December 2015 - Baltimore Orioles Wiretap

Ned Rice Leaves Orioles For Job With Phillies

Dec 30, 2015 3:12 PM

The Baltimore Orioles are losing a key member of their front office.

Ned Rice, Baltimore's director of major league administration, has accepted a position with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rice will be reunited with Andy MacPhail, president of baseball operations, and Matt Klentak, named general manager in late October.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

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Orioles Aren't Serious Contenders For Yoenis Cespedes

Dec 30, 2015 3:08 PM

The Baltimore Orioles aren't believed to be serious contenders to sign Yoenis Cespedes at this point.

"I checked around yesterday and didn't get the sense that the Orioles are remotely close to a deal. I'm told by one source that a contract proposal hasn't even been presented to ownership," writes Roch Kubatko of MASN.

Baltimore certainly isn't going to pay Cespedes well north of $100 million, which is what he was projected to receive at the start of free agency.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Orioles, White Sox Emerging As Leaders For Cespedes

Dec 29, 2015 4:20 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox have emerged as the leaders to sign Yoenis Cespedes, according to a report.

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels are also reportedly in the mix and the Texas Rangers are monitoring the situation.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mat Latos Drawing Interest From Five Teams

Dec 22, 2015 4:51 PM

Five teams have checked on Mat Latos, who is looking to sign a one-year deal in hopes of re-establishing his value.

The Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals have shown interest in the right-hander.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Have Engaged In Talks With Yoenis Cespedes

Dec 21, 2015 7:05 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have engaged in talks with Yoenis Cespedes and other "high-end" free agent outfielders, according to a report.

The interest appears to stem from both the number of outfielders available and an apparent stalemate with Chris Davis.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Report: Orioles Sign Hyun-soo Kim

Dec 17, 2015 6:27 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Korean outfielder Hyun-soo Kim, according to a report.

The deal is worth $7 million over two years.

Kim, who turns 28 in January, was a free agent after nine seasons with the Doosan Bears in the Korea Baseball Organization.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Astros, Orioles, Royals Going After Yovani Gallardo

Dec 15, 2015 7:09 AM

The Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals all are interested in signing Yovani Gallardo.

A report suggests that Gallardo could choose from one of those three clubs soon.

Gallardo, who will turn 30 in February, has a 3.66 ERA and has averaged 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings over nine Major League seasons.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Make Two-Year Offer To Hyun-Soo Kim

Dec 15, 2015 6:52 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have made a two-year offer worth at least $3 million per season to Korean outfielder Hyun-Soo Kim, according to a report.

Kim, who turns 28 soon, just reached free agent eligibility after nine seasons with the KBO's Doosan Bears.

He is rumored to have received offers from multiple Major League teams, but Baltimore's offer is the first to be publicly reported.

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun

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Orioles Pull Back Seven-Year Offer Made To Chris Davis

Dec 10, 2015 5:03 PM

The Baltimore Orioles have taken back the seven-year contract they offered to Chris Davis, according to a source.

The deal was reportedly worth $150 million. Baltimore hadn't raised the offer at all before pulling it back.

The two sides could rekindle talks, but the Orioles are focused on constructing their roster for 2016.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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Chris Davis Reportedly Seeking $200M Contract

Dec 10, 2015 6:29 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly offered Chris Davis a seven-year, $150 million contract, but the slugger is "believed to be seeking" an eight-year deal worth $200 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Heyman adds that Baltimore's offer to re-sign Davis now exceeds $150 million over seven years, but there have been conflicting reports.

The Orioles have met with representatives for Justin Upton and are interested in trading for Carlos Gonzalez as they line up alternate plans.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Offer Chris Davis Seven-Year, $150M Deal
Chris Davis, who turns 30 in March, led the Major Leagues with 47 home runs in 2015.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Orioles Looking To Replace Wei-Yin Chen Via Trade
Baltimore currently has Chris Tillman, Miguel Gonzalez, Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Gausman, all right-handers, set for their rotation.

Brittany Ghiroli/MLB

Orioles Meeting With Boras About Chris Davis
Baltimore has made it known that they want to re-sign Chris Davis, but his price could become too high.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Cubs, Diamondbacks No Longer Targeting Shelby Miller
The Braves have been discussing Shelby Miller in trades, but the Cubs and Diamondbacks are no longer in the mix for the young pitcher.

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

Orioles, Darren O'Day Agree On Four-Year, $31M Deal
Darren O'Day went 6-2 last season, with six saves and a 1.52 ERA and was voted to the All-Star Game for the first time in his career.

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Orioles To Acquire Mark Trumbo From Mariners
Mark Trumbo gives Baltimore an option at first base if Chris Davis leaves in free agency.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Orioles Make Strong Bid For Darren O'Day
The Orioles have made a strong offer to Darren O'Day and the reliever could make a decision soon.

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun