| 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...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Jason Hammel has made 115 major-league starts in his seven-season career — more than twice that of any other pitcher in the Orioles' 2012 rotation.
So Hammel's start Sunday against the Minnesota Twins is like any other game — to a point. It...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Jason Hammel didn’t begin the scoreboard watching until the end of the sixth inning Sunday afternoon. The right-hander took his seat in the Orioles dugout and thought to himself how quickly his first start of the season was going.
He had thrown...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Even though right-hander Jason Hammel is – at the age of 29 – the oldest pitcher in the Orioles' starting rotation, manager Buck Showalter has been careful in not labeling him the sage of the quintet.
Instead, Showalter had lumped Hammel with...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Former Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie suffered from chronic non-support when he was in Baltmore and led the major leagues in losses two of the past three seasons, but Jeremy showed again on Wednesday night at Coors Field why he sometimes was his own...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:41 PM
When the question about this year's Opening Day starter is asked, Orioles manager Buck Showalter stiffens, then shakes his head.
Showalter doesn't understand the label — or the importance — placed on naming an Opening Day starter. That person...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel wanted to make an impression on his former team Tuesday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
Hammel, pitching in his second Grapefruit League start of the spring against a Rays team he debuted with, made just one mistake in...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Since the Orioles haven't posted a winning record since the Clinton administration, it's easy for fans to dismiss and mock any preseason predictions about who will be named the top player on the team.
Still, there has been a Most Valuable Oriole selected...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 3:45 PM
About this time five years ago, Scott Beerer, a second-round pick who once could throw a fastball in the mid-90s, walked out of Colorado Rockies minor league spring training camp prepared for life after baseball.
He was tired of pitching, tired of living...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Orioles right-hander Pedro Strop knows he exceeded all expectations when he joined the club last September.
He also knows that goes only so far this spring — when the hard-throwing reliever is basically pitching for his Orioles life.
| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Our columnist Peter Schmuck wrote today that the Orioles continue to defy the odds -- literally.
Oddmakers, most of whom predicted the Orioles to be one of the worst teams in baseball, continue to see the O's as a playoff longshot.
According to offshore...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:48 PM
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel had waited nearly a month to pitch in a game. It had been almost three years since he had last started in the postseason.
Sunday's outing may not have been exactly as Hammel would have scripted it, but for the Orioles,...