Andrew Stetka: Outside of Machado, O’s have another looming free agency issue

It’s no secret that the Orioles have a little bit of a roster issue as they head forward. In the coming winter, the O’s are bound to lose some key contributors from the roster. Chris Tillman, Ubaldo Jiménez, Jeremy Hellickson, Seth Smith, Ryan Flaherty and Craig Gentry will all be free agents. They could also lose J.J. Hardy, Wade Miley and Welington Castillo, who each ... read more

Opposite dugout: Angels looking to make playoffs with healthy Trout

Manager: Mike Scioscia (18th season) Record: 55-57 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: CF Mike Trout (.343/.463/.703), DH Albert Pujols (17 HRs, 68 RBIs), SS Andrelton Simmons (.301/.353/.455), RHP Parker Bridwell (3.20 ERA), RHP Bud Norris (4.09 ERA, 18 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (2-4 in 2016) Pitching probables: Aug. 7: RHP Dylan Bundy vs. RHP JC Ramirez, 10:07 p.m., MASN2Aug. 8: ... read more

Zach Wilt: Celebrating Buck Showalter’s seventh anniversary as O’s skipper

On August 3, 2010, the Baltimore Orioles were 33-73, sitting in last place in the American League East, and 34 games out of first place. That day, Buck Showalter managed his first game for the O’s and led the team to victory with a 6-3 win over the Angels. The Birds would go on to sweep Anaheim and win nine of their next 11 games. ... read more

Opposite dugout: Pitching woes have Tigers looking up in AL Central

Manager: Brad Ausmus (4th season) Record: 49-57 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: LF Justin Upton (.279 with 18 HR, 69 RBIs); 1B Miguel Cabrera (.257 with 13 HR, 50 RBIs); 3B Nicholas Castellanos (57 RBIs, 98 hits); RHP Michael Fulmer (10-9, 3.59 ERA); RHP Justin Verlander (4.29 ERA, 126 Ks) Season series vs. Orioles: 2-1 Pitching probables: Aug. 3: LHP Matthew Boyd vs. ... read more

Dillon Atkinson: What August moves are ahead for Orioles?

The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is behind us, and instead of selling, the Orioles decided to be small buyers, acquiring right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and infielder Tim Beckham. The Birds tried making a seller’s deal to trade away All-Star closer Zach Britton for a package of prospects, but no deal could be reached. It’s up for debate whether or not the moves the club made ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Despite Hellickson move, Orioles aren’t buyers

Don’t be fooled by what you see or hear. Don’t be duped by trades that are made or those that aren’t. The Orioles aren’t buyers this season. They aren’t really in it and they likely aren’t making a push for the postseason. Friday night’s deal for Jeremy Hellickson told me all I needed to know about the direction the Orioles are headed. Actually, the O’s ... read more

Opposite dugout: Royals come to Baltimore on a roll

Manager: Ned Yost (8th season) Record: 55-48 Last 10 games: 9-1 Who to watch: 1B Eric Hosmer (.321 average, 16 HR), 2B Whit Merrifield (.339 OBP, 17 SB), 3B Mike Moustakas (30 HR, 69 RBIs), CF Lorenzo Cain (16 SB), LHP Jason Vargas (13-4, 3.00 ERA), LHP Mike Minor (2.49 ERA, 11 holds,), RHP Kelvin Herrera (23 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 3-0 Pitching probables: ... read more

Zach Wilt: Taking a look at Adam Jones’ hot streak

Over the past week, no hitter has been better for the Orioles than Adam Jones. In 33 plate appearances, he has slashed .394/.394/.758. He’s belted three homers, just one shy of All-Star Jonathan Schoop, and driven in nine while scoring seven times. Jones leads the O’s in wOBA (.478) and wRC+ (205) over the last seven days. It’s one of those classic stretches for the ... read more