ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

The O's could be closing in on a catcher (plus other notes) - Steve Melewski

When asked about free agent catcher Welington Castillo on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said, "That's a good name." Welington is a good name, but Showalter didn't mean that. He meant the Orioles had some interest in the catcher that was non-tendered by Arizona. At least ... Read More
Via MASN
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Targeting Welington Castillo

The Orioles’ preferred option behind the plate is free-agent backstop Welington Castillo, according to a report from Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com. Interest had previously been reported, though not to this level. Baltimore has continued to discuss a possible multi-year contract with Castillo’s representatives since the Winter Meetings wrapped up yesterday, Connolly writes...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Duquette on Wieters, Trumbo, Brach and Britton - School of Roch

Catchers are dropping off the free agent market like windblown popups. Executive vice president Dan Duquette has targeted Welington Castillo, and to a lesser degree, former Oriole Nick Hundley. He isn't walking away from Matt Wieters, but he can't drag his feet. If it's going to take until after New ... Read More
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duquette has resumed negotiations on new Trumbo contract - School of Roch

The Orioles are continuing their efforts to reach an agreement with free agent outfielder Mark Trumbo. Unwilling to offer specifics on Trumbo during most of his media sessions at the Winter Meetings, executive vice president Dan Duquette said he sat down earlier this afternoon with the slugger's representative, Joel Wolfe, ... Read More
Via MASN
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dan Connolly discusses the Orioles' off-season

Dan Connolly talks about the Orioles' off-season thusfar, and what the team could look to do in the coming months.
Via MASN
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dan Duquette discusses the Orioles' moves in the Rule 5 Draft

Dan Duquette talks about the Orioles addition of two outfielders in the 2016 MLB Rule 5 Draft.
Via MASN
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter talks about the Orioles at the Winter Meetings

Buck Showalter discusses the Orioles at the 2016 Winter Meetings.
Via MASN
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Orioles Trade Brach For Granderson?

The Orioles were the source of some rumors earlier this week as it was reported that they discussed a trading Brach to the Mets for Granderson. According to the rumors, this deal ultimately fell through when the Mets insisted on the Orioles covering Granderson’s entire salary, while the Orioles wanted the Mets to pitch in some cash to help make up for the large difference in salaries...
Via Camden Depot
2 days ago

Orioles plan to pass on Bautista because fans don't like him

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Jose Bautista has long been booed whenever he's played in Baltimore. Now, the free agent slugger wants the Orioles to consider signing him, and the team isn't having any part of that. Bautista, who actually made his major league debut with the O's in 2004, has tussled in recent years with Baltimore pitcher Darren O'Day and outfielder Adam Jones, among others...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter doesn't see O's acquiring Gardner

Orioles manager Buck Showalter provided updates on rumors during Wednesday's managerial session at the Winter Meetings as a quiet Baltimore club continues to sift through the catching and outfield markets.
Via Orioles.com
3 days ago

Orioles not in market for Bautista

Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette told Toronto's SportsNet 590 on Wednesday morning that the O's told Bautista's agent they weren't interested because Orioles fans don't like his client.
Via Orioles.com
3 days ago

Orioles GM won't pursue Jose Bautista because 'our fans do not like' him

Jose Bautista is a highly sought-after free agent on baseball's open market right now, but there's one team that's not interested ... and for a pretty surprising reason.This week, reports surfaced that the Baltimore Orioles told Bautista's camp that they're not pursuing the power-hitting outfielder because the team's fans don't like him. On Wednesday, the team's general manager...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

The Orioles Should Start Planning Their 2018 Starting Rotation

Heading into the 2017 season, the Baltimore Orioles have more starting pitchers than starting rotation spots. While this is a good problem to have, those starters don’t exactly provide a whole lot of confidence. In an extremely weak free agent class and the best starting pitcher now off the market (a soon to be 37 year old Rich Hill), the only way to upgrade a mediocre starting...
Via Camden Depot
3 days ago

Orioles brutally honest with Bautista reps on fit with team

The Orioles are in the market for outfield help, but it doesn’t appear Jose Bautista will be among the reinforcements. Major League Baseball’s winter meetings are taking place this week and with that comes a plethora of rumors about players changing teams. Representatives from each club are in attendance and it provides an opportunity to work out trades and check in with free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles pull offer to Mark Trumbo

AThe Baltimore Orioles are reportedly looking into alternatives outside of re-signing power hitter Mark Trumbo. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Baltimore has pulled its initial four-year offer to Trumbo. O's made 4-year offer to Trumbo weeks ago but it's off table at moment. Colo, tex among teams looking at Trumbo now — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 6, 2016 Instead...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles not actively working on extension for Manny Machado

The Baltimore Orioles are not actively engaged in long-term contract extension talks with Manny Machado, the team’s GM said Sunday. Orioles GM Dan Duquette joined MLB Network Radio on Sunday from the Winter Meetings and was asked about contract talks with the team’s stud third baseman. #Orioles Dan Duquette: "We're not actively engaged in long-term extension talks with Manny...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters suffered arm injury in ‘household accident’

Free agent catcher Matt Wieters is going to miss some offseason workout time after he suffered a left forearm injury. But this isn’t just any forearm injury — it’s one you would only expect from a pro baseball player. Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports that Wieters sustained a cut on his left forearm that required stitches after a “household accident.” Wieters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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