| Sep 8, 2012
| 10:41 PM
It takes a lot to force Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis from a game. He's played the past few days with a deep purple bruise on his left bicep from taking a pitch there last week in Toronto.
When he was recovering from surgery on his right wrist,...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:02 PM
In the recent past, splitting an 18-game season series with the New York Yankees would have been considered a rallying point.
Not this year, not when so much is at stake including potential home-field advantage possibilities in the playoffs.
So the 13-3...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Chris Davis is well aware of how his offensive numbers plummeted when he played right field in June and July.
In 16 games in right field prior to Sunday, Davis had hit just .138 with a .150 on-base percentage and struck out 22 times in 58 at-bats.
| Jun 30, 2012
| 6:38 PM
During the seventh-inning stretch of an otherwise brutal Orioles' beating on Saturday, the video scoreboard at Camden Yards flashed a message that drew a thunderous roar from the announced crowd of 35,335.
The Orioles had just traded two minor leaguers...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 7:38 PM
The Orioles received bad news regarding the health of second baseman Brian Roberts on Friday.
The results of an MRA taken Thursday revealed that Roberts has a right hip labral tear. It is a tear in the cartilage that surrounds the outside of the hip...
| 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...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Orioles fans are chortling this morning after the Detroit Tigers routed the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the American League Championship Series.
This was an unbelievably humiliating series for the Yankees, which always plays...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The Detroit Tigers did what most Baltimore baseball fans wished for — they utterly dismantled the Evil Empire, the New York Yankees. Congratulations to the city of Detroit and the Tigers organization for a job well done.
I do believe that our...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:07 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
O's match team record with 7 homers in 12-2 win
| Jul 22, 2012
| 5:05 PM
CLEVELAND — Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome hasn't decided how much longer he wants to play, but he has a legitimate chance to catch an old teammate and friend on one of the most noteworthy lists in baseball history if he sticks around a little....
| May 1, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Former Major League Soccer midfielder Santino Quaranta has spoken before about a story that is both disturbing and uplifting -- signing with MLS when he was 16, battling abuse of cocaine and painkillers, becoming sober, returning to the game and playing...