| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Jim Palmer pitched most of his career in front of defenses replete with Gold Glovers.
Brooks Robinson, Paul Blair, Mark Belanger, Bobby Grich. Palmer benefited from them all. Yet the Hall of Famer turned television analyst barely hesitated recently when...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The winners of the annual Gold Glove awards, the benchmark for defensive excellence for nearly 60 years, have typically been decided by the discerning eye of those who are closest to the game. Most recently, the award has been selected by a vote of...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 5:59 AM
In conducting the Orioles' search for a new bullpen coach, manager Buck Showalter made it clear that new pitching coach Dave Wallace would play a big role in making the hire.
Showalter said he saw the bullpen coach as an assistant pitching coach, and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:54 PM
In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense.
Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
| 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....
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:45 AM
You never know with postseason awards. They’re sometimes too difficult to handicap because of who’s voting and what those people consider when evaluating the best players.
But I’ve been saying for a while that Manny Machado will win...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:40 AM
We will find out tonight which Orioles win Gold Gloves.
In today’s edition of The Baltimore Sun, I broke down each of the six positions in which Orioles are nominated for Gold Gloves and predicted wins for third baseman Manny Machado, catcher Matt...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:50 PM
During Tuesday’s teleconference with the Orioles’ Gold Glove Award winners, third baseman Manny Machado was asked about his left knee and his recovery from the Oct. 14 surgery in California that repaired his torn medial patellofemoral...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:56 AM
On couches all over Baltimore, J.J. Hardy's game-winning RBI double in the 13th inning must have seemed like a dream, especially since the Orioles spent most of Thursday night putting fans to sleep with their offensive ineptitude.
As the night crept into...