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

Catching and left-handed relief also on Orioles’ shopping list

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Orioles have been defined at the Winter Meetings as the team that needs multiple starting pitchers but won’t spend big on them, as well as a left-handed bat, and must decide whether to trade third baseman Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton in a rebuild-versus-reload tug of war. One of the lesser subplots in this Disney drama revolves around ... read more

Duquette on being “more proactive” with pitching, and lots more

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The deliberate pace usually set by the Orioles while constructing their opening day roster may have to be accelerated. The market can’t play out and leave them out in the cold. “There’s so many teams looking for pitching, we might have to be a little bit more proactive than that,” said executive vice president Dan Duquette. “The market’s dynamic and ... read more

Orioles expected to go trade route for hitter (plus other notes)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette met with several agents and rival executives today in his suite at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort and came away more convinced that the club likely will have to find a left-handed bat via trade rather than free agency. This was one of the points made by Duquette as he met this afternoon ... read more

Latest buzz on Machado

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Orioles aren’t creating much of a lobby buzz on the first full day of the Winter Meetings. Their needs are clearly defined and a few matches have been speculated by the media. Maybe this guy, perhaps that guy, but nothing real solid. Teams continue to check on the availability of third baseman Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton. I ... read more