| Aug 23, 2011
There will be Giants
Seldom has a wild-card era September offered less excitement for baseball fans. About the only real drama lies in whether two of baseball's best pitching staffs — the Giants and Angels —...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The mystery that is Alfredo Simon is not really a mystery at all. He showed again Sunday afternoon that what you see is what you get — if what you see is an on-again, off-again pitcher who was off again in a lopsided 11-2 loss to the Los Angeles...
| Sep 19, 2011
No pitchers for MVP
We'll start by throwing pitchers out of the MVP talk — deserving or not, they get overlooked by voters for what are, realistically, hitters-only awards.
In a tight American League MVP race, we'll...
| Jun 19, 2011
Edwin Rodriguez is taking heat in Florida, but if the Marlins fire their manager, they will lose shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the process. Ramirez is a huge backer of Rodriguez's and believes responsibility for their sudden slide belongs with the players,...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Apr 20, 2012
| 7:00 PM
– Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold was back in the starting lineup Friday after missing one game with neck spasms.
Reimold said he felt a grabbing pain after Wednesday's game and then woke up Thursday morning and couldn't move his neck from...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:32 PM
If you're trying to figure out what happened to Jake Arrieta in the fifth inning on Saturday night, join the club. He was on absolute cruise control until the Orioles knocked a little of the wind out of Angels starter Jered Weaver.
| Apr 21, 2012
| 10:10 PM
When Jake Arrieta cruised into the fifth inning Saturday night after retiring a dozen consecutive Los Angeles Angels, the Orioles right-hander looked as if he would pick up his third quality start in four outings this young season.
By the time his head...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Jake Arrieta arrived as a legit, big league pitcher Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
Because after he failed to shut down the Los Angeles Angels with a two-run lead in the fifth inning Saturday, after he imploded and gave up five runs on five singles,...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:24 PM
White Sox and Angels
Los Angeles Times
The White Sox might be the biggest surprise, since management appears to vacillate between keeping an old team together and rebuilding. The Sox won the World Series in 2005, but they have won one...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:48 PM
The Orioles will try to salvage one game from the Angels tonight in the end of this brief two-game series against the Halos.
Jason Hammel (8-2, 2.61), who hasn't allowed an earned run in his past 19 innings, takes the mound for the Orioles. He will...