Your favorite Orioles news recap is back! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. There’s plenty to get you up to speed on before you head out to the front lines of Black Friday shopping, so let’s not waste any time and get right to it!
Orioles News 11/25/22 – An O’s Thanksgiving and other MLB news
An Orioles Thanksgiving
In the spirit of the holiday that is without a doubt my favorite, Birds Watcher spent some time in the kitchen in order to construct the most delicious well-balanced figurative Thanksgiving meal featuring your favorite Baltimore Orioles. Who’s the turkey around which the rest of the meal revolves? Who’s the polarizing casserole? Find out here!
More Non-Tender Deadline Coverage
The Orioles didn’t have any agonizing decisions to make before last week’s non-tender deadline. All six arbitration-eligible players were valued contributors to the 2022 team and had a chance to match or exceed the value of their 2023 salary. However, there was some speculation around whether or not the two Austins, Hays and Voth, would be offered contracts.
Hays had a .779 OPS during the first half of the season but struggled mightily from that point (.626 OPS). Voth pitched well after being claimed off of waivers from the Nationals, but the front office appears interested in pursuing free agent starting pitching and it remains to be seen if the rotation has a place for Voth in it.
Ultimately the Orioles decided to retain all six players, the Austins included. You can find more coverage on the non-tender deadline right here.
Angels Stay Wheeling and Dealing
The Los Angeles Angels are out here putting the off-season on their back (so much determination, tho).
The Halos added the heavy hitting Renfroe after already acquiring infielder Gio Urshela and signing free agent pitcher Tyler Anderson to a three year contract. It remains to be seen if the Angels will attempt to extend Renfroe, who hit 29 homers last year and is projected to earn over $11 million in his final arbitration year, but the Angels are clearly making any and all efforts to convince Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani that the club can compete in the short term.