Right in time for FanFest, Orioles fans have been given plenty of news this week to discuss. The biggest: Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette will both be with the team for a long time.
Both agreed to extensions through 2018, and they met with the media at a press conference yesterday at Camden Yards. MASN captured the full press conference, which can be viewed here, and kept you updated with all of the latest Orioles news this week.
Center fielder Adam Jones is headed to the World Baseball Classic, representing Team USA. Pedro Strop (Dominican Republic,) Luis Ayala (Mexico,) and Jonathan Schoop (Netherlands) will also represent their respective countries.
On Dec. 20, Brian Roberts underwent hernia surgery, but he announced this week that he has recovered.
The Birds reached a one-year agreement with Tommy Hunter on Monday.
In case you missed it, read more on Showalter and Duquette's contract extensions and other headlines:
* Showalter's place in O's managing history
* Duquette speaks about his contract extension
* Press conference notes and quotes
* Louis Angelos' quotes from press conference
*MASN announces grin-and-grab photo booth at FanFest
* Jones' offensive stats rising
* Showalter on Roberts
* A closer look at prospect Mike Wright