of roster moves this afternoon, including signing utility man Franchy Cordero. Our Zack Bucklew has all the details on each move:
Around the Nest: Edition 1 – Brnovich gives back in time of need
On this first edition of Around the Nest, our Stephen Heckman highlights O’s prospect Kyle Brnovich giving back to his Florida community in a critical time of need:
O’s 3 big questions for 2023 season
With the offseason in full effect, our Stephen Heckman discusses three main questions the Orioles and their fans have heading into the 2023 season:
Orioles add 5 prospects to 40-man roster
The O’s added five players to their 40-man roster, including MLB’s top pitching prospect, Grayson Rodriguez. Our Zack Bucklew has all the details on each player added and those who are now Rule 5 eligible:
Why declining Lyles’ option is right move for O’s
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:
O’s claim outfielder Daz Cameron off waivers
The Orioles have started the offseason by claiming outfielder Daz Cameron off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. Our Stephen Heckman has all the details:
O’s claim veteran outfielder Jake Cave off waivers
The O’s have made their first move of the offseason, as they have claimed outfielder Jake Cave off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Our Stephen Heckman has all the details:
O’s sign RHP Wes Robertson to minors deal
The Baltimore Orioles have stayed busy with their Minor League organizations this offseason, and that statement was true yet again earlier this afternoon.
Battery of… Kickers?
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.
O’s sign C Anthony Bemboom and RHP Matt Vogel to minor league deals
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.
O’s grab 2 pitchers in Triple-A phase of Rule 5 Draft, sign catcher Jacob Nottingham & more
Although MLB owners and players still can’t get along, things must move along.
Locked Out – “It’s just the fans…”
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.
O’s sign RHP Denyi Reyes to minor league deal
The Orioles have an interesting enigma going into the lockout that most teams don’t get to play with, an entire bullpen to build.
Orioles sign RHP Jordan Lyles to 1-year deal
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.
O’s claim LHP Cionel Pérez off waivers
The Orioles now have a full 40-man roster, as they have claimed left-hander Cionel Pérez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
Are we there yet, O’s fans?
As a Baltimore Orioles fan, we have had a whirlwind of adventures over the past decade plus.
Orioles add 6 players to 40-man roster
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.
RHP Marcos Diplán returns to O’s on minor league deal
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.
O’s hire Fuller and Borgschulte as co-hitting coaches
The Orioles have completed their Major League coaching staff, as the team promoted Ryan Fuller and hired Matt Borgschulte to be co-hitting coaches.
O’s sign RHP Rico Garcia to minors deal
The O’s are adding more depth to their bullpen, after signing right-hander Rico Garcia to a minor league deal earlier this week.
O’s Cedric Mullins wins Silver Slugger Award
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.
O’s bring back RHP Spenser Watkins on minors deal
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.
O’s claim RHP Bryan Baker from Toronto
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.
O’s RHP Hunter Harvey claimed off waivers by Giants, plus other notes
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.
Severino, Diplán & Greene outrighted, elect free agency
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.
Orioles sign shortstop Freddy Galvis to 1-year deal
The Baltimore Orioles announced Tuesday night that veteran infielder Freddy Galvis will be joining the team on a one-year, $1.5 million contract. In order to make room for Galvis on the 40-man roster, Chris Shaw was designated for assignment.
Prospect Profiles 2021: RHP Garrett Stallings
Up next on The Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles 2021 series is recently acquired right-handed pitcher, 23-year-old Garrett Stallings!