O’s coach Bobby Dickerson has his winter ball team in first place

During the stretch on the calender where he could be enjoying some well-deserved time away from baseball after a long season, Orioles third base coach Bobby Dickerson is still going to a ballpark every day. After turning down several chances over the years to manage winter ball, except for one season in Mexico, Dickerson decided to accept an offer this year. One week into the ... read more

Trading All-Star Orioles right now is not the best move

They are two of the better players on the Orioles. Maybe they are the two best. But would it make any sense to part with either in a trade - under certain circumstances? I speak of closer Zach Britton and third baseman Manny Machado. Both are under team control through 2018 and will be free agents after that season. So they have at least two ... read more

O’s closer Zach Britton named to Sporting News AL All-Star team

Orioles closer Zach Britton, who was a perfect 47-for-47 in save chances this year, has been named to the Sporting News American League All-Star team, his first selection to the team. Britton went 2-1 with an ERA of 0.54 in 69 games. Over 67 innings, he allowed 38 hits (just one homer) with 18 walks, 74 strikeouts and a .162 batting average against. Britton gave ... read more

Are the Orioles looking at an active winter?

In a preview of the Orioles offseason, MLBTradeRumors.com yesterday started a write-up on the club this way: “With some key position players hitting free agency and a still-unsettled rotation, the Orioles are looking at another busy offseason.” Is that really true? With six starters under contract for 2017 and a solid bullpen already on hand, this could be a quiet winter on the pitching front. ... read more

Talking Orioles prospects with Baseball America’s John Manuel

Not only is catcher Chance Sisco the Orioles’ new No. 1-ranked prospect according to Baseball America, but he is likely headed for the top 100 national prospects list, as well. Baseball America editor in chief John Manuel told me Monday that he now projects Sisco as a top 100 prospect, and that he personally would rank him in his top 30. The Baseball America top ... read more

Baseball America’s top 10 Orioles prospects: Chance Sisco is No. 1

After he was drafted in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, right-hander Dylan Bundy became the Orioles’ No. 1 ranked prospect at the end of that season. And Bundy stayed as the club’s top-ranked prospect every year after, even as he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013. But with Bundy no longer eligible for prospects lists, there is a new Orioles No. ... read more

A look at two of the most improved players on the O’s farm

What a wild scene at Wrigley Field last night. And yes, 71 years is long enough. The Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945. Now they look for their first world championship since 1908. Between 1908 and 1945, the Cubs lost the World Series seven times. The Cleveland Indians, the American League champs, ... read more

What’s next for Wieters?

He was the Orioles’ first-round draft pick (taken No. 5 overall) in the 2007 draft. He has played 882 games in an Orioles uniform. But catcher Matt Wieters’ time as an Oriole could be over now. The club has to decide whether it will make the pending free agent a qualifying offer and/or attempt to sign him to a new contract. Another option is to ... read more