More from the minor league award winners (plus O’s notes)

When the Orioles’ minor league Player and Pitcher of the Year sat at a table at Camden Yards before last night’s game, taking questions from reporters at a press conference, we saw a bit of a contrast. On one side of Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette was catcher Chance Sisco. The expectations were high for Sisco, selected in the second round ... read more

Hearing from the minor league award winners

The Orioles honored their winners of scouting and player development awards for 2016 before tonight’s game. The honorees were also at a press conference earlier tonight at Camden Yards. 2016 AWARD WINNERS * Brooks Robinson Player of the Year: Chance Sisco ( Triple-A Norfolk/Double-A Bowie) * Jim Palmer Pitcher of the Year: Donnie Hart (Bowie) * Elrod Hendricks Community Service Award: Drew Dosch (Bowie) * ... read more

A look at the Orioles’ minor league award winners for 2016

The Orioles today named catcher Chance Sisco their minor league Player of the Year and pitcher Donnie Hart their minor league Pitcher of the Year. Sisco wins the Brooks Robinson award and Hart the Jim Palmer award. They head the club’s player development and scouting awards for 2016. The winners will be honored in an on-field ceremony at Camden Yards tomorrow with awards presented by ... read more

One pitcher’s take on Chance Sisco’s defense (plus O’s notes)

Throughout his career, catcher Chance Sisco has continued to move up the list of top Orioles prospects. Drafted out of a California high school in the second round in 2013, Sisco was the organization’s No. 10 prospect, according to Baseball America, at the end of the 2013 season. He moved up to No. 4 after 2014 and to No. 3 after last year. Now Sisco ... read more

Orioles’ 2016 instructional league roster

The Orioles have announced the roster of players taking part in their Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., with games that are free and open to the public from Sept. 19 through Oct. 11. Instructional League is usually comprised of players early in their minor league careers and the roster for this year includes plenty of players drafted just this year. ... read more

Some notes on the Tampa Bay series and contenders’ schedules

After today’s off day for the top three American League East clubs, a big weekend begins Friday with the Orioles at Detroit for a three-game series and Boston at Toronto for three games. Then later, in the final week of the regular season, the Orioles will play three games at Toronto and three at New York. When the Orioles are in Yankee Stadium on the ... read more

Random notes and thoughts

TAMPA - The Orioles have so much going on that they’re probably still percolating on their day off. The rotation is listed as day-to-day with six starters in the fold after Chris Tillman comes off the disabled list for Sunday’s series finale in Detroit. The bullpen will gain Darren O’Day next week, but Jayson Aquino no longer is expected to be part of it, with ... read more

O’s get a big win, plus a look at the final day on the farm

The Orioles don’t seem to want to go down without a fight. It is rather admirable and I’m sure appreciated by the fan base. They are 3-1 since losing that series against Toronto that dropped them four games out of first place in the American League East. They pulled within two games, dropped three back and now are back at two games off the AL ... read more