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Alex Church

Cedric Mullins made the most of his second chance in Baltimore this season

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After another early season slump, Cedric Mullins returned to Baltimore and produced at the plate. Are bunt singles and defensive versatility enough to keep him around long term?

There is often cause for concern anytime a player’s performance leads to a demotion. But baseball is an extremely difficult sport, and it’s hardly uncommon for a player to return to the minors for further development. But if that player continues to struggle and drops...

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Answers to your Orioles questions, Part 1

The 2020 season for the Orioles might be over, but readers had a lot of questions for reporter Rich Dubroff, so many that he thought it would be best to present them in two parts.

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Mark Brown

Thursday Bird Droppings: The Orioles are making some coaching changes

Pitching coach Doug Brocail is one of two Orioles coaches who won’t be back next season. | Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Orioles made a little news even in the middle of the postseason, with some reported coaching changes incoming.

Hello, friends.

If you figured that the Orioles were going to get through the playoffs without making any kind of headlines, you were wrong, just like me. MASN’s Roch Kubatko reported on Wednesday night that third base coach...

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Orioles to replace coaches Doug Brocail and Jose Flores

There’s no indication (and no reason to believe) that second-year skipper Brandon Hyde is at risk.

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Brocail, Flores out as Orioles make coaching changes

The Orioles have made two changes on their coaching staffs. According to industry sources, pitching coach Doug Brocail and third base coach José Flores will not be returning to the team for 2021.

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Orioles Outright Evan Phillips

The Orioles announced Wednesday that right-hander Evan Phillips has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Norfolk. Baltimore’s 40-man roster is down to 36 players.

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Mark Brown

Wednesday overstuffed MLB playoffs game thread

Hey, remember Matt Wieters? His team is in action today. | Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

There are eight playoff games scheduled for today. Eight! And four teams could be eliminated with a loss.

The first day of the 2020 playoffs did not go very well for my casual rooting interests. Three of the four teams whose victories I would have preferred instead lost and could be eliminated today. The best-of-three series is an ice-cold invention. We can only hope that MLB commissioner Rob...

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Paul Folkemer

Dillon Tate, Hunter Harvey, and others helped a rebuilt Orioles bullpen succeed in 2020

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The Orioles traded a slew of veteran relievers this year, but a number of in-house arms helped pick up the slack.

On September 1, the Orioles had a problem.

Over the previous two days, the O’s had dismantled a major chunk of the bullpen, dealing former closer Mychal Givens to the Rockies and emerging setup man Miguel Castro to the Mets after previously trading Richard Bleier to Miami on Aug. 1.

The trades themselves weren’t the problem, of course. Dealing...

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Mark Brown

The Orioles fan’s rooting guide for the 2020 National League playoff field

It’d be fun if Manny Machado’s team won the World Series, wouldn’t it? | Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Orioles didn’t make the postseason, but there are former Orioles all across the National League who it’d be nice to see get a ring.

The only thing that has ever made me think about rooting for a National League team in the postseason is if they were playing the Yankees or the Red Sox in the World Series. In a year where both leagues used the designated hitter, I’m...

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Sisco and Stewart face an uncertain future with the Orioles

The 2020 season was an important one for catcher Chance Sisco and outfielder DJ Stewart. It didn’t turn out the way they had hoped. Sisco and Stewart were highly touted draft choices from the Dan Duquette regime.

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Tyler Young

Wednesday Bird Droppings: The craziest day of playoff baseball ever

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There are going to be eight postseason games to watch today. It shall be dope.

Good morning Birdland,

Well, the playoffs started yesterday and they were, from a neutral’s perspective, kinda lame. The only game that ever actually felt close was the opener between the Twins and Astros, but even that was sullied by a lethargic Twins offense.

Luckily for all of us, there will be plenty of opportunities for exciting baseball...

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Tyler Young

Tuesday American League Wild Card open thread

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The expanded MLB playoffs kick off today with a set of four AL Wild Card games.

Even though the Orioles season has come to an end, Major League Baseball’s odd 2020 campaign marches on. The expanded playoffs begin today with a quadruple header of American League Wild Card matchups.

We should pause here to lay out how this year’s postseason is going to flow, because it’s gonna be a little different.

The 2020 playoffs will...

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Ben Hansford

Top 50 Orioles of All Time: #24, Rick Dempsey

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Before becoming a MASN broadcaster, Dempsey was a very good defensive catcher and World Series MVP. He spent 12 seasons in Baltimore and is one of the most notable players in franchise history.

There are few individuals who have been associated with the Orioles for as long and deeply as Rick Dempsey. Many younger fans know him from MASN broadcasts and as the namesake of Dempsey’s Brew Pub and Restaurant in the Warehouse. But he spent parts of 12...

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Mark Brown

The Orioles fan’s rooting guide for the 2020 American League playoffs

This guy’s team hasn’t won a playoff game since 2004. Maybe he can help them change that. | Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images

The playoffs are going on without the Orioles once again, so each O’s fan has to decide what playoff team they hate the least.

The Orioles have only made the postseason three times in the last 22 years and five times in the past 36 years. A playoff without the O’s is nothing new. Sooner or later in every season in my life, and more...

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Tyler Young

Dean Kremer gave us a glimpse of Orioles pitching prospects to come

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The long-haired hurler had a brief, but impressive, debut for the O’s.

This is the season in which the Orioles rebuild started to get fun. We got a glimpse at the light at the end of the tunnel. And while the best is yet to come, there is already plenty to like. That includes the debut of long-haired hurler Dean Kremer.

Kremer, up to this point, had been known as one piece of the 2018 trade that sent Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers. While...

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Paul Folkemer

Tuesday Bird Droppings: Where it’s playoff time

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We’re in for a wild few days of MLB postseason action. It’s too bad the Orioles aren’t in it, but at least it’s less stressful this way.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

By gum, MLB did it. The league plowed through a seemingly impossible challenge with flying colors: completing a 60-game regular season in the middle of a pandemic without having to shut down the sport, much to the pleasant surprise of skeptical cynics like myself. A...

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Orioles’ bullpen was a bright spot in 2020

One area that the Orioles showed substantial improvement in 2020 was relief pitching. In 2019, their bullpen had a 5.79 earned-run average. This year, relievers compiled a 3.90 ERA.

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Mark Brown

DJ Stewart’s rollercoaster 2020 season leaves him right about where he started

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For ten days this season, DJ Stewart was Babe Ruth. The rest of the time he was an outfielder who’s been eclipsed on the depth chart.

In the long ago time where everyone thought that the Orioles outfield from the end of the 2019 season would be the Orioles outfield at the start of the 2020 season, there was not a lot of thought given to DJ Stewart. After getting surgery on his ankle last October, Stewart was not even going to be in the Opening Day picture...

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Stacey

Monday Bird Droppings: Heading in to the off season on a high note

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2020 was another losing season for the Orioles, but really, it could have been a lot worse.

Happy Monday, Camden Chatters! Can you believe the 2020 regular season has come to a close? It started with uncertainty and had a few bumps along the way, but ultimately the entire season was played and the postseason is ready to go. It was a quick season!

The Orioles finished the season at 25-35, but along the way they played some exciting baseball. There was a...

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Orioles made progress in 2020; New challenges are in store for 2021

The season many thought wouldn’t be completed because of Covid-19 is over. As executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias inferred during his 25-minute session with the media on Saturday, it is hard for Oriole fans to feel happy about a losing record and failing to qualify for an expanded postseason.

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