| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:41 PM
When the question about this year's Opening Day starter is asked, Orioles manager Buck Showalter stiffens, then shakes his head.
Showalter doesn't understand the label — or the importance — placed on naming an Opening Day starter. That person...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:50 PM
This time last year, there were more questions than answers about Orioles shortstopJ.J. Hardy.
Personally, the newcomer fit in well: Unassuming, friendly, movie-star good-looking and the unrivaled and unbeaten king of the clubhouse ping pong table....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz had plenty of help in his fourth Grapefruit League start Tuesday afternoon against the Phillies at Ed Smith Stadium.
Coming off back-to-back scoreless outings, Matusz's outing Tuesday wasn't his best of the spring, but...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 6:48 PM
The hard work Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta put in this offseason rebounding from elbow surgery would have happened regardless.
But on Monday came its reward.
Arrieta came into camp as a question mark. He ended it with an exclamation point.
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Much has been made about Dan Duquette's offseason focus of strengthening the Orioles' starting rotation — retooling it with pitchers capable of providing quality innings — but it's in the bullpen where the team's new executive vice president...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:53 PM
It's best to start this slice of Jake Arrieta lore with a minor discrepancy; it was either a couch or an overstuffed chair.
The exact piece of furniture isn't essential, what Arrieta did with it and why, that's the point here. The fact that its...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I wanted to see where Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta’s performance Friday ranked among the top Opening Day starts in club history and the good people at Elias Sports Bureau gave me an interesting stat.
Arrieta’s start against the Twins...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Jason Hammel has made 115 major-league starts in his seven-season career — more than twice that of any other pitcher in the Orioles' 2012 rotation.
So Hammel's start Sunday against the Minnesota Twins is like any other game — to a point. It...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Jason Hammel didn’t begin the scoreboard watching until the end of the sixth inning Sunday afternoon. The right-hander took his seat in the Orioles dugout and thought to himself how quickly his first start of the season was going.
He had thrown...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:10 PM
On one pitch, Jeremy Guthrie's outing against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night quickly morphed from unlucky to unsuccessful.
Despite trailing by a run, Guthrie took a quality start into the bottom of the seventh, when Billy Butler crushed a...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 7:30 AM
It was a wild, wacky weekend in the world of American pro sports with NFL free agency hitting full swing on Friday and Major League Baseball’s annual non-waiver trade deadline passing on Sunday afternoon.
Things were relatively quiet in Baltimore,...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 8:21 PM
The Orioles' beleaguered rotation lost another member Friday when struggling rookie Zach Britton was placed on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain.
The news comes a day after Britton allowed six runs (four earned) and 12 hits over 5 1/3 innings...