| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:30 AM
In doing some number-crunching this weekend, I noticed a pretty astounding fact about the New York Yankees' current financial situation for 2014. I'm not one who is easily surprised, and nothing should ever surprise anyone when it comes to the Yankees and...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Brian Roberts signing with the New York Yankees is one of those happenings that registers very little with the wider baseball world but carries a variety of intense meanings for Baltimore baseball lovers.
The interesting thing about Roberts is not the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:33 PM
After losing their fifth consecutive game on Monday, a 5-4 decision to the Tampa Bay Rays that ended when pinch-hitter James Loney smashed a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth against reliever Tommy Hunter, the Orioles are freefalling out of...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:19 PM
The Orioles entered Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays needing a miraculous sequence of events to make the playoffs, but they were still mathematically alive in the chase for the second American League wild-card spot.
But the Orioles' 3-2, 10-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts concedes that he's had passing thoughts over the past several weeks about whether these might be his final days in the only major league uniform he's ever worn.
"Oh, sure, I think everybody thinks about their...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The Orioles' 2013 season plummeted from modestly disappointing to something far gloomier the instant Manny Machado took an off-kilter step Monday in Tampa Bay and wrenched his left knee.
But the news was not as bad as feared, as an MRI revealed Tuesday...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Now that their chances at the postseason are finished, the Orioles sure have mixed up their lineup today, with Adam Jones not starting for the first time since 2011. He has played in 322 consecutive games dating back to his last miss on Sept. 25, 2011...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Jonathan Schoop was hanging out at his locker Wednesday afternoon when Orioles manager Buck Showalter, who had been talking with shortstop J.J. Hardy nearby, pointed to Schoop and said, "You and J.J. today."
"That's when I knew I was going to play...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:28 AM
An argument could be made that the Orioles fielded a club this season with more stability — and talent — than the one that won 93 games and advanced to the American League Division Series in 2012.
But playing in the rough-and-tumble AL East,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:24 AM
In talking to Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette on Thursday, I asked whether he had made any progress on the club’s pending free agents,a group that includes pitchers Scott Feldman and Jason Hammel, infielder Brian Roberts and outfielder...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:29 PM
There's always some impatience by baseball fans shortly after the regular season ends and before free agency really gets going.
And the Orioles' brass has been doing things -- most specifically, interviewing candidates for the club’s vacant...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Despite not making the playoffs this season, the Orioles can say they got the best of the American League East champion Boston Red Sox.
The Orioles’ 6-5 comeback win over Boston clinched a season-series win over the Red Sox, 10-8, making them...