Source: #orioles reach agreement with INF Rey Navarro on major league deal pending physical. 40-man roster will be at 38. Plus-def at SS
Hardball Talk "The Orioles have signed infielder Paul Janish to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli reports. The 32-year-old journeyman has primarily played shortstop but can also move over to second and third base if necessary" November 22
Free agent Andrew Miller already has multiple offers of at least 3 years, source says; increasingly likely he will sign a 4-year deal.
Hardball Talk "Delmon Young ended up being a pretty nifty signing for the Orioles. He kept his booty loose and ended up being a key member of the the 2014 A.L. East champs, hitting .302 with seven homers and 30 RBI in 242 at-bats. But if this report from Roch Kubatko is accurate, he may not be back with the..." November 20
CBSSports.com "The White Sox, who seek a left-handed hitter, are considering a pursuit of free-agent outfield star Melky Cabrera. The move would make sense for the improving White Sox, who struggled from the No. 2 position in the batting order last year. They posted a .279 on-base percentage out of that spot,..." November 20
Fox Sports "The Seattle Mariners, in desperate need of right-handed power, appear in many ways to be a perfect fit for free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. Cruz led the majors with 40 home runs this year. The Mariners hit only 28 homers against left-handed pitching, the fewest of any American League team...." November 15
Orioles also have offered SP A.J. Burnett a deal, though nothing is close there. Baltimore definitely in market for starting pitching.
CBSSports.com "The Orioles and longtime outfielder Nick Markakis are in talks again, and there seems to be optimism again to get a four-year deal done. Talks were rekindled here Wednesday between Orioles GM Dan Duquette and Markakis' agent Jamie Murphy after about a week's break, and serious progress was said..." November 13
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
MassLive.com "Shorten the game to six innings and make it to the World Series. The strategy used by the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants last season is considered the "flavor of the month," one agent said Wednesday at the general managers meetings in the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. The Boston Red..." November 13
Right now Nelson Cruz' five-year demand is a major stumbling block in serious contract talks. The Orioles for one, aren't going there.
The Orioles offered Nelson Cruz a three-year deal before he went into free agency. They're positioned to wait out as he talks w/ other teams
Nelson Cruz does not accept the Orioles qualifying offer. Was expected. He will test the FA market. Os get a pick if he signs elsewhere.
Baltimore Sun "For the first time since free agency began this offseason, the representative for outfielder Nick Markakis will speak with teams other than the Orioles about his client's employment opportunities in 2015. Markakis' agent, Jamie Murphy, confirmed Monday that he has decided to attend this week’s..." November 10
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
CBSSports.com "Free-agent slugger Nelson Cruz turned out to be the biggest free-agent bargain in baseball when he hit an MLB-high 40 home runs after signing a one-year, $8 million deal with the Orioles. Now word is, Cruz is very much hoping not to be that sort of bargain again. Cruz is seeking a four-year..." November 04
Masn "The Orioles made the expected move this afternoon and extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer to outfielder Nelson Cruz. The deadline was 5 p.m. Cruz will turn it down, of course, and continue to seek a four- or five-year deal in free agency. The Orioles will continue to negotiate with his..." November 04
CSN Baltimore "There won’t be any talk about a long-term extension between the Orioles and Matt Wieters this winter. The Orioles and Wieters’ agent, Scott Boras, have discussed terms in the past few winters and couldn’t come to an agreement. Had Wieters not undergone Tommy John surgery, they probably would..." November 03
CSN Baltimore "Today is the final day teams can exclusively negotiate with their own free agents. If Nelson Cruz or Nick Markakis and the rest of the free agent Orioles don’t come to an agreement with the team by midnight, they’re free to listen to other offers. It’s also the deadline for teams to make..." November 03
Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have nine players who chose free agency and soon can be signed by any club. Wei-Yin Chen and Darren O'Day will not become free agents because the club exercised 2015 options, but Nick Markakis' and Nick Hundley's options for next season were not exercised. The Orioles have an..." November 02
#orioles like Hundley and want to re-sign him. Just not at $5 mil. Will attempt to work out deal. Also have Joseph & Clevenger in backup mix
CBSSports.com "Not long ago, the Orioles paid $2 million to buy out their $17.5-million option on outfielder Nick Markakis for 2015. However, that decision doesn't mean that Markakis is bound for another team. As MASN's Roch Kubatko writes, team and player are working toward a multiyear pact: The two..." November 02
Baltimore Sun "Despite Friday’s announcement that the Orioles declined right fielder Nick Markakis’ option for next season, discussions to keep the team’s longest-tenured player in an Orioles uniform are progressing. The sides have yet to agree to terms and it’s unclear whether they will come to an agreement..." November 02
The Orioles have declined their portion of a mutual option on OF Nick Markakis for 2015.
TSN.ca "The Baltimore Orioles have exercised the 2015 club options on the contracts of pitchers Wei-Yin Chen and Darren O'Day, the team announced Thursday. Chen was 16-6 with a 3.54 earned run average in 31 starts this past season. In three years with the O's, the 29-year-old lefty from Taiwan has gone..." October 31
Source: No substantial progress in #Orioles extension talks with Markakis since they were eliminated.
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
CSN Baltimore "Twice in his three years as Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, Dan Duquette has extended a frontline player. Both times it wasn’t expected. In May 2012, the Orioles reached a six-year contract extension with Adam Jones, precluding him from going the free agent route and..." October 22
Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts, a two-time All Star and fan favorite who spent all but one year of his 14-season career with the Orioles, has retired from baseball. Roberts, who turned 37 this month, was released by the New York Yankees in August after hitting .237 in 91 games. He said two "very good teams"..." October 18
Baltimore Sun "As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a team. "That part stinks," said left-hander..." October 17
New York Post "Nick Markakis is not a perfect fit for the Mets. They want a corner outfield bat who projects to more power, though good luck finding that in this market. They want someone who probably will cost less, though when is a team that plays its home games in New York going to stop using that as an..." October 16
Tillman will start Game 5 if it happens. He and Norris in bullpen today for emergency. If Tillman had to go Norris could start Game 5.
Royals Review "Tonight's Royals were the Royals to whom we've all become accustomed. Their runs came by way of sacrifices. Their defense was marvelous. Their bullpen was untouchable. It may not seem real, but they are now one win away from flying another American League Pennant over Kauffman Stadium, the..." October 15
Adam Jones: "I think expectations have risen a bit in Baltimore and that's good. It's a great position to be in the ALCS."
Sporting News "Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie apologized to the Orioles for wearing a T-shirt to his post-game news conference Tuesday night that read, "These O's Ain't Royal." Guthrie wore the shirt, a twist on the Chris Brown song "Loyal," after Kansas City beat his former team 2-1 to take a 3-0 lead in..." October 15
CBSSports.com "The Orioles are interested in re-signing outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz and outfielder Nick Markakis, but with the Orioles still ensconced in the playoffs, it seems the team will likely have to make one-year calls on both players, and word is the team plans to extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to..." October 15
CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis sat silently in the Orioles’ clubhouse after Tuesday night’s game. Fully dressed, Davis was on a couch as his teammates tried to rationalize their shocking three games to none deficit in the American League Championship Series. Davis is completing his 25-game suspension for..." October 15
Hardball Talk "The rainout pushes Game 3 to Tuesday and Game 4 to Wednesday, which means we could see Game 1 starters James Shields and Chris Tillman in Game 4 on regular rest. No word from Ned Yost on that, but Buck Showalter has already said that Tillman is a possibility for the O’s on Wednesday. Tillman..." October 13
There will be no game three of the ALCS tonight.
Chen will start game 3 tomorrow. Rest undecided
Wei-Yin Chen will still start Game 3. Not sure after that, Showalter said. Tillman could pitch Game 4 on normal rest. #OriolesTalk
CBSSports.com "The Royals went into Camden Yards and took the first two games of the ALCS from the Orioles this weekend. The series now shifts to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, so the Royals have a chance to clinch their first AL pennant in three decades in front of their home fans. Speedster Jarrod Dyson,..." October 13
Fox Sports "When will the late-game magic end? The Royals, America's darlings, kept defying the odds with yet another remarkable late rally Saturday, toppling the stunned Orioles with two go-ahead runs in the ninth to post a 6-4 victory. The Royals now come home in the best-of-seven ALCS with a..." October 12
Royals Review "You know…one of these days, this run has to end, right? Right? … Hello…? Then again, maybe not. It’s certainly not showing any signs of ending any time soon. Kansas City used a late-inning push to sneak past yet another playoff opponent, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 in game..." October 11
CSN Washington "One of the biggest storylines for the Nationals this winter will surely be the long-term futures of Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Ian Desmond. All three are under contract through 2015, but after that can hit free agency. Desmond, in particular, has had contract talks with the Nationals..." October 11
Royals Review "Kansas City jumped out to an early lead in the third inning on the strength of a Hercules Escobar home run, followed by a bases-clearing broken-bat double by Alex Gordon. Baltimore scored one in the bottom half of the frame, making the score 4-1 Royals after three. In the fifth, Kansas City added..." October 11