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The rebuild begins as the season resumes in Toronto

With one trade down and several more likely coming, the Orioles begin the post-All-Star game portion of their schedule tonight in Toronto. It’s the start of a three-game series that leads into a seven-game homestand that starts Monday night. As expected Manny Machado played his last Orioles game on Sunday when the Orioles beat Texas 6-5, their second straight win. As the season resumes tonight ... read more

More on Machado trade and talking O’s prospects with J.J. Cooper of Baseball America

The Manny Machado trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers brought the Orioles a five-player return headlined by Double-A outfielder Yusniel Díaz. The rebuilding of the Orioles has begun. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette made some comments last night that should prove very popular with the Orioles fan base. He laid out the plan that fans have been asking about often. Duquette said more trades ... read more

As Machado’s time as an Oriole ends, a new phase begins

So it appears the day has finally arrived when Manny Machado is no longer an Oriole. It will be a day filled with a lot of emotions for Orioles fans. Some will be angry the team could not keep such a talent, others will be sad to lose him. Some fans may wish him well but at the same time be excited about the young ... read more

Three years later, Branden Kline made it back to Double-A and is trending up again

Before this season, Orioles right-handed pitching prospect Branden Kline had not pitched in a minor league game since early in the 2015 season. Now, after missing nearly three full years, he is back, pitching well, throwing with top velocity and moving closer to realizing his dream of pitching in the majors. The 26-year-old native of Frederick, Md., and a 2009 graduate of Thomas Johnson High ... read more

Nelson Cruz on the 2018 Orioles and more from the All-Star Game

WASHINGTON - Former Oriole Nelson Cruz is not getting older, he’s getting better. OK, well, he actually is getting older, but at 38 he is an All-Star for the sixth time, and he’s having another strong season. He’s batting .267/.363/.538 in 81 games for Seattle with 22 homers and 55 RBIs. He hit 40 homers and drove in 108 in his one year as an ... read more

At first All-Star Game, Nick Markakis talks about family, O’s and Machado

WASHINGTON - When he was an Oriole, Nick Markakis was always very cordial and available to reporters. But he certainly wasn’t going to fill up any notebooks with quotes. Amid a horde of reporters today on the eve of his first All-Star Game, he referenced his reputation for being a man of few words. “There is a lot of media time, which I’m really excited ... read more

Manny Machado’s All-Star break numbers are much better in 2018

While the trade rumors and speculation swirls around him and his days in an Orioles uniform are likely numbered, we should take a second to appreciate how good a first-half shortstop Manny Machado has had. He’s among the American League leaders in several categories and his 2018 first-half far surpasses his 2017 first-half which featured struggles and numbers unlike Machado. But he had a big ... read more

For Mountcastle and Wells, Futures Game was quite an experience

WASHINGTON - The two Orioles players in the All-Star Futures Game didn’t have much of an impact on the final score today at Nationals Park. But after the U.S. Team beat the World Team 10-6, both Double-A Bowie third baseman Ryan Mountcastle and Single-A Frederick lefty pitcher Alex Wells were raving about their experience playing on such a big stage. Mountcastle entered the game in ... read more