| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:24 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Gold Glove and Silver Slugger shortstop J.J. Hardy has been very open about his desire to remain in Baltimore beyond the 2014 season, but he said Tuesday that he'd like his future at short to be spelled out during upcoming negotiations....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. – This morning we'll see Nelson Cruz put on an Orioles uniform for the first time.
The club is holding a 9:30 a.m. news conference to introduce Cruz, who signed a one-year $8-million deal. After the conference, he will participate...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:02 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. – Several questions remain as to when and how — or even if — two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana will help the Orioles, but the club believes signing him is worth the chance and could end up paying dividends...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. — Orioles catcher Johnny Monell Jr. needed to put on catcher's gear just once — back when he was 12 years old and wandered onto the field before one of his father's games — for him to know that he wanted to make his career...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:45 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. -- Showalter still won’t estimate when All-Star Manny Machado might return from offseason left-knee surgery, but said Friday the Gold Glove third baseman’s rehab was on schedule.
“Everything that he’s supposed to...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Nick Adenhart never played for the Orioles, but five years after the Maryland native's untimely death at age 22, he still has a lasting impact inside the Orioles' clubhouse.
Orioles right-handed pitchers Darren O'Day and Miguel Gonzalez, two undrafted...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:38 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — When the Orioles signed right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Webb in December, executive vice president Dan Duquette quickly compared him to Jim Johnson, who had been traded earlier that month.
And while the comparison wasn't...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:17 AM
So here's the good news for Orioles fans: The club heads into its six-game homestand against the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays having won three of the past four games and doing so without their Gold Glove left side of the infield, Manny Machado and...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Of course it’s only one game, but if the Orioles can make it a habit of winning low-scoring, one-run games, 2014 really could be a special season.
The Orioles had their chances to score in their 2-1 Opening Day win over the defending champion...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The Orioles lone arbitration case has them more than $2 million apart.
Catcher Matt Wieters, represented by agent Scott Boras, has filed for a 2014 salary worth $8.75 million, while the Orioles filed at $6.5 million. The club settled with the rest of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:13 AM
At first blush, the New York Yankees signing this weekend of free-agent catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal could be considered good news for the Orioles, at least as it pertains to catcher Matt Wieters.
For one, the deep-pocket...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...