| 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:14 AM
I have to admit that I was a bit surprised when the Orioles named Dave Wallace their new pitching coach Tuesday. And it’s not because Wallace isn’t exceptionally qualified — he is. He has held the position for four other organizations...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has had many discussions here at the winter meetings this week, but he has made it clear that this isn’t the time to engage agent Scott Boras on the subject of extending first baseman Chris Davis and...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:24 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Although Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette doesn’t plan to pursue extension talks with any of the club’s core players until next month, he indicated Wednesday evening that he would like to engage J.J....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:24 AM
The free-agency season is officially underway, and the Orioles made their first pair of roster moves since it began, outrighting infielder Dan Johnson and outfielder Chris Dickerson to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.
Both have the right to refuse the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:41 PM
ESPN’s Baseball Tonight tallied up its 2013 Web Gems – the best featured defensive plays each night – and Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is tops among all major leaguers with 18 through Thursday’s games.
The next closest...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Despite his gaudy run-production numbers this past season, first baseman Chris Davis will be an underdog to become the first Orioles player to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award in more than two decades.
Davis was named one of three...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:13 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was perhaps an unfair test, especially with outstanding right-hander Alex Cobb on the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, but the bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived Orioles had a chance Saturday afternoon to make a statement in a once-...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:41 AM
If it's getting difficult for you to sort out the plethora of postseason awards being handed out these days, join the club.
Last night, the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards were announced. Don’t confuse them with the Gold Glove Awards,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis says the only way baseball will rid itself of performance-enhancing drugs is to stiffen its penalties, which he believes should, at the least, include a five-year suspension for a first-time offender.
And, if Major...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — When Manny Machado steps in for his first at-bat Friday night against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, it will mark the one-year anniversary of his major league debut.
It may seem like Machado has been in an Orioles uniform...