| May 20, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Packed into a sardine can of an interview room with about two dozen reporters — most of them sending details of his outing to his home nation of Taiwan — Orioles rookie left-hander Wei-Yin Chen tried to explain the toughest day of his brief...
| May 20, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Their five-game road trip to Kansas City and Washington completed, the Orioles come home for a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox to complete a stretch of 20 games in 20 days.
The Orioles' off day Thursday will be welcome in many ways. It will...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Orioles fans need to wait until next week to find out if Buck Showalter has won the prestigious American League Manager of the Year Award.
But the first step toward that is now out of the way.
Showalter was announced Wednesday night as one of three...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Bobby Lucas Jr. has an out pitch. It's not a 99 mph fastball that makes hitters flail or a nasty curve that causes them to freeze. It's the confidence that comes from having completed his education at George Washington University after being drafted...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 3:48 PM
The monster inning, the one that has haunted Jake Arrieta for much of this season, lurked on Sunday afternoon. It loomed in the third inning after a leadoff double was followed by a hit batsman, and again after Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Regional hero: Freese
Why not an almost local hero? David Freese isn't from Kansas City, but he plays for the Cardinals and grew up outside of St. Louis, about a four-hour drive to Kansas City. He led the Cardinals to the...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 6:12 PM
The problem with talent like Manny Machado's is it's hard to accept that it can sometimes fail. And baseball is a game of failure.
Machado, recently ranked the ninth-best prospect in the minors by Baseball America, represented the Orioles on Sunday...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:09 PM
If there’s anything fans will remember about the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Kansas City, it’ll probably be seeing flamethrowers Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman light up the radar gun one after the other for...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Now that 19-year-old righty Dylan Bundyis with the Orioles, the question is whether he'll be put on the playoff roster (yes, he is eligible) if the club indeed has one.
Right now, my guess is no. Simply because the bullpen has a lot of arms, and ones...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:05 PM
In Dan Connolly's second-half preview, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette makes it pretty clear that he won't move Dylan Bundy or Manny Machado for a rental player before the trading deadline.
But there's no question teams will be asking the...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Ozzie Guillen is no stranger to controversy, and Bryce Harper has made some headlines of his own in a three-month-old career, though he tried to lay low in his battle with the Marlins manager this weekend.
On Sunday, Guillen accused the Washington...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:48 AM
A lot of people who aren't familiar with my work, or don't follow sports very closely, ask me some variant of the following question when they find out that I cover minor league baseball: Are you proud of the guys you write about when they make it to...