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Camden Chat

Mark Brown

Trying to find the Orioles plan for success in 2018

The Orioles won 75 games last year and they have not done anything yet this offseason. So what is their plan for success?

One might be forgiven, with spring training now less than one month away, for having the impression that the Orioles don't quite know what they're doing this offseason. More than two months after the offseason began, not only have the Orioles not moved forward, the unfortunate injury to Zach Britton means that they have gone backward compared to where they were when the...

Camden Chat

Mark Brown

Monday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles still have nothing going on

Less than a month to spring training and the Orioles still don’t have a rotation. In today’s links, Duquette’s place among winningest O’s GMs, new payroll math, and more.

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There are now 73 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day. This is not a number that has ever been used by an Orioles player. On the other hand, 1973 is a year where the Orioles won the AL East with a 97-65 record. Alas, they fell in a then-best-of-five ALCS to the Athletics.

We’re now down to just...

Camden Chat

Stacey

Sunday Bird Droppings: Where doing nothing is the new normal

After the blip of excitement over arbitration agreements, the Orioles have settled back into their slumber

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. I hope you’ve done more with your weekend than the Orioles have, because like every other weekend this offseason, they have been disappointing.

There are now 74 days until Opening Day, and the Orioles still look like the same team they did on the last day of the 2017 season. Well, except for that horrible Zach Britton injury, but that doesn’t make...

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Mark Brown

Saturday Bird Droppings: Where it’s OK that the Orioles settled

The Orioles settled most of their arbitration cases on Friday. It’s routine, but still good news. Today’s O’s stuff: Arizona still checking on Machado, Mussina’s HOF credentials, and more.

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There are now 75 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day. This is a number that is currently in use by bullpen coach Alan Mills. It’s also the number he wore as an Oriole.

We’re now down to just 31 days until Orioles pitchers and catchers report to spring training. That’s...

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More on the arbitration deadline and how it impacted Orioles - School of Roch

The "deadline" for arbitration-eligible players to reach agreement on contracts for the upcoming season deserves the quotation marks that surround it. Big, bold, permanent marks like tattoos. Talk about a forced storyline. Talk about wasted energy. Executive vice president Dan Duquette was 0-for-7 past the 1 p.m. "deadline" and signed ... Read More

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Orioles sign five of seven arbitration-eligible players - School of Roch

The Orioles are left with two unsigned arbitration-eligible players after a flurry of activity past the 1 p.m. deadline. Pitcher Kevin Gausman and second baseman Jonathan Schoop didn't agree to terms and it appears that the situation will remain unresolved heading into the weekend, according to a source. The sides ... Read More

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Orioles avoid arbitration with Manny Machado

Despite earlier indications to the contrary, the Orioles have agreed to avoid arbitration with third baseman Manny Machado, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). A prior report from Feinsand indicated the sides were headed for a hearing, but they have instead settled at $16MM.Baltimore and Machado had actually exchanged figures earlier this afternoon, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets. But they were evidently able to bridge the gap after each saw the other’s formal position.

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Source: Machado, Orioles agree on $16M deal

While the Baltimore Orioles entertained trade offers for Manny Machado, no deal has been struck, so the sides avoided a salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal for $16 million, a source tells ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

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Source: Machado, Orioles agree on $16M deal

While the Baltimore Orioles entertained trade offers for Manny Machado, no deal has been struck, so the sides avoided a salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal for $16 million, a source tells ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

Camden Chat

Mark Brown

Orioles agree on 2018 contract with Manny Machado, head towards hearing with two

The Orioles entered Friday with seven arbitration-eligible players and reached deals with five, including Manny Machado. That leaves two more unresolved.

The Orioles have never been able to come to a long-term contract extension with Manny Machado, but they have at least managed to agree on his 2018 salary without a potentially contentious arbitration hearing. The O’s and Machado settled on a 2018 deal after Friday afternoon’s deadline for exchanging salary figures, with Machado set to...

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Orioles, Zach Britton avoid arbitration

The Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with injured closer Zach Britton, thus avoiding arbitration, Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports (Twitter links). Britton will get a raise from $11.4MM to $12MM under the new contract. Britton caeme with a projected arbitration salary of $12.2MM, via MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz.It remains to be seen precisely when Britton will be able to take the field for the Orioles in 2018. After a 2017 season that was truncated by a pair of forearm...

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Source: O's, Machado agree to $16M deal

Manny Machado and the Orioles have agreed on a one-year, $16 million contract for 2018 prior to Friday's 1 p.m. ET arbitration deadline, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed the report.

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Manny Machado agrees to one-year, $16 million deal with Orioles

The Manny Machado sweepstakes is over, it seems, and he’s not going anywhere. Machado will be remaining with the Orioles, for at least one more season, after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal on Friday, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. This move does come as a bit of a surprise, as it appeared the Orioles were trying pretty hard to move the superstar third baseman. It’s possible that the team believes it still has a chance of making a playoff run this season, or maybe the asking...

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Manny Machado Agrees to $16M Contract with Orioles to Avoid Arbitration

Even with trade rumors continuing to swirl around Manny Machado, the Baltimore Orioles were able to avoid arbitration with their All-Star third baseman on Friday. 

Per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, Machado and the Orioles agreed to terms on a $16 million deal for 2018 that also includes awards incentives.  

        

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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Reports: Injured Britton, O's reach $12M deal

Orioles closer Zach Britton, who is likely to miss the start of the 2018 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in December, agreed to a $12M deal, according to reports.

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Source: O's, Machado unable to agree to terms

Manny Machado and the Orioles did not settle on a contract for 2018 prior to Friday's 1 p.m. ET arbitration deadline, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed the report.

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Report: Orioles, Machado won't settle on salary by deadline

The Orioles and Manny Machado will not agree to a salary prior to today’s deadline to exchange salary arbitration figures, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (on Twitter). As Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun wrote this morning, Baltimore is a definitive “file and trial” club, meaning that they’ll cease negotiations on a one-year deal once those figures are exchanged and head to an arbitration hearing with Machado’s representatives at the MVP Sports Group.Machado, who will be a...

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Diamondbacks pursuing Orioles' Manny Machado

Trade rumors have swirled about Machado for much of the offseason

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MLB trade rumors: Diamondbacks in 'persistent' pursuit of Manny Machado

The Orioles have fielded trade offers for Machado, but have yet to enter serious negotiations.

Camden Chat

Randy DeCleene

Looking ahead at the Orioles 2018 schedule

A challenging beginning and end, two west coast trips and lots of games against the NL East highlight the 162-game slate.

As Camden Chat discusses every day, Dan Duquette and company still have a lot of work to do before Spring Training and finalization of the roster. However, with arrival in Sarasota and Opening Day rapidly approaching, it’s not too early to look at the schedule and see who, when and where the Birds play in 2018.

The schedule this year offers several interesting wrinkles...

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