Orioles' minor league spring camp roster and schedule

The Orioles have a group of 72 pitchers and 14 catchers scheduled to report to their minor league spring training camp at the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park on Friday, March 6. They will be joined by 40 infielders and 26 outfielders due to report on March 10. That group of 152 players is due to begin minor league exhibition games on ... read more

O's reach agreement with former draft pick Pedro Beato

Once a high draft pick of the Orioles, right-hander Pedro Beato has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the club, pending a physical. The deal does not include an invitation to major league spring camp. The 28-year-old Beato, who has pitched in the majors with the Mets, Red Sox and Braves, was the 32nd overall selection by the Orioles in the 2006 ... read more

A look at some possible reasons for predictions the O's will have a poor season

Don't worry, Orioles fans, I am honestly not trying to get your blood pressure elevated and I'm not trolling you. But I do want to spend some time today discussing this topic: O's season predictions. Keep in mind this very, very important fact: Predictions are interesting to look at and debate, but they mean nothing. If you don't believe me just go back to some ... read more

O's don't steal much, but maybe Everth Cabrera can change that

When it comes to the Orioles offense, one much-discussed stat category is on-base percentage. We know the O's are somewhat lacking there. Their .311 team OBP last year ranked 11th in the American League. But the Orioles were at least within sniffing distance of the league average mark of .316 in that category. But in another stat category, the Orioles ranked last in the AL, ... read more

Will Moncada signing push MLB even closer to an international draft?

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly drew some reaction for a comment he posted on his Twitter account recently. After the Red Sox signed Cuban-born amateur Yoan Moncada for $31.5 million, Smyly made this remark: * It's not right that a Cuban 19yr old gets paid 30m and the best 19yr old in the entire USA gets prob 1/6th of that. Everyone should have to ... read more

Early camp helps minor league pitchers build innings, plus other notes

A group of 38 Orioles minor league players began workouts at Twin Lakes park in Sarasota, Fla., on Wednesday. This early minor league camp allows these players to get in some extra work before the full minor league camp begins March 6. It also gets these players ready in case they are needed in early Orioles spring training games. But O's director of player development ... read more

ESPN analysts say Kevin Gausman will be Orioles' X-factor this year

When ESPN's cameras and reporters were in Sarasota, Fla., to visit Orioles spring training earlier this week, they discussed which one player could be the X-factor for the club this year. Analysts Curt Schilling and Buster Olney had the same answer: Kevin Gausman. They feel the 24-year-old right-hander with 25 career big league starts and 161 innings under his belt could take a nice step ... read more

As O's look to reduce rotation from six to five, Jimenez aims to make decision a tough one

The question has been asked a lot this winter. Now we have finally reached the point where, in a few weeks, we may have the answer: How will the Orioles reduce six starting rotation candidates to five to begin the 2015 season? If it were put to a fan vote, Ubaldo Jimenez would probably be the odd man out. Luckily for him, this is not ... read more