Ahhhhhh, Thursday. The weekend is right around the corner but before then, we’ve got another Orioles news roundup for y’all. All of us here at Birds Watcher remain posted up at our keyboards giving you comprehensive offseason coverage, and we’ve got plenty to catch you up on as you get your day started off right. Let’s get into it!
Orioles News 12/8/22 – O’s Kyles, Rule 5 Draft, free agent pitchers to avoid
The Baltimore Orioles Secret Society of Kyles
With the signing of Kyle Gibson, the O’s have formed a powerful triumvirate of Kyles: Gibson, Stowers, and Bradish. Contributor Cameron McGuire wondered: which of the three will have the best 2023? He takes a look at all three here.
Orioles select RP Andrew Politi in Rule 5 Draft
You didn’t think the Rule 5 Draft was going to pass without the Orioles taking someone, did you? Fool you, like, 12 times.
This year the pick was relief pitcher Andrew Politi from the Boston Red Sox AAA affiliate. The 26 year old had a sub-3 ERA between AA and AAA last season and like most Mike Elias pitching acquisitions, had more strikeouts than innings pitched.
For a more in-depth break down, go here!
Orioles News 12/8/22
Mike Elias appears to be in search of at least one more starting pitcher to fill out the 2023 rotation, and there are several talented arms still available. However, a few of the remaining free agent pitchers aren’t the great fits they appear to be on the surface. To find out who, head on over here.
That’s all for today’s roundup. We hope you enjoyed it, and we also hope there’s another free agent signing to break down for you at some point this weekend. Please keep your Carlos Rodón candle circles lit at all times, we need all the good energy in the air that we can get.