Now that Matt Wieters has agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals on a two-year contract, Orioles fans can finally move on…and stop thinking of scenarios that would land him back in Baltimore on another one-year contract. The team moved quickly this offseason to replace Wieters, anticipating that agent Scott Boras would demand an … Continue reading Where Does Matt Wieters Rank Among All-Time Great Oriole Catchers?
It happens every spring…or at least it seems that way. Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette always waits out the market and adds an impact player late in the winter…or in some cases after Spring Training camps have opened. In 2012, Duquette acquired starting pitcher Jason Hammel on February 6 – just … Continue reading Who Will Be This Year’s Orioles Spring Training Signing?
Now that pitchers and catchers have reported to the Orioles’ facility in Sarasota, we can all take comfort in the knowledge that baseball is back. As we look ahead to the beginning of exhibition games, here’s a quick list – a “starting nine” if you will – of things Orioles fans can to look … Continue reading The Starting Nine: What to Look Forward to in Spring Training
As we approach the beginning of Spring Training, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves in a familiar place. Once again, the national media -- and most statistical projections -- are calling for the Orioles to finish well below .500...and near the bottom of the American League East. Yet for the last five years, Buck Showalter's Birds … Continue reading How Do the 2012-2016 Orioles Rank in Franchise History?