| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:24 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta and Pirates left-hander Jonathan Sanchez dueled into the late innings on Thursday night with neither starter allowing a run.
Arrieta – who emerged as the front runner for the team’s open...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 6:23 AM
We’re back at the bar this weekend. I’m still in Florida, so we’ll stick with the Tiki and palm tree motif.
Besides, the palm leaves are effectively covering the Ed Reed mural behind the bar until we can get the painters out here.
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:08 PM
In an attempt to lessen their glut of big league pitchers, the Orioles have contacted teams to let them know veteran right-handed reliever Luis Ayala is available in a trade, according to an industry source.
It’s unclear exactly what the Orioles...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Much has been made – yes, by me as well as others – on the Orioles’ vacant fifth starter spot. It really is one of the only interesting battles in camp.
The way I see it, Jake Arrieta has made the team and the rotation with a good...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
3.94 -- Kevin Gausman’s ERA this spring.
Gausman had an underwhelming performance in his final spring start with the big league club,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Standing on the mound at Ed Smith Stadium on Monday afternoon, with 30 mph winds swirling around him and ESPN cameras capturing his every move, Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland was the perfect picture of calm.
Sitting in an...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Tommy Hunter, the Orioles' affable and outspoken right-hander, has a simple plea for team management as it begins to craft the 2013 roster.
"I don't want to go anywhere. Don't trade me away. That's all I am asking," Hunter says with a smile,...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 3:37 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox, because they have another game at night in Fort Myers, brought no regulars here for Friday’s contest against the Orioles.
The Orioles sent starter Miguel Gonzalez to pitch against minor leaguers so he...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones described himself as “marvelous” this morning, his first day back with his teammates since leaving for the World Baseball Classic on March 3.
He’ll be taking today and tomorrow off, and will play for...
| 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 6, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The Orioles took a break from their exhibition schedule to play a true exhibition game – one in which the stats don’t count in Grapefruit League action – against Spain's World Baseball Classic team on Wednesday afternoon.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:04 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — In an otherwise meaningless exhibition against an obviously undermanned Spain World Baseball Classic team, Orioles manager Buck Showalter accomplished something important Wednesday afternoon.
He found work for relievers Jim...