Brach’s status on trade market tied to Britton

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Orioles are receiving the anticipated level of interest in reliever Brad Brach, which is significant as he approaches his free agent season. Teams view Brach as a cheaper alternative to left-hander Zach Britton in terms of the asking price in any trade. He has closing experience in the majors and especially the minors, where he notched 119 saves, and ... read more

Boras on Britton, Álvarez and Machado

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.- The Scott Boras media scrum has lasted more than an hour outside the media room at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort with little Orioles subject matter, given that the priciest free agents in his stable aren’t coming to Baltimore. Boras confirmed his meeting with executive vice president Dan Duquette, which took place Monday afternoon. Closer Zach Britton is a trade ... read more

More thoughts on Machado as Winter Meetings continue

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Part of the debate over the wisdom of trading third baseman Manny Machado, and it’s been a dominant topic as the Winter Meetings move into their third day, is whether he’d net a more bountiful return at the non-waiver deadline. While surface logic says that a greater number of prospects are made available with Machado under team control for a ... read more

Notes on Machado, Tillman, Wilkerson and Showalter’s status

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The sun came up this morning and the Orioles hadn’t traded third baseman Manny Machado or moved him to shortstop. Let’s see what the rest of the day brings. If Machado remains in the organization, and I can’t place odds on it, I’d expect him to be the starting shortstop on opening day. Call it a hunch, call it my ... read more

Duquette on Machado trade talks (Wilkerson suspended)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette met with multiple teams today regarding possible trades involving third baseman Manny Machado. Whether a deal is consummated remains an uncertainty, with Duquette clearly open to the idea but also trumpeting Machado’s value to the organization. Buckle up. “There’s a lot of interest in Manny and a couple of clubs requested a meeting, so ... read more

Showalter on Machado, trade talks, Jones and more

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn’t ready to anoint Manny Machado as his shortstop in 2018 or concede that the former first-round pick will be traded. Machado’s status on the field and within the organization were the hottest topics today during Showalter’s 23-minute session with the media inside the workroom at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. The Orioles are checking ... read more

Orioles talking to teams about Machado

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Orioles have become much more open to trading third baseman Manny Machado since arriving this week at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, with a source confirming that talks have “heated up” regarding the three-time All-Star. I wrote yesterday of the Phillies’ interest and how the Orioles were compiling a list of prospects that could be included in a ... read more

Teams keep inquiring about Mychal Givens

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One of the more interesting decisions facing the Orioles in the offseason is whether to remove a bullpen piece in order to acquire a starting pitcher or left-handed bat. Whether it’s worth the risk of weakening an area that must remain sturdy as the team leans so heavily on it. There’s no reason to drag Mychal Givens into the discussion ... read more