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Orioles sign infielder Freddy Galvis to one-year contract

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Freddy Galvis has been suggested all offseason as an Orioles free agent target at shortstop. Today, they signed him.

No one can say that the Orioles won’t sign any major league free agents this offseason. On Tuesday evening, they announced the signing of infielder Freddy Galvis to a one-year contract for the 2021 season.

Galvis has been suggested as an Orioles infield target for a lot of the offseason, especially once the O’s traded Jose...

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Orioles sign Freddy Galvis

The Baltimore Orioles have signed shortstop Freddy Galvis to a one-year contract, the team announced. The Rep 1 Baseball client will receive $1.5MM with a $250K trade bonus, per Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter).

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Orioles sign shortstop Freddy Galvis to one-year contract

The Orioles have their 2021 shortstop, and it’s Freddy Galvis. On Tuesday night, they announced they’ve signed Galvis to a one-year contract. Galvis, a 31-year-old, has played nine years in the majors with Philadelphia, San Diego, Toronto and Cincinnati.

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Former Norfolk manager Ron Johnson dies of Covid-19 at 64

Ron Johnson, who managed the Triple-A Norfolk Tides from 2012-2018, died on Tuesday from complications of Covid-19 in Tennessee, family sources told the Virginian-Pilot.

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Mark Brown

2021 Orioles vs. projections: Trey Mancini (poll)

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The ZiPS projection system imagines an .823 OPS for Trey Mancini in the 2021 season. Do you think he goes over or under that number?

There are fewer opportunities for a happy story on the 2021 Orioles than Trey Mancini’s return to the field after missing the 2020 season due to his cancer diagnosis and treatment. If he comes back and picks up where he left off in the 2019 season, when he hit 35 home runs, that will be an exciting thing to see play out day...

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Tuesday Bird Droppings: Where MASN is shaking things up

The days of Rick Dempsey being a familiar face on MASN are over. | Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

The Orioles’ broadcast network announced a bunch of changes, which aren’t all being well received.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

It’s not just the Orioles’ on-field roster that’s been gutted this winter. Yesterday, their broadcasting roster lost a few notable names, too.

As had been rumored for several days, the Birds’ newly unveiled 2021 broadcast team no longer includes a...

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Will Orioles trade Santander? No universal DH and expanded playoffs in 2021

In the last several days, the evidence that money is tight for the Orioles keeps mounting. On January 15th, the Orioles reached an agreement on a one-year, $4.75 million contract with first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini but failed to sign outfielder Anthony Santander.

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Palmer returning to Orioles’ telecasts in 2021; MASN to offer streaming

Jim Palmer, whose appearances on Orioles’ MASN telecasts in 2020 were limited to Zoom calls, will return to the air in 2021, the club announced on Monday.

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Mark Brown

Orioles announce 2021 broadcast team, making reported shakeup official

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Gary Thorne and a number of other longtime Orioles broadcast stalwarts are officially out.

The Orioles announced their 2021 TV and radio broadcast team on Monday afternoon, confirming the substance of the weekend’s reporting from Brittany Ghiroli at The Athletic about a number of longtime Orioles broadcasters who aren’t being brought back for the 2021 season.

The announcement from the team focused only on the pared down group retained...

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Tyler Young

The case for trading Anthony Santander

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Rumors emerged over the weekend that the O’s are shopping their right fielder. That might actually make a lot of sense.

Anthony Santander may have been the best thing about what was a surprisingly entertaining Orioles team a season ago. The former Rule 5 pick put up the best offensive numbers of his career (.261/.315/.575, 132 wRC+) and was named a Gold Glove finalist in right field. For his efforts, Santander was named the Most Valuable Oriole in...

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Getting used to changes in Oriole broadcasters

The news that a number of recognizable names won’t be part of Orioles television and radio broadcasts in 2021 drew a strong response from fans, and that’s not surprising.

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Monday Bird Droppings: Where we miss when no news was good news

Hey Trey, just wondering...you want us to hold onto some of your money this year? You’d be doing us a real solid. No? Oh...ok | Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

The Orioles are poor, apparently. Maybe they could borrow some money from Chris Davis.

Happy Monday, Camden Chatters! As your dedicated Monday morning Bird Droppings writer, I have filled this space for most of the offseason with words about how the Orioles had another quiet weekend. It seemed destined that I’d ride out the remainder...

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Mark Brown

Sunday Bird Droppings: The Orioles are doing weird, cheap stuff again

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A pair of Orioles-related cheap, pathetic decisions this weekend have got everyone dunking on them.

Hello, friends.

There are now 67 days remaining until the next scheduled Orioles game, which is Opening Day. The first Grapefruit League outing is a mere month and three days away, and of course, pitchers and catchers reporting to Sarasota stands even closer, now 23 days away, with the full squad arriving...

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Orioles Notes: Marlins, Santander, Mancini, Deferrals, MASN

The Marlins have had some trade discussions with the Orioles about outfielder Anthony Santander, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports (Twitter link).  The depth of these talks isn’t known, Kubatko notes, as it could have been due diligence on the Marlins’ part rather than a sign that Santander could be heading to Miami or anywhere.

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First World Series game in Baltimore wasn’t in 1966

If asked to name the first World Series game played in Baltimore, many Oriole fans would cite Game 3 of the 1966 Series at Memorial Stadium when Wally Bunker beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-0.

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Saturday Bird Droppings: Orioles are making massive cuts to MASN

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The changes impact both the Orioles and Nationals, with the most noticeable changes coming on-air, where the O’s fans will be without many familiar faces and voices.

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Significant changes are on the horizon for MASN, the Orioles-owned regional sports network that covers both the O’s and Washington Nationals.

A story from Brittany Ghiroli at The Athletic reports that MASN will not be...

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Report: Orioles planning major changes to MASN broadcasts in 2021

According to a report by The Athletic, the Orioles are planning massive changes in their broadcasts on MASN for 2021. Longtime broadcaster Gary Thorne, who did not appear on telecasts in 2020, won’t be back.

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Hunter won’t be returning to Orioles broadcast booth in 2021

Jim Hunter, who was removed from the Orioles broadcast team before the start of the 2020 season, won’t be returning to the team at all in 2021, he announced in a tweet on Friday.

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Can the Orioles stay out of the cellar in 2021?

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Hey, just being realistic here: the Orioles’ real improvements over the past two seasons look to be drowned out by the competition’s big offseason spending.

A great many strange things happened in 2020, but one was that, as of August 15, 2020, the Orioles were a playoff-bound team. Second in the AL East, a few games back of the Yankees, they had just swept the (future AL Champion) Tampa Bay Rays, and the defending World Series...

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Roster size might determine whether Orioles keep Rule 5 players

One of the many unknowns about the 2021 season is the roster size. Last year, the roster was supposed to be 26, one more than it had been for decades, because of Covid-19.

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