| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:00 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Left-hander Zach Britton can't control whether the Orioles add another starting pitcher to an already crowded rotation mix. All he can do is force his way into the discussion with a strong spring.
And while there was still buzz...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:36 PM
In this space 24 hours ago, I wrote an update on the Orioles' nine free agents. One of those players -- second baseman Alexi Casilla -- had yet to sign with a team.
But on Friday, the Orioles announced that they were re-signing Casilla, whose $3 million...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:42 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles hit a spring-high four homers off Pittsburgh Pirates pitching Friday afternoon in a 6-5 win at Ed Smith Stadium. It was the Orioles' sixth victory in seven Grapefruit League games this spring.
Second baseman Brian Roberts...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Philadelphia Phillies hired Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg as their manager on Friday after firing Charlie Manuel.
Manuel, 69, had managed the Phillies since 2005, a run that included five consecutive National League East championships and a World...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:25 PM
The good news is that the IronPigs are by far the toughest team to strike out in the International League. The bad news is that far too many times when they make contact the ball winds up in someone's glove. The IronPigs had struck out just 104 times...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:25 PM
A reminder: Coca-Cola Park will become Yankee country for the next four days. OK, maybe not quite. But Scranton will officially be the home team for the four-game series with the IronPigs that begins Thursday night. The IronPigs will wear their road...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:33 PM
NEW YORK -- Bobby Valentine was making his last weekly radio appearance of the 2012 baseball season on ESPN New York when Michael Kay asked him if he believed Wednesday also would be his last game as manager of the Red Sox.
"I have no idea," Valentine...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Brad Ausmus reportedly isn't interested in even talking with the Miami Marlins about their vacant managing job, which seems foolish to me.
What about Ryne Sandberg, also believed to be high on their list?
Well, the Hall of Fame second baseman was...
| Aug 26, 2012
There's only one thing to ask about what Larry Lucchino and the Red Sox front office have done to Theo Epstein's legacy in Boston:
Does he have to give back the two World Series rings?
Have you ever seen an airplane drop down low from the clouds and...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The bench is looking like a major potential weakness for the the 2012 edition of the Dodgers....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg were part of one of the most infamous trades in Phillies history, then were Chicago Cubs teammates for 3 1/2 years. On Jan. 24, they'll be together again in Reading. The former Phillies manager and current MLB Network...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:24 PM
After nearly two months in Clearwater, Ryne Sandberg is eager to get started. "I'm ready to go," the first-year IronPigs manager said after batting practce prior to Thursday's season-opener against Scranton. "It was a long spring training, and after you...