| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette was definitive Friday afternoon when asked whether closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract for 2014.
"Oh, yeah," Duquette said.
Johnson, who leads the American League in...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Agent Scott Boras, who represents several Orioles including Chris Davis, Matt Wieters, Wei-Yin Chen, Francisco Rodriguez and Zach Britton, was in Baltimore this week to meet with some of his clients.
Orioles executive vice president of baseball...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:37 PM
The 2013 baseball season could be unlike any other in history, with an unprecedented wave of suspensions possible by the All-Star break in the mushrooming Biogenesis scandal.
Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player who beat the rap...
| May 19, 2013
| 4:45 PM
In the end, the umpires got the call right.
But it sure took long enough. And a rough five-game homestand for the Orioles got even rougher in the sixth inning Sunday when Tampa Bay's Matt Joyce hit a soaring fly ball down the right field line in the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The last time the Orioles faced knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, they were mystified by pitches with so little spin that you could nearly make out Bud Selig's signature on the baseball.
But Tuesday, the Orioles figured out the reigning National League Cy...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:45 PM
The Orioles have known since Sunday night that they were playoff-bound. On Wednesday night, they finally learned whom they'll play.
The club will begin its first postseason in 15 years at 8:37 p.m. Friday in Arlington, Texas, where the Orioles will...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:20 PM
All-Star games are not a spectacle anymore. Across the board, in every sport, All-Star games are starting to lose their luster, the interest of wanting to see glorified exhibition games slowly waning.
Back in the days before the internet, satellite...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 6:45 PM
La Russa had big role
Given that neither the Rangers nor Cardinals play in Minnesota's Metrodome, home-field advantage wasn't that crucial in the 2011 World Series.
The Cardinals didn't win because they got to play the last...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:22 PM
The gulf could hardly be wider in a dispute between the Orioles and Washington Nationals over media rights fees that has dragged on for months.
The issue of how much more money the first-place Nationals deserve in annual rights fees from the Mid-Atlantic...
| May 8, 2012
Don't penalize honesty
Los Angeles Times
Intent can be notoriously difficult to determine — unless, that is, a pitcher admits his intent, as Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels did.
"Come see our headhunting pitchers" is not the...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:34 AM
On NPR, Frank Deford talks about Bud Selig's decision to add an extra wild card team to each league this season, and the effect it's having on the postseason chances for several teams, including the Orioles.
Deford makes note of something that I've heard...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 3:16 PM
As a player and manager, Frank Robinson represented seven major league organizations in eight cities.
These days, he lives about 2,700 miles away in the Los Angeles area and makes it back to Baltimore only about two or three times a year.