As the Orioles sought to bolster their rotation over the past two months, their deep stockpile of infield prospects seemed like the logical place to pull from to acquire a starting pitcher in a trade. On Thursday, they finally found a match. Baltimore acquired Oakland Athletics left-hander Cole Irvin and minor league right-hander Kyle Virbitsky for infield prospect Darell Hernaiz, the team announced.
Posted: January 30, 2023, 1:24 pm
The Orioles have completed their arbitration process, and possibly their increases to their major league payroll, for this offseason. Baltimore announced Thursday that it signed right-hander Austin Voth to a one-year deal that includes a team option for 2024. The deal is reportedly worth $1.85 million in 2023 — the midpoint of the $1.7 million the Orioles had filed at and Voth’s suggested $2 million figure — with the option valued at $2.45 million.
Posted: January 30, 2023, 1:22 pm
During a Jan. 16 news conference about the Orioles’ $5 million pledge to the CollegeBound Foundation, Angelos spiritedly declined to answer a question about his and his family’s future with the team, repeatedly pointing to the fact it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day as his reason for not responding. Within his five-minute response, Angelos said he would welcome reporters back to Camden Yards “next week” and answer any questions, offering them the chance to look at the team’s financial situation, …
Posted: January 30, 2023, 1:22 pm
An explosive new court filing alleges Orioles chairman and CEO John Angelos and his mother “plundered” tens of millions of dollars from ailing team owner Peter Angelos, bought a greater share of the franchise and shielded assets from potential creditors. The allegations were made by Peter Angelos’ younger son, Louis Angelos, in an updated lawsuit against his brother and mother.
Posted: January 29, 2023, 9:50 am
The American League moves from minor-league status to the majors, with the existing Washington Senators, (the 1900 AL’s Kansas City Blues were relocated to the nation’s capital) Cleveland Lake Shores (renaming themselves the Blues), Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox joined by new additions the Baltimore Orioles (who had sat out a season after being booted from the National League in 1899), and the expansion Philadelphia A’s (created to compete against the NL’s Phillies) and…
Posted: January 29, 2023, 12:53 am
Happy Saturday morning everyone! General Manager David Forst spoke yesterday on some A’s topics, from the recent signing of Aguilar, to the Irvin trade, to the state of some of the starting options and how their recovering from surgery. The A’s finally made the Jesus Aguilar deal official, with Aguilar taking the roster spot of the just-traded Cole Irvin.
Posted: January 28, 2023, 3:00 pm
As part of the Baltimore Orioles’ ‘Birdland Caravan,’ some Orioles players will be guest bartending at Checkerspot Brewing Company on Saturday, February 4th. From Checkerspot Brewing Company: Do you like happy hours? Do you like the Orioles?
Posted: January 27, 2023, 7:54 pm
Getting removed from the 40-man roster — otherwise known as being designated for assignment, or “DFA’d” for short — means a club has seven days to trade the player or pass him through waivers (where another team can claim him). Players often change teams through this process, especially when they have upside, as these moves can sometimes involve younger players with fringe MLB potential. The catch?
Posted: January 27, 2023, 5:50 pm