Team News: Baltimore Orioles

  • O's officially name Brandon Hyde manager
    For days, the Orioles tamped down reports that their managerial search, still ongoing two weeks into December, had led them to Brandon Hyde. Meanwhile, much of the industry considered Hyde's hiring a foregone conclusion. All the two parties had to do was

  • Who is new O's manager Brandon Hyde?
    The Orioles have their new skipper, officially. After days of speculation, the Orioles announced Brandon Hyde has been tabbed to replace Buck Showalter and become the 20th manager in club history. The hiring highlights what has been a busy offseason for H

  • O's boost infield, add Martin in Rule 5 Draft
    The Orioles arrived at the Winter Meetings with the imperative of increasing their depth and addressing their roster's glaring holes in the center of the diamond. They left having taken the initial steps toward doing both, as they acquired two middle infi

  • Boras, O's making 'great efforts' to right Davis
    Over the years, agent Scott Boras and the Orioles have routinely met during the Winter Meetings, often using the annual gathering to lay the groundwork for deals with some of Boras' most prominent clients. This week, the two sides again convened to discus

  • Baines, Smith enter Hall with fond O's memories
    Selected by the Today's Game Era Committee, Harold Baines, who played seven seasons with the Orioles, and O's one-time closer Lee Smith are now forever linked, as they are to the city of Baltimore.

  • McKenna makes AFL's Top Prospects team
    The Arizona Fall League announced its 2018 Top Prospects team on Monday morning.

  • Former O's Baines, Smith elected to Hall
    Harold Baines and Lee Smith are headed to Cooperstown.

  • Each team's best 1st-rounder of the past decade
    The release of the 2019 Draft Top 50 list had the MLB Pipeline staff thinking about Drafts in years past. Teams always want to get that first pick right and there have been some real home runs hit in the first round.

  • Mock draft: Who will the O's take first?
    With MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects list out, all 30 teams should be ready to just have the Draft now, no?

  • Inbox: What new faces will join Orioles?
    In the latest Orioles Inbox, beat reporter Joe Trezza answers questions about Baltimore's managerial search, Rule 5 Draft options and potential free-agent targets.

  • These are the top 50 prospects for the '19 Draft
    The crop of talent for the 2019 Draft appears to be one of the most imbalanced in recent memory. Quality position prospects abound all over the diamond, while question marks surround the best pitchers available.

  • After disappointing year, Davis looking forward
    After the front office positions are filled, a manager is hired and his coaching staff solidified, only then will new Orioles general manager and executive vice president Mike Elias' focus shift entirely to his roster.

  • O's cut ties with Beckham, Joseph
    A week of shakeup within the Orioles' evolving front office ended with more turnover, this time of the roster variety. Baltimore did not tender contracts to Tim Beckham nor Caleb Joseph at Friday's 8 p.m. ET deadline, instead deciding to part ways with a

  • Orioles dismiss farm director Graham
    The Orioles on Friday parted ways with Brian Graham, who had been Baltimore's farm director since 2013. Graham's departure comes after a brief stint as the club's interim general manager, when he bridged the six-week gap between Dan Duquette's dismissal a

  • These top prospects could draw trade interest
    Which prospects are realistic candidates to be traded this offseason? Here is a look at one player from each organization.

  • Elias giving O's and their fans jolt of excitement
    With the hiring of Mike Elias and Sig Mejdal, Baltimore gave its fans something they've been desperate for: A clear direction.

  • O's GM Elias talks plans for the organization
    On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Tim McMaster are joined by Mike Elias, the Orioles' new Executive Vice President and General Manager, to discuss his plans for the organization. Mayo, Callis and McMaster also discuss the upcoming Rule 5 Dra

  • McKenna makes Pipeline's All-AFL Team
    Since the Arizona Fall League wrapped up last Saturday, MLB Pipeline has been finding a variety of ways to analyze who stood out in the league's 27th season. There's been a story on breakout prospects as well as a look at the top Statcast performances. An

  • Jones hosts his 6th annual #StayHungry event
    First-time free agent and longtime Orioles outfielder Adam Jones has believed for a while that one of his main initiatives is for "Baltimore to help Baltimore." To that end, Jones hosted his sixth annual #StayHungry Purple Tailgate on Sunday prior to the

  • Here's who has hit longest Orioles homer
    The launch of Statcast has given us a whole new tool to answer the age-old question: "How far did that home run go?" Here's a look at the longest homers hit by each of the 30 MLB clubs since Statcast began tracking home run distances at the start of the 2

  • 30 intriguing Rule 5 prospects -- 1 for each team
    Who are the most intriguing candidates to be taken in the Rule 5 Draft? Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum provide one candidate from each organization.

  • Here's a player to be thankful for on each team
    You don't need 119 wins to appreciate your favorite team. Every fan has plenty to be thankful for, and on this Thanksgiving week, here's one player from each team we feel that way about:

  • Orioles add Mejdal as assistant GM
    The Orioles announced Wednesday that they have hired former Astros analyst Sig Mejdal, as expected, to be the club's assistant general manager focusing on analytics under new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias.

  • Mussina on the brink of HOF in sixth year
    Could this finally be Mike Mussina's time? The former Orioles pitcher, who split his career between Baltimore and New York, was among the returnees on the 2019 BBWAA ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which was unvelied on Monday.

  • Elias introduced as O's GM, lays out vision
    The Orioles began what their fans hope will be a successful new era in Baltimore on Monday with the introduction of Mike Elias as the team's executive vice president and general manager.

  • Next year's top free agents -- 1 for each team
    Free-agent season is just getting started, and one of the challenges of assessing free agents sometimes can be separating what they did in the last year of their most recent contract and what they can expect to do in the future.

  • 30 ROY candidates for 2019 -- 1 for each team
    In 2018, Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr. entered the season as Rookie of the Year contenders, if not front-runners, in each league. But sometimes Rookies of the Year come on unexpectedly. With that in mind, here is a potential ROY candidate from each o

  • Orioles name Elias new general manager
    The Orioles, amid a rebuild, have spent their time studying organizations that have built sustainability, used advanced analytics and grown a contender from within. It's to little surprise, then, that the Orioles landed on Astros assistant general manager

  • O's Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Orioles have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Baltimore's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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