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Mark Brown

Trey Mancini is the AL Rookie of the Year of our hearts

Of course our minds tell us that Aaron Judge is the AL Rookie of the Year, but who cares about that? Trey Mancini's season for the Orioles captured hearts instead.

The Orioles haven't had a Rookie of the Year winner since Gregg Olson won the award for the AL in 1989. This year isn't looking like their year either, but it's not for lack of trying from Trey Mancini. He was everything the Orioles and fans could have hoped for and more.

Mancini was so good for the Orioles this year that he made...

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Does Bowie flamethrower have future in the Baltimore rotation? - Steve Melewski

He has the best fastball velocity of any pitcher in the Orioles organization. On Sept. 20, lefty Tanner Scott made his major league debut versus Boston. He began his career throwing two 99 mph fastballs. The second was hit into right on a checked swing for a single. Welcome to ... Read More

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Mark Brown

Monday Bird Droppings: Where there is no baseball today

The offseason is coming, and today is a cruel preview, with no baseball. In today's links, the Orioles have some minor league free agents, an ex-Oriole works hard, and more.

Hello, friends.

There are now 156 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2018. There will be no baseball to entertain us today, since the World Series doesn't start until tomorrow. Unless you count the Arizona Fall League, anyway.

Do you have any excitement for the World Series? I'm happy that the Yankees won't be in...

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Hamstring injuries didn't hurt Mullins' standing in organization - School of Roch

While the Orioles continue the process of deciding which players need to be protected in the Rule 5 draft, one of their better prospects isn't vulnerable to it. Outfielder Cedric Mullins doesn't need to be added to the 40-man roster. His time is coming, but not this winter. Hamstring injuries ... Read More

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Blueprint for the 2018 Orioles (Option #6): DJ Play My Song

Once the Orioles stop playing, we begin playing around with the roster and look toward the next year.  The Depot's Blueprint Series tries to take a well focused look as to what the potential solutions are to what ails the club.  A subset of our writers take part in this exercise and we invite our readership to submit their own ideas.  Below is our second reader submission.  I have edited it for clarity.  If I have been too extreme with my editorial skills, we will surely see the author...

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Who is your all-time favorite Oriole? - Steve Melewski

A few times in the past during one of my "10 questions for O's fans" blogs, I ask, "What question should I ask you next time we do this?" Several of you have said ask us about our all-time favorite Orioles. OK. Today is that day. Tell us who your ... Read More

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Stacey

Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Yankees loooooose!

The final Orioles foe has been vanquished and the Astros are going to the World Series

Hello there, Camden Chatters. Have you heard the news? The Houston Astros are going to the World Series! First they knocked off the Red Sox. Then they defeated the Yankees. If that doesn’t make them the heroes of Orioles fans everywhere, I don’t know what would. Best of luck to them against the Dodgers.

Here is Birdland, we’re left without a natural rival to root against. So, then, who ya got in the...

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Six Orioles elect free agency - School of Roch

While the Orioles decide which non-roster players to protect in the Rule 5 draft in December, six of their minor leaguers elected free agency and are eligible to sign with another organization. Pitchers Logan Verrett, Vidal Nuño and Jason Wheeler, catcher Francisco Pena and infielders Johnny Giavotella and Rubén Tejada ... Read More

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Mark Brown

Saturday ALCS open thread

The American League Championship Series can't go any farther. It all comes down to Game 7 between the Yankees and Astros.

This one is for all the marbles, or at least all of the American League marbles. The American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Astros has gone as far as it can go, all the way to Game 7. That's despite the Astros opening with a 2-0 lead and the Yankees storming back to a 3-2 edge. Now it's 3-3 and this is it.

The home team has won every game of this...

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#AwardWorthy: Vote for Machado

Vote for Manny Machado for Best Play, Offense in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.

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Mark Brown

Saturday Bird Droppings: Where the ALCS is getting all the drama

The ALCS is coming down to a dramatic Game 7. The Orioles can watch on TV. In today’s links, Steve Wilkerson makes his roster case, Pat Connaughton keeps making it in the NBA, and more.

Hello, friends.

There are now 158 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2018. There will be Game 7 of the ALCS tonight between the Yankees and the Astros and then there will be no more baseball until the World Series gets underway in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Things don’t get much more dramatic than...

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The Dariel Álvarez pitching experiment will continue - School of Roch

The Orioles will resume their attempts to transform Dariel Álvarez from an outfielder to a pitcher. They haven't bailed on the idea. Álvarez is rehabbing his right elbow following ligament-reconstructive surgery in April. Don't forget about him. The Orioles remain committed to seeing this experiment through. "He's doing great," said ... Read More

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Mark Brown

Friday ALCS open thread

It's do or die time for the Houston Astros on Friday night, as they return to their home city needing a win to force a Game 7 against the Yankees, to be played tomorrow night, if necessary. That's not the greatest situation to be in, although they probably feel a little bit better about everything with Justin Verlander taking the mound for them.

Including the postseason, Verlander has only pitched in eight games for the Astros. He was the winning pitcher in all eight games, including one...

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Nick Cicere

For Kevin Gausman, a familiar story this season

A rough first-half, supplemented by a strong second-half, reminded us Kevin Gausman is capable of becoming a top-of-the-rotation starter. Sounds familiar, huh?

As a young man, I was not fortunate enough to grow up with a fondness for Orioles starting pitching. As an adult, I have not been fortunate to grow up with a fondness for Orioles starting pitching.

Time is a flat circle, folks.

When the Orioles drafted Kevin Gausman, a fellow Coloradoan who was the talk of high school baseball in...

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A look at the Orioles' list of pending minor league free agents - Steve Melewski

To put in perspective how long Garabez Rosa has been in the Orioles organization, when Adam Jones was traded to the club in February 2008, Rosa was about to begin his second season on the O's farm. Signed out of the Dominican Republic at age 17 in November 2006, Rosa ... Read More

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Brice Freeman

Orioles’ starting rotation went from bad to worse after adding Jeremy Hellickson

Acquired at the trade deadline from the Phillies, Jeremy Hellickson did his part to support one of the Orioles’ worst rotations in years.

When I first received this assignment to write about Jeremy Hellickson’s 2017 season with the Orioles, I was tempted to submit the headline, “Hellickson’s contributions as an Oriole,” along with a blank page of copy. That would about sum it up, but instead I chose to share a few observations to show just how bad Hellickson played while wearing...

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Mark Brown

Friday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles scrap heap signings never stop

The Orioles found a scrap heap guy on Thursday because Dan Duquette never sleeps. In today’s links, pondering Harvey’s role, Davis’s production, and more winning from high school Orioles teams.

Hello, friends.

There are now 159 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2018. One baseball game awaits our attention tonight as the ALCS returns to Houston and the Astros try to survive and force a Game 7 against a resurgent Yankees team. I wish I didn't have to write that.

Tonight could be...

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Orioles facing roster decision with Wilkerson - School of Roch

The Arizona Fall League attracts scouts and officials like moths to flames, and no one wants to get burned. Don't miss out on a prospect who may become available. Don't let one of your own slip away. The Orioles must decide whether to protect infielder Steve Wilkerson before the Rule ... Read More

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Blueprint for the 2018 Orioles (Option 5): Play the Veterans

Once the Orioles stop playing, we begin playing around with the roster and look toward the next year.  The Depot's Blueprint Series tries to take a well focused look as to what the potential solutions are to what ails the club.  A subset of our writers take part in this exercise and we invite our readership to submit their own ideas.  You have until October 22 to submit one yourself to CamdenDepot at gmail. Below is our first reader submission.  I have edited it for clarity.  If I...

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Mark Brown

Thursday NLCS open thread

The Cubs are in win or go home mode against the Dodgers, and they are running head long into Clayton Kershaw. Well, good luck.

The National League Championship Series could come to a close tonight. The same was true last night, but the Cubs managed to win a game and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Dodgers.

Chicago's reward for doing this is that they need to win for a second consecutive game to continue the series - only today, instead of facing Alex Wood (who, in fairness, was incredible...

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