| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:59 PM
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz took the mound Monday night for his first start of this young season hoping he could begin to erase the images of his horrible 2011 season. He spoke of pitching with a clean slate, of April optimism and feeling stronger...
| Aug 14, 2011
Angels reliever Scott Downs, a former Blue Jay, spoke for a lot of people in Toronto when he trashed the ESPN story speculating that sign stealing at the Rogers Centre has helped Jose Bautista establish himself as one of baseball's best hitters....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Everyone on the Orioles was pulling big-time for Brian Matusz last night at Camden Yards. Why wouldn't they? He's a good kid who struggled through a horrendous (1-9, 10.69 ERA) 2011 season. And the big lefty is being counted on heavily -- again -- this...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 9:49 PM
The night was staged for Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to take the spotlight. And with more than 1 million viewers in his native Taiwan watching his big league debut half a world away at 7 a.m. there, Chen nearly pitched well enough to earn his first...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Power trumps defense
That depends on how you define "work."
Miguel Cabrera will not be a good third baseman. He's not a good first baseman, and he'll be asked to field more balls at the hot corner. In fact, the Tigers are set...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
MLB.com and its prospects guru Jonathan Mayo listed the top 100 prospects in the sport this week.
There’s great news and not-so-good news for Orioles fans.
First, the good: The Orioles are the only team in baseball to have two players in the top...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
A-Rod. K-Rod. F-Rod. I-Rod. B-Rob. We are not living in the Golden Age of sports nicknames. J-Roll. O-Dog. T-Mac. D-Wade. These are not nicknames; they're contractions, abbreviations.
Crowned "King James" at the outset of a career that has yet to see him...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:05 PM
They downplayed both the occasion and the opponent, but as the Orioles rounded the bases at a dizzying rate Friday night against the New York Yankees, the satisfaction emanating from the home dugout was palpable.
On an emotional night at Camden Yards,...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Not having won a home series against the New York Yankees in more than two years, the Orioles seemingly had the perfect opportunity Monday night.
The Yankees were without shortstop Derek Jeter, who missed his second consecutive game with a knee bruise,...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 6:21 PM
Standing on the field at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon, Orioles top offensive prospect Manny Machado said he hoped to be here again in two years wearing a big league uniform.
"It's great to see what these guys are going through right now, and,...
| Jun 17, 2011
Milling about the club level of Ripken Stadium on Monday morning, awaiting the Aberdeen IronBirds' media day activities to begin, I was surrounded by members of this year's team who had been requested by myself and other attending journalists to sit and...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Brian Matusz won't have to wait long to return to the Orioles' rotation.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that the struggling left-hander will oppose the New York Yankees in Monday's series opener in New York. Matusz was originally...