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AL Notes: Mariners, Seager, Orioles, Davis, Matheny Seattle Times beat writer Ryan Divish cites a source close to the situation in saying that there is a "small chance but definitely a chance" that the Mariners deal Kyle Seager this offseason. Forgive this writer for being skeptical of that source's statement, but that reads like PR-baiting as much as anything these eyes have recently come across.
Prospect Profiles: No. 15 Hunter Harvey Coming up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is 25-year-old right-handed pitcher Hunter Harvey. Orioles fans are likely familiar with Harvey, as the former first round pick made seven appearances at Camden Yards this past season.
Saturday’s Bird Droppings: Where it is Brandon Hyde’s one-year anniversary as Orioles manager Exactly one year ago today, Brandon Hyde was named as the replacement for Buck Showalter, taking over as O's manager. Those a re big shoes to fill. Showalter was one of the franchise's better managers, perhaps the best one to not win a World Series. It would be tough for Hyde to measure up.
A look at how one O's minor league pitcher used technology to improve For the Orioles, the progress in 2019 of young pitcher Ryan Wilson had to be a real positive development. The 23-year-old lefty was moved from a bullpen role to starting and he had a big season for Single-A Delmarva.
For your holiday shopping: The Best Baseball Books of 2019 As you complete your holiday shopping, there are a number of excellent baseball books to consider if you're looking for a gift for the fan in your life, or some for yourself. My favorite baseball book of the year was "K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches" by Tyler Kepner.
Veteran pitcher Straily signs one-year deal with Korean team SEOUL, South Korea - Veteran pitcher Dan Straily has signed a one-year contract worth $800,000 with the Lotte Giants, the Korea Baseball Organization club announced on Saturday. The 31 year-old right-hander became a free agent in October after spending last season with the Baltimore Orioles, his sixth major league team.
Learning and confirming more about the Orioles Three full days and parts of two others spent at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in sunny San Diego taught us a few things about the Orioles and confirmed lots more. They need pitching. In the same way that a sailboat needs a stiff breeze.
Why a Terrell Suggs return to Baltimore makes sense and what could prevent it from happening Terrell Suggs was waived on Friday, but that doesn’t mean a reunion with the Ravens is set in stone.
The Angeloses are not cheap GM Mike Elias has been "too consistent in his message about leaving no talented stone unturned to ignore that boulder." The conclusion Connolly, and many fans, came to, was that the Angelos brothers are-as usual-tying their GM's hands.
Baltimore Orioles Lose Two Minor Leaguers In Rule 5 Draft In Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, the Baltimore Orioles added a total of four players to the organization. The hope is that the front office has found a gem or two among those four selections. On the flip-side, the Orioles had two of their players selected in the AAA phase of the draft.
The O's have acquired eight young pitchers in 11 days The Orioles had some solid success with their young pitchers on the farm during the 2019 season. And they keep adding young pitchers to that group that competed last season. Of the Orioles' top six farm teams, four clubs led their leagues in ERA last summer.
Ryan Flaherty ends playing career, begins new path as Padres coach Ryan Flaherty played six seasons with the Orioles as a utility infielder after being selected in the Rule 5 draft from the Chicago Cubs in December 2011. After leaving the Orioles after the 2017 season, Flaherty played with the Atlanta Braves in 2018.
Friday Bird Droppings: Where the winter meetings fun is over A few teams made major noise in San Diego, though of course the Orioles weren’t one of them. Now, it’s back to the long, cold, winter slog.
Talking about Orioles catchers and outfielders The Orioles are moving into the weekend with the same catching arrangement and the desire to find a veteran on a minor league deal. Unclear is whether the new player would be given a legitimate chance to win a job or be ticketed for Triple-A as a depth piece.
The Oriole Bird to join the Mascot Hall of Fame The National Mascot Hall of Fame announced Wednesday The Oriole Bird will be among four professional mascots to be inducted in Summer 2020. Youppi!, Boomer and Blue will also be enshrined.
Baltimore Orioles Add Four New Players In Rule 5 Draft The Baltimore Orioles added to their MLB pitching corps with two selections in the 2019 Rule 5 Draft while adding to their depth with the AAA phase.
Orioles select Bailey and Rucker in Rule 5 draft SAN DIEGO - The Orioles' ties to the Astros and Cubs organizations came into play again this morning in the Rule 5 draft. The second-overall pick was used on right-hander Brandon Bailey from Houston's Double-A affiliate in Corpus Christi.
Orioles select 2 major league players, 2 Triple-A players in Rule 5 Draft Over the past two years, the Rule 5 Draft has become as important to Baltimore Orioles fans as free agency, with the team routinely using the draft to add to the major league club. Ryan Flaherty, Anthony Santander, and Richie Martin were all Rule 5 players that have filled roles for the team.
Orioles select right-handers Brandon Bailey, Michael Rucker in Rule 5 draft SAN DIEGO-The Orioles concluded the Winter Meetings by making two selections in the Rule 5 draft, right-handed pitchers Brandon Bailey, taken from the Houston Astros organization and Michael Rucker from the Chicago Cubs. Both are 25.
Former Orioles favorite Adam Jones heads to Japan Throughout the long history of the Baltimore Orioles, few have had an impact on the team and community like Adam Jones had. After one season in Arizona in 2019 that followed an 11-year reign in Baltimore, the San Diego native has agreed to a two-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes.
Orioles select two pitchers in Rule 5 draft Their two selections were right-handed pitcher Brandon Bailey, from the Astros organization, and right-handed pitcher Michael Rucker, from the Cubs. They had two open 40-man roster spots and made two selections. Bailey, 25 years old, spent the 2019 season at Double-A, where he posted a 3.30 ERA and 1.219 WHIP across 92.2 innings.
Oriole Bird gets a nest in Mascot Hall of Fame The overgrown avian who has danced countless times on the dugout roof at Camden Yards to the strains of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" will now have a second home. The Mascot Hall of Fame, devoted to the living cartoons who entertain at sporting events of all kinds, will induct The Oriole Bird this summer.
Position player options for the Orioles in the Rule 5 Draft With outfield depth and shortstop on Mike Elias' holiday shopping list this year, there are a handful of players at those positions in the upcoming draft. The Orioles choose second in the Rule 5 tomorrow, right behind the Detroit Tigers.
The Rule 5 draft is up today at the Winter Meetings The Rule 5 draft is set for today at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. The Orioles have the second pick. At last year's meetings in Las Vegas, the Orioles had the first pick in this draft and selected Oakland infielder Richie Martin. Martin, who turns 25 on Dec.
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