Would a three-batter minimum for pitchers be good for baseball?

Baseball officials are reportedly suggesting several changes in the game to the Major League Baseball Players Association in a continuing attempt to streamline and improve the game and pace of play. One change would require any pitcher to face at least three batters before he could be replaced by another hurler. At first glance, this seems like a positive. Fewer bullpen moves would speed up ... read more

O’s Gary Kendall talks about managing Norfolk in 2019

In the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Brandon Hyde and Gary Kendall managed against each other in the South Atlantic League. Hyde was at Greensboro and Kendall managed Single-A Delmarva. They were in opposite dugouts then, and they won’t be in the same dugout when this season starts, but they will be on the same team. They’ll surely talk often, with Hyde the manager in Baltimore ... read more

What they are saying about Frank Robinson, remembering ‘89 and O’s add a pitcher

You talk about a man who had a massive impact on a sport - and his country, really - it was Frank Robinson, who died yesterday at 83. The tributes has been flooding in from so many. He made his mark on the Orioles, leading the club to four World Series, winning two, during his six years as an O’s player from 1966-1971. He was ... read more

Frank Robinson made a good Orioles team great

Here is all you need to know about Frank Robinson’s massive impact on the Orioles: They have won three World Series since moving to Baltimore in 1954, and two of those three came during Robinson’s six seasons with the club between 1966 and 1971. So, two World Series titles in six seasons with Robinson and one in the other 59 seasons he was not on ... read more

One year after O’s debut, Steve Wilkerson hoping for return trip

For the Orioles’ versatile Steve Wilkerson, the 2017 season was a very solid one. He was hoping 2018 would find him competing for a job as the club’s utility infielder who can also play some outfield. That didn’t happen and 2018 was a real challenge for him, even though he will always remember it as the year he made his major league debut and checked ... read more

Can a former overslot Houston draft pick make it with the Orioles?

In June 2012, current Orioles general manager Mike Elias was a key contributor to what was a strong draft for the Houston Astros. It was one that got them shortstop Carlos Correa and pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. for their first two picks. Houston’s fifth pick in that 2012 draft was a California high school infielder named Rio Ruiz. He played for the Astros until they ... read more

O’s Keegan Akin on Michigan winter workouts, 2019 outlook

Give Orioles lefty pitching prospect Keegan Akin credit for being smart enough to know that while he had a strong 2018 season, hitters won’t care about that when they face him in 2019. And Akin did have one impressive 2018 season. For Double-A Bowie, he went 14-7 with an ERA of 3.27 in 25 starts. Over 137 2/3 innings, he allowed 114 hits with 58 ... read more

After brief shot in majors, Cedric Mullins looks for more this season

As Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins gets set for the new season - one where he could be the everyday center fielder - he said the major league experience he gained late last year is very valuable to him now. “I think it was pretty important,” said Mullins, who made his major league debut Aug. 10. “You get the nerves out. You get to see a ... read more