#Orioles make Francisco Peguero signing official. Now 38 players on 40 man
Sources: #Nationals agree with free-agent OF Nate McLouth on two-year contract, pending physical.
Source: Feldman agrees with #Astros, three years, $30 million, pending physical.
Actual scoop! Source confirms #Orioles have agreement with Ryan Webb for 2-year deal worth $4.5 million, pending physical.
Sources: Orioles active in free agent talks for bats and arms; have interest in Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez. @FOXSports1
Hearing teams need to be in 3-year, $30 million range to engage on Scott Feldman. Yes, the price of starting pitching is high.
Sources: #Orioles willing to give up 1st-round pick (No. 17 overall) for right FA. In play for Beltran, N. Cruz, etc. - if willing to spend.
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
Os have removed Jason Pridie and Eddie Gamboa from the 40-man also while tendering the other 6 players a contract
Jim Johnson trade was an obvious salary dump for Baltimore. Source said Orioles could be using money to pursue outfielder Nelson Cruz.
CBSSports.com "The Athletics have acquired right-hander Jim Johnson from the Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the deal. Baltimore was reportedly shopping their closer for salary relief in recent weeks. Johnson, 30,..." December 03
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
Sources: #Orioles plan to add a closer to replace Johnson. Numerous FA candidates. Trade possible, but less likely. Team also seeking bat.
#Orioles have avoided arbitration with OF Nolan Reimold, source says. Has agreed to a 1yr, $1.025M deal. Made $1M last yr. played 40 games.
CBSSports.com "As has been previously noted in this space, the Orioles are willing to listen to trade offers for All-Star closer Jim Johnson. Reports Monday are a lot stronger, though, as CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports the Orioles are trying to trade him. A Fox Sports report said the Orioles are "trying..." December 02
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
CSN Baltimore "In the little over two months since the regular season ended, the Orioles have been busy adjusting the 40-man roster. There have been nine additions and some subtractions since then. As the Monday night deadline for offering contracts nears, the roster stands at 39, and Orioles vice president..." December 01
CSN Bay Area "The Giants traded catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations on Saturday, the team announced. Monell, 27, was designated for assignment on Wednesday. He made nine plate appearances in eight games last season, collecting one hit, one RBI and two runs. " December 01
Johnny Monell has been traded to the Orioles for cash considerations. Was DFA'd earlier this week.
Hardball Talk "Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun asks whether Rafael Palmeiro is going to fall off the Hall of Fame ballot. And he lands where I land: probably. As Connolly notes, Palmeiro’s support in his three years on the ballot is not trending in a good direction for him. In his first year of eligibility..." November 30
Baltimore Sun "Today is Black Friday, and some of you might still be defrosting from a night of waiting in line outside your local Best Buy to get that coveted flat-screen television to replace the one you got this time last year. Or maybe you saw the lines at the local mall and just turned around and headed..." November 29
Baltimore Sun "As you dive into turkey, stuffing and football on Thanksgiving, I thought we’d look at a baseball issue that may be close to Orioles fans' hearts, but may not get much buzz nationally. The rules for the Baseball Writers' Association of America’s Hall of Fame ballot specify that a voter can select..." November 28
Sure, Michael Young is interesting(.279/.335/.395) to teams he's reached out to like O's, Rd Sox...
The Orioles say they are willing to listen to offers for closer Jim Johnson, who is set to make more than $10m in arbitration in '14.
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
Baltimore Sun "The Orioles don’t have to make an official decision for a week, but they will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration eligible players, according to the club’s top executive. “We are planning on tendering those guys,” said Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette. “Most of the..." November 25
The Orioles have claimed INF Cord Phelps off of waivers from Cleveland. The Orioles now have 38 players on the 40-man roster.
CSN Baltimore "Sometime between now and Nov. 2015, the Orioles will make a decision on the future of Matt Wieters. It could come soon, if the Orioles are convinced that he won’t re-sign with the team. It could come later if he actually signs an extension with the team. Or, they could simply decide to keep..." November 24
Hardball Talk "Initially when third baseman Manny Machado had knee surgery in October the Orioles indicated that they didn’t expect him back in time for Opening Day, but those plans have apparently changed a bit. According to manager Buck Showalter that initial timetable was merely the team wanting to “put a..." November 22
MLB.com "The Orioles added some more pitching depth on Wednesday afternoon, signing right-handed pitcher Edgmer Escalona to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old Escalona went 1-4 with a 5.67 ERA for the Rockies last season, posting careers-highs in appearances (37), innings (46.0) and strikeouts (34). He..." November 20
#orioles reached agreement with former Rockies RHP Edgmer Escalona. Waiting for results of physical. Was 1-4, 5.67 ERA in 37 games this year
Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have some interest in Chicago White Sox free-agent right-hander Gavin Floyd and have been monitoring his progress as he recovers from elbow surgery, according to industry sources. Floyd, 30, who starred at Mount St. Joseph before being selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the..." November 20
Baltimore Sun "The Orioles’ signing of pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz on Monday was the latest addition to the club’s growing group of left-handed relievers who could compete for bullpen spots in 2014. Last season, the Orioles carried three lefty relievers -- Brian Matusz, Troy Patton and T.J. McFarland -- all..." November 19
Red Sox still engaged in Carlos Beltran talks along with Yankees and Orioles. Which team must apt to give 3 yrs could land him.
CSN Baltimore "Dan Duquette is ready to act now. After several years of a slow start to the free agent market, the Orioles’ executive vice president of baseball operations has noticed something different in 2013. “The free agent market is developing quickly, and I expect lots of action between now and the..." November 19
The Orioles have signed free agent LHP Kelvin De La Cruz to a one-year contract. The Orioles now have 32 players on the 40-man roster.
O's confirm minor league signings: RHP Tim Alderson, RHP Brock Huntzinger, OF Chih Hsien Chiang, LHP Nick Additon & OF Kyeong Kang
Bronson Arroyo told us that the Phillies, Dodgers, Angels, Twins and Orioles have all expressed in him but he has yet to get an offer XM 89
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
CSN Baltimore "Who are Gregg Zaun, Chad Moeller, Craig Tatum, Jake Fox, Luis Exposito, Ronny Paulino, Taylor Teagarden, Chris Snyder and Steve Clevenger? All of them backed up Matt Wieters in his first five years as Orioles catcher. The guess is that Wieters will be back for at least a sixth year, and it’s..." November 16
SB Nation "McClouth played well for the Orioles in 2013, but the team isn't crazy about extending a multi-year offer. The Baltimore Orioles have shown some interest in re-signing Nate McLouth, reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. McLouth was the starting left fielder in Baltimore in 2013. The..." November 16
Hardball Talk "With their eyes on the horizon, the Orioles are open to the possibility of trading catcher Matt Wieters or shortstop J.J. Hardy to create payroll flexibility, reports Steve Melewski of MASN. The O’s have some interesting situations to address in the near future including extending Chris Davis (a..." November 16
Sources: #Orioles interested in Beltran. Pursuit may hinge on team clearing Wieters or another high-salaried player.