Your Orioles news roundup has arrived safe and sound, and we’ve got yet another free agent signing to discuss! We also took a look to see if it may make sense for the O’s to reunite with an old friend, plus other news around Major League Baseball. No more delay, let’s get into it.
Orioles News 12/4/22 – Kyle Gibson signs, Zack Britton, and other MLB news
Orioles and SP Kyle Gibson agree to one year deal
The Baltimore Orioles have signed yet another free agent, this time agreeing to terms with 35 year old starting pitcher Kyle Gibson. Gibson spent the last season and a half with the Phillies before reaching free agency and appears to be a replacement for the departed Jordan Lyles, whom I hope finds an endless buffet of innings wherever he chooses to play next.
You can read more about Gibson’s signing and the subsequent reaction to the deal right here.
Should the Orioles give Zack Britton a ring?
I get it, things got a little awkward at the end. There was the whole thing about stranding him in the bullpen during the most important game of the season, the Achilles, and the trade. But hasn’t this whole separation with Zack Britton been a bit much? Shouldn’t we move on and get back together again? I make the argument that the Orioles absolutely should consider bringing their former star closer back into the fold. There’s still plenty of magic to be made together. Orioles magic, even.
Mariners add another bat, acquire 2B Wong from Brewers
The Seattle Mariners have been busy from the word go this offseason. After acquiring All Star Teoscar Hernandez a few weeks ago, they’ve traded outfielders Jesse Winker and Abraham Toro to the Milwaukee Brewers for 2B Kolten Wong. For more analysis on this deal, be sure to check out our friends at Reviewing the Brew and SoDo Mojo.