Checking in from San Diego

SAN DIEGO - Good afternoon from sunny California. We're all settled in here in the front row of the media workroom and ready to go. While you can expect top-notch coverage of this year's Winter Meetings from Roch Kubatko and Steve Melewski - we, Olivia and Lindsay - will be using this blog to give you behind-the-scenes looks, social media updates and the latest ... read more

Throwback Thursday: One final Markakis moment

Last night, Nick Markakis agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the Braves, ending his 11-year tenure with the Orioles organization. There's a lot to remember when you look back at Markakis' time in Baltimore. The right fielder was a consistent force defensively and offensively, but arguably the most memorable moment of his career isn't an amazing catch or clutch home run. After 1,352 ... read more

Give thanks this week for five "Orioles Classics"

This week, with the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, all will share what they give thanks for. Orioles fans have a lot to be thankful for, including an American League East title and a an appearance in the American League Championship Series. Birds fans can also be thankful for five "Orioles Classics" airing this week on MASN HD. This week's lineup kicks off with everyone's favorite ... read more

Throwback Thursday: The Gonz show

Like every offseason, the Orioles starting rotation has become a primary focus. But this year is a little different than most. The O's seem to have too many starting pitchers, ending the season with six potential starters to fill five rotation spots. With that being said, a few of the O's hurlers have been mentioned in the never-ending rumor mill of trade talks. While Baltimore ... read more

Adam Jones keeps #StayHungry title after winning CareFirst Fan Challenge Burger Battle

On a November Saturday night, two men entered The Abbey Burger Bistro hungry for victory. One contestant: Andrew, a cook at a local Baltimore burger joint. The other: The man who made #StayHungry a catchphrase around the city, none other than Adam Jones himself. Andrew was chosen among many others who entered the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Fan Challenge. He tweeted a picture of his ... read more

Watch this week's "Orioles Classics" on MASN HD

Last week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was named American League Manager of the Year. While Showalter definitely deserved the award, it merely reminds many fans that the offseason has arrived. And that means they miss the Orioles. If you find yourself missing live baseball action, I can't really help you. I can, however, direct you to three "Orioles Classics" games airing on MASN HD this ... read more

Daniel Clark: Recapping O's prospects' performances in Arizona Fall League

The summer of baseball has finished, and while most of the discussion has shifted to free agents, trades and roster moves, many of baseball's best young prospects have just completed play in the Arizona Fall League. Seven of those prospects - four pitchers and three position p layers - were wearing Orioles uniforms. Those seven minor leaguers were playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs, who ... read more

Throwback Thursday: A photobomb-worthy moment

On Tuesday, Buck Showalter was named the American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America for the third time in his career. This is far from a surprise for Orioles fans. Baltimore has had a front-row seat to watch just how much of a positive impact Showalter has made on the city and the team. Perhaps the sweetest moment of ... read more