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Monday Thoughts: Edition 4 Week of January 27, 2020:. Welcome to this next edition of Monday Thoughts! We are just two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Sarasota! So without further ado, let's talk! Adley makes MLB Pipeline's Top 5 Prospects rankings:.

Baltimore Orioles 2020: Scouting, Projected Lineup, Season Prediction Here's a look at the 2020 Baltimore Orioles projected lineup, season predictions, and insight from opposing MLB scouts.

A closer look at the free agent pitchers still available The Orioles have been rumored to be interested in a reunion with Andrew Cashner, but he isn’t the only veteran hurler on the market.

Baltimore Orioles: Someone Will Rise Above The Rest, Right? While we wait for the pitching talent to arrive, the Orioles have a long list of starting rotation candidates going into spring training, with more candidates likely on the way between now and mid-February when Grapefruit League action gets underway.

A look at the pitchers the Orioles acquired for Bundy and Villar In early December, the Orioles made two trades in three days, sending starting pitcher Dylan Bundy to the Los Angeles Angels and infielder Jonathan Villar to the Miami Marlins. Bundy was traded for four right-handed pitchers. Villar was traded for a left-hander.

Monday Bird Droppings: The less than two months until Opening Day edition The Orioles had four top 100 prospects in MLB Pipeline’s ranking unveiled over the weekend. We’ll probably only see one of them in MLB this year.

Does Diaz present a summer roster complication? Yusniel Diaz is going to be invited to spring training again and eventually be reassigned to minor league camp. No matter how he hits. No matter how he fields. The Orioles weren't tempted by last spring's statistics, which included 11 hits in 33 at-bats, with three doubles, a home run and seven RBIs in 14 games.

Oriole Eddie Murray to highlight health insurance enrollment BALTIMORE - Hall of Fame Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray will join Maryland officials to highlight a new program to enable tax filers to sign up for health care on their tax returns.

Baltimore Athletes React To Death Of Kobe Bryant Bryant and Gianna were on their way to a travel basketball game, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Bryant was 41. Gianna was 13. Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1996-2016. He helped lead the Lakers to five championships, earning Finals MVP honors twice.

Baltimore Orioles Rumors: Andrew Cashner Reunion Still In The Mix The Baltimore Orioles might bring back veteran RHP Andrew Cashner this offseason. If you enjoyed watching Andrew Cashner pitch in a Baltimore Orioles unifo…

Baltimore Orioles: Hopes and Expectations For The Near Future As the Baltimore Orioles look to begin year two of a complete rebuild, Contributor Ben Schneider offers his predictions as to what could happen over the ne…

Orioles Have Interest In Andrew Cashner With the Orioles looking to add an inexpensive veteran arm to their rotation, Andrew Cashner is "one of the free agents under consideration,"'s Roch Kubatko writes.

Sunday Bird Droppings: Where we're brunching in Birdland Spring training and Opening Day are inching closer, we’ll be there soon!

Orioles get four on the top 100 list Another major outlet released its national top 100 prospects list on Saturday afternoon. During a live telecast on MLB Network, unveiled its new top 100, and the Orioles have placed four young players on the list. Catcher Adley Rutschman, taken with the No.

The curiosities continue over Mountcastle Challenged on a recent radio interview to name a few of my spring training curiosities relating to the younger players, I blurted out Ryan Mountcastle's name as if moved by a reflex. My leg didn't fully extend, but it was a similar sensation. Mountcastle isn't expected to head north with the team, though a final decision hasn't been made.

Baltimore Orioles Prospects Make Big Jumps On MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Last year's top overall draft pick, catcher Adley Rutschman, is the highest-ranked Orioles prospect on the list, coming in at number four behind Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco, Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux, and Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert.

Saturday’s Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are not the cheapest team in the American League Which Orioles jersey should you buy this season? - NBC Sports: I'm not much of a jersey guy, but the idea is to get yourself some gear that will stand the test of time. Considering the Orioles current roster situation, you are probably better off waiting a few years before spending $100+ of a jersey.

Out of the top 100, but not out of the O's future With some excitement in the Orioles organization for young talents like catcher Adley Rutschman and pitchers Grayson Rodriguez and DL Hall, who have made the Baseball America top 47, and with Ryan Mountcastle closing in on the majors, what's going on with outfielder Yusniel Diaz?

Leftovers from Shorebirds Hot Stove Banquet Another day passes and brings the Orioles closer to the Feb. 11 report date for pitchers and catchers at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. They've increased their pitching and catching depth, found their starting shortstop and improved their utility options.

Free Agent Spending By Team: American League As we covered earlier this week, almost all of the prominent free agents in this year's class have already exited the board. Because of that, we'll see more and more minor league signings and fewer and fewer major league deals in the weeks leading up to the start of the regular season.

Prospect Profiles: No. 8 overall Dean Kremer Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is right-handed pitcher, Dean Kremer. The 24-year-old became the first Israeli born player to ever be drafted by a Major League team, when the Padres selected him in the 38th round of the 2015 draft after one year at San Juaquin Delta Junior College.

Prospect Profiles: No. 9 overall Michael Baumann Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is right-handed pitcher, Michael Baumann. The 24-year-old was drafted in the third round by the Baltimore Orioles in 2017 out of Jacksonville University. The Orioles had previously tapped into the Jacksonville talent pool a year earlier in the third round taking Austin Hays.

Yet Another Position Change for Ryan Mountcastle? Back in December, Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias revealed that Mountcastle will be learning right field in addition to left field and the infield corners, but the second-year general manager also noted that the club could get a look at the slugging prospect at another position: second base.

Who is your #2 prospect in the Orioles system for 2020? I've been doing this for long enough to tell you that there's not a shortage of prospects who get glowing reports upon being drafted or in the low minors and then you have to squint to see where that shows up in their results. Rodriguez is one where you can look at the stats and see it right away.

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