| May 20, 2011
| 5:02 PM
With their bullpen taxed after another abbreviated outing by a starting pitcher, the Orioles have decided to activate right-hander Alfredo Simon from Major League Baseball's restricted list a day earlier.
Simon, whose future with the club had been in...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The Orioles are sputtering along without their offensive sparkplug, Brian Roberts, who has called his headaches "certainly concerning" and will visit a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. But if their leadoff hitter’s latest injury issue...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Looking to snap his squad -- and his struggling right fielder -- out of their funk, Orioles manager Buck Showalter on Wednesday busted out a bizarre lineup that brought back memories of Crazy Uncle Dave Trembley's final weeks in Baltimore (when Trembley...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 2:30 PM
The signing of veteran slugger Vladimir Guerrero was encouraging news for the Orioles organization. Well, except for maybe Nolan Reimold and Felix Pie, who are now expected to battle it out for the team's fourth outfielder spot during spring training.
| Feb 21, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Nationally-known baseball blogger and numbers geek Rob Neyer joined SB Nation as its national baseball editor on Feb. 1 after 15 years at ESPN. He took time out of his busy schedule at his new gig to chat with me Wednesday about the 2011 Orioles, and I...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 11:15 AM
A stiff neck shouldn't be much to worry about. But when that stiff neck is attached to the wonky back of Brian Roberts, the team's offensive catalyst who played in just 59 games in 2010 because of a herniated disk, there is cause for concern.
| Jun 18, 2011
| 3:08 PM
When he was demoted to the minor leagues May 28 for the fourth time in less than two full seasons, Brad Bergesen was given two specific things to work on: limiting his pitch count and improving his slider.
The 25-year-old right-hander apparently made...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:58 PM
For weeks, they promised that an offensive outburst like this one was coming. Even as the scoring opportunities vanished amid ill-timed strikeouts and double-play balls, the Orioles maintained that they were a good offensive club and it was only a...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:40 PM
Derrek Lee hadn't hit a homer since May 8, but he certainly remembers what it feels like to make good contact with a pitch.
So the second the ball left his bat in the 12th inning, Lee knew exactly what he had just done. He didn't need to see his...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold is plenty aware of his situation: He is the lone right-handed hitter in a crowded left-field picture, meaning he's on the wrong end of a platoon.
So when the Orioles face a string of right-handed starters — as...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:14 PM
It has become a trend that these Orioles appear powerless to break: the starter puts the team in an early hole, the bullpen is called on far earlier than should be necessary and the offense squanders numerous opportunities to get back in the game.