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Andrea SK

Orioles free agent target: Christian Vázquez

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Backup catcher, anyone?

This free agent catcher class is one Keith Law is calling “fairly weak.” But you know what? The Orioles are going to dip into that shallow pool, anyway.

They need a backup for Adley Rutschman, and right now, the in-house options are: … [checks notes] … Anthony Bemboom and Mark Kolozsvary. Both are currently on the Norfolk roster, having been outrighted by the Orioles earlier this offseason, and neither is too terribly...

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Paul Folkemer

Friday Bird Droppings: Waiting for the stove to get hot

Work that phone, Mike Elias. Orioles fans are hungry for some offseason action. | Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

There hasn’t been a lot of action in MLB’s offseason so far, but it sure beats what happened one year ago today.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

Sorry, I have no news to break about any Orioles signings or trades. The club has remained quiet in the early goings of the MLB offseason, but then, so have most other teams. Only one notable signing occurred yesterday, with the...

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Alex Church

Orioles free agent target: Ross Stripling

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The swingman could provide Baltimore significant starting pitching depth behind a rotation not expected to work deep into games.

The Orioles’ search for starting pitching has been well documented this offseason. Well, the potential candidates have been documented. The Orioles have taken a tight-lipped approach to free agency, and that’s okay. Baltimore pays Mike Elias to assemble a winning group for the actual season, not to entertain fans around the...

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John Beers

Orioles free agent target: Andrew Benintendi

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Could the former Red Sox and Yankee be the answer to the Orioles’ need for outfield depth while boosting the team’s on-base percentage?

Entering the 2022 season, outfield depth seemed like the true strength of the Orioles organization. Cedric Mullins was coming off of a Silver Slugger-winning 2021 season. Austin Hays was coming off of a September where he slashed .285/.352/.569 with 8 HRs and 22 RBIs. Anthony Santander was, well, Anthony Santander—a...

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Mark Brown

Thursday Bird Droppings: Still thinking about the shape of next year’s Orioles rotation

Jameson Taillon, mentioned as a possible Orioles free agent match, could be getting more money than had been expected. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Recurring offseason thought: If the Orioles are going to do better next year, they need better starting pitching.

Hello, friends.

There are 119 days remaining - or exactly 17 weeks - until Orioles Opening Day 2023.

The calendar has turned to December today. If you’ve been impatiently waiting for the Orioles to do something that will...

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Paul Folkemer

Orioles free agent target: Masataka Yoshida

Could Masataka Yoshida be muscling up for the Orioles soon? | Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

The sweet-swinging lefty from Japan’s top league will be posted for MLB teams, and his bat would be a huge addition for the Orioles.

It’s no secret that the Orioles’ international presence has taken a giant step forward since the Mike Elias regime took charge in late 2018, revitalizing the club’s amateur scouting scene, particularly in Latin America.

Now it may be time for the O’s general...

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Tyler Young

Wednesday Bird Droppings: The Orioles’ prospects make them an ideal trade partner

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National outlets keep pumping up the O’s, the Winter Meetings approach, and the off-season chugs along.

Good morning, Birdland!

The off-season continues chugging along, awaiting the first major move to burst open the floodgates. If a trade is the one to do the job, the Orioles certainly seem positioned to be involved.

It seems like every other off-season roundup type of article from a national outlet mentions the Orioles...

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Orioles Reportedly Open To A Serious Upgrade This Offseason

The Baltimore Orioles surprised a lot of people in 2022. On the heels of a 110-loss season and a last-place finish, the Orioles came out of nowhere and emerged as a postseason contender.

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Tyler Young

Orioles free agent target: Chris Bassitt

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A veteran pitcher with a track record of consistency and a cost that won’t break the bank could be the ideal solution for an Orioles rotation that needs reinforcements.

If the Orioles are at all serious about competing for a playoff spot in 2023, then their starting rotation needs some attention this winter. Reports this week have indicated that Mike Elias and his crew concur with that analysis. Ken Rosenthal noted that the team “cannot be ruled...

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Stacey

Orioles free agent target: Brandon Nimmo

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The Orioles are looking for someone with Nimmo’s skill set. Will they do what it takes to get him?

A few weeks ago in his daily post for MASN Sports, Roch Kubatko gave a rundown of what the Orioles are shopping for this offseason. They want pitchers, obviously, but according to Roch’s story they also are looking for “left-handed-hitting corner outfielders, first basemen and designated hitters.”

When I saw that first item on the list, there was only...

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Paul Folkemer

Tuesday Bird Droppings: The Orioles are pitcher shopping

Could the Orioles acquire Corbin Burnes? Probably not. But maybe! | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The O’s are rumored to be interested in trading for a veteran starting pitcher, perhaps even Corbin Burnes.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

So far, the MLB offseason has crawled along at a snail’s pace. But with the winter meetings a week away, the action may be starting to pick up. Yesterday brought the most prominent free agent yet to switch teams, with former AL MVP José Abreu leaving...

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Mark Brown

Orioles free agent target: Michael Brantley

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Having a good OBP was mostly not a 2021 Orioles skill. They can try to fix that with a free agent.

With Mike Elias having proclaimed “liftoff” for the Orioles, Camden Chat writers are hoping for some impactful free agent additions to the roster. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be looking through possible signings - some more realistic than others.

A lot of things went right for the Orioles along the way to their surprising 83-79 finish. A number...

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Mark Brown

Monday Bird Droppings: Where you didn’t miss anything over Thanksgiving weekend

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Everyone still awaits the first big (or even medium) free agent signing of the offseason.

Hello, friends.

There are now four months and two days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2023.

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving weekend. I spent the holiday visiting in-laws and am glad that a surprise Orioles move didn’t infringe upon my time not thinking about them. All that happened is that a couple of other teams made small moves that could ripple into the...

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Stacey

Sunday Bird Droppings: Is it time for some moves yet?

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The turkey is eaten, the pies are gone, now let’s see some baseball moves!

Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! We’re reaching the end of Thanksgiving weekend. I hope the turkey leftovers were enough to sustain you because baseball news certainly wasn’t going to do so. The only thing that happened on the hot stove was the Pirates signing Carlos Santana to a one-year contract. Exciting!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Orioles better be on the verge of...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Orioles

Orioles reportedly seeking 'multiple veteran starting pitchers'

The Orioles are expected to be busy this winter, as they look to add to a young roster that is showing signs of life after a lengthy rebuild.

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Tyler Young

Saturday Bird Droppings: No Black Friday deals for the Orioles

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With the Winter Meetings still a week away, the Orioles are waiting to do their holiday shopping.

Good morning, Birdland!

If you’re anything like me, your personal email inbox was an absolute disaster yesterday. Every company I have ever interacted with assumes that I’m interested in whatever leftovers they have in their warehouse.

I guess major league GMs had a similar issue, and thus any free agent or trade inquiries got lost in the shuffle. Do you think...

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Mark Brown

Friday Bird Droppings: One month to go until Christmas

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The Orioles have a shopping list of their own, though their deadline to finish it isn’t Christmas.

Hello, friends.

There are now four months and five days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2023.

In an earlier time in all of our lives, today would be said to mark Black Friday, where many people try to take advantage of sales on Christmas shopping. These days, so many places have expanded the concept of Black Friday into more of the month of November that...

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Paul Folkemer

Thanksgiving Bird Droppings: An Orioles season to be thankful for

Thanksgiving dinner will taste sweeter for Manager of the Year runner-up Brandon Hyde. | Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Orioles are actually good now, and poised to get even better. That’s something we all can celebrate.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday and have plenty to be thankful for this year. From an Orioles fan’s perspective, we can be thankful that our favorite team is finally looking very much like a team on the...

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Andrea SK

Orioles free agent target: Andrew Heaney

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He’s rarely been great, but could he be good enough?

As the hot stove heats up after Thanksgiving, it’s good to recall what will be at the top of the Orioles’ wishlist: starting pitching. Last week, covering free agent starting pitchers, we set our sights high: Jacob deGrom, Carlos Rodón, Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga. Big names… expecting big contracts.

The Orioles probably aren’t going to be in a position to break the bank on one of these. But...

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Tyler Young

Wednesday Bird Droppings: A quiet holiday week

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Not much is stirring in Birdland, searching for a pitcher, and thinking about the infield.

Good morning, Birdland!

Major League Baseball teams sure do take their time before diving into free agency, don’t they? In other leagues, deals are getting announced almost the second the window opens. It happens in the NBA and the NFL. In professional soccer there will be deals agreed to even sooner than that. But in baseball,...

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