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Orioles Report

Alex Cobb's Familiarity With AL East Vital To Orioles

Alex Cobb's familiarity with the American League East was a major factor in the Orioles' pursuit of the right-hander. "They used the AL East and the success I've had in it to their advantage," Cobb said.

Orioles, Alex Cobb In Agreement On Four-Year Deal

The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly reached an agreement with free-agent starter Alex Cobb on a four-year deal for close to $60 million, pending a physical.

Will Chance Sisco Win The Orioles' Backup Catching Job?

Perhaps the biggest mystery still left in Baltimore Orioles spring training is who will be the team's backup catcher.

Anthony Santander Earning His Spot On Orioles' Roster

After spending nearly all of last season on the disabled list, Anthony Santander has shown progress at the plate and in the outfield this spring. "He took everything that we said to him to heart …" Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "He's gotten after it."

Orioles Still Have Decisions Before Roster Can Be Finalized

The Orioles' final Grapefruit League game is just seven days away, and there are still many roster decisions to be made.

Who Steps In For Injured Mark Trumbo As Orioles' DH?

With Mark Trumbo set to miss a minimum of three-to-four weeks with a strained right quad, the Orioles will have to alter their season-opening roster plans, perhaps in a number of ways.

Manny Machado Says Aaron Judge Incident Was 'Blown Out Of Proportion'

Manny Machado said Aaron Judge's attempts to recruit him were "blown out of proportion." "I've told a lot of people they'd look good in black and orange as well," Machado said.

Darren O'Day Hoping Strong Spring Leads To Success In 2018

Orioles reliever Darren O'Day has spent much of spring training working on new pitches and is hoping his Grapefruit League success carries over into the season.

Yankees' Aaron Judge Tries To Recruit Manny Machado

MLB wasn't too happy about Yankees slugger Aaron Judge's supposed recruitment of Manny Machado. Orioles manager Buck Showalter had a different take: "I'm just glad they didn't catch Manny recruiting Judge," he said.

Tim Beckham Confident Third Base Doubters Will Be Silenced

"I'm definitely excited to get it going," Tim Beckham said. "I think people have got a lot to look forward to. Whoever is doubting me at third base, I think they've got a lot to look forward to. I'm ready to get out there and play some ball."

Opening Day At Camden Yards By The Numbers

The Baltimore Orioles open the 2018 season at home against the Minnesota Twins March 29. Rich Dubroff offers a breakdown of Orioles Opening Day by the numbers.

10 Questions With Orioles Reliever Brad Brach

PressBox caught up with Orioles reliever Brad Brach to ask him about his favorite fast-food order, his cooking abilities and his go-to karaoke song.

Who Will Lead Off For The Orioles In 2018?

With just more than two weeks until Opening Day March 29, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has yet to decide on a leadoff batter, and he's not encouraging speculation on the subject.

Brad Brach Has Buck Showalter's Confidence

While Orioles manager Buck Showalter hasn't named a closer yet, it's expected that right-hander Brad Brach will get the nod to fill in for the injured Zach Britton. "You know what you're getting every day," Showalter said. "There's something to be said for that."

Caleb Joseph Taking Responsibility As Orioles Starting Catcher

Caleb Joseph's tenure as the Orioles' primary catcher could be relatively brief, but he's taking the job of mentoring the team's young catchers, such as Chance Sisco, seriously.

New Orioles Promotion Offers Free Tickets To Young Fans

Through the new Kids Cheer Free program, the Orioles will allow each adult who buys an upper-deck ticket to a game this season to bring two children, 9 years old or younger, without charge.

Alex Presley Is First Oriole To Wear Zero

Alex Presley began spring training with No. 47, but now dons No. 0. "If I don't have a low number, it looks like I’m lumbering," Presley said.

Buck Showalter Getting Closer To Revealing Opening Day Starter

"Of course, if you ask me today, I'd know exactly who it is, but let's wait and see how it kind of transpires," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said when asked about his Opening Day starter.

Andrew Cashner Ready For His First Orioles Start

The Orioles will finally get their first look at Andrew Cashner in Grapefruit League action March 11. "It couldn't be a better fit for me, me as a person, as an individual," Cashner said of joining the Orioles.

Chris Tillman Still Waiting For First Grapefruit League Start

Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman is still waiting for his first Grapefruit League start of 2018, but Tillman says he's in no rush. "I'm not panicking by any means," Tillman said. "But it's going to have to happen sooner or later."

Mike Wright Learns Healthy Eating Habits From His Wife

Orioles right-hander Mike Wright radically altered his diet and training this offseason, thanks to his wife, Madison, a registered dietitian.

Buck Showalter Says Dylan Bundy Shows Continued Growth

Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn't too concerned with Dylan Bundy's stats this spring. "He's trying to work on some things," Showalter said. "I don't think he's ever going to get comfortable and think he's got it all figured out."

Five Observations From The First Half Of Orioles Spring Training

Rich Dubroff shares five observations from the first half of Orioles spring training, including the progress of Manny Machado's move to shortstop, the competition for the fifth starter's job and more.

First Big League Camp A Positive Experience For Ryan Mountcastle

"It’s been a great experience," Ryan Mountcastle said. "Learning from these guys, just picking up bits and pieces. Starting to feel good, getting ready for the season."

Danny Valencia Provides Orioles With Infield Depth

Danny Valencia, who signed a minor league deal with the Orioles March 3, provides depth if first baseman Chris Davis's elbow soreness is serious.

Four 2017 Orioles Free Agents Remain Unsigned

While six of the 10 free agents from last season's Baltimore Orioles have signed contracts, four prominent members of the 2017 team are still waiting for offers, including J.J. Hardy, Ubaldo Jimenez and Seth Smith.

Orioles Believe Trey Mancini Can Get Even Better In Outfield

A year ago,Trey Mancini hadn't even played the outfield for the Baltimore Orioles. Twelve months later, the Orioles are wondering just how good he can be in left field.

Through, Jim Palmer Discovers New Relatives

Through, Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer found out about his birth family and recently met some new relatives, including a first cousin who happened to be a Palmer fan growing up.

After Long Wait, Hunter Harvey Gets First Grapefruit League Start

Despite an injury-ravaged early career, Hunter Harvey wasn't nervous for his first Grapefruit League start. "It was cool to get in there and get some big league hitters and kind of get a taste of it," Harvey said.

Orioles' Kevin Gausman Escapes Serious Injury After Scary Collision

Kevin Gausman had to leave the Orioles' spring training game Feb. 26 after he collided with Tigers infielder Jeimer Candelario, but Gausman didn't go to the hospital and doesn't expect to miss any time.

Pedro Alvarez Happy To Be Back With Orioles

It will be hard to for Pedro Alvarez to make the Orioles because he's no longer actively trying the outfield, and the team has Chris Davis to play first base with Mark Trumbo as the DH, but Buck Showalter sees Alvarez as "a great depth piece."

How Many Rule 5 Draftees Can Make Orioles?

Under executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, the Baltimore Orioles have been the most aggressive team in Major League Baseball in drafting and keeping Rule 5 draft choices.

Source: Orioles Agree To Terms With Pedro Alvarez

The Orioles are signing first baseman Pedro Alvarez to a minor league contract, according to an industry source. It’s the third straight year the Orioles have signed Alvarez.

Who Has The Edge In Orioles' Utility Player Competition?

There's at least one spot that's wide open on the Orioles, and the winner of the competition may not currently even be in camp. For the moment, four players are vying to be the team's backup infielder.

Mike Wright Looking To Prove He Belongs In Orioles' Rotation

Believe it or not, Mike Wright has been with the Orioles' organization longer than nearly all the other players in the clubhouse, but this year the right-hander faces a "do-or-die" spring.

Colby Rasmus Looking Forward To New Start With Orioles

"I like his mentality, the way he goes about the game and manages the game," Colby Rasmus said of Buck Showalter. "I think it will be a good fit for me -- kind of old school -- because I just like to play the game hard, grit my teeth and go out there and go after it."

Orioles Reach Agreement With OF Colby Rasmus On Minor League Deal

The Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement with left-handed hitting outfielder Colby Rasmus on a minor league contract, pending a physical.

Chris Tillman Wants To Prove He Can Win Again For The Orioles

"I'm real happy that Chris Tillman is back," Dan Duquette said of the pitcher's return to the Orioles. "... "We need the veteran leadership that Chris Tillman brought to our clubs from 2012 to 2016."

Jonathan Schoop On The Orioles: 'This Is The Team That Gave Me The Chance'

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop isn't letting his contract status affect his mindset during spring training. "I'm not thinking about an extension," Schoop said. "... I'm coming here to play and train to help my team win."

Orioles Re-Sign Chris Tillman To One-Year Deal

Chris Tillman is returning to the Orioles on a one-year, incentive-laden contract, according to reports.

Orioles' Chris Davis: 'I Have To Be A Better Player'

Orioles slugger Chris Davis knew things had to change after last season's disappointing results, and he spent the offseason working with hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh on a different approach. "I feel like I'm back to my old self," Davis said.

Orioles' Adam Jones: 'I Want To Win. It's Not About Money'

Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones is scheduled to hit free agency this fall. "I want to win. It's not about money. It's winning," he said Feb. 18.

Manny Machado: 'I'm Here To Be An Oriole'

Orioles shortstop Manny Machado reported to spring training Feb. 17 and discussed trade rumors, his position change and more.

Orioles Pleased With Andrew Cashner Addition, But Rotation Holes Remain

"He's a competitor, man," Brad Brach said of Andrew Cashner. "When he goes out there, there's not many guys that I've seen out there and as fired [up] as he is. He wants to have the ball. That's the kind of guy you want on your team."

Andrew Cashner Ready To Join Orioles' Starting Rotation

"It's one of my favorite places to pitch," newly signed right-hander Andrew Cashner said of Camden Yards. "So I'm looking forward to making that my home [stadium] every night."

Orioles Sign RHP Andrew Cashner To Two-Year Deal

The Orioles have signed right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner to a two-year, $16 million contract. Last year, Cashner was 11-11 with a 3.40 ERA in 28 starts with the Rangers.

Orioles Closer Zach Britton Talks Recovery, Free Agency

As Zach Britton works to recover from his torn Achilles, the Orioles closer is staying involved by mentoring younger pitchers and he says he'd like to stay in Baltimore beyond 2018.

Kevin Gausman Adjusts To New Role As Orioles' Staff Leader

As pitchers and catchers report to Orioles spring training, Kevin Gausman is the unmistakable leader of the pitching staff. "It's a new step," Gausman said. "... I'm looking forward to it."

A Fan's Guide To Orioles Spring Training In Sarasota

If you're planning to head south to see Orioles spring training in Sarasota, Fla., Rich Dubroff has some helpful tips to get the most out of your trip.

Orioles 2018 Spring Training Preview

Which Orioles are fighting for a roster spot? Who are the top prospects to watch? Rich Dubroff breaks it all down in his 2018 spring training preview.

Craig Gentry Addition Adds To Orioles' Outfield Depth

The Orioles signed Craig Gentry to a minor league contract Feb. 7, and while the move may have added depth to the team's outfield, it also complicated the chances of several other outfielders making the Orioles' Opening Day roster.

Nearly All 2017 Orioles Free Agents Remain Unsigned

It's been an unusually slow offseason for free agents, and with less than a week before spring training begins, most of the free agents from last year's Orioles team remain unsigned.

Non-Roster Invitees To Watch At Orioles' Spring Training

The Orioles have invited 19 non-roster players to spring training, including third baseman Ryan Mountcastle and outfielders Cedric Mullins and DJ Stewart.

Orioles Remain Uncertain About 2018 Starting Rotation

"Obviously, we have work to do to address some of the deficiencies on our ballclub," Dan Duquette said at Orioles FanFest. "The key will be addressing the starting pitching."

Orioles Have Mixed Reactions On Proposed Rule Changes

Major League Baseball owners are meeting this week, and some of the proposed rules changes aren't popular with Orioles players.

Zach Britton Says His Recovery Is 'Maybe A Little Ahead Of Schedule'

Orioles closer Zach Britton, who underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon Dec. 21, said his recovery is going well. "Mentally, I'm in a lot better place now," Britton said. "... I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now that I'm able to walk."

Adam Jones On His Future: 'It's Not About Money, It's About Winning'

Entering his 11th season with the Orioles and the final year of a six-year contract, Adam Jones says there haven't been any extension talks. "It's not about money, it's about winning," Jones said. "If I'm in a winning environment, I'll be happy."

Orioles Make Manny Machado's Move To Shortstop Official

Orioles manager Buck Showalter revealed at FanFest what had long been expected. Manny Machado will move from third base to shortstop.

The Remarkable 98 Years Of Isabel Dubroff

PressBox Orioles beat writer Rich Dubroff reflects on the life of his mother, who died Jan.24 at 98.

Despite Strong 2017, Orioles Reliever Richard Bleier Says He Still Needs To Earn His Spot

With Zach Britton expected to miss the first half of the 2018 season, Richard Bleier is the only left-hander who has a clear path to the Orioles' Opening Day roster, but the 30-year-old reliever isn't taking anything for granted.

Should The Orioles Sign Free-Agent Outfielder Jarrod Dyson?

The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly shown interest recently in free-agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson, and the left-handed hitter would provide a nice contrast to the power-first players already on the roster.

Would Orioles Get Better Return For Manny Machado Than Pirates Did For Andrew McCutchen?

As the Orioles continue to field offers for third baseman Manny Machado, they couldn't have been heartened when they saw what the Pittsburgh Pirates got in return for star outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

Orioles Hoping Miguel Castro Fits As A Starter

The Baltimore Orioles have three openings in their starting rotation. They're hoping Miguel Castro can fill one of them. "Coming into spring training, I will work hard," Castro said. "... I have to prepare myself better physically and mentally."

Is Now The Right Time For Orioles To Extend Jonathan Schoop?

The Baltimore Orioles have a few weeks to negotiate a salary for Jonathan Schoop ahead of arbitration, and they could use the time to secure their All-Star second baseman for several more years.

Orioles, Manny Machado Agree To $16M Deal For 2018

The Orioles also reached 2018 contract agreements with relievers Zach Britton and Brad Brach, infielder Tim Beckham and catcher Caleb Joseph.

Five Impressions From Orioles Minicamp

Rich Dubroff shares five takeways from Orioles minicamp, including an update on former first-round draft pick Hunter Harvey and the team's hope for right-hander Miguel Castro.

Can Mychal Givens Close For The Orioles?

Mychal Givens has never had an opportunity to close with the Orioles, but with Zach Britton out for the first half of the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon, he might get that chance.

Orioles Freeze Prices On Season-Ticket Plans For 2018

The Baltimore Orioles are holding the line on season-ticket plans for 2018, the second straight year without an increase.

Hunter Harvey Throws At Orioles' Minicamp

Hunter Harvey threw for the first time at Orioles' minicamp Jan. 9. "Brings a smile to my face," Buck Showalter said. "… It's one thing about potentially getting a good pitcher. It's just another thing about the kid, the human being."

Buck Showalter 'Making Plans' For Manny Machado To Be An Oriole In 2018

While Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he is planning for Manny Machado to be with the team this season, Showalter isn't ready to reveal whether Machado would stay at third base or move to shortstop.

Orioles Hope To Find Fresh Arms At Sarasota Minicamp

The Orioles hope next week's three-day minicamp in Sarasota, Fla., will give them their first look at a pitcher who will help them in 2018 and for years to come.

Could Chance Sisco Start With The Orioles In 2018?

One of the most intriguing questions of spring training will likely involve Orioles rookie catcher Chance Sisco. Did Sisco show the Orioles enough in 10 late-season games in 2017 to secure a roster spot for this year?

Five Biggest Questions Facing The Orioles In 2018

With spring training just six weeks away, Rich Dubroff looks at the five biggest questions facing the Orioles in 2018, from the rotation to the bullpen to what will the team do with Manny Machado.

Buck Showalter Has Made A Positive Impression On Other Big League Managers

Rich Dubroff talks with four current major league managers who once played for Buck Showalter about what makes the Orioles' manager one of the most admired skippers in the game.

Questions Surrounding Manny Machado, Zach Britton Increase Orioles' 2018 Uncertainty

With Manny Machado not close to being traded and Zach Britton headed for surgery, the shape of the 2018 Baltimore Orioles is far harder to predict than it was just two weeks ago.

Orioles Closer Zach Britton Ruptures Achilles, Expected To Miss At Least Six Months

Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured an Achilles tendon while working out in California Dec. 19 and is expected to be out at least six months.

Former Oriole Hyun Soo Kim Heads Back To South Korea

Two years ago, the Orioles excitedly announced the signing of outfielder Hyun Soo Kim. Now, the soon-to-be 30-year-old is headed back to South Korea, where he starred before signing with the O's.

If The Orioles Trade Manny Machado, Who Plays Third Base?

If the Baltimore Orioles trade Manny Machado, the Orioles would likely have to make a move or two to fill the vacancy at third base.

Orioles' Best And Worst Free-Agent Signings In The Dan Duquette Era

Rich Dubroff looks at the Orioles' best and worst free-agent signings since Dan Duquette became executive vice president of baseball operations in November 2011, from Adam Jones to Ubaldo Jimenez.

Winter Meetings End With Manny Machado Still An Oriole

The MLB Winter Meetings concluded Dec. 14, and the Baltimore Orioles will leave with All-Star third baseman Manny Machado on the team -- at least for the moment.

O's Won't Rule Out Trading Manny Machado To Yankees Or Red Sox

Baltimore Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette refused to rule out trading star third baseman Manny Machado to the team’s two chief rivals in the American League East, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Orioles Listening To Offers For Manny Machado

"There's a lot of interest in Manny [Machado]," Dan Duquette said. "And a couple of clubs requested a meeting, so we met with a couple of clubs specifically on that issue."

Dan Duquette: Orioles May Have To Be More Aggressive In Free-Agent Pursuit

"There are so many teams looking for pitching," Dan Duquette said during the first day of the MLB Winter Meetings. "We might have to be more proactive. ... We've probably got to move a little bit quicker."

Former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro Wants Another Shot At The Major Leagues

Do you think the Orioles could use a 53-year-old left-handed hitter? Apparently, Rafael Palmeiro thinks they -- and any other major league team -- could.

Orioles' 2017 Winter Meetings Preview

The MLB Winter Meetings will take place Dec. 10-14, and Rich Dubroff highlights five things to look for as the Orioles begin to make plans for next season.

Could The Orioles Sign LHP CC Sabathia?

Would free-agent pitcher CC Sabathia be a good fit for the Orioles? Rich Dubroff says Sabathia could provide the big-game experience and maturity the O's don't currently have in the rotation.

In Addition To Starting Pitching, Orioles Have Other Positions To Fill

As the Baltimore Orioles continue their search for starting pitchers, Rich Dubroff looks at three other positions they'd like to improve.

Reports: Welington Castillo Reaches Agreement With White Sox

Former Orioles catcher Welington Castillo has reportedly reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Chicago White Sox for $15 million with an $8 million option for 2020.

Could The Orioles Bring Back RHP Miguel Gonzalez?

Could the Orioles sign right-handed pitcher Miguel Gonzalez? If Chris Tillman signs elsewhere, Gonzalez could serve as a mentor for Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman.

Small Scouting Staff For Latin America Makes It Hard For Orioles To Find Another Jonathan Schoop

With limited scouting resources dedicated to Latin America, can the Baltimore Orioles find another player like Jonathan Schoop?

Baseball Hall Of Fame Candidates With Orioles Ties

Rich Dubroff takes a look at the eight players with Orioles connections on this year's Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, from Mike Mussina to Aubrey Huff.

Could The Orioles Sign Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez?

Would free-agent outfielder Carlos Gonzalez be a good fit for the Orioles? The Orioles need another left-handed hitter, and Gonzalez, who has played exclusively in right field for the past three seasons, would be an upgrade over Seth Smith.

Can These 40-Man Roster Additions Help The Orioles In 2018?

Can Hunter Harvey, David Hess and Austin Wynns help the Orioles in 2018? Rich Dubroff looks at the chances that the new additions to the 40-man roster will make an impact this season.

Orioles Interested In Japanese Phenom Shohei Otani, But So Is Every MLB Team

The Orioles and every other club in Major League Baseball are interested in Japanese phenom Shohei Otani, a 23-year-old who can immediately step into the starting rotation and also play the outfield or be the designated hitter.

Could The Orioles Sign RHP Andrew Cashner?

Would free-agent pitcher Andrew Cashner be a good fit for the Orioles? Rich Dubroff says Cashner would fit, but he'd be much better as a fourth or fifth starter than as a third.

Should The Orioles Consider Trading Zach Britton?

While Zach Britton has had a strong four-year run as the Orioles' closer, the way it began is in some ways similar to the situation he finds himself in now.

History Under Dan Duquette Says Orioles Will Aggressively Look Abroad For Talent

As the Orioles search everywhere for starting rotation help, Dan Duquette could take a flyer on a pitcher such as Miles Mikolas, hoping he could be the next Wei-Yin Chen.

Could The Orioles Sign LHP Jason Vargas?

Would free-agent pitcher Jason Vargas be a good fit for the Orioles? Rich Dubroff says Vargas would provide the steady left-handed starter the Orioles have been missing.

Orioles' Trey Mancini: From Roster Hopeful To Rookie Of The Year Finalist

If not for the Yankees' Aaron Judge, Trey Mancini would be a strong contender for American League Rookie of the Year, but Mancini's season still ranks among the best rookie performances in Orioles history.

Welington Castillo's Departure Gives Opportunity To Chance Sisco, Caleb Joseph

With Welington Castillo declining his option for next season, Orioles prospect Chance Sisco will now have a genuine opportunity in the big leagues, while Caleb Joseph will get another chance to show he can be productive major league catcher.

Could The Orioles Sign RHP Alex Cobb?

Would free-agent pitcher Alex Cobb be a good fit for the Orioles? After missing most of the 2016 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, Cobb was 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA in 29 starts in 2017.

Five Early Offseason Decisions Orioles Need To Make

Rich Dubroff looks at five items on the Orioles' immediate offseason to-do list, from deciding which free agents they want to re-sign to preparing offers to arbitration-eligible players.

Five Things To Know About The Orioles' 2017 Bullpen

Is the bullpen still an area of strength for the Baltimore Orioles? Rich Dubroff breaks it down.

Could The Orioles Sign RHP Lance Lynn?

Would free-agent pitcher Lance Lynn be a good fit for the Orioles? Rich Dubroff says Lynn is probably the best starter on the free-agent market's second tier, which could price him out of the Orioles' comfort zone.

Will Mark Trumbo Be Back With The Orioles In 2018?

Mark Trumbo's startling drop-off in production in 2017 has led to speculation that the Orioles could seek to trade him for a starting pitcher.

Could The Orioles Sign RHP R.A. Dickey?

Would free-agent pitcher R.A. Dickey be a good fit for the Orioles? Even at 42, Dickey was an innings-eater in 2017, something the Orioles desperately need.

Dodgers Stars Justin Turner, Rich Hall Failed To Impress In Stints With Orioles

Two key members of the Dodgers spent time with the Orioles, but it would have been hard to predict their World Series future based on their time in Baltimore.

Exchanging Matt Wieters For Welington Castillo Worked Out Well For Orioles

It may have been hard for some fans to see the Orioles part with Matt Wieters last season, but Welington Castillo performed well for the club, batting .282, his best average during his eight years in the majors.

Orioles Will Face Tough Decision On Adam Jones After 2018 Season

After 10 years, it seems hard to fathom a Baltimore Orioles team without Adam Jones in center field, but that's a reality the Orioles could face after the 2018 season.

Where Can The Orioles Find A Left-Handed Starter?

Dan Duquette has said the Baltimore Orioles want to add a left-handed starter this offseason, but what options are out there in the free-agent market or within the organization?

Five Factors That Could Affect Manny Machado's Contract

With Orioles third baseman Manny Machado eligible for free agency a year from now, Rich Dubroff looks at five factors that could affect Machado's contract in 2018.

Where Will The Orioles Find New Starting Pitchers?

It's obvious the Baltimore Orioles must be aggressive in trying to improve on a starting pitching staff that had a 5.70 ERA in 2017, but how will they go about finding new starters?

Orioles Prospect Austin Hays Not Shying Away From Big Stage

"Next year [he'll] find himself fighting for a job in spring training. I like what I see so far," Adam Jones said of Orioles outfield prospect Austin Hays.

Orioles Roster Review, Part Five: The Nine Best Orioles

Rich Dubroff concludes his 2017 Orioles roster review with a look at the best nine players on the team, from Adam Jones to Manny Machado to Jonathan Schoop.

Orioles Roster Review, Part 4: Solid Contributors

Rich Dubroff looks at the Orioles' solid contributors in 2017, from bounce-back candidate Caleb Joseph to solid second-half performer Kevin Gasuman.

2017 Orioles Roster Review, Part 3: Who Could Help In 2018?

What players could make a difference for the Orioles in 2018? Rich Dubroff looks at some of the top prospects who've already played for the Orioles and a few more who could make a difference in 2018.

2017 Orioles Roster Review, Part 2: Replaceable Pitchers

Rich Dubroff continues his analysis of the Orioles' 2017 roster with a look at the pitchers who are likely to be replaced, from Tyler Wilson to Ubaldo Jimenez.

2017 Orioles Roster Review, Part One: The Replaceable Position Players

Rich Dubroff breaks down the Orioles' 2017 roster with a look at position players who are likely to be replaced, from Seth Smith to Ryan Flaherty.

What Was Wrong With Orioles Slugger Chris Davis In 2017?

Two years into his monster deal, Orioles slugger Chris Davis is deeply disappointed with his performance and even apologized to fans. Rich Dubroff breaks down what has gone wrong.

2017 Orioles Report Card

Rich Dubroff hands out his grades for the 2017 Orioles, looking specifically at the offense, defense, starting pitching and bullpen.

Will Ubaldo Jimenez Affect Orioles' Pursuit Of Free-Agent Pitchers?

After four years of Ubaldo Jimenez, will the Baltimore Orioles be comfortable offering a free-agent pitcher another four-year deal?

Orioles Offense Gets Share Of Blame For Disappointing 2017

While most of the blame for the Orioles' disappointing 2017 season can be meted out to their poor starting pitching, their offense certainly shares some of the responsibility.

For 2017 Orioles, Problems Began With Pitching

"We've got to rebuild our starting rotation," Dan Duquette said after the Orioles ended the season in last place. "I still think that [Kevin] Gausman can be an elite pitcher in the league. We'll have to find some starters beyond that."

Frustrated Chris Davis Aims For Better 2018 Season With Orioles

"There were so many nights out there when I was just a name in the lineup," Chris Davis said before the Orioles ended their season with a 6-0 loss to the Rays Oct. 1.

Adam Jones Says He'll Talk With Peter Angelos In Offseason

Before the Orioles fell to the Rays Sept. 30, Adam Jones discussed his health, his club's needs and talking with majority owner Peter Angelos over the offseason.

Orioles' Awful September Continues With 7-0 Loss

In what might have been his final outing as an Oriole, left-hander Wade Miley recorded just 12 outs during Baltimore's 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay Sept. 29.

For Orioles, September Has Been A Month To Forget

At 7-18 in September, the Orioles have experienced their worst month since July 2011, and starting pitching is largely to blame. Orioles starters have lost 15 of 18 decisions in September and have a 6.46 ERA.

Orioles Catcher Chance Sisco Making Smooth Adjustment To Big Leagues

"It's been really good," Chance Sisco said of playing in the majors. "It's been pretty smooth so far, and [I'm] just happy about that and happy they're helping me out and working with me on things."

Orioles Continue To Slump In 5-3 Loss To Pirates

"Well, obviously, we're not winning," Buck Showalter said after the Orioles' 5-3 loss to the Pirates Sept. 27. " ... We're getting some looks at guys, but we'd like to win games."

Orioles' Pedro Alvarez Returns To Pittsburgh's PNC Park, Where He Started His Career

It's been an interesting couple of seasons for Orioles slugger Pedro Alvarez since he left Pittsburgh after the 2015 season.

Kevin Gausman's 2017 Ends With 10-1 Loss To Pirates

Kevin Gausman's season has come to a close with an 11-11 record and a 4.81 ERA. "Obviously, I'm very frustrated," Gausman said. "And with the season I had last year and obviously starting Opening Day, I haven't been a guy that should have gotten that right this year."

Buck Showalter Says Orioles Need To Tighten Up Defense

"I think we've taken a step back defensively, really the last year or two in some places," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I think we need to get that back in order, especially with a pitching staff that doesn't strike out that many people."

A Final Day To Remember For J.J. Hardy

In his second at-bat, J.J. Hardy slammed a two-run home run to left that put the Orioles on their way to a 9-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Chris Tillman Wouldn't Mind 'Fresh Start' With Orioles

The 29-year-old says that he’s not nostalgic, and on the eve of the Orioles’ final home game of the season, the soon-to-be free agent isn’t thinking that his nine-year run in Baltimore is about to end.

Ubaldo Jimenez Has Another Night To Forget

Ubaldo Jimenez, the polarizing right-hander who was given the largest free-agent contract in Orioles history in Feb. 2014, allowed six runs on eight hits in three innings against the Rays Sept 22, possibly his last start at home as an Oriole.

What Is Zach Britton's Future With The Orioles?

The Orioles face an interesting dilemma with closer Zach Britton this offseason; the team needs starting pitching, and trading Britton could help the O's bolster their rotation.

Gabriel Ynoa Tries To Convince Orioles He's For Real With Strong Start

Right-hander Gabriel Ynoa is showing he could be a starter for the Orioles after allowing one run on five hits in a career-high eight innings as the O's beat the Rays, 3-1.

Is Zach Britton's Season Over?

Orioles closer Zach Britton will have a stem cell injection on his left knee Sept. 21, and Britton said it was doubtful he'd pitch again this season.

For Five Orioles Prospects, Much At Stake In Remaining Games

For five Orioles prospects, the final games of the season are a chance to make a good impression and convince the team they're important to its future.

Kevin Gausman's Strong Performance Wasted In Orioles' 1-0 Loss To Red Sox

The Orioles haven't scored a run in their last 17 innings, as their September struggles continued with an 11-inning 1-0 loss to the Red Sox despite eight shutout innings from Kevin Gausman.

Orioles Show Path To Majors Doesn't Necessarily Go Through Triple-A

Fourteen of the 35 players currently on the Orioles' roster are products of their farm system. Six of the 14 originally joined the Orioles without stopping at Triple-A Norfolk.

Miguel Castro's Rough Inning Sends Orioles To Late-Night Loss

"We can talk about 20 different plays in that game," Buck Showalter said after the Orioles fell to the Red Sox, 10-8, in 11 innings. "... Both clubs were challenged a little bit with pitching tonight, and they pushed a couple across at the end."

After Buck Showalter Walks Aaron Judge, Zach Britton Seals Win For Orioles

The Orioles closed out a rough road trip with a win against the Yankees Sept. 17 after closer Zach Britton worked around an intentional walk ordered by his manager.

Orioles Suffer Another Lopsided Loss At Yankee Stadium

Baltimore right-hander Jeremy Hellickson gave up six runs and the Orioles' futility in the Bronx continued with a 9-3 loss to the Yankees Sept. 16.

Austin Hays Starts, But Orioles Lose Again In New York

Austin Hays was Baltimore's starting center fielder during an 8-2 loss to the Yankees Sept. 15 as the struggling Orioles have begun to look towards the future.

Have The Pitching Reinforcements Helped The Orioles?

Since the end of last season, the Orioles have acquired 12 pitchers from outside the organization. Some have pitched well. Some haven't. Rich Dubroff breaks down their outlook for next season.

Wade Miley Pummeled In Orioles' 13-5 Loss To Yankees

Wade Miley retired one batter in the first inning, and in the shortest start of his major league career, the left-hander allowed six runs in the first during the Orioles' 13-5 loss to the Yankees.

Tim Beckham Has Made Strong First Impression With Orioles

"Obviously, he's been great in a short sampling," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of shortstop Tim Beckham. "He's fit in pretty seamlessly. You can tell he wants to take advantage of this fresh start."

Kevin Gausman's Strong Outing Helps Orioles Break Six-Game Skid

Despite their continued lack of offense, the Orioles managed to break their six-game losing streak with a, 2-1, win against the Blue Jays Sept. 13 behind seven solid innings from Kevin Gausman.

Which Orioles Free Agents Will Return In 2018?

As the regular season nears its end, Rich Dubroff looks at 10 Orioles players who are eligible for free agency and evaluates who's likely to return and who's likely to be moving on.

Orioles Lose Sixth Straight As Zach Britton Allows Two Late Runs

Zach Britton blew his second save of the season, allowing two runs in the ninth as the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays, 3-2, extending Baltimore's losing streak to six.

2018 Orioles Schedule Begins March 29 At Home

The Orioles will open the 2018 season at home against the Twins, while the Yankees won't make their first visit to Baltimore until May 31-June 3, and the Red Sox don't come to Oriole Park until June 11-13.

Orioles Suffer Fifth Straight Defeat As Offensive, Defensive Struggles Continue

In their last five games, the Orioles have scored just eight runs, and now they've lost five straight for the first time in the season's second half.

Orioles' Wild-Card Chances Getting Slimmer

With 19 games remaining, the Orioles are three games behind the Twins for the second wild-card spot, and they trail the wild-card leading Yankees by 6.5 games.

Tim Beckham Homers, But Orioles Lose Third Straight Game

In the final weeks of the season the Orioles are trying to keep their wild card hopes alive, but it seems they have run into the wrong team to do so.

Wade Miley Limits Damage, But Orioles Fail To Score In 5-0 Loss

Baltimore Orioles left-hander Wade Miley was able to limit the damage after a rocky first inning, but the Orioles failed to score a run, dropping the series opener to the Cleveland Indians, 5-0.

Kevin Gausman Knocked Out Early In Orioles’ 9-1 Loss To Yankees

Kevin Gausman lasted just three innings and allowed five runs as the Orioles were routed by the New York Yankees, 9-1, Sept. 7.

Orioles Bullpen Has Not-So-Secret Ritual

For six seasons, Orioles relievers have engaged in a special ritual. "Say we hit a three-run homer, you get three balls, throw them up, and then when they hit the ground, everyone claps three times," Richard Bleier said.

Rain Postpones Austin Hays' Debut With Orioles

"The first full season has gone by unbelievably fast," Orioles outfielder Austin Hays said as rain pushed back his potential major league debut. "To see where I'm standing right now is just incredible. It's a dream come true."

Orioles Bring Top Prospect Outfielder Austin Hays To The Majors

Top prospect Austin Hays has joined the Orioles, and he's earning high praise for his skills and the way he approaches the game. "He has all the tools you look for in an everyday major league ballplayer," Dan Duquette said. "And he has grit."

Manny Machado's Late-Night Heroics Give Orioles Come-From-Behind Win

"This is a huge game for us," Mark Trumbo said after the Orioles defeated the Yankees, 7-6, Sept. 5. "This is the time of the year, if you're going to make a push, we need to do it now."

Dylan Bundy, Orioles Come Up Short In 7-4 Loss To Yankees

Dylan Bundy and four Orioles relievers combined to walk 10 New York batters as the Orioles lost to the Yankees, 7-4, Sept. 4.

Mark Trumbo Lifts Orioles To 12th Extra-Inning Win

Mark Trumbo drove in Jonathan Schoop in the bottom of the 12th inning to clinch a 5-4 win against the Toronto Blue Jays Sept. 3.

Orioles Get Little Offense In 7-2 Loss To Toronto

Left-hander Wade Miley pitched six strong innings, but the Orioles' bats failed to get much going in a 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays Sept. 2.

Jonathan Schoop's Double Gives Orioles Huge Win In 13 Innings

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop split the right-center field gap to score Manny Machado in the 13th inning and clinch a 1-0 win over Toronto Sept. 1.

Chance Sisco, Pedro Alvarez To Be Among Orioles' Call-Ups

The Orioles didn't make any last-minute trades Aug. 31, but they will add at least four players from Triple-A Norfolk Sept. 1, including catcher Chance Sisco and designated hitter Pedro Alvarez.

Orioles' Seven-Game Winning Streak Ends With 11-8 Loss To Toronto

The Orioles' seven-game winning streak came to an end with a 11-8 loss to the Blue Jays Aug. 31. The end of streak dropped the Orioles 2.5 games behind Minnesota for the second wild-card spot.

Welington Castillo's Hot Bat A Key To Orioles' Success

After going 8-for-11 during the Orioles' three-game sweep of the Mariners, catcher Welington Castillo is hitting .379 with six homers and 14 RBIs in August.

Orioles Come From Behind For Seventh Straight Win

With an 8-7 come-from-behind win against the Mariners, the Orioles have now won seven in a row and are three games over .500 for the first time since June 9.

Dylan Bundy Delivers One-Hit Shutout As Orioles Top Mariners, 4-0

Dylan Bundy set a career-high with 12 strikeouts and threw his first complete game and shutout as the Orioles topped the Mariners, 4-0. "My body feels great still," Bundy said. "And I'm just blessed to be out there."