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Orioles FanFest autograph sessions scheduled

Yes, the Orioles have been undergoing a significant personnel shakeup, but there will still be plenty of familiar faces on hand at this year's Orioles FanFest, including players on the current roster and O's greats from the past. And you can meet them at FanFest. The annual daylong celebration of ... Read More

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O's new season-ticket plan full of experiences

Want to have lunch with an Orioles legend? Dance with the Oriole Bird atop the dugout? Take on-field batting practice prior to a game at Camden Yards? Those experiences are now easier to come by than ever before, as part of the Orioles' revamped Birdland Membership packages for the 2019 season.

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Alex Church

Several Orioles will have career-defining years in 2019

A rebuild may require patience, but several Orioles must play like their careers depend on it in 2019. They do.

Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde have injected excitement into an organization that had been reeling since early into the 2018 season. After superstar Manny Machado and former top pick Kevin Gausman were dealt away at the deadline, Orioles games held even less meaning. Fans clung to the idea of sending off franchise player Adam Jones in a positive fashion, but the end of the season...

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Cashner on his health, Hyde and more

The top three starters in the Orioles rotation will report to spring training without the physical ailments that interrupted or ended their 2018 seasons. Dylan Bundy's sprained left ankle has healed. Alex Cobb isn't bothered by the blisters that surfaced on his right index and middle fingers. Andrew Cashner no ... Read More

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What will 2019 roster look like?

Pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla. four weeks from today, and while there are probably several moves still to be made, let’s look at what a 25-man roster with the current players in the organization could look like. Opening Day at Yankee Stadium is March 28. Pitchers (12) Starters: Dylan Bundy, Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner, David Hess, Yefry Ramirez The guess here is the Orioles will sign a veteran starter over the next several weeks to replace one of them, but as it stands now,...

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Tyler Young

Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where it’s Mark Trumbo’s birthday!

Also, the Orioles have selected a new pitching coach and Buck Showalter sold his house.

Good morning, Birdland!

Much like his Orioles teammates, Mark Trumbo wasn’t at his best in 2018. However, he was not awful, at least not at the plate. His .261 batting average and .313 on-base percentage were both better than his career average. His .452 slugging percentage (perhaps his most important metric) lagged slightly, but it was a drastic improvement over the .397 mark he posted in 2017. Over...

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Doug Brocail 'in line' to become Orioles pitching coach

As they begin to build out a coaching staff, the Orioles appear to be nearing an agreement with Doug Brocail that would make him the team’s next pitching coach. Dan Connolly of The Athletic tweets that Brocail is “in line” to land in Baltimore. If the sides do indeed put pen to paper, Brocail would take over for Roger McDowell, who departed along with veteran skipper Buck Showalter. The organizational change in Baltimore has been widespread, of course, with GM Mike Elias taking over...

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Orioles set to tab Brocail as new pitching coach

The Orioles will hire Doug Brocail to become their new pitching coach, MLB.com's Joe Trezza confirmed Tuesday. Brocail will join new manager Brandon Hyde's staff, which has yet to be completed.

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Brocail hired as Orioles pitching coach

The Orioles could be on the verge of announcing their coaching staff for the 2019 season as the last few vacancies are filled. Doug Brocail has been hired as pitching coach, according to an industry source. He's going to replace Roger McDowell, whose contract expired on Oct. 31. Brocail, 51, ... Read More

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MASN gearing up fans for 2019 season with giveaways at Orioles FanFest

The holiday season went by in a flash and 2019 is underway, which means we're that much closer to Orioles baseball! With pitchers and catchers reporting to the Ed Smith Stadium Complex in Sarasota, Fla., on Feb. 13, there is only one other date Birdland is looking forward to ... Read More

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Three remaining needs: AL East

In the final installment of our 3 Remaining Needs series, let’s take a look at the division that boasted the best and worst teams of the 2018 season. The AL East perfectly reflects the class warfare plaguing the American League, as the gap between the competitive upper class and, well, the Orioles could not be more stark. Even within the upper crust, however, there is plenty of variance, as the low-payroll Rays have done their best to keep pace with payroll behemoths in Boston and New...

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Nick Cicere

A few Orioles stand to benefit from the team’s changing pitching philosophy

Since 2012, only the Pirates have thrown more fastballs than the Orioles. As the organization modernizes, so too should its personnel.

This time of year, I tend to find myself hoping to see the Orioles cannonball into the free agency pool rather than merely dunk a toe. Despite all of the recent bellyflops, sometimes you just want to see movement in the water.

But the reality is, this Orioles offseason hasn’t rippled that way. The Angebros and Mike Elias have instead gracefully entered...

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Defense and pitching: Could the first make the second better for the Orioles?

We certainly know that Orioles pitchers didn't collectively do very well in the 2018 season. Baltimore ranked last in the American League with a team ERA of 5.18, well over the league average of 4.27. The starters' ERA ranked last in the league at 5.48, with the AL average at ... Read More

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Tossing out free agent suggestions for the Orioles

The challenges for the Orioles in filling the holes in their roster include payroll limitations and enticing free agents without the promise of a winning season and playoff run. Using a championship ring as a selling point would ring hollow. We've gone over the list of needs, which more easily ... Read More

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Paul Folkemer

Tuesday Bird Droppings: Where we’re wondering where Manny will end up

While the O’s are making minor waiver claims and filling out their staff, the most prominent ex-Oriole is still looking for a home.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

Is anyone else as surprised as I am at how Manny Machado’s first foray into free agency has turned out?

It’s not that I’m surprised he hasn’t signed anywhere yet. It’s not unusual for big-name free agents to take their sweet time deciding on a new team. But what’s really jarring is just how few suitors he seems to...

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The best way to sum up the Orioles’ offseason is through Billy Joel song titles

The Orioles made some off-the-field news last week with the announcement that legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 26. The Piano Man’s concert will be the first live musical performance in the 28-year history of the ballpark. It’s fitting that Joel would be chosen as the debut act. As it happens, many of his song titles are eerily applicable to the Orioles’ offseason so far. If you’re thinking I’m just looking for an excuse to blend...

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Hyde's path to O's skipper filled with lessons

Brandon Hyde's journey toward becoming the Orioles' new manager came with decades of life lessons, a steady mentality of success and a few big breakthroughs.

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Tyler Young

Does it really matter who coaches the Orioles in 2019?

The O’s will have an all-new coaching staff this season.

Brandon Hyde is slowly, and unofficially to this point, filling out his coaching staff. The Orioles team site still lists only Hyde in their “Manager & Coaches” section, however, that will change once existing offers are accepted and signed. So far, the O’s have asked José Flores to be their infield/third base coach, Arnie Beyeler to be outfield/first base coach, Don Long to be hitting coach, Tim Cossins to serve as catching...

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Mark Brown

Monday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles may have a coaching staff soon

Are you all shoveled out of yesterday’s snow? The Orioles are lurching towards having a coaching staff. Exciting!

Hello, friends.

There are now 73 days remaining until the next Orioles game. If you find pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training to be any kind of meaningful milestone, you may be pleased to know that is now less than one month from today. Presumably, the Orioles will have a coaching staff by then.

Longtime readers of Camden Chat may know that spring training does...

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Elias keeps adding infielders to Orioles

After word surfaced that the Orioles had reached agreement with their three players eligible for arbitration on Friday and just before the team sent out its letter from new General Manager Mike Elias to season ticket holders, Elias acquired his fourth infielder, Hanser Alberto, in the past month. If Elias’ predecessor, Dan Duquette had added an infielder with a lifetime OPS of .440, fans would have been outraged, claiming that Duquette was bringing in players on the cheap. In fact,...

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