Dillon Atkinson: Does Jonathan Schoop deserve AL MVP consideration?

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop has been having a career year, absolutely obliterating all of his prior season highs. Through 118 games, he’s slashing .303/.354/.543 with 26 home runs and a 134 wRC+. His best season totals prior to 2017 was when he batted .279/.306/.482 with a 112 wRC+ in just 86 games in 2015, and he hit 25 long balls in a full 2016 ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Rotation fixes still needed for O’s

Despite what you may have seen over the past few weeks, the Orioles still don’t have a ton of pitching at their disposal. The starting rotation has been the weakest link on this team for years, and the 2017 campaign has been no different. O’s starters have the worst ERA in the American League at 5.53, second-worst in the majors only to the Cincinnati Reds. ... read more

Opposite dugout: Mariners looking for first playoff berth since 2001

Manager: Scott Servais (2nd season) Record: 59-60 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: DH Nelson Cruz (28 HR, 93 RBIs), SS Jean Segura (.319 with 17 stolen bases), 2B Robinson Canó (.273/.335/.464), CF Jarrod Dyson (27 stolen bases), RHP Edwin Díaz (3.40 ERA, 27 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (6-1 in 2016) Pitching probables: Aug. 14: RHP Kevin Gausman vs. RHP Yovani ... read more

Zach Wilt: Manny Machado’s luck

One of the best moves that the Orioles made at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline was rather under publicised. Sure, Tim Beckham has shown his importance, earning American League Player of the Week honors for going 14-for-24 (.583) in his first six games with Baltimore. Jeremy Hellickson has been a solid addition to the O’s rotation, delivering quality starts in his first two outings ... read more

Win big with Maryland Lottery’s Home Run Riches Second-Chance Contest

The Orioles bats are heating up which means they are climbing in the standings and just as importantly, the Maryland Lottery “Contestants of the Game” are winning more and more cold hard cash! On Sunday, the O’s hit fivehome runs, which meant Margaret Piatt of Brandywine, Md., won $3,000! It was the 11th time this season the Orioles hit four or more home runs in ... read more

Opposite dugout: Trading off assets means A’s are focused on future

Manager: Bob Melvin (7th season) Record: 50-64 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: 2B Jed Lowrie (.271 with 33 doubles, 110 hits), LF Khris Davis (.242 with 31 HR, 80 RBIs), DH Ryon Healy (.255 with 21 HR, 63 RBIs), LHP Sean Manaea (8-6, 4.15 ERA), RHP Santiago Casilla (2-5, 16 saves). Season series vs. Orioles: 1st meeting (4-3 in 2016) Pitching probables: Aug. ... read more

Dillon Atkinson: Do Ryan Flaherty and J.J. Hardy have secure spots once activated?

With the great production coming from the shortstop position in the last week, you may have forgotten that Orioles infielders Ryan Flaherty and J.J. Hardy are going to be returning to the ballclub this month, barring any setbacks. Flaherty, who has been on the disabled list since May 19 with a right shoulder strain, is currently rehabbing at Double-A Bowie. His rehab assignment ends August ... read more

Yard Work: Episode 13

Hey, Orioles fans. Welcome to another edition of Yard Work. On this episode... What a difference three weeks makes. Following their series finale against the Cubs, the Orioles were seven games under .500 and the future of the team -- from a poor starting rotation to an inconsistent offense -- looked bleak. But, that’s the beauty of the trade deadline. They may not have been ... read more