It’s the first of the month and we’re almost to Friday, Birdland! We hope you enjoy your Thursday and in the meantime, there’s another Orioles news roundup. You know the drill everyone, let’s get right into it!
Orioles News 12/1/22
Free Agent Shortstop Wrap-up
Birds Watcher completed its coverage of the four coveted free agent shortstops earlier this week in hopes of sending some good vibes out to the baseball spirits so they’ll bring one of them home to Baltimore. We’ve done our part, it’s out of our hands now.
Just in case you missed any of them, click the links below!
Is lefty Heaney a fit for the Orioles?
As we continue to search the list of free agents looking for players who could be of assistance to the Orioles next season, lefty starter Andrew Heaney’s name presented itself. I took a dive into Heaney’s game to see if Mike Elias should be ringing his agent with the quickness.
Money to Blow
Forbes reported that Disney purchased the remaining 15% of Major League Baseball’s BAMTech streaming firm for a staggering $900 million. This revenue will be divided into $30 million windfall payments that each of the 30 franchises will receive. Just something to think about if your team’s ownership claims they can’t afford to increase their payroll.
Sleeve for Sale
The Boston Red Sox became the first Major League Baseball franchise to sell advertising space on their uniforms, agreeing to a $17 million per year deal with Springfield, Massachusetts-based life insurance company MassMutual. This move was inevitable, as on-uniform advertising is ubiquitous in sports like soccer and becoming more prevalent in American leagues like the NBA and NHL. MLB has made it clear that they will extract every last dollar out of every source of revenue possible regardless of consequences.