As the American League East-rival New York Yankees officially unveiled slugger Giancarlo Stanton at the Winter Meetings on Monday afternoon, the Orioles remain focused on their own wish list — one that includes, most importantly, a pair of starting pitchers who could prompt them to act quickly in a competitive market.
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Will the Orioles add to their rotation this week? That’s the biggest question surrounding Baltimore’s offseason, one that is high on the agenda heading into this week’s Winter Meetings.
On the heels of a 2003 season in which the O’s 71 wins were 30 games behind the American League East-winning Yankees and 24 back of the Wild Card Red Sox, the Orioles were bold at the Winter Meetings, signing shortstop Miguel Tejada to a a six-year, $72 million contract.
The baseball world was forever changed when pitcher Roy Halladay passed away unexpectedly in November, and tributes came pouring in. Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman will pay homage for the entire 2018 season and beyond.
Under executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, Baltimore has often waited until deep into the offseason, after the Winter Meetings, to make moves in hopes of landing a bargain or two. (Some have worked out better than others.)
The thing about Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop — amid a career year in 2017 — is that he never was content.
was the plan last winter, when the Orioles signed catcher Welington Castillo after he was non-tendered by Arizona, to give top prospect Chance Sisco another year of development at Triple-A and not rush him to the big leagues. Now Sisco, who was part of the O’s September callups, will be relied on in 2018.
The Orioles announced on Tuesday that they signed 14 players to Minor League contracts, including six players with Major League experience.
Adam Jones continues to make a significant impact in the Baltimore community. The Orioles center fielder held his fifth annual #Stay Hungry Purple Tailgate prior to the Ravens game Monday night and doubled last year’s charitable efforts for the Boys & Girls Club.