| Jun 26, 2011
Every team has its guy — a fringe candidate it believes should be recognized as an All-Star.
For the Rays, it's Kyle Farnsworth, the journeyman reliever manager Joe Maddon refuses to call his closer, even though he entered the weekend 15 of 16 in...
| Sep 11, 2011
As much fun as it would be to see the Brewers and Tigers create havoc in October, this is shaping up as a postseason that will be low on surprises. The three best teams entering the playoffs are likely to be the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox, in that...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:03 PM
Verlander deserves it
The award isn't for most outstanding player, or player of the year. It's for the most valuable player, and last time I checked, pitchers were players too.
Justin Verlander is on the verge of winning...
| 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
NL behind pitchers
Don't blink, or you might miss the All-Star Game.
Two prevailing trends suggest a 3-1 victory by the National League in this the Year of the Pitcher II. Scoring is down, which is likely to eliminate...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Big news day in Baltimore, so here’s the rundown after Buck Showalter’s press conference.
The Orioles purchased the contract of reliever Miguel Socolovich and activated catcher Taylor Teagarden from the 60-day disabled list – both 40-...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:59 PM
The Orioles turned in one of their most dramatic victories in recent memory Saturday evening, using two 13th-inning homers, including the game-winner by a backup catcher in his first game with the club, to beat the powerful Detroit Tigers.
| Jul 16, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, we'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.
** The Ravens have until 4 p.m. today to reach a deal with Ray Rice. If no deal is...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 6:35 AM
The Orioles travel to Lakeland today to play Detroit in Tigertown. Left-hander Brian Matusz will make his third Grapefruit League start after throwing four shutout innings in his last outing.
The O's will face reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Lefty Brian Matusz again excelled on the mound and Endy Chavez homered against reigning American League Cy Young/Most Valuable Player Award winner Justin Verlander, but the Orioles still fell to the Detroit Tigers, 4-2, on Thursday.
Matusz continued to...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:20 PM
All-Star games are not a spectacle anymore. Across the board, in every sport, All-Star games are starting to lose their luster, the interest of wanting to see glorified exhibition games slowly waning.
Back in the days before the internet, satellite...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:57 AM
The All-Star Game was not exactly loaded with intrigue and excitement, but at least it didn't last all night. It came in at a crisp two hours and 59 minutes, only a few minutes longer than the introduction of the two lineups and the singing of the ...