June 22, 2021

Orioles playoff hero Ryan Flaherty has a new coaching job with the Padres (Camden Chat)


Hello, friends.

There are now 122 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2020. Tomorrow will mark four months to go until O’s baseball returns. There probably won’t be much activity between now and then. The next thing on the offseason calendar is the December 2 tender deadline.

This may not be a very busy period for the Orioles, but other baseball teams will have things going on. One team that’s jumping on some early signings is the Braves, who added catcher Travis d’Arnaud on a two-year, $16 million contract on Sunday. The White Sox have made a couple of big moves in handing out multi-year contracts to Jose Abreu and Yasmani Grandal.

Anything to do with signing free agents to multi-year contracts doesn’t affect the 2020 Orioles very much. The simple fact is they aren’t going to do it. Of more interest to the O’s, and O’s fans, might be the six-year, $24 million contract extension that the Mariners are reportedly close to finishing up with their first base prospect Evan White, who was the #17 pick in the draft two years ago.

What’s interesting about that contract is that White spent the 2019 season at the Double-A level, so he’s the first player to get…

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