Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images The Orioles tendered contracts, signed a major league free agent, and made a few moves on the 40-man roster ahead of a likely lockout. Good morning, Birdland! The Orioles had themselves a busy day on Tuesday, the non-tender deadline. Let’s recap: Right-handed pitcher Brooks Kriske was released. Lucius Fox was waived and then … [Read more...] about Wednesday Bird Droppings: MLB lockout day is upon us
Max Scherzer is about to make $43 million a year. Nice work if you can get it! | Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports As the clock ticks down to an MLB lockout, the hot stove action has been absolutely bananas. Good morning, Camden Chatters. Let me preface by saying that an MLB lockout, which is expected to happen Thursday, isn’t anything to be excited about. A work stoppage … [Read more...] about Tuesday Bird Droppings: Where the free agent frenzy continues
Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images Trading established players is the mark of a rebuilding team, which the Orioles are. But when does it become time to start keeping them to support the new foundation? It’s become as much a part of the season as Christmas trees and Mariah Carey. The end of Thanksgiving means the arrival of December, and the arrival of December means … [Read more...] about How long should the Orioles continue to put their top talent up for sale?
FALCON PAAANCH! | Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Rougned Odor hasn’t been good in three years, which means he stinks just enough to play for the Orioles. They also made some arbitration decisions on Tuesday. What’s the value of having a player for the 2022 season whose biggest career accomplishment is that one time … [Read more...] about Orioles signing guy who punched Jose Bautista that one time
Pictured: The Orioles while free agents spent the weekend signing big deals. | Set Number: X49090 MLB’s CBA expires at midnight on Thursday. There’s been a flurry of activity ahead of that deadline, just nothing that registers here in Birdland. Hello, friends. There are now fewer than four months remaining until the next scheduled Orioles game, which is Opening Day … [Read more...] about Monday Bird Droppings: The probable lockout is getting deals done, just not here