| Jul 13, 2011
| 2:48 PM
This wasn't supposed to be the year the Orioles returned to the playoffs. It wasn't even sold as a decent facsimile of the seminal "Why Not?" 1989 season.
No, it was marketed as a year of tangible steps forward, when the respected, wily manager would...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:04 PM
Other than All-Star catcher Matt Wieters, the Orioles enjoyed three glorious days away from baseball. They took quick vacations, spent time with family and friends, and frequented malls, restaurants and water parks.
But they could delay the inevitable...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:30 AM
They were meaningless exhibitions, but there was a lot to like about the Orioles' first two Grapefruit League wins. The Orioles jacked six home runs out of the park, scored 18 runs in two games and got quality outings from Brad Bergesen and Jeremy...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel left Friday night’s game with a right knee injury.
Hammel, who has become the Orioles’ ace after going 8-5 with a 3.47 ERA in the first half, came off the mound limping after a pitch to Tigers right fielder...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 10:46 AM
OK, so in late October, the San Francisco Giants were shopping lefty Jonathan Sanchez and contacted the Orioles.
At the time, the Orioles were without a GM, so nothing materialized between the clubs. And in early November the Giants dealt Sanchez to...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:48 PM
The Orioles came to terms with their final arbitration-eligible player on Tuesday night, agreeing to a one-year, $6.15 million deal with center fielder Adam Jones.
Jones, 26, would have had his hearing Friday in Florida. He was asking for $7.4 million,...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Less than two weeks ago, Jason Hammel was ready for spring training in Arizona and preparing for another season in Colorado.
On Saturday, Hammel arrived at the Orioles spring training complex in Sarasota – a new player in a new place after...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Much has been made of the fact that there are a dozen candidates for the Orioles' starting rotation, but that's only half the story.
The field of starting pitchers under consideration to be the Opening Day starter is almost as wide-open.
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Brian Matusz arrived at Orioles spring training this week looking for a fresh start, hoping that an offseason dedicated to putting the memories of a nightmarish 2011 season behind him would begin to pay off.
For Matusz, who at this time last season was...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:10 AM
SARASOTA, Fla -- We'll have a late start today because the Orioles' first full squad workout doesn't begin until noon. That's because most of the position players have to take their physicals beforehand.
I wrote a story for today's Sun about left-...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:09 PM
After a dozen days of being limited to the back fields of the Ed Smith Stadium complex, sometimes lost in the monotony of pitchers' fielding practice, bullpen sessions and bunting drills, the Orioles finally put on their game faces Friday afternoon....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 3:20 AM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- It wasn’t the Grapefruit League debut new Matt Lindstrom had hoped for, but the new Orioles reliever’s first spring outing did serve a valuable purpose.
Lindstrom, acquired last month in the trade that sent Jeremy Guthrie to...