Five early thoughts on 2019 Orioles Spring Training

This week marked the beginning of Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles. Pitchers and catchers reported on Tuesday. Multiple position players are already working out and taking batting practice at the Sarasota complex.

Full team workouts begin next week and the Orioles won’t play their first Spring Training game until Saturday, Feb. 23 against the Twins at 1:05 pm from Ed Smith Stadium.

A lot of what we heard this week, not just from players but from Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde, was related to the excitement surrounding the 2019 season. There’s only so much to talk about after just four days of workouts, but now there’s information out there that didn’t exist at the start of the week.

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Looking back on the tenure of Joe Flacco in Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens agreed in principle to trade Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos in exchange for what is reportedly a fourth-round draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

The move comes as no surprise as the team makes their transition to 22-year-old Lamar Jackson as its next franchise quarterback. The move will create $10.5 million in salary cap space for the Ravens but will also include the team eating $16 million in dead money.

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