Appreciating Dylan Bundy, and some quotes from the other side

Through it all - from his stunning pro start with the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds in 2012 to more than 100 starts for the Orioles - Dylan Bundy was a class act. I’m pretty sure he will continue to be that for his new team, the Los Angeles Angels. After nine pro seasons with the organization, Bundy is no longer a part of Birdland. The right-hander ... read more

Orioles trade right-hander Dylan Bundy to Angels

He was the Orioles’ top draft pick, taken No. 4 overall in 2011, and made 103 starts in an Orioles uniform. But today right-hander Dylan Bundy’s time with the club ended as he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels for four minor league pitchers. The deal was first reported by The Athletic, which said that right-hander Isaac Mattson would be one of the players ... read more

Rebuilding is indeed as difficult as advertised

A few days after the end of the 2019 season, I wrote about the fan reaction to rebuilding and the Orioles season that had just ended. It was a season of a lot of interaction with fans here on this blog, on Twitter and on my postgame radio show. Around the area, anywhere and everywhere, fans seem to like to tell me their opinions and ... read more

He wasn’t non-tendered, but Jonathan Villar is no longer an Oriole

So, in the end, the Orioles found a trade partner for infielder Jonathan Villar. In a bit of a surprise, it was the Miami Marlins. Miami acquired Villar last night and sent to the Orioles 23-year-old minor league lefty Easton Lucas. Drafted in round 14 in June out of Pepperdine, Lucas went 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA, pitching in one game in the Rookie-level Gulf ... read more

The Mo and Mancini Show was again pretty good

Sometimes pro athletes do special things for kids and it’s great. Sometimes those players may be in and out their lives quickly and that’s fine too. They did something great and it usually has lasting impact. Sometimes it goes further for the player and the kid. Sometimes much further. To see evidence of that close to home, we need look no further than Trey Mancini ... read more

At his tailgate today, Mancini speaks on possible loss of Villar

At his Purple Tailgate fundraiser for his good friend Mo Gaba today, the Orioles’ Trey Mancini briefly discussed some team business. Like his teammate, infielder Jonathan Villar, hitting the waiver wire and possibly being non-tendered by the club. Last year, Villar hit .274/.339/.453 with 33 doubles, five triples, 24 homers, 40 steals, 111 runs and an OPS of .792. He produced the first season with ... read more

Is another O’s first-round pick going to be moved?

As a pitcher taken with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 draft, right-hander Dylan Bundy arrived in the Orioles organization bearing the weight of some very high expectations. Those expectations that he would be a No. 1 starter, and maybe a dominant No. 1, were not realized. Tommy John surgery and shoulder issues took care of that. Bundy has been solid at times ... read more

Gary Kendall talks about Keegan Akin and Dean Kremer

For this recent entry about Ryan Mountcastle and his addition to the Orioles’ 40-man roster, I spent some time interviewing Triple-A Norfolk manager Gary Kendall. I talked with Kendall talking about two pitchers. We discussed left-hander Keegan Akin and right-hander Dean Kremer, who were both also recently added to the 40-man roster. Outfielder Ryan McKenna joined that trio and now none of the four can ... read more