| Jun 7, 2012
| 10:39 AM
Talk about riding the midlife emotional roller coaster. The Orioles drafted Ryan Ripken in the 20th round of the draft this week and also signed 49-year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer to a minor league contract, which has created a temporal tug-of-war in my head...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:50 PM
Two months ago, Michael Gonzalez was trying to regain a late-inning role out of the bullpen for the last-place Orioles. Lately, though, the left-hander has been so dominant that the Texas Rangers had to have him for their playoff run.
On Wednesday, the...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 5:52 PM
Brian Matusz hasn't pitched in a game since the Orioles removed him from the rotation after he gave up five runs in 11/3 innings to the New York Yankees on Sept. 5, but manager Buck Showalter said he hasn't closed the door yet on Matusz's season, and that...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 12:50 AM
Enjoy the undercard.
There is an abundance of intriguing storylines in baseball these days, and most of them will be like Matt Kemp's run at the Triple Crown — over and out of sight by the time the World Series rolls around.
Justin Verlander could...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 10:48 AM
This is probably a good time to point out that a lot of people thought Dan Duquette was crazy when he traded Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies for starting pitcher Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom. Of course, he was crazy like a fox.
| Sep 28, 2011
The Yankees and Phillies are in the playoffs, again. The Royals and Pirates are not, again.
Same teams, same big money, same October story?
Not so fast.
The Diamondbacks just went from last to first. The Tigers won a division championship for the first...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Much has been made about Dan Duquette's offseason focus of strengthening the Orioles' starting rotation — retooling it with pitchers capable of providing quality innings — but it's in the bullpen where the team's new executive vice president...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:30 PM
Orioles reliever Pedro Strop turned 27 earlier this month, but he's already overcome a career's worth of obstacles.
There were plenty of nights filled with uncertainty — and tears — along the way. There were times when he wondered whether his...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Jamie Moyer, who asked for and was granted his release last Saturday by the Orioles, has signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 49-year old Moyer started the season with the Colorado Rockies and became the oldest pitcher to ever...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 10:18 AM
DALLAS – Two deals have been announced today – both involving pitchers. And at least one of those pitchers had interested the Orioles.
The Colorado Rockies acquired Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey for a player to be named later –...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Dan Duquette has been pretty specific about what he is looking for in an extra/platoon outfielder. He said coming in that he wants to find a left-handed-hitting guy who can back up Adam Jones in center and possibly share time in left with Nolan Reimold....
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Just came back from our session with Dan Duquette, and there is no real news to report except that he confirmed what I had written earlier.
The Orioles have had trade talks with several teams including multiple talks with the Chicago White Sox.