Duquette: "I've been focused on helping the Orioles all winter"

ABERDEEN, Md. - Relaxing on a leather sofa in one of the suites at Ripken Stadium, dinner and a Q&A session with fans coming later in the evening, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette was asked to describe an offseason that kept him in the news for reasons beyond making trades and signing free agents. "Interesting," he said with a chuckle. "It's been interesting. I'm ... read more

MASN to air seven Orioles games this spring

Seven of the Orioles' spring training games this year will air on MASN HD, beginning with the March 5 game against the Blue Jays in Sarasota. The Blue Jays have been attached to the Orioles all winter. May as well keep it going in the spring. All seven games will be played at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. The four afternoon games will be replayed ... read more

This, that and the other

The Orioles still haven't released their camp roster for spring training, including the invites, because they're continuing to work on it. More decisions were made yesterday. We must remain patient. It sounds as though the Orioles are leaning toward inviting veteran left-hander Mark Hendrickson, who had a tryout earlier this month at the minicamp in Sarasota. Hendrickson has lowered his arm slot to the point ... read more

Waiting on the PTBNL in the Snider trade (with another note)

I'm told that the player to be named later in last night's Travis Snider trade with the Pirates won't be determined until spring training. That leaves plenty of time for fans to ask about the PTBNL in the Travis Snider trade. Let me remind everyone that there was no PTBNL in the Chad Bradford deal on Aug. 7, 2008. It was a cash transaction. But ... read more

More on the trade, Ohlman and Wieters

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Pirates for not asking the Orioles about the availability of Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy. See, that's how you get a deal done. You can't judge this deal until finding out whether pitcher Stephen Tarpley reaches the majors and makes an impact with the Pirates. Until learning the identity of the player to be named later and how he progresses. Until ... read more

Orioles acquire Travis Snider from Pirates

The deal is done. The Orioles have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pirates for minor league left-hander Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. To make room for Snider on the 40-man roster, the Orioles have designated catcher Michael Ohlman for assignment. "Snider is a solid, dependable power-hitting outfielder and is an excellent fit for Camden Yards," executive vice president Dan Duquette ... read more

Orioles trying again to acquire Snider from Pirates

The Orioles are getting closer to acquiring outfielder Travis Snider from the Pirates, according to multiple sources. One source said the sides rekindled talks a few weeks ago. Another source indicated that the Orioles are trying to limit the return to one minor leaguer. The player going to the Pirates at this stage wouldn't be on the 40-man roster and most likely would be a ... read more

Orioles won't raise ticket prices in 2015 (updated)

Despite the delay in releasing price information, the Orioles won't increase the cost of their season and single-game tickets in 2015, according to a source. The Orioles notified their season ticket holders that they will receive plan information via email on Feb. 2. In previous years this information has been available in December, which led to speculation that the Orioles might raise prices. Last year's ... read more