The Orioles today announced that they have hired veteran baseball executives Lee Thomas as Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and Fred Ferreira as Executive Director of International Recruiting.
The Bowie Baysox finished the season with a 75-56 record and finished 4.5 games out of first place in the Eastern Division, just barely missing the playoffs.
Yoennis Céspedes is a Cuban baseball player who defected after the 2011 season. He is now a free agent and free to sign with any team.
The new-look Orioles come into Kansas City, where they look to snap a three-game losing streak.
Baseball Americans Jim Callis was kind enough to answers a bunch of questions regarding the Orioles and their prospects.
Baseball America’s Ben Badler provided some excellent insight on the Orioles’ overall international presence, the hesitation with foreign ballplayers and more.
The Orioles open their season in Tampa Bay with a three game series for the second year in a row. Opening day is finally here and as Kevin Gregg put it, “it’s go time, boys!”
With the signing of Vladimir Guerrero this winter, I sensed an unusual amount of optimism surrounding not just the potential of the Orioles as a whole, but also as to what Guerrero could accomplish this year in an Orioles uniform. It seemed like a lot of fans were evaluating the signing of Guerrero based on his successful past rather than what the future holds for him.