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Andrea SK

Mychal Givens: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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The Orioles closer’s stuff is looking better than ever, but he’s getting beat. What Give(n)s?

Mychal Givens might be the most frustrating player on the Orioles today. His stuff is baffling. But every now and then, with the game on the line, Givens goes out there and lays an egg.

Last Saturday evening, Brandon Hyde called on his closer in the bottom of the ninth to shut the door on the Tigers. The Orioles were clinging to a 4-3...

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Paul Folkemer

Orioles-Mariners series preview: The final home series of 2019

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The O’s finish their home slate with a matchup against a team that’s in unprecedented roster flux.

For the last time this season, the Orioles will take the field at Camden Yards. And the team they’re playing against, the Seattle Mariners, is nearly unrecognizable.

You know how it seems like the Orioles have had a ridiculous amount of roster turnover this year? They have — they’ve used 58 different players. And yet, that’s nothing compared to the...

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Harrison Jozwiak

Orioles prospect season in review: Drew Rom

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Baltimore overpaid to get a promising left-handed high school pitcher two drafts ago, and it will be a while until they find out if it was worth it.

Drew Rom put on a strikeout clinic in his senior year at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, punching out 116 in 60 innings, nearly two batters per inning. Later that summer, the young left-hander was drafted by the Orioles in the fourth round of the 2018 MLB draft.

According...

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Paul Folkemer

Friday Bird Droppings: Where it’s closing weekend at Camden Yards

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After three more games, the curtain will come down on the Orioles’ 2019 home schedule. And not a moment too soon.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

It’s almost time. After the O’s host the Mariners for three games this weekend, they’ll be finished with their home schedule for 2019. So come out to Camden Yards to say goodbye...or maybe good riddance.

That’s not to disparage the wonderful ballpark, of course, which is always a pleasant place to take in...

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Orioles experience another bullpen meltdown; Hays makes outstanding catch; King Felix says goodbye

Through six innings, the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays played a crisp, even game that was tied at 2. In the seventh, the Orioles experienced yet another one of those nightmare innings in a season that’s thankfully nearing its end. Less than 24 hours after allowing six runs in the ninth to lose a game they thought was in hand, came another six-run inning as the Orioles lost their fourth straight, to the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4. Gabriel Ynoa retired the first batter of the seventh and left...

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Alex Church

Orioles done in by big inning, fall 8-4 to Toronto

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The Orioles and Blue Jays entered the seventh inning tied at two. Half way through the frame, Baltimore trailed by six.

The Orioles and Blue Jays entered the seventh inning tied at two. Half way through the frame, Baltimore trailed by six. The Jays chased O’s starter Gabriel Ynoa from the game, and broke the game open once Dillon Tate took the mound. Toronto held on, and the Orioles fell 8-4 at Camden Yards.

Ynoa turned in an impressive start, and kept the...

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Watch: Orioles' Austin Hays robs Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of a HR

The Toronto Blue Jays had gone back to back in the fourth inning against Baltimore Orioles starter Gabriel Ynoa Thursday night. That’s when outfielder Austin Hays decided he had enough. The rookie absolutely robbed fellow first-year player Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of what would have been his 16th homer of the season. pic.twitter.com/PZ5JpnxjOJ— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 20, 2019 Vlad thought he had hit that out dead center. Hays had different ideas, pounding his chest in...

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Alex Church

Thursday night Orioles game thread: vs Blue Jays, 7:05

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Mark Trumbo will have another shot at picking up his first home run of the season as the Orioles take on Toronto.

Trey Mancini will play right field and bat third tonight while Renato Núñez plays first base. He’ll be joined in the outfield by Austin Hays and Anthony Santander. Hanser Alberto will take second base, while Rio Ruiz gets the nod at third. Jonathan Villar will play shortstop, and Austin Wynns will catch starter Gabriel Ynoa.

Mark Trumbo...

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Mark Brown

Orioles name 2019 minors award winners, including Player of the Year Ryan Mountcastle

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The Orioles aren’t much fun at the MLB level. There was still a whole lot to cheer about in the minors this year.

This year more than most, the future of the Orioles can be found in the minor leagues. The team’s annual presentation of awards to their minor league players takes on even more significance when the team has lost 103 games and counting. The O’s announced the 2019 winners on...

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Orioles hope injured RHP Alex Cobb is ready for spring training 2020

The Orioles are hopeful that right-hander Alex Cobb will be ready to go for spring training 2020, manager Brandon Hyde tells Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. The 31-year-old righty (32 next month) is recovering from surgery to repair a labrum tear in his right hip as well as a separate procedure that repaired a meniscus tear in his knee. “We’ve missed Alex and having a veteran starter like that, there’s a lot of value to that,” Hyde added.  There’s little hope of moving Cobb and...

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Harrison Jozwiak

Mike Elias’ minor league signings last offseason didn’t pan out

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The Orioles have had a rough go of it, and any surprising player contribution is more than welcome. But you won’t find any from the Orioles’ 2018 minor league free agent signings.

If my math is correct, Mike Elias signed 23 minor league free agents from the time he was first announced as the General Manager of the Orioles on November 16, 2018 and the first game of the season, March 28, 2019. By the way, he only signed one major league free agent...

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Mark Brown

Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have ten games left

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The torture that is the 2019 Orioles season will be over soon. There are still articles about the improving bullpen as it keeps blowing games.

Hello, friends.

There are games where it seems like the Orioles are steadfastly determined to make us all as cranky as possible about the 2019 season. They have played two such stupid games in the last two days here against the Blue Jays, including last...

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Paul Folkemer

Orioles prospects season in review: Rylan Bannon and Mason McCoy

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As the Orioles try to build a lineup of the future, they’ll need some helpful utility guys. That’s where these two come in.

When you think of Orioles prospects, more than likely, your mind immediately jumps to the most high-profile, high-ceiling guys. Adley Rutschman, future centerpiece! Ryan Mountcastle, future slugger! Grayson Rodriguez, future...

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Hunter Harvey’s season is over; Orioles lose painfully; Bundy’s ‘weird’ night

When the parade of Orioles relievers came to the mound, trying to hold on to the lead, it became obvious that Hunter Harvey wasn’t going to pitch on Wednesday night. Harvey didn’t pitch in Tuesday’s game, either, and manager Brandon Hyde dismissed questions before the game, saying that Harvey was fine and available to pitch. He wasn’t, and after the Orioles lost a most painful 11-10 game to the Toronto Blue Jays, Hyde began his postgame media session by announcing that Harvey...

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Drew Bonifant

Orioles find a whole new way to lose in 11-10 loss to Blue Jays

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Orioles lead the whole way - even comfortably, at times - but melt down with Castro on the mound in the ninth.

Even going into Wednesday, 102 losses into the season, there were boxes in the “Ways to lose” list we hadn’t seen these Orioles yet check off.

Well, one of those ways became Loss No. 103.

The Orioles were cruising, comfortably ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays through eight-and-a-half innings. And then Miguel Castro, picking an awful time to...

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Drew Bonifant

Wednesday night Orioles game thread: vs. Blue Jays, 7:05

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The Orioles played “tired” on Tuesday, according to manager Brandon Hyde. They’ll try for a more energetic showing tonight.

The Orioles dropped the opener of their three-game series with Toronto Tuesday, and manager Brandon Hyde said the team’s energy level wasn’t up to snuff.

“I thought we played like a really tired team,” he said after the 8-5 defeat. “We need better effort. ... Everybody’s tired. That’s part of it. You’ve got to grind...

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Ben Hansford

Running the numbers on Orioles base running

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After years of playings station-to-station baseball, the Orioles have been more aggressive on the basepaths in 2019. But one player is responsible for much of the success.

When Brandon Hyde was hired to manage the Orioles, he said all the things you want to hear from a manager taking over a team that struggled mightily in 2018. Hyde knew that there would be few nights where he would have the most talented club on the field. So his team would focus on...

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Alex Church

Which breakout player will replicate his success in 2020?

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John Means, Anthony Santander and Hanser Alberto have all had breakout seasons in 2019. Are any of them for real, and who has the best shot at improving next season?

More often than not, when something seems too good to be true, it usually is. When something seems extremely certain, practically unavoidable, well, it usually is too.

The Orioles winning this season was too good to be true. It didn’t happen. Baltimore seemed destined to lose 100 games this...

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Mark Brown

Orioles prospect season in review: Alex Wells

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The Australian lefty was one of several pitching standouts for Bowie this year. Hopefully, the Orioles rotation is in his future.

The past four seasons of Orioles baseball have had horrible starting pitching on display regularly. One of the only positives about the 2019 rotation is that it involved failure from a variety of new faces rather than just the same old, same old.

Perhaps better times are coming soon. The Double-A Bowie...

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Tyler Young

Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are out of meaningful games

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In other news: Ed Reed comes OPACY, two minor leaguers earn an honor and more!

Good morning, Birdland!

Has anyone been watching the weekly MLB games that have shown on YouTube this season? They are totally free apart from needing an internet connection, and the production value of them was equal to a normal TV broadcast. I have to say that I have been impressed.

Last night I saw the start to the Dodgers/Rays game. It began with some pregame studio action...

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