The Baltimore Orioles deal Luis Ayala to the Braves

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 1:39 pm

The Orioles have dealt 35-year old righty reliever Luis Ayala to the Atlanta Braves for 24-year old lefty reliever Chris Jones.  Ayala pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Orioles this year and he was 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.  Ayala pitched in 68 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Orioles and he was 6-5 with 1 save, a 2.81 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  Jones pitched in 1 game (0 starts) in AA-ball for the Braves this year and he was 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.  Jones has now pitched in 156 games (24 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 24-20 with 5 saves, a 3.58 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  This deal was more about opening a roster spot for 31-year old lefty swinging outfielder Chris Dickerson, who was called up to replace Ayala on the active roster, than getting true value back from the Braves.  Dickerson has played in 6 games in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 3 for 15 (.200 avg, .627 OPS) with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI.  Dickerson has played in 258 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 138 of 518 (.266 avg, .760 OPS) with 76 runs scored, 11 homers, 47 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.

The Baltimore Orioles hope that Nick Markakis can stay healthy in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews for Season by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 February 2013 at 3:02 pm

The Baltimore Orioles hope that 29-year old lefty swinging RF Nick Markakis can stay healthy in 2013.  He played in 104 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 125 of 420 (.298 avg, .834 OPS) with 59 runs scored, 13 homers, 54 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He played in 102 games (all starts) in RF for the Orioles last year and he had 3 assists and 2 errors there while showing slightly below average range.  Markakis has now played in 1,050 games in his first seven years in the majors and he is 1,198 for 4,055 (.295 avg, .819 OPS) with 579 runs scored, 117 homers, 549 RBIs and 56 stolen bases.  36-year old righty swinging Lew Ford and 29-year old righty swinging Steve Pearce will try to win backup jobs for the Orioles this spring.  Ford played in 25 games for the Orioles last year and he was 13 of 71 (.183 avg, .609 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 3 homers, 4 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Ford has now played in 519 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 425 of 1,585 (.268 avg, .744 OPS) with 235 runs scored, 35 homers, 176 RBIs and 48 stolen bases.  Pearce played in 40 games for the Astros, Orioles and Yankees last year in which he was 22 of 96 (.229 avg, .711 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 4 homers and 18 RBIs.  He played in 19 games (14 starts) in RF last year and he had 1 assist and 0 errors there while showing poor range.  He has now played in 246 games in his first 6 years in the majors and he is 146 of 624 (.234 avg, .677 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 13 homers, 78 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE RIGHT FIELDERS IN 2013:  B

The Baltimore Orioles claim 1B/DH Russ Canzler off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 6 February 2013 at 7:20 am

The Baltimore Orioles have claimed 26-year old righty swinging 1B/DH Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees.  Canzler played in 26 games for the Indians last year and he was 25 of 93 (.269 avg, .697 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 11 RBIs.  He also played in 130 games in AAA-ball last year and he was 129 of 487 (.265 avg, .815 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 22 homers, 79 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Canzler will get a shot to compete for the DH job for the Orioles this spring.  The Orioles have designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment to make room for Canzler.

UPDATE:  (2/8/2013) – Luis Martinez has cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA.

The Baltimore Orioles re-sign Travis Adair

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 24 January 2013 at 1:30 pm

The Orioles have re-signed 25-year old lefty swinging OF/2B/3B Travis Adair to a minor league deal. Adair played in 81 games in A+AA-ball for the Orioles last year and he was 57 of 252 (.226 avg, .581 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 2 homers, 22 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. He has now played in 356 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 352 of 1,276 (.276 avg, .690 OPS) with 168 runs scored, 10 homers, 124 RBIs and 37 stolen bases. I don’t see Adair playing in Baltimore any time soon.

The Baltimore Orioles re-sign Chase Weems

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 24 January 2013 at 1:27 pm

The Orioles have re-signed 24-year old lefty swinging catcher Chase Weems to a minor league deal. He played in 11 games in A-ball for the Orioles last year and he was 4 for 21 (.190 avg, .656 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 2 RBIs. Weems has now played in 201 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 134 of 602 (.223 avg, .599 OPS) with 63 runs scored, 5 homers, 45 RBIs, 2 stolen bases and an especially awful 198 whiffs. I don’t see him playing in Baltimore any time soon.

Matt Wieters continues to get better for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews for Season by chinmusic on Monday 14 January 2013 at 9:42 am

The Orioles are set up well behind the plate with 26-year old switch-hitting Matt Wieters, as he keeps getting better as a player. He played in 144 games for the Orioles last year and he was 131 of 526 (.249 avg, .764 OPS) with 67 runs scored, 23 homers, 83 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. He has now played in 509 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 475 of 1,826 (.260 avg, .749 OPS) with 211 runs scored, 65 homers, 249 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Wieters played in 134 games (132 starts) behind the plate for the O’s last year and he made 10 errors and he had 5 passed balls. Wieters threw out 29 of 80 runners (36.3%) trying to steal on him and Orioles’ pitchers liked throwing to him as they had a 3.79 ERA with him behind the dish. 29-year old Taylor Teagarden will likely be the backup catcher for the Orioles in 2013, as long as he can hold off Luis Martinez and Luis Esposito in spring training…which he should. Teagarden played in 22 games for the Orioles last year and he was 9 for 57 (.158 avg, .542 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 2 homers and 9 RBIs. He has now played in 140 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 86 of 407 (.211 avg, .680 OPS) with 53 runs scored, 18 homers and 58 RBIs. Teagarden played in 21 games (15 starts) behind the plate for the Orioles last year and he had 0 errors and 1 passed ball. He also threw out 2 of 8 (25%) runners trying to steal on him and Orioles’ pitchers had a 4.50 ERA with him behind the dish. 27-year old Luis Martinez is going to try to push Teagarden for the backup catcher job this spring. Martinez played in 10 games for the Rangers last year and he was 2 for 18 (.111 avg, .269 OPS) with 1 run scored. He also played in 65 games in AAA-ball for the Rangers last year and he was 58 of 215 (.270 avg, .736 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 2 homers and 22 RBIs. He has now played in 32 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 14 of 77 (.182 avg, .536 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer, 10 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Martinez played in 10 games (6 starts) behind the plate for the Rangers last year and he didn’t make any errors or have any passed balls. He was 0 for 6 (0%) throwing out base stealers, but Rangers’ pitchers had a 2.84 ERA with him behind the plate. 25-year old Luis Exposito is a big time longshot to win a backup job for the O’s this spring. Exposito played in 9 games for the Orioles last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 1 for 18 (.056 avg, .246 OPS) with 2 runs scored. He also played in 63 games in Rookie+AAA-ball last year for the Orioles and Red Sox in which he was 61 of 232 (.263 avg, .723 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 6 homers and 25 RBIs. Exposito played in 9 games (6 starts) behind the plate for the O’s last year and he had 1 passed ball, but he didn’t make any errors. The only base stealer that tried him made it and Orioles’ pitchers had a 5.37 ERA with him behind the plate. I look for Matt Wieters to have another big year for the Orioles in 2013.

PREDICTION FOR THE CATCHERS IN 2013: B+

The Baltimore Orioles sign Tim Smith

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 9 January 2013 at 8:50 am

The Orioles have signed 26-year old lefty swinging outfielder Tim Smith to a minor league deal. He played in 70 games in A+AA-ball for the Braves last year and he was 62 of 215 (.288 avg, .759 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 3 homers, 28 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Smith has now played in 456 games in his first six years in the minors and he is 485 of 1,603 (.303 avg, .819 OPS) with 249 runs scored, 44 homers, 259 RBIs and 67 stolen bases. Smith will likely start his career with the Orioles in AA or AAA-ball in 2013.

The Baltimore Orioles claim catcher Luis Martinez off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 5 January 2013 at 11:13 am

The Orioles have claimed 27-year old righty swinging catcher Luis Martinez off waivers from the Rangers. He played in 10 games for the Rangers last year and he was 2 for 18 (.111 avg, .269 OPS) with 1 run scored. He also played in 65 games in AAA-ball for the Rangers last year and he was 58 of 215 (.270 avg, .736 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 2 homers and 22 RBIs. Martinez has played in 32 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 14 of 77 (.197 avg, .503 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer, 10 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He will likely start the 2013 season in AAA-ball for the Orioles, but he could help them at some point this year.

The Baltimore Orioles sign David Quinowski

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Sunday 23 December 2012 at 1:37 pm

The Orioles have signed 26-year old lefty reliever David Quinowski to a mninor league deal. Quinowski pitched in 43 games (0 starts) in Independent ball last year and he was 3-2 with 1 save, a 4.43 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He has now pitched in 229 games (1 start) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 21-13 with 9 saves, a 2.70 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. The Orioles will likely start him in AA-ball in 2013, but he could move up quickly if he pitches well there.

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Adam Greenberg to a minor league deal

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 20 December 2012 at 8:13 pm

The Orioles have signed 31-year old lefty swinging outfielder Adam Greenberg to a minor league deal. Greenberg played in 1 game for the Marlins last year and he was 0 for 1 as he whiffed against N.L. Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. He only has played in 1 other game in his major league career, and he got hit by a pitch in his only at bat in that game. Greenberg last played in the minors in 2011 in Independent ball. Greenberg has played in 1,021 games in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 940 of 3,569 (.263 avg, .755 OPS) with 622 runs scored, 43 homers, 324 RBIs and 254 stolen bases. Greenberg will likely start the 2013 season in AA or AAA-ball for the Orioles.

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