After a surprising 2022 campaign, the Orioles rebuild is officially behind them, as they look forward to postseason contention. Our Justin Sutphin lists five O’s players who are poised to have breakout seasons in 2023:
Our Dakota Pitts dives in and projects which five Orioles position players will have the highest wins above replacement in 2023:
Ryan Mountcastle has been a key piece of the Orioles’ lineup over the past few seasons. Our Stephen Heckman explains why the powerful righty should be a cornerstone of the O’s future:
With the 2023 season approaching, the Orioles’ lineup is as strong as it’s been in years. Our Stephen Heckman projects what each member of the O’s lineup will do statistically this year:
One of the biggest factors in the Orioles’ success in 2022 was the much-improved pitching staff and Gold-Glove-caliber defense! In part three of our Orioles 2022 season recap, our Steve Katz dives into the numbers, while also highlighting key contributors:
The O’s put a couple curly W’s in the win column, as they swept the Nationals in a brief two-game series! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series from our Nation’s Capital:
The O’s begin what could be their biggest series of the year, as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays for four games! Our Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
The O’s took their fifth straight series this weekend, taking two of three from the Oakland Athletics! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series from OPACY:
The O’s are back home in Baltimore, as they begin their 10-game home stand with a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics! Our Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview:
The O’s are absolutely red hot, as they took another series, this time against the Guardians! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series that caught Cleveland “off Guard”:
The O’s fought hard, and it payed off, as they won their series against the Chicago White Sox, two games to one! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series:
The O’s took the Little League Classic by storm and took their weekend series against the Red Sox, two games to one! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series:
The Orioles took two of three from the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, with a make-up game match-up against the Cubs from OPACY set for this afternoon! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series from Toronto:
The Orioles took their series against the Toronto Blue Jays, with game three postponed due to rain! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series:
The O’s look to extend their win streak to a season-high five games, as they begin their four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels! Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview:
The O’s had their first winning month since August of 2017 in the month of June! Our Zack Bucklew breaks down the exciting month of Birdland baseball:
The O’s celebrated Father’s Day weekend with a series win against the Tampa Bay Rays! Justin Sutphin recaps the exciting series:
The Orioles are back home to start a three-game series against the Rays tonight at Oriole Park at Camden Yards! Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
The O’s came to play in Toronto, as they split their first series with the Blue Jays in 2022. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s wrap up their brief road trip with four in Toronto against the Blue Jays! Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
The O’s split their four-game series with the Royals from Kauffman Stadium. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s are headed north to the Bronx to play the Yankees in a three-game set. Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview:
Orioles Magic filled Oriole Park at Camden Yards this weekend, as the debuting Adley Rutschman and the rest of the never-say-die O’s won their series against the Rays, two games to one! Stephen Heckman recaps the series:
Following an exciting walk-off victory to avoid a sweep, the Baltimore Orioles now host another AL East opponent, this time the Tampa Bay Rays! Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
The O’s have returned home to Camden Yards after a tough road trip, but it won’t get any easier with the Yankees in town. Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
The O’s are headed north, as they go to the Motor City to play old friend Jonathan Schoop and the Detroit Tigers in a three-game set! Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
The O’s split their four-game series against the Minnesota Twins, winning the final two games of the series. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s continue their homestand with four games against Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins. Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
The O’s are at it again, as they took two out of three from the Red Sox this weekend from beautiful Camden Yards. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s had an absolutely brutal series sweep handed to them by the New York Yankees. Justin Sutphin recaps this series from the Bronx:
For the second time in just two weeks, the Orioles and Yankees match-up with one another, this time in the Bronx.
The Orioles won their second series of the season, taking two of three from the Los Angeles Angels. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s dropped 3 of 4 from the Oakland A’s, in what was a tough series on a lot of notes. Justin Sutphin recaps the series from the Oakland Coliseum:
The O’s picked up their first series win of 2022, and it happened against the division rival New York Yankees. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s won their home opener but dropped two of three against the Milwaukee Brewers in their first series at Camden Yards in 2022. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
For the first time in 2022, the Orioles will play baseball at Camden Yards.
The Orioles were handed a sweep to start the season courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays. Justin Sutphin recaps the opening series:
In this opinion piece from our very own wild card Scott Tomko, he discusses his thoughts on how the 2022 season will play out based on the current state of the big league roster.
Opening Day is just over 24 hours away, and the Orioles have officially announced their 2022 Opening Day roster! Stephen Heckman reports:
With Spring Training in full swing and the season only a week away, the Orioles roster is starting to take shape.
As a Baltimore Orioles fan, we have had a whirlwind of adventures over the past decade plus.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Orioles headed to the home of the New York Yankees for a three-game set and ended up taking one in the Bronx.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Baltimore Orioles might be the worst team in the American League when it comes to record, but this 2021 team has some exciting players, including the American League Player of the Week, Ryan Mountcastle.
The Yankees came into Baltimore to reek havoc on the Birds, and they did just that. Well, in the first two games at least.
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.
The Orioles were slated to finish off the first home stand of the season with a four-game set against the Mariners. Due to Mother Nature, all four games of this series were played as two sets of seven-inning doubleheaders, as Monday and Wednesday’s games were both postponed.
The Orioles made their return to Camden Yards after a six-game road trip, and for the first time since 2019, it was in front of fans. After dropping two out of three to the Yankees, our Orioles looked to bounce back against the Red Sox. Unfortunately, that did not happen.
There’s no better way to start a season than with a series sweep on the road. For the first time since 2017, the Orioles did just that, taking all three games of this first series over the Red Sox at Fenway.
Welcome back to another edition of SpringNotes! In this series, we provide Birdland with some information about what is happening at O’s spring training camp! So, let’s get right into it!
Hello, Birdland! The Baltimore Battery’s Monday Thoughts column is back! Going into the 2021 season, we will deliver weekly news and updates, as well as insight on what we think the Orioles should be doing on and off the field. Basically, anything that interests us, we’ll talk about it!
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 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 season. This edition is the position playerContinue reading “Orioles 2020 Season Recap: Part 1 – Position Player Breakdown”
For months Orioles fans begged and begged for star prospect Ryan Mountcastle to be called up to the Majors; on Aug. 21, that wish came true, and he has lived up to expectations thus far.
It’s an exciting day in Birdland, as the O’s take on the Boston Red Sox in game two action. But that isn’t the exciting part!
The Orioles’ No. 4 prospect is 2019 International League MVP Ryan Mountcastle. The infielder is dominant at the plate but has defensive concerns; will we see Mountcastle play in Baltimore next season?
Week of January 20, 2020: Welcome everyone to Edition 3 of Monday Thoughts! We are just 24 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Sarasota, and the Orioles are eager to begin the 2020 campaign! Let’s get things started with some hopeful news about the future in Baltimore!
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”
In order to avoid the Rule 5 draft on December 12, the Orioles have selected the contracts of Ryan Mountcastle, Keegan Akin, Dean Kremer, and Ryan McKenna.
Ryan Mountcastle’s productive season in AAA Norfolk won him International League MVP honors this season. Will the 22-year-old find his way on to Baltimore’s lineup in 2020?