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Past articles by Jon:

Orioles agree to deals with Anthony Santander, Jorge López, Paul Fry, tender contracts to Trey Mancini, John Means, Tanner Scott

The Orioles agreed to 2022 contracts with three of their arbitration-eligible players — outfielder Anthony Santander ($3.15 million), right-hander Jorge López ($1.5 million), and left-hander Paul Fry ($850,000) — while tendering contracts to proceed through the arbitration process with first baseman Trey Mancini and left-handers John Means and Tanner Scott. → Read More

Rebuilding Orioles stay course with hitting coach hires, even as Tigers make moves to compete now

Just as the Tigers signing Eduardo Rodriguez is a statement of intent, so too are the Orioles’ decisions on their hitting coaches: On the major league level, it’s one of the last bits of infrastructure required before the team prepares to turn the corner. → Read More

Orioles tap Double-A Bowie’s Ryan Fuller, Twins’ Matt Borgschulte as major league co-hitting coaches

Ryan Fuller, who oversaw some of the Orioles’ most significant minor league improvements as the hitting coach at Double-A Bowie in 2021, will be one of two co-hitting coaches on the major league staff in 2022 alongside former Minnesota Twins minor league hitting coach Matt Borgschulte. → Read More

The Orioles’ protections from the Rule 5 draft are due this week. Which prospects will they add to their roster?

In the Rule 5 draft, players who aren’t on a team’s 40-man roster after either four years for older draftees or five years for teenage signees are eligible to be plucked from one organization by another. → Read More

Orioles’ Cedric Mullins wins AL Silver Slugger Award after breakout season

Orioles star center fielder Cedric Mullins became the team’s first Silver Slugger Award winner since 2016 on Thursday, marking one of the most surprising offensive breakouts in recent baseball history with one final piece of hardware. → Read More

Four takeaways from the Orioles’ top prospect rankings at Baseball America

The Orioles' improving farm system has taken more than its share of the spotlight from fans and observers who are interested in learning just how quickly the team might be good again. → Read More

Five things we learned from the Orioles’ 2021 season

The Orioles are building toward something better, and with that in mind, there’s plenty that can be gleaned from even a season such as this. → Read More

Five takeaways from Orioles GM Mike Elias’ season-ending media session

Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias made his final assessment of the 2021 season ahead of Thursday night’s home finale, setting the stage for perhaps an uneventful offseason for his rebuilding club. → Read More

Five things we learned about the Orioles’ top-ranked farm from the minor league season

There was plenty to be gleaned about the direction of the organization in the third year of this rebuild under Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias. → Read More

John Means strikes out 8 but Orioles lose, 7-4, in sloppy series finale against Rangers

The Orioles wasted another strong outing from starting pitcher John Means in a 7-4 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday. → Read More

After Orioles rally, Randal Grichuk’s sacrifice fly in 8th gives Blue Jays a 5-4 win and series victory

A sacrifice fly by Randal Grichuk was enough to push across the go-ahead run in the Blue Jays’ 5-4 win at Rogers Centre to hand Toronto the series. → Read More

Orioles minor league report: Kyle Stowers, Adley Rutschman helping bolster slugging numbers on the farm

With the help of some recent draft picks and a new hitting program, the 2021 minor league season has born out an impressive statistical improvement on the farm. → Read More

Orioles drop 19th straight game, 14-8 to Angels; skid is tied for fourth longest losing streak in MLB since 1900

Refreshed from a day off and perhaps enlivened by the arrival of second base prospect Jahmai Jones, the Orioles on Tuesday night looked no more likely to snap their humiliating losing streak. → Read More

Orioles minor league report: New players at Delmarva, familiar faces at Norfolk have standout weeks

This week, thanks to an influx of the Orioles’ 2021 draftees, the Delmarva Shorebirds swept Fredericksburg and outscored them 56-18, with none of the four pitchers who joined the team allowing a run and six of the hitters who came north having an OPS over .800. → Read More

Orioles reset: Amid scrutiny of rebuilding plan, losing streak also warrants examination of underperforming players

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde expected this team would be able to score runs this year, and it hasn't. The players put that on themselves. → Read More

Mike Elias gave the clearest indication yet of when the Orioles’ ‘traumatic’ rebuild could turn. It can’t come soon enough.

General manager Mike Elias acknowledged that both top prospect Adley Rutschman and top pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez are “certainly on the radar screen for 2022 in a big way.” As the losing continues apace for the Orioles, such notions are invaluable. → Read More

Orioles minor league report: Farm system climbs to highest ranking ever; Rylan Bannon breaks out at Norfolk

Baseball America released its updated farm system rankings with the Orioles at their highest station ever: No. 2, behind only the Seattle Mariners. → Read More

Orioles bats quiet again as losing streak reaches 11 games with 6-2 loss to Red Sox in Boston

An Orioles offense that has gotten off easy in what’s now an 11-game losing streak because the team has also pitched poorly came up small again Sunday, with just six hits in a 6-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. → Read More

Without Miguel Cabrera, Tigers pounce on John Means, sending Orioles to their eighth straight loss, 6-4

Miguel Cabrera's teammates picked up the slack by hitting three home runs off Orioles ace John Means in what was easily his worst start of the season, relegating the Orioles to another series sweep and their eighth straight loss with a 6-4 defeat. → Read More

Matt Harvey continues strong stretch, but Orioles defense lets him down in 10-3 loss to Yankees

Matt Harvey’s second-half renaissance was continuing apace when the inconsistent Orioles defense that made his first half so frustrating reared its head again in a 10-3 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night. → Read More