CBSSports.com "Ichiro Suzki, the Japanese outfield sensation who's 41, is receiving some consideration from the Orioles. Ichiro, who is hoping to play to reach the coveted 3,000 hits in Major League Baseball, is 156 hits short and looking for a job, and the Orioles seek another outfielder." December 18
CSN Baltimore "Buck Showalter thinks Manny Machado will be ready to start the 2015 season. He isn’t as certain about Matt Wieters. Machado had right knee surgery last August and Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery in June. “With both of these guys, it will be when and not if. I think if you held a gun up..." December 18
Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
ESPN.com "Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who was suspended 25 games in September for testing positive for amphetamines, has received clearance from Major League Baseball to use Adderall in the 2015 season, manager Buck Showalter told reporters Tuesday. Davis blamed his violation of MLB's drug..." December 17
CSN Baltimore "The Orioles are in agreement on a one-year contract with free agent left-handed reliever Wesley Wright according to an industry source. The deal is pending a physical. Wright was non-tendered by the Chicago Cubs on Dec. 2. In 58 games with the Cubs in 2014, Wright was 0-3 with a 3.17..." December 16
Masn "As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette rushed to the airport in San Diego following the Rule 5 draft - we were on the same flight and he willingly chose a middle seat next to other team officials, while I grabbed an aisle seat and let everyone bump into my shoulder at least once - he..." December 14
Orioles signed Chaz Roe to a minor league deal.
CSN Baltimore "The Jon Lester sweepstakes are over. The Chicago Cubs won the spirited bidding with a six-year, $155 million contract. Boston was the runner-up, which means they’ll probably be aggressive in trying to go after Max Scherzer and James Shields, the two remaining free agent pitching studs. A year..." December 10
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
hear orioles, rangers and mariners, 3 early kemp players, are all out on him. seems like might be padres or bust.
Baltimore Sun "Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday that he is confident the team can improve its depleted outfield through free agency. But a closer look at the remaining outfielders available doesn't turn up many overly attractive options. Melky Cabrera heads a shrinking crop of..." December 09
CBSSports.com "The Orioles are in search of outfielders after losing Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis within a week, and are talking to Norichika Aoki and Colby Rasmus, among other outfielders. Baltimore does not appear to be heavily involved in Melky Cabrera at the moment, as the Mariners put on the press to..." December 08
Masn "As the Winter Meetings approach on Monday, I'll continue to field questions regarding the Orioles' interest in specific players. I can confirm some, make an educated guess on others and plead ignorant on most. I've been asked about free agent outfielder Nori Aoki, who batted .285/.349/.360 this..." December 07
Baltimore Sun "The Orioles' offseason to-do list looked dramatically different a week ago. Re-signing outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis was paramount. Trying to get a one-year deal with veteran outfielder Torii Hunter was a potential fallback option. But in the past few days, Cruz, Markakis and Hunter..." December 06
Hardball Talk "Miller had been seeking that four year deal and he got it, and now he slots in nicely in the Yankees’ bullpen. As either a 1-2 punch with Dellin Betances or a 1-2-3 punch with Betances and David Robertson, should the Yankees look to load up on bullpen arms and re-sign their closer. " December 06
SI.com "The Baltimore Orioles engaging in discussions with the Los Angeles Dodgers over outfielder Matt Kemp, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The San Diego Padres are also reportedly interested in the two-time All Star, as are the Seattle Mariners. The Orioles will do their due diligence,..." December 05
The #Orioles are showing strong interest in free-agent outfielder Michael Morse, who could replace Nelson Cruz..
Yahoo! Sports "Outfielder Nick Markakis and the Atlanta Braves agreed on a four-year contract, major league sources told Yahoo Sports, ending the 31-year-old’s career-long association with the Baltimore Orioles and likely precipitating a further overhaul by Atlanta. As negotiations with Baltimore lingered for..." December 03
The negotiations between the Braves and outfielder Nick Markakis have intensified. Hearing the deal could wind up in range of 4/$45m.
RFer Nick Markakis had dinner last night in Monkton w an Atlanta Braves contingent that included manager Fredi Gonzalez, accdg to a source
ESPN.com "Veteran outfielder Nelson Cruz has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Seattle Mariners, pending a physical, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. A source told ESPNdeportes.com's Enrique Rojas the two sides agreed on a four-year, $57 million deal that also includes a $1..." December 02
CBSSports.com "Veteran outfielder Nick Markakis, who seemed for a while to be a pretty good bet to return to the Orioles, is listening to outside offers now and said to have interest from the Braves, Blue Jays and Giants, among others. Atlanta is an interesting entry since Markakis grew up in Woodstock, Ga.,..." December 02
Baltimore Sun "For the first time this offseason, it appears more likely that free-agent outfielder Nick Markakis will sign elsewhere than rejoin an Orioles team he has been with since he debuted in 2006. According to multiple sources, there now looks to be less than a 50-50 chance that the 31-year-old will..." December 02
Torii Hunter was waiting for son outside ND locker room. A free agent, he's looking at BALT, TEX, SEA, maybe MINN
Baltimore Sun "Free-agent left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, who dominated for the Orioles down the stretch run and throughout the postseason, is negotiating seriously with eight to 10 teams. And, according to an industry source, the Orioles are not one of them. Since the beginning of free agency, the..." November 24
Masn "So how do you feel about Melky Cabrera? I'm just curious, since I've heard from multiple people that he's a "fallback option" for the Orioles if they can't re-sign Nick Markakis. His name has been discussed. He's on the radar, as the kids say. Cabrera's 50-game suspension after testing..." November 24
Jim Presley, the Orioles hitting coach since 2011, has been re-assigned, accdg to a source. The club is currently interviewing candidates.
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