Baltimore Orioles Wiretap

Orioles Set To Name Brandon Hyde As Manager

Dec 12, 2018 7:50 AM

The Baltimore Orioles will name Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde their next manager, according to reports.

Hyde, 45, replaces Buck Showalter. The Orioles are coming off a 47-115 season.


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O's Hire Mike Elias As New GM

Nov 17, 2018 12:06 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have hired Houston Astros assistant GM Mike Elias to be their general manager, the team announced Friday.

The Orioles also gave Elias the title of executive vice president.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Signing

Orioles Expected To Hire Mike Elias As GM

Nov 14, 2018 8:12 AM

The Baltimore Orioles are looking for a new lead executive and Mike Elias is the leader to be named the club's general manager.

Elias is currently the assistant general manager for the Houston Astros.

The Astros have lost a number of executives over the last year.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor

Orioles Will Move On From Dan Duquette

Oct 4, 2018 8:20 AM

The Baltimore Orioles continue to clean house.

They will part ways with lead executive Dan Duquette, after letting manager Buck Showalter go earlier this week.

Brian Graham, currently Baltimore's director of player development, will oversee baseball operations while the team conducts a search for an outside hire.

"The club will hire an executive from outside of the organization to lead the Baseball Operations department," the Orioles said in a release.

"Once in place, this individual will have the final determination on all baseball matters that he or she believes will make the Orioles successful on the field, entertaining to fans, and impactful in the community."

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Buck Showalter Won't Return To Orioles

Oct 3, 2018 1:32 PM

Buck Showalter won't return to manage the Baltimore Orioles after nine seasons, according to a source.

The Orioles lost a franchise-record 115 games this season.

"Mr. Angelos' family has been great to me and mine," Showalter said on Sunday. "So whatever direction they decide to go, I'm at peace with it."

Showalter finishes with 669 wins with the Orioles, second-most by any manager in franchise history (Earl Weaver, 1,480).


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First-Round Order For 2019 MLB Draft

Oct 2, 2018 8:14 AM

With the playoff bracket set, the full first-round draft order for 2019 has been confirmed as well.

The Baltimore Orioles will select first overall for the first time since they chose right-hander Ben McDonald in 1989.

1.) Orioles (47-115)
2.) Royals (58-104)
3.) White Sox (62-100)
4.) Marlins (63-98)
5.) Tigers (64-98)
6.) Padres (66-96)
7.) Reds (67-95)
8.) Rangers (67-95)
9.) Braves (compensatory pick for not signing first-rounder Carter Stewart in 2018)
10.) Giants (73-89)
11.) Blue Jays (73-89)
12.) Mets (77-85)
13.) Twins (78-84)
14.) Phillies (80-82)
15.) Angels (80-82)
16.) Diamondbacks (82-80)
17.) Nationals (82-80)
18.) Pirates (82-79)
19.) Cardinals (88-74)
20.) Mariners (89-73)
21.) Braves (90-72)
22.) Rays (90-72)
23.) Rockies (91-72)
24.) Indians (91-71)
25.) Dodgers (92-71)
26.) Diamondbacks (compensatory pick for not signing first-rounder Matt McLain in 2018)
27.) Cubs (95-68)
28.) Brewers (96-67)
29.) Athletics (97-65)
30.) Yankees (100-62)
31.) Dodgers (compensatory pick for not signing first-rounder J.T. Ginn in 2018)
32.) Astros (103-59)
33.) Red Sox (108-54)

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Draft, Misc Rumor

Adam Jones Vetoed Trade To Phillies To 'Maintain' Value As Free Agent

Sep 20, 2018 8:27 AM

The Baltimore Orioles attempted to trade Adam Jones to the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this year, but he blocked the deal using his 10-and-5 no-trade protection.

Afterwards, he said it was a decision he didn't have to explain to anyone.

Jones opened up to MASN Sports earlier this week.

"It just wasn't right for me. I was playing center field at the time, and they wanted me to go play right field and platoon. That was the situation there, and it's understandable," Jones said.

"That's how their roster was constructed, and that's National League ball - double-switch and all that kind of stuff. ... It wasn't the right move for me, especially going into free agency. I'm not going into free agency looking like I'm [Nolan] Arenado, [Manny] Machado or [Bryce] Harper - obviously not - but I want to continue to create and maintain my stock. Going there to platoon, obviously in a good environment, a winning environment, would've hurt me in the long run. If I was 36, 37, a little older and toward the end of it all, of course - that would've been a very ideal and smart move, because it'd make sense. ... I wish the Phillies the best, because I believe they have a really good team."

Sara Perlman/MASN Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Orioles Tie Franchise Record With 107th Loss

Sep 18, 2018 8:23 AM

The Baltimore Orioles lost to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night, dropping their record to 43-107.

With 12 games to play, the Orioles have tied their franchise record for losses. The mark was previously set in 1988.

The Orioles are 60 games out of first place in the American League East.

CBS Sports

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Orioles Tried To Extend Manny Machado

Sep 17, 2018 8:04 AM

The Baltimore Orioles attempted to extend Manny Machado "several years ago," according to a report.

Machado was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July for a package of five players.

At an undisclosed time in the past, the Orioles were prepared to pay Machado $64 million to remain in Baltimore for the next eight years. Multiple people familiar with the negotiations remember that the contract would have represented "by far a record" for a player with that limited service at that point in time.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Adam Jones Has Cleared Waivers, Now Eligible To Be Traded

Aug 17, 2018 9:12 AM

Adam Jones has cleared waivers and is eligible to be traded by the Baltimore Orioles, according to sources.

The Orioles attempted to trade him to the Philadelphia Phillies before the non-wavier deadline, but he used his 10-and-5 veto rights to decline the deal.

Sources suggest Jones is more likely to consider a deal to an American League club.

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Chris Sale Throws Five Shutout Innings, Fans 12
Chris Sale returned from the DL on Sunday, and helped pitch the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the Orioles.

Adam Jones Covers Travel Costs For Little League Team
Adam Jones has agreed to donate $8,500 to cover the travel costs for Washington, D.C.'s Mamie Johnson Little League team.

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Orioles Send Brad Brach To Braves For International Bonus Slot
The Braves have acquired Brad Brach from the Orioles for $250,000 of international signing bonus allocation money.


Yankees Send Three Prospects To O's For Zach Britton
The Yankees send pitchers Dillon Tate, Josh Rogers, and Cody Carroll to the Orioles.

Astros, Cubs, Yankees Pursuing Trade For Zach Britton
The market for Zach Britton has intensified over the last week and it's unlikely he'll be a member of the Orioles past the trade deadline.

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Market Expanding For Zach Britton
The Astros, Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees, Braves, Rockies and Brewers are among those in the mix.

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Dodgers Acquire Manny Machado From Orioles
Yusniel Diaz is the centerpiece of the Dodgers' package for Manny Machado.


Dodgers On Verge Of Acquiring Manny Machado
The Dodgers are believed to be offering the Orioles a package that includes outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz.

Orioles Have Deal In Place To Trade Manny Machado
The Orioles have the framework in place for a Manny Machado trade and are working through specific aspects of a trade, according to sources.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Orioles Have Narrowed Focus In Manny Machado Talks
The Orioles continue to make progress on a Manny Machado trade and have narrowed their focus to a smaller group of teams, according to sources.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Brewers, Phillies Appear To Be Favorites For Machado
The Brewers and Phillies are believed to be the favorites to land Manny Machado in a trade with the Orioles, according to a report.

Buster Olney/ESPN

O's Make Progress In Machado Trade Talks
The Orioles appear motivated to get deal done involving All-Star shortstop Manny Machado.

Yankees Have Made 'Strong Offer' For Manny Machado
The Yankees may not be the favorite to land Manny Machado, but they are clearly a player for the infielder.

Jon Heyman/MLB Network

Red Sox Have Been In Contact With Orioles About Manny Machado
Manny Machado, who will be a free agent this winter, entered Tuesday hitting .309/.379/.555.

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Manny Machado Trying To Remain Focused Amid Trade Talk
Manny Machado is trying his best to remain focused despite constant trade talk.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Yankees Showing Interest In Trading For Manny Machado
The Orioles likely would ask the Yankees for a steeper package for Manny Machado than they would accept from other clubs.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Orioles Have Received Seven Offers For Manny Machado
The Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Indians and Cubs have made offers for Machado.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Orioles May Consider Trading Dylan Bundy
All of the focus has been on Manny Machado, but the Orioles may also consider trading Dylan Bundy at the deadline.


Diamondbacks, Orioles Have Had 'Consistent' Talks About Manny Machado
The Braves have also shown interest, but they are more focused on dealing for controllable relievers.

Deesha Thosar/MLB

Dodgers, Phillies Favorites To Acquire Manny Machado
Jon Heyman categorized the Dodgers and Phillies as "the most logical and the most likely" to acquire the infielder.

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