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  • Saturday morning Orioles thoughts and observations

    Saturday morning Orioles thoughts and observations
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Games like the Orioles’ 2-1 loss to the Rays Friday night are tough ones to swallow, especially when another team beats you at your own game. The Orioles are usually the kings of the late innings, but after Desmond...
  • Predict the AL East order of finish in 2013

    Predict the AL East order of finish in 2013
    Yes, two bar blogs in two days. It’s Christmastime, I’m feeling the holiday spirit (or holiday spirits, as it were). I wrote a piece last week talking to a scout who briefly broke down the Orioles and the AL East for me. At the time, R....
  • What offseason move will have most impact?

    Rays landing Myers Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel The Dodgers signing Zack Greinke or one of the Blue Jays' trades will have plenty of short-term impact. In terms a move having the longest-lasting positive effect on a franchise, let's go with the...
  • James Shields deal the latest of many clever Rays trades

    James Shields deal the latest of many clever Rays trades
    One of the teams the Orioles had to outlast to make the playoffs last season was the Tampa Bay Rays, and on Sunday night, the Rays made one of the biggest trades of the offseason. The Rays dealt right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas...
  • One scout's early take on the 2013 Orioles and the AL East

    One scout's early take on the 2013 Orioles and the AL East
    I talked to a major league scout Friday whose territory is strictly the American League East and whose opinion I really respect. He’s always been pretty spot on with his assessments, so I was curious as to what he thought about what has happened...
  • As other AL East teams improve, why haven't the Orioles made a trade?

    As other AL East teams improve, why haven't the Orioles made a trade?
    Now that the Blue Jays continue to load up this offseason – agreeing to acquire NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets pending signing him to an extension – I’m continuing to get questions about why the Orioles are being so...
  • O's and their opponents prepared for a 'five-horse race' in the AL East

    O's and their opponents prepared for a 'five-horse race' in the AL East
    SARASOTA, Fla. — For most of the past two decades, the American League East has been considered the toughest division in baseball, primarily because it contained the sport's two financial behemoths, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox....
  • A return to simplicity has turned Jason Hammel into the Orioles' ace

    A return to simplicity has turned Jason Hammel into the Orioles' ace
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Before Jason Hammel could become an Opening Day starter, he had to revisit his simpler days of pitching. Before the crowds, before the expectations, before worrying about his career and where he fit in, he needed to go back to...
  • At last, Orioles set to play again

    At last, Orioles set to play again
    It seems like only a few days ago that the Orioles were playing the Tampa Bay Rays with second place on the line. Oh, wait a minute, that really was only a few days ago, but the Orioles were trying to hold onto second place in the Grapefruit League...
  • Which James Shields will the Orioles see Tuesday night?

    Which James Shields will the Orioles see Tuesday night?
    Tampa Bay right-hander James Shields, who will start Tuesday night’s pivotal game against the Orioles, is wrapping up a very successful 2012 season that – so far – has featured a 15-9 and a solid 3.62 ERA. That’s almost...
  • Down the Stretch (Sept. 11)

    Down the Stretch (Sept. 11)
    [Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.] About last night Closers Johnson and Rodney make case for Cy Young Rays...
  • Quick rise, fast start for Orioles rookie Xavier Avery

    Quick rise, fast start for Orioles rookie Xavier Avery
    Xavier Avery could have excelled in any sport, but he chose baseball because he saw it as a game his talents could grow into with hard work. He enjoyed the challenge of playing a sport in which there's always room for improvement — where getting...