Baseball’s winter meetings begin today in Las Vegas. The Orioles are the only team there that has no manager. They probably won’t have much to do.
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In other Orioles news: Ryan McKenna is jazzed about the fall, Mike Elias is focused on the winter meetings and Dylan Bundy knows he needs to be better.
Trey Mancini’s natural position is first base. Moving Chris Davis to DH would allow him to fully focus on offense. Preference shouldn’t be given to Mark Trumbo and his expiring contract.
Jonathan Schoop is heading back to the AL on a one-year deal with the Twins. And there’s sure to be more hot stove action at MLB’s winter meetings, which start in two days.
The former Orioles second baseman, traded in July and non-tendered in November, has found a new team in Minnesota.
Should the Orioles fill out their 25-man roster with young players or free agent bargains?
The Orioles have to hire a manager eventually. Maybe today! Also today: The O’s add some office space, challenges with building a coaching staff, and more.
Baltimore has two open rotation spots to be filled by the organization’s young pitchers. To give the starters the best chance of success, they must sure up their defense.
In other news: Sig Mejdal is amazing, DL Hall is a stud and the O’s raised money for the National Federation of the Blind.
After a 47-115 season, the Orioles have a lot of problems to solve. One of them is the curse put on them by Mark Trumbo. That one’s easy to figure out. Pie him in the face.
The Seattle Mariners are trading all their veteran players for prospects, but don’t expect the Orioles to do the same. In the meantime, the Birds’ manager search continues.
The departure of Tim Beckham did not create the O’s hole at shortstop, but it did reinforce that they need help at the position. And no, Jonathan Schoop is not the answer.
The Orioles have identified some managerial candidates and may be starting interviews soon. Today’s stuff: Naming the names, Wynns’s Costco days, and Joseph’s thank you to fans.