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More on Orioles’ signings and releases

The noticeable increase in international spending by the Orioles included six-figure bonuses for Edwin Amparo and Leandro Arias. They have more in common than cash. Amparo ($650,000) and Arias ($600,000) are Dominican-born shortstops. They’re teenagers and switch-hitters, with the latter ranked as the No. 46 prospect in’s Top 50 list. Here’s what the club said about both players in Saturday’s news release announcing the ... read more

Reviewing the latest news from the Orioles

Who needs major league roster moves when a team can stir up its fan base with adjustments to the ballpark’s dimensions and an historic day of international signings? Reaction to the former has been mixed on social media. It’s much harder to argue an organization’s willingness to spend proficiently in the foreign market after years of resistance. And honestly, the latter is much more important. ... read more

Grayson Rodriguez also bringing value off the field (updated)

Seven of the first 10 picks in the 2018 draft were position players, just as the Orioles anticipated. They knew there would be no shortage of pitching at their disposal. They had lots of appealing options with University of Florida right-hander Brady Singer, prep left-hander Matthew Liberatore, prep right-hander Cole Winn and South Florida lefty Shane McClanahan on the board. The industry was thrown a ... read more

Conway on Lucas: “He gave us a lot out of the bullpen”

The non-tender deadline in 2019 brought a trade that wasn’t popular with Orioles fans who still vented over the decision a week earlier to place infielder Jonathan Villar on waivers. Villar wasn’t coming back with an estimated arbitration raise pushing his salary to $10.4 million. The Orioles were motivated to move him for the right return, which turned into left-hander Easton Lucas. “It’s hard to ... read more

The more you know about Orioles hitters

The proverb that “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” states that even a tiny amount of it might fool people into believing they’re an expert on a particular subject, which can lead to mistakes. So true. But we still won’t let that deter us this morning. The more you know about Orioles hitters in 2021 ... * Third baseman Kelvin Gutiérrez’s five outs above ... read more

Sifting through more spring training storylines

Mother Nature handled most of the snow that buried my driveway and car last Monday and again Friday morning. Wait for the temperatures to move above freezing and do some light sweeping later in the day. A veteran move. Also, a pandemic move with little reason for me to be driving. The lockout could impact the report dates for spring training, where the biggest weather ... read more

Conway on how Rom “didn’t skip a beat” in 2021

The anticipation surrounding the major league debuts by top Orioles pitching prospects Grayson Rodriguez and DL Hall in 2022 is thicker than wet concrete. The foundation of the rebuild. ranks Rodriguez as the No. 1 pitching prospect in baseball and eighth overall. Hall is 72nd overall. Drew Rom isn’t in the top 100. He’s 25th among Orioles prospects, the seventh pitcher listed and the ... read more

Orioles make sure their system stays in sync

The talent that pumps through the pipeline in the Orioles system, with renewed force over the last few years, is accompanied now by an even flow that’s moving managers and coaches. The club hasn’t announced its minor league staffs, but Single-A Aberdeen manager Kyle Moore is going to Double-A Bowie, while Buck Britton replaces Gary Kendall at Triple-A Norfolk. IronBirds pitching coach Josh Conway has ... read more