| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:31 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- When the Orioles made the unprecedented move to play the Cuban national team in Havana on March 28, 1999, the stated purpose was to improve relations between the countries through a sporting exhibition.
There was no way of knowing...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:35 AM
It was the Orioles’ final regular-season series in Tampa Bay -- three October games that preceded the team’s first trip to the playoffs in 15 years -- and I was sitting in Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s office in the visiting clubhouse...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Buck Showalter and the Orioles are obviously set at catcher with Matt Wieters, who has represented the club at the All-Star Game the past two years and has a pair of Gold Glove awards collecting dust somewhere.
But Showalter is also quite fond of backup...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:28 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. – Traveling to the West Coast for their longest road trip of 2013, and kicking it off in their personal palace of horrors, it wouldn’t have been surprising if the Orioles would have come out flat Thursday night.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said there is a simple key to competing with the slugging teams of the American League, clubs that seemingly can score at will: Play excellent defense.
"That sucker [the ball] stays in the park, you better catch it,"...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
OK, I really don’t know whether Adam Jones and Mike Trout would actually vote for each other if it came down to one or the other starting in center field in the All-Star Game, and a couple of votes probably wouldn’t make much difference with...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:55 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Orioles center fielder Adam Jones came off the Oakland Coliseum field after the bottom of second inning Thursday, he threw his glove dejectedly into the dugout and then made a pronouncement: "I'm going to pick us up. I got it....
| Apr 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Beautiful blue sky at Camden Yards on Sunday. Not a cloud in sight. In fact, it was so beautiful it helped cost the Orioles a win.
Here's what you take from that 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins: The Orioles are 3-3 to start the new season. And in all...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
20 -- home runs on off-speed pitches for Chris Davis since the start of 2012.
With his four home runs in the first four games of the season,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:01 PM
The deadline for submitting arbitration filings was 1 p.m. today, and the Orioles avoided that process with four of their seven players still eligible for arbitration.
The club, which does not release arbitration signing figures, announced that it...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who agreed to terms Friday on a one-year deal in his first year of arbitration eligibility, said he is looking forward to going into the spring without his contract status looming over his head.
The sides agreed to a one-...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:37 PM
The talk about the Orioles’ interest in Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel is again gaining steam, and executive vice president Dan Duquette will always inquire about a power bat like Kubel, who hit 30 homers last season and averaged 25 homers...