More from Day Three of the Winter Meetings

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - If you come away with anything from these Winter Meetings, and it may be more than the Orioles do beyond the Rule 5 draft, it’s how executive vice president Dan Duquette is committed to finding a right fielder, a veteran catcher and maybe a reliever to improve the bullpen’s depth. It’s just a matter of getting it done. The effort isn’t ... read more

Duquette on Bautista, trading core players and the WBC

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The rivalry between the Orioles and Blue Jays took a comedic turn at the Winter Meetings, with executive vice president Dan Duquette pulling no punches while flattening any speculation that his club would pursue the veteran slugger in free agency. The bat flips, glares and whatever power is left in the tank won’t be transported to Baltimore. “Jose Bautista’s agent has ... read more

Zach Britton declines WBC invitation (and other notes)

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Orioles closer Zach Britton has declined an invitation from Joe Torre to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Britton was flattered by the offer, but he wanted to spend more time with his family, including a 1-month-old daughter, according to Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette. Duquette said he’s unaware of Mychal Givens’ reported interest in joining Team ... read more

More from Showalter’s media session

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - You saw the bullet points from Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s media session this afternoon. Now you can read the quotes. On his reaction to big trades and signings at the Winter Meetings: “Sometimes we have a selective memory. I try to, but this went on last year to some extent and the year before, whether it’s the Yankees or whether it’s ... read more

Showalter on rumors, his roster and the Rule 5 draft

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter fulfilled his obligation today of meeting with the media inside the press room at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Taking to his new setting, he decided to assist us by addressing whichever rumors were tossed his way. Showalter said he hasn’t heard Chris Carter’s name mentioned once this week inside executive vice president Dan Duquette’s ... read more

Givens reportedly commits to WBC (updated)

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The Orioles apparently will lose their first pitcher to the World Baseball Classic. Reliever Mychal Givens has committed to play for Team USA this spring, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Marly Rivera. He joins center fielder Adam Jones (USA), third baseman Manny Machado (Dominican Republic), second baseman Jonathan Schoop (Netherlands) and left fielder Hyun Soo Kim (Korea) in the WBC. ... read more

Day Three of the Winter Meetings

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Just as the Orioles haven’t totally moved away from catcher Matt Wieters, they remain in the mix to re-sign outfielder Mark Trumbo. He just needs to come down to them. It’s a steep drop. The sides agree on four years, but they’re far apart on money and the Orioles won’t give a full no-trade clause. But you already know this if ... read more

Duquette on Trumbo, free agent and trade talks, bullpen and more

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - So what did we learn today about the Orioles at the Winter Meetings? They’re still focused on outfielders and catchers, whether via free agency or trade. I was told by multiple sources that the Orioles weren’t scheduled to meet with Mark Trumbo’s representatives, contradicting a report, but executive vice president Dan Duquette didn’t bite when asked about it. I’m not ready ... read more