Gary Kendall Not Shocked By Dismissal But Moving On From O’s Still Hurts

Given the nature of the business and his almost 30 years of experience while living the dream, Gary Kendall told Jim Henneman he wasn’t shocked to be let go by the Orioles. That doesn’t mean it didn’t sting.

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For Orioles Prospect Blaine Knight, Infant Son Adds To Motivation

Orioles pitching prospect Blaine Knight has bounced back from a rough 2019 season, earning a promotion to Triple-A Norfolk Aug. 16, just a few weeks after he and his wife welcomed a baby boy. “For me, I think it is another motivation piece,” Knight said.

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Orioles Prospect Adley Rutschman Looking Forward To New Level, New Challenges

Adley Rutschman has gotten off to a hot start with Triple-A Norfolk, his last stop before playing in the major leagues. “I trust that the Orioles have a plan for me, and they’ve had a plan for me all year,” Rutschman said. “… Just looking forward to seeing how that unfolds.”

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Orioles Prospect Robert Neustrom On Breakout Season, How Baysox Push One Another

Outfielder Robert Neustrom has enjoyed a productive season after missing all last year due to the pandemic. “There’s so much talent surrounding everybody,” Neustrom said of playing for Bowie before getting called up to Norfolk, “and it kind of pushes you to your limits every day.”

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Orioles Prospect Gunnar Henderson On Breaking Out Of Slump, His Future Position

Top Orioles infield prospect Gunnar Henderson says it feels great to get going at the plate after a tough stretch recently, and he believes the slump he initially had with the IronBirds taught him how to handle those in the future.

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Orioles Prospect D.L. Hall Hopes To Bring Bowie’s ‘Winning Spirit’ To Baltimore

Orioles prospect D.L. Hall says he became close friends with Grayson Rodriguez and Adley Rutschman at the alternate site last season, and he sees their bond lasting a long time with the Orioles. “It’s pretty cool to think that us three can be up there together,” Hall said.

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Orioles Prospect Adley Rutschman On Why He Meets Pitchers After Every Inning

Fans at Baysox games may have noticed how Orioles prospect Adley Rutschman meets pitchers on their way off the field after each inning. “I think it’s always important to dissect and have some sort of feedback,” Rutschman said, “just to … know that I have their back no matter what.”

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FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen: Orioles Prospect Adley Rutschman ‘A Future Hall Of Fame Talent’

FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen knows Orioles fans have heard the hype of a switch-hitting catcher before. “I know Matt Wieters was not what people promised,” Longenhagen said. “… [Adley Rutschman is] going to be a cornerstone of your franchise. This is a future Hall of Fame talent.”

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Why Grayson Rodriguez Approaches Each Start Like He’s ‘The Worst Pitching Prospect’

Baseball America recently named Orioles prospect Grayson Rodriguez the top pitching prospect in the game, but that’s not something he thinks about too much. “I’ve got to go out there like I’m the worst pitching prospect in baseball and [try] to prove myself each outing,” Rodriguez said.

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