| Dec 29, 2011
| 6:50 PM
According to a report out of Venezuela, former longtime Oriole Melvin Mora announced his retirement from major league baseball Thursday while in his home country.
Mora, who will turn 40 in February, was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks last June...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 7:36 AM
The Orioles continued their offseason efforts to tap into international scouting -- the Asian market in particular -- by signing their first South Korean pitcher.
The team has signed journeyman right-hander Eun Chul Choi to a minor league contract,...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Melvin Mora’s retirement has been greatly exaggerated. Or at least exaggerated for this country, he claims.
A report out of Venezuela last month said that Mora, who played most of his career with the Orioles, issued a tearful retirement...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:55 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Buck Showalter often mixes gut feelings with statistical data to make his managerial calls on a case-by-case basis.
On Thursday, Showalter chose his instincts over statistical wisdom, selecting 31-year-old left-hander Joe Saunders...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Buck Showalter is in need of some coffee.
The Orioles manager pops a plastic cup into the well of a newfangled instant coffee maker in the visiting clubhouse at Tropicana Field, not hesitating to say it pales in comparison with the old-school percolating...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:05 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Orioles' first playoff game in 15 years took them deep into the heart of Texas to face a team that spent most of the season as the best in the American League.
The eyes of the baseball world turned to the long-suffering...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:21 PM
— Left-hander Joe Saunders was not the popular choice to get the Orioles' first postseason start in 15 years and to try and guide the club back to Baltimore for its first home playoff contest since Game 6 of the 1997 American League Championship...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Last week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette were knee deep in personnel decisions, trying to figure out how to fortify a battered 25-man roster.
Eventually, perhaps fairly soon, Showalter and Duquette will have...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Our columnist Peter Schmuck wrote today that the Orioles continue to defy the odds -- literally.
Oddmakers, most of whom predicted the Orioles to be one of the worst teams in baseball, continue to see the O's as a playoff longshot.
According to offshore...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Peter Angelos' ownership of the Orioles seemed to hit a new low last fall when two well-respected candidates spurned the chance to become his top baseball executive.
Fans rolled their eyes and bit their lips when Angelos settled for Dan Duquette, who had...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:04 PM
When the Orioles traded reliever Matt Lindstrom to the Arizona Diamondbacks in late August for veteran lefty Joe Saunders, the Orioles were dealing a surplus bullpen arm for needed playoff experience.
The transaction registered a blip on the national...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:56 AM
On couches all over Baltimore, J.J. Hardy's game-winning RBI double in the 13th inning must have seemed like a dream, especially since the Orioles spent most of Thursday night putting fans to sleep with their offensive ineptitude.
As the night crept into...