Quick Machado update

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado provided an update today on his comeback from his second knee surgery. During the club's minicamp in mid-January in Sarasota, Machado said he felt he would be full-go by spring training and he still feels that way. Machado has been taking part in full baseball activities for several weeks now, after surgery on Aug. 27 to repair a partial tear ... read more

A few quotes from Buck Showalter's press availability at FanFest

Here are a few quotes from Orioles manager Buck Showalter's media availability with reporters at FanFest: On the Dan Duquette rumors in general terms and losing three key players: "Our payroll is going to go up this year, but we are going to be able to do some things during the season now. We will be able to do some things if needed, whether it ... read more

Dan Duquette meets the press at FanFest

After he addressed Orioles fans today at FanFest, Orioles vice president Dan Duquette talked further about the Toronto rumors and situation one more time with reporters behind the main stage. "It was important for the fans to know my singular focus has been on improving the Orioles," Duquette said. "Some of the additions that we've made I feel will give us another strong and competitive ... read more

Tommy Hunter on Chris Davis and more from FanFest

While Chris Davis met with a large group of reporters here today at FanFest, Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter, his close friend, talked about the O's first baseman. Davis has one game still to serve on his suspension and he'll miss opening day. Does Davis have some repair work to do in the Orioles clubhouse? "Not with me," Hunter said. "We're good friends. I am sure ... read more

Schoop plans to be lighter and faster in 2015, plus FanFest and prospect notes

At the tender age of just 22, Jonathan Schoop realized his dream to play in the major leagues. He did it after just 70 games at the Triple-A level and he hit 16 homers last year for the Orioles, more than he'd ever hit in any minor league season. But Schoop knows there is more development to come for him and his game, and in ... read more

One special night: Brooks Robinson and Jim Palmer share stories with fans in Baltimore

It was quite a night. Two Orioles legends talking with fans and telling stories on one stage at one time. In case anyone forgot, Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson and Jim Palmer are still pretty loved around Baltimore. Several hundred fans hung on their every story and word last night at Horseshoe Casino at a fundraiser for the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, which owns and ... read more

O's fall to No. 22 in one farm system ranking and one 78-win prediction (updated)

As expected, the Orioles took a fall in the rankings when ESPN's Keith Law released his latest list ranking all 30 farm systems in baseball. Rated 10th on this list last year, the Orioles are now No. 22. The Chicago Cubs are No. 1. As for the rest of the American League East, Boston is No. 5, Toronto is No. 19, New York is No. ... read more

Snider deal is latest O's trade of prospects for help now

Travis Snider is no All-Star, but if he plays for the 2015 Orioles like he did for the 2014 Pirates, he could help the team and be a solid addition as they make another run at the playoffs. He is going to be 27 on Feb. 2 and is going to make just $2.1 million this season. If the Orioles like what they see, they ... read more