| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:42 PM
The Orioles don't have to make an official decision for a week, but they will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration-eligible players, according to the club's top executive.
“We are planning on tendering those guys,” Orioles...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:28 AM
An argument could be made that the Orioles fielded a club this season with more stability — and talent — than the one that won 93 games and advanced to the American League Division Series in 2012.
But playing in the rough-and-tumble AL East,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Despite initial hopes that Orioles third baseman Manny Machado could avoid surgery on his injured left knee, the Orioles’ 21-year-old All-Star has decided to undergo a reconstructive surgery on the knee Monday in Los Angeles, the club announced...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Last year’s American League Most Valuable Player race was one of the most contested in recent years, stoking a debate between two distinct schools of thought about the basis of baseball’s highest individual award.
This season, Orioles...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:42 AM
It looks as though 53 homers and 138 RBIs doesn’t go as far as it used to these days.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis’ remarkable season earned him recognition in every major offseason postseason award, but Davis netted just one trophy...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:48 AM
While reports out of the final day of Major League Baseball's general managers' meetings Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., said that the Orioles could explore trades involving cornerstone players J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters, the team is not actively shopping...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Monday evening that the club has met with numerous teams and agents at this week’s general manager meetings to lay the groundwork for any trade talk or possible signings in the coming weeks....
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:42 PM
After a record-setting defensive season in 2013, the Orioles had to share this year's Wilson American League Defensive Team of the Year honors with the Kansas City Royals.
The Orioles set major league records with a .991 team fielding percentage,...