| 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...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:09 PM
The Orioles have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with infielder Wilson Betemit, according to an industry source. The deal, which includes an option for a third year, is pending a physical.
The 30-year-old switch-hitter batted .285 with a .343 on-...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:51 PM
The main void Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette saw in his team's batting order was its on-base percentage. The lineup had plenty of power last season but not enough men on base to capitalize on that strength in the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Joe Jordan, who has overseen the Orioles' past seven drafts as director of amateur scouting, is leaving the organization to become the Philadelphia Phillies' director of player development.
The Phillies asked for and received permission from the...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:03 AM
Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack, I don't care if I never get back.
Peanuts are an iconic part of the baseball experience.
But if you have allergies -- like so many people do -- all those...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Fred Ferreira learned back in the mid-80s to never leave any corner of the baseball world unscouted. Talent is everywhere, and when Ferreira was a scout for the Yankees in 1985, it was on the tiny untapped island of Curacao.
He heard of a hitter named...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:56 PM
The first thing you notice about Wilson Betemit as he talks about his career is that there is no bitterness in his voice, no spite toward previous organizations for a perceived lack of opportunities.
No, Betemit, the 30-year-old switch-hitter the Orioles...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 11:44 AM
The Orioles made two minor trades today, sending former first-round pick Brandon Snyder to the Texas Rangers for cash while acquiring outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland A’s, also for cash.
Miller, 26, was designated for assignment by the A&...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:40 AM
A week ago, my run of coaching my daughter, Kelsey, in a Little League uniform came to an end.
As has been the case in the past many years, this season and the era closed on a ball field in Cecil County in District 5 All-Star play. Sad as it is, we...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 5:24 PM
The Orioles are officially up to three candidates for their vacant top executive post after interviewing 45-year-old De Jon Watson on Wednesday.
It is expected the club will talk to one, and potentially two, more candidates before wrapping up the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 7:20 PM
The Orioles' parade of general manager candidates started again Thursday with former club executive Scott Proefrock and will continue Friday with former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos general manager Dan Duquette.
It also is expected to include New...
| May 27, 2011
| 8:31 PM
Brian Matusz felt like he needed one more rehab start before rejoining the Orioles. Now, it's up to the Orioles to decide whether he was right.
Matusz allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in five-plus innings for Triple-A...