| Dec 6, 2011
If Dan Duquette accomplishes his goal this week during baseball's annual winter meetings, he will leave here with an improved pitching staff that is fortified by trades.
He wants to bolster the bullpen and rotation, yet still hold on to three of his most...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 10:01 AM
Shortstop Jose Reyes, with that bizarre Miami Marlins hat, was just on the podium announcing his new six-year, $106 million deal with the Marlins. Reyes is a great player, but it is such a strange fit there since the Marlins’ top star is Hanley...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 2:00 PM
FoxSports has reported in a tweet that free-agent pitcher Mark Buehrle has agreed to terms with the Florida Marlins on a four-year, $58 million deal. If so, this becomes a disappointing day for the Washington Nationals, who were hoping to beef up their...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:44 AM
The report this morning that superstar Albert Pujols has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Angels probably registered on every Richter scale in Southern California. No official confirmation yet, but the deal apparently is for 10 years and $250 million,...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 12:25 PM
There were no splashes by the Orioles at the winter meetings this week, no big-name signings or trades that signal to a beleaguered fan base that things are looking up after 14 years of losing.
New executive vice president of baseball operations Dan...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:42 AM
The bar is open, but we are walking slowly and talking quietly in here today.
I have a baseball winter meetings hangover.
It’s impossible to explain the event unless you have attended it -- or worse yet -- covered it. I literally didn’...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Brian Matusz had already allowed 11 hits through five innings of work Tuesday night, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter wanted to see if he could scrape one more inning out of his left-handed starter.
Showalter believed Matusz earned the right to go out...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:56 PM
Angels hitting their stride
The Angels got off to a terrible start, but when you go out in the offseason and sign one of the game's all-time best hitters and add a high-quality starter to a team that's already got a very...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:02 AM
Despite a struggling offense, holes within their starting rotation and losing 13 out of their past 19 games, the Orioles went into this week’s all-star break still clinging to the second wild-card spot.
If the season ended today, the Orioles...
| Jul 31, 2011
When the White Sox traded for Freddy Garcia in 2004, Ken Williams had the perfect explanation for the midseason move.
"1917,'' the general manage said, referring to the last time the White Sox had won the World Series.
As the general manager of the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Much has been made of the fact that there are a dozen candidates for the Orioles' starting rotation, but that's only half the story.
The field of starting pitchers under consideration to be the Opening Day starter is almost as wide-open.
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:18 PM
Angels, Rangers in ALCS
Los Angeles Times
The top four teams in the American League are, in no particular order, the Yankees, Tigers, Rangers and Angels, and I would be stunned if all four, under the new five-team playoff format, didn't...