| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:41 PM
When it became apparent that the New York Mets were willing to deal 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, the Orioles had to be a consideration.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter loves the 38-year-old knuckleballer. Showalter, Dickey&...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Now that the Blue Jays continue to load up this offseason – agreeing to acquire NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets pending signing him to an extension – I’m continuing to get questions about why the Orioles are being so...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:29 PM
The beauty of baseball is that even fat guys can play it, and play it well. It's the most democratic of sports. You can be chunky, you can be roly-poly, you can be out and out blubbery and still find a place in this game.
I should know. I played it for...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:27 PM
When right-hander Zach Clark was summoned to Orioles manager Buck Showalter's office two weeks ago and told he was being designated for assignment, the conversation suddenly veered off in a peculiar direction.
Clark, who at that moment was still...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:52 PM
The Orioles head into free agency — which starts in earnest Saturday with free agents permitted to negotiate with all 30 teams for the first time this offseason — in a much different situation than this time last year.
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He lasted longer than any Orioles pitcher this spring.
He struck out a preseason-best nine batters. He threw 65 of his 88 pitches for...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Jair Jurrjens was pretty bummed after he had to leave Wednesday’s game in the second inning because he took a batted ball in the ribs.
He looked at it as his last chance this spring to make an impression on the Orioles as they prepare for final...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Right-hander Zach Clark had a crazy week -- he went from being promoted to the majors, to pitching in his first big league game, to being designated for assignment and then finally to clearing waivers on Monday.
The 29-year-old UMBC graduate has been...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Forever a cut above
Let's be honest. Luis Gonzalez didn't exactly smoke his single off Mariano Rivera in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series. He fought off a cutter and fisted it just out of Derek Jeter's reach. But that's the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Orioles designated hitter Steve Pearce entered Thursday night hitless in his first 13 at-bats this season.
Certainly, it's not the way the 30-year-old wanted to start the year, but it is not without explanation.
Pearce has made five starts in 2013...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:30 PM
The sight of Matt Wieters' home-run trot ending in a frenetic pile at home plate conjured memories of the 16 straight extra-inning wins the Orioles orchestrated last season.
But Thursday night's 10-inning 10-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays — which...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:55 PM
One of the most popular areas of concern as the Orioles prepare to wrap up the third week of the regular season with a three-game interleague series against the Los Angeles Dodgers is the performance of the last two pitchers in the starting rotation....