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Dillon Atkinson is a staff writer for Eutaw St. Report. His work has formerly appeared on MASNsports, Orioles Uncensored, and Baseball Essential. He is a 2019 graduate of Towson University.

O’s Leave Winter Meetings with Two New Infielders

The Baltimore Orioles haven’t been expected to make too much noise in the first offseason of the club’s rebuild under executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias, especially when there’s still a vacancy at manager (although it sounds like that search could be coming to an end very soon). Once the club officially announces the hiring of their new manager, they will be able to get on with the rest of their offseason plan, which will surely involve the new skipper’s input. However, with the annual Winter Meetings coming […]

O’s Claim Ruiz, Lose Meisinger to St. Louis

Rio Ruiz swings his bat.
The Baltimore Orioles have announced that the St. Louis Cardinals have claimed right-handed pitcher Ryan Meisinger off waivers. In addition, the O’s have claimed third baseman Rio Ruiz off waivers from the Atlanta Braves. Meisinger was an 11th round selection by the Orioles during the 2015 MLB Draft. He worked his way through each affiliate as a successful reliever in the minors. Prior to making his major-league debut in 2018, he recorded a 2.28 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings at Triple-A Norfolk. In 21 innings with the […]

Orioles’ Winter Meetings To-Do List

The annual Major League Baseball winter meetings have begun, although the hot stove got heated up unusually early this offseason. With executives and agents around the league meeting up for the week in Las Vegas, we may be seeing it cranked up another notch. Baseball fans are intrigued to see where high-priced free-agent stars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will sign, as well as whether or not Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto or Cleveland Indians pitchers Trevor Bauer or Corey Kluber find new homes via trade. However, these aren’t topics […]

How Will O’s Distribute Time Behind the Dish in ’19?

Chance Sisco in the batter's box..
Not too often in recent years have the Baltimore Orioles had a clearly known starting catcher on the roster. In the last five seasons, the Orioles have had had the same catcher behind the dish for 100 or more games just once: Matt Wieters in 2016. I guess you could call the other four years a catcher-by-committee system for the O’s. — In 2014, when Wieters was shut down early in the season and required Tommy John surgery, time behind the plate was split up with 77, 45, and 18 […]

How Will O’s Utilize Plethora of Young Outfielders?

Cedric Mullins in the batter's box.
One bittersweet topic that has surfaced in Baltimore over the past few months is the upcoming departure of Adam Jones. Some fans may view it as just bitter, with no sweet mixture, as the long-time face of the franchise has been holding down center field in Baltimore from the start of 2008 until August 10 of this past season, when he agreed to slide to right field to pave the way for rookie Cedric Mullins. Assuming Jones will not be returning to Baltimore on a new contract this offseason, his […]

Potential FA Infield Prospects for Rebuilding O’s

Freddy Galvis throws on the run.
In the days since the Orioles finally got their front office situation sorted out – by hiring the grand-slam choice of former Astros assistant GM Mike Elias – the offseason chatter has returned to the more mundane, run-of-the-mill topics familiar to every offseason: who will be non-tendered, which free agents should the team target, etc. Speaking of non-tender candidates, one name keeps popping up here in Birdland: Tim Beckham. I have no inside information on this situation – but with some more analytical heads up top making the decisions, I […]

The State of Birdland as the Trade Deadline Approaches

Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette at O's Fan Fest on stage.
Things seem to be getting a bit chaotic and emotional in Birdland over the past couple weeks, after seeing two fan-favorite ball players get traded away from the club, and with one of those two heading to a divisional rival. I n this depressing and frustrating time for the Baltimore Orioles and its fans, I’d like to step in and express my feelings on some key topics. First of all, where the hell did this front office come from and who is running the show? I’ve seen many fans criticize […]
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