The lastest out of Baltimore has the team talking to Armando Galarrago about a minor league deal, the number one shortstop prospect, a complete organizational chart that we're working on, and some interesting notes about the Orioles supposedly signing a 17 year-old softball player from New Zealand (take with a several spoons of salt):
Updates on Galarraga, Machado and Arrieta - Britt Ghiroli
"I’m told that the Orioles haven’t officially reached an agreement with right-hander Armando Galarraga, despite several reports that he signed a Minor League deal. They are still talking to him and there’s a good chance a deal get’s done, but as of early Wednesday evening there’s no agreement in place."
Baltimore Orioles Complete Organizational Chart - MLB Daily Dish
"..It's a complete organizational chart, from the upstairs offices all the way down to the last open bench spot in Single A, and it includes salary, arbitration, and option details in a single handy chart you can't get anywhere else."
School of Roch: Orioles' international efforts stretch to New Zealand
"Rona, 17, is a former softball player who switched codes so he could concentrate on baseball. The Orioles apparently scouted him this week and signed him to a "seven-year major league deal," according to this report..."
An Interview With NPB Tracker's Patrick Newman - Camden Chat
The 2012 Orioles will feature a couple of new faces from the Nippon Professional Baseball league. Patrick Newman from NPBTracker is here to shed some light on them.
Prospect Watch: Top 10 shortstops - Jonathan Mayo | MLB.com
"Machado was the first high school player taken in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, and for good reason. While his first full season had its ups and downs, including a knee injury that forced him out of action for a month, Machado did get promoted and played in the XM All-Star Futures Game. Machado is right where he should be defensively, playing solid shortstop despite his size."
Orioles Notes: Soriano, Fatse, Relievers, Reynolds, Damon - MLB Daily Dish
The Baltimore Orioles have not had significant conversations with Alfonso Soriano despite being a potentially good fit for each other, according to Jon Paul Morosi...
Baltimore Orioles Avoid Arbitration With Jim Johnson - MLB Daily Dish
"According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Orioles and right-handed reliever Jim Johnson have successfully come to an agreement on a one-year deal for 2012, therefore avoiding salary arbitration. Connolly reports the 28-year-old will earn $2.625 million in 2012, which is a $975K raise from 2011."
Arbitration Notes: AL East - MLB Daily Dish
Here are the AL East players that have avoided arbitration by agreeing to deals on Tuesday, and numbers on players that didn't...