Orioles sign pitcher Alex Cobb to four-year, $60 million deal

The Baltimore Orioles got out their giant orange checkbook and signed Tampa Bay Rays right-handed pitcher Alex Cobb to a four-year deal worth a reported $60 million. The deal supposedly includes deferred money, money the team will not be paying Cobb until after his career with the Orioles is over. If memory serves, Chris Davis … Continue reading “Orioles sign pitcher Alex Cobb to four-year, $60 million deal”

There’s a reason people hate the New York Yankees

From The Baltimore Sun: Manny Machado won’t be a free agent until next offseason, but Aaron Judge is already making his pitch to the All-Star shortstop on why he should join the Yankees.   “Adding him to our lineup that we’ve already got would be something special. I told him he’d look good in pinstripes,” Judge said.   … Continue reading “There’s a reason people hate the New York Yankees”

Ryan Flaherty signs one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies has signed Baltimore Orioles utility infielder Ryan Flaherty to a one-year minor league deal. If the 31-year-old makes the team, and there’s no reason to believe he won’t, he will earn a guaranteed $1.9 million 2018 salary. The Orioles really screwed up with this one. They need a utility infielder. They had a player who … Continue reading “Ryan Flaherty signs one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies”

The Baltimore Orioles are now back to .500 baseball

The Baltimore Orioles beat the California Angels of Anaheim of Orange Country near Los Angeles last night 6-2. It means the Orioles are back to an even record, 56 – 56. It’s like the season starts all over again for the Orioles, except of course that Boston Red Sox are seven games ahead of them. … Continue reading “The Baltimore Orioles are now back to .500 baseball”

The Baltimore Orioles need to trade Manny Machado

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is now 25 years old. He’s under contract with the Orioles until the end of the 2018 season. The Orioles need to trade Manny Machado for pitching prospects while he still has perceived value. A good defensive third baseman who hits for power is a luxury the Orioles can’t afford, … Continue reading “The Baltimore Orioles need to trade Manny Machado”