Orioles making progress in talks with Gallardo

The Orioles' talks with the representative for free agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo have progressed to the point where they appear to be the favorites to sign him, according to an industry source. FOXSports.com reported today that the sides were "making progress," and multiple reports have the Orioles offering three years. The Orioles weren't comfortable going four years for Gallardo and five were never a consideration. ... read more

Chris Tillman on the importance of a bounceback season

Spring training must be getting close. The Orioles crossed off two more items from their to-do list this week by announcing their non-roster invitees and sending out season ticket invoices. What's left besides finding another starter, a left-handed bat for the outfield and maybe another reliever? The Orioles may want to check whether they can trademark the phrase "bounceback season," because I feel as though ... read more

More information on Orioles season ticket plans (updated)

With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in only nine days, the Orioles are sending out their season ticket invoices this afternoon via email. It's the same arrangement as last year. There is one change which has been anticipated for most of the winter. Fans are going to notice an increase in ticket prices. This is the third time in the past 12 years ... read more

Brady Anderson on Hyun Soo Kim: "He hits line drive after line drive"

The Orioles will learn plenty about Hyun Soo Kim after he reports to spring training. How he swings the bat against major league pitching, how much ground he covers in the outfield, his arm strength, his ability to blend with his new teammates and get acclimated to life in the United States. The early returns are favorable. Kim made a nice impression on manager Buck ... read more

Orioles invite 17 non-roster players to spring training

The Orioles released the names of their 17 non-roster invitees to spring training, a list that includes seven pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and three outfielders. There are no real surprises in the group except that infielder Joey Terdoslavich didn't receive an invitation after being designated for assignment and outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Keep in mind that everyone on the 40-man roster also will report ... read more

Former Oriole Delmon Young arrested (and other notes)

Former Orioles outfielder Delmon Young was arrested in Miami last night and charged with battery after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill a valet attendant and used ethnic slurs, according to Andy Slater of 940 AM radio. Young allegedly grabbed the attendant by the neck at the Viceroy hotel in Miami after being denied access to a club. Police made the arrest at Young's ... read more

Wondering about Vance Worley and Jimmy Paredes

While the Orioles continue their roster construction, I'm curious how the current and future moves will impact pitcher Vance Worley and infielder Jimmy Paredes. The Orioles claimed Worley off waivers from the Pirates and gave him $2.6 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility. He's been viewed as a candidate for the rotation and bullpen. Worley is out of options and remains in limbo ... read more

Yovani Gallardo again under consideration for the Orioles

Just when it appeared that the Orioles had no interest in surrendering their first pick in the draft, they definitely are reconsidering as right-hander Yovani Gallardo remains on the free agent market. The latest shift in thinking apparently has occurred within the past week. They're checking medicals again and weighing the pros and cons. They haven't walked away from Gallardo. They just can't seem to ... read more