| Jul 6, 2011
| 9:17 PM
If the Orioles are looking for a bright side to their three-game pummeling by the Texas Rangers, it's this: They don't have to come back here this season.
That likely won't make a long flight to Boston -- and four more games in never-friendly Fenway Park...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 4:20 PM
The Orioles quietly packed their belongings late Sunday afternoon and dispersed to various parts of the country, carrying more baggage into the All-Star break than they could have possibly imagined.
After an ejection-marred 8-6 loss to the Boston Red...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:46 PM
A contentious four-game series with the Boston Red Sox ended Sunday with four more ejections, Michael Gonzalez's not denying that he threw a purpose pitch behind David Ortiz, and Buck Showalter and Jeremy Guthrie criticizing the umpiring crew.
| Jul 11, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Ten days ago, I asked on the blog if the 2011 Orioles season could get any worse. Nine losses, 75 runs allowed and one demotion of Zach Britton later, the answer is a resounding yes -- a Marv Albert-type yes.
This weekend’s four-game sweep at the...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 5:34 PM
The Orioles were already a little angry about the way they were treated in Boston, and that fire has been flamed by Major League Baseball's ruling Thursday to suspend two Orioles players and manager Buck Showalter and only one Red Sox player, slugger...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 6:08 PM
The Orioles and shortstop J.J. Hardy continue to make progress on a three-year contract extension that would be worth between $7 million and $8.5 million per season, according to two baseball sources.
"My thought is that I still hope it gets done," Hardy...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:17 PM
Orioles right-hander Alfredo Simon can’t be sure when he’ll next pitch in a major league game, or even when he’ll be back on U.S. soil.
On Saturday night, he threw like a man wanting to leave a lasting impression while helping the...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero missed his third consecutive game and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, manager Buck Showalter said after Saturday's game.
Guerrero was hit by a pitch in last Sunday's game against the Red Sox,...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Orioles right-hander Pedro Strop knows he exceeded all expectations when he joined the club last September.
He also knows that goes only so far this spring — when the hard-throwing reliever is basically pitching for his Orioles life.
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 10:48 AM
This is probably a good time to point out that a lot of people thought Dan Duquette was crazy when he traded Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies for starting pitcher Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom. Of course, he was crazy like a fox.
| Jun 23, 2012
| 9:03 PM
The brick wall that the Orioles' offense has hit over the past eight games can be somewhat attributed to the quality of pitching it has faced. But as the missed opportunities — and goose eggs on the Camden Yards scoreboard — continue to mount,...