The non-tender date approaches for the Orioles

The deadline for teams to offer arbitration eligible players contracts for 2021 is tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The Orioles have some decisions to make with seven remaining arbitration-eligible players. Let’s take a look at them in alphabetical order and list the three projected salaries that has listed after the shortened 60-game 2020 season. They came to the three figures this way: ... read more

Will 2021 see O’s top prospect in Baltimore?

It is not a pressing question, but rather an intriguing one for the Orioles: Will catcher Adley Rutschman make his major league debut in 2021? That might seem quite unlikely for a player with just 130 professional at-bats and 12 games of full-season ball - and that at low Single-A - on his resume. But of all the prospects that were fortunate enough to play ... read more

A few questions for O’s fans

Today we throw a few questions your way. We didn’t make it to 10, but that was because we’re looking at a few recent blog entries and topics here and revisiting them. Then we’ll ponder a few questions. * We recently wondered if an O’s streak that started in 2006 will end soon. The Orioles have made at least one Rule 5 pick in every ... read more

O’s free agent pitching additions could have familiar look

When he spoke to reporters early this month, Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said the club would pursue signing starting pitching this winter and heading into the 2021 season. They could add major or minor league free agents. The Orioles rotation ended last season in a pretty good spot after Keegan Akin and Dean Kremer made their major league debuts. Jorge ... read more

When signing international amateurs, your mileage may vary

How much would a big league team pay to sign an amateur who becomes a future Most Valuable Player candidate? Many millions, no doubt. But when you sign a young talent, no one can know for sure what will happen many years later. When signing teenagers out of high school and international amateurs at 16 and 17, teams have to project down the road. How ... read more

A trade O’s fans may eventually be quite thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving, Birdland! I hope everyone gets to be with their family today, but we know that in 2020, that is probably not happening for everyone. Let this be the last Thanksgiving like this one. But here is a wish for all of Birdland to be healthy and happy on this holiday. I’m thankful for the wonderful community of Orioles fans that frequent this blog ... read more

Checking in with another Orioles Q&A

It’s been a while since we have done this here, so away we go. Time for another day when the readers bring up the topics, and we all dive in with opinions and try to answers any and all questions about the Orioles. Readers, please ask questions in the comments section and I’ll do my best to provide answers. As always, others are most welcome ... read more

Now on the 40-man, Rylan Bannon readies for run at the roster

When his cell phone rang Friday, infielder Rylan Bannon was outside doing work around the house. He didn’t see a name listed, so it was not one of his usual friends or contacts calling. But this was a call he was going to answer. “It was a random number, it said Baltimore, so I knew I had to answer that one,” Bannon said in a ... read more