| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Orioles have scouted Shohei Otani, the Japanese high-school right-hander who was drafted by the Nippon-Ham Fighters of Japan’s professional baseball league this week. Otani made it known he’d like to play in the United States, and teams...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The final two games of a home-and-home series with the Washington Nationals this week mark Davey Johnson’s final trip to Baltimore.
And before the Orioles faced off with the Nationals in the first game of the series Wednesday, Johnson -- who has...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 6:40 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Earlier this spring, an Orioles official was talking causally about the competition for the fifth starter's spot. He mentioned Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Jair Jurrjens.
And then he paused.
"I'm forgetting somebody,"...
| May 19, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The cinder block dugouts are decrepit and the backstop is ragged at the old baseball diamond in Galesville, but giants once ran the bases in this southern Anne Arundel County town.
Not just giants but Elite Giants, as in the old Negro Leagues team of the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:01 PM
The value of a baseball franchise is rising, and the Orioles are following that trend.
Forbes released its annual report on the value of each Major League Baseball organization today, and the Orioles rank 17th with an estimated value of $618 million....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:39 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Right around the time major league teams first began taking notice of a talented young outfielder playing at Crenshaw High in South Central Los Angeles, a harsh reality check came for Trayvon Robinson.
The Orioles outfielder was in...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The most improbable aspect of the Orioles winning 93 games last season was their ridiculous record in one-run games. The O's went 29-9 in those games, giving them the highest winning percentage in MLB history.
Is that kind of excellence in tight games...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association champions from the Baltimore area in 2012. Arundel lost in the Class 4A championship, while North Harford fell in the Class 3A title game.
Years, since 1975, in which there wasn't an MPSSAA...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Steve Johnson's journey to becoming an Oriole had its twists and turns. It had its share of doubters, too, including Johnson, who didn't know whether he would ever get a chance to make a big league roster.
The 25-year-old right-hander was a four-time...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Rays landing Myers
Juan C. Rodriguez
The Dodgers signing Zack Greinke or one of the Blue Jays' trades will have plenty of short-term impact. In terms a move having the longest-lasting positive effect on a franchise, let's go with the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 2:57 PM
In their unexpected run to the playoffs last season, the Orioles were historically good in one-run games, winning more than 76 percent of them. Their bullpen was among the best in the majors -- and among the best in franchise history -- as relievers...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:58 AM
While the Orioles aren’t actively pursuing additional starting pitching, it didn’t stop them from scouting veteran right-hander Aaron Harang in the Los Angeles Dodgers' Phoenix camp on Monday.
The Dodgers’ free-spending offseason...