Welcome to the Sunday edition of Birds Watcher’s Orioles news recap! The offseason keeps rolling along, and so do we. Saturday brought another helping of news, so let’s get into it.
Taking inventory of Orioles starting pitchers
Just in case O’s Executive Vice President/GM Mike Elias has a sick sense of humor and was kidding about the club’s intention to be active during this offseason, Contributor Michael Najarian took a look at the current in-house starting pitching options that could feature in the 2023 rotation. The Orioles have enough numbers to theoretically fill the rotation out, but it’d be nice to get some reinforcements through free agency. Jose Quintana, perhaps? Carlos Rodon, even?!
Three Orioles nominated for All-MLB honors
On Saturday it was announced that Baltimore’s Adley Rutschman, Anthony Santander, and Félix Bautista were nominated for the 2022 All-MLB team at their respective positions. The All-MLB team was introduced in 2019 as a way to supplement the All Star teams and honor players for their body of work over the entire season, not just the first half. Think of it as the baseball version of the NFL’s All Pro team.
Orioles News 11/20/22 – O’s rotation, All-MLB nominations, and more
Rutschman, Santander, and Bautista will face stout competition from their peers, so be sure to head over to MLB.com and smash that vote button for your favorite Orioles!
Twins come with the new heat
This important item got skipped over on Friday thanks to the Gio Urshela trade and non-tender deadline. As a self-proclaimed uniform nerd, I had to circle back and give these new threads some warranted attention.
The Minnesota Twins unveiled an entirely new team identity and believe me when I tell you, she’s a beaut Clark.
Several sports franchises have botched rebrands in recent years, but the Twins absolutely nailed it. The home whites are clean and feature the new, simplified Twins script. The road greys maintain the club’s tradition of pinstripes, though they’re applied in a more sublimated way that’s clear enough to be visible, yet doesn’t obstruct from the letters and numbers on the uniform.
While a minor detail, the red/white/blue pants stripe is my favorite. Such a subtle detail that makes the entire uniform pop. The navy and white “Twin Cities” alternate loses a point for not including it, but it’s a clean uniform in its own right.
Enjoy the last day of your weekend, Birdland! We’ll be back tomorrow.