Earlier this week we learned that the Orioles are among the clubs that have checked in on free agent pitcher Mat Latos. Latos, 28, is likely seeking a one-year deal to re-establish his value, unlike hurlers like Scott Kazmir, Yovani Gallardo, Ian Kennedy, and Wei-Yin Chen who would all probably require a multi-year commitment. That could be right up the O’s alley as Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun doesn’t believe that the Orioles will go beyond three years in their efforts to land a free-agent starting pitcher.
Here’s more out of Baltimore:
- Hot Stove season typically slows down during the holidays, and that could be a good thing for the Orioles and Chris Davis, Encina writes. There hasn’t been much progress between the two sides heading into Christmas, but it’s pretty obvious that there’s strong mutual interest in a reunion. Perhaps in 2016, when we’re a little bit closer to spring training, the two sides will find a way to meet in the middle.
- More from Encina, who notes that the Orioles did not want to lose left-hander Tim Berry. On Wednesday, the Marlins claimed the southpaw, despite a forgettable 2015 season. Baltimore did not want to jettison Berry from the organization – it only wanted to create space on the 40-man roster for other moves. Berry was one of the Orioles’ top left-handed pitching prospects only two years ago and Miami apparently did not lose sight of that.
- New Orioles right-hander Vance Worley is looking for a new beginning in Baltimore, as Encina writes. “I heard they have a really good clubhouse and a really good atmosphere and that’s the chemistry you need for winning, so I’m looking forward to coming over and being a part of it. … Just looking for a fresh start and looking forward to coming over and helping this team out,” said the pitcher. Worley went on to say that he hopes to return to the starting rotation in 2016.
Might the padres be interested in a reunion with Mat Latos?
Worley better like the chemistry. It’s really all they offer. I know it’s early, but Baltimore is currently the favorite for last in the East.
No way the O’s beat Tampa for last
Don’t kid yourself. Tampa has this thing called pitching
But Tampa will trade away to early
If Kim is as good as they say and we resign Davis we will be a team that holds its own .and we are still trying to sign a pitcher I bet the O’s will a force in the east we have good power lineup even without Davis.yes we need M.G and C.T to turn it around but we will see we still have one of the best bullpens Yes we need a 1-2 pitcher but we do have a few guys that could step up
Haha what a joke. They add another starter (latos/kazmir/fister) and resign Davis not only are they not going to finish last, they will finish first. One year removed from 96 wins and a lot of that team remains in tact.
What is your source of info yourself c’mon man
And if so your predication are as good as nothing
Seeing as the Braves are going to suck anyway next year and Latos is only looking for a one year deal, I wouldn’t mind saying him with a Tomahawk across his chest.
Are the Cardinals out on Davis??? They sure need his bat, but would hope he’d cut down his strikeouts.
I don’t think they want to risk the money Davis wants 8 years 200mil and you don’t know which Davis you get