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  • It's a different team, but the Orioles are starting to resemble the 2012 squad

    It's a different team, but the Orioles are starting to resemble the 2012 squad
    This isn’t the same Orioles team that went to the playoffs in 2012, but there is some resemblance between this year's squad and that one. The Orioles improved to 16-11 this season in games decided by one or two runs with Monday’s comeback...
  • Ryan Braun's suspension raises even more questions

    Ryan Braun's suspension raises even more questions
    Maybe it's just me, but we're so far through the looking glass in baseball's PED scandal that it's hard to take anything at face value, including the unprecedented 65-game suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun. First of all, I don't want...
  • Orioles' 2014 regular season schedule announced

    Orioles' 2014 regular season schedule announced
    The Orioles’ 2014 regular season schedule was released Tuesday afternoon and it includes the club opening the season at home against the Boston Red Sox on March 31. After opening the season at Camden Yards against the Red Sox on March 31 and April...
  • Which NL teams will make the playoffs?

    The same suspects Kevin Baxter Los Angeles Times If you liked last season's NL playoffs, chances are you'll like this fall's version since you'll be seeing many of the same teams. Washington, with Stephen Strasburg cleared to pitch a full season...
  • Why are the Orioles interested in signing Randy Wolf? Think relief

    Why are the Orioles interested in signing Randy Wolf? Think relief
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is not going to comment on the signing of left-handed veteran Randy Wolf, at least not until it becomes official. “We like him for the team,” Duquette said Tuesday, though that’s as specific...
  • Ramon Hernandez returns to face a changed Orioles squad

    Cincinnati Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez was peering at the Orioles lineup card posted in the visiting clubhouse before Friday's series opener, and he was reminded of just how much things have changed since the last time that he played at Camden Yards....
  • O's Q&A with Keith Law: 'Clearly the worst team' in AL East

    O's Q&A with Keith Law: 'Clearly the worst team' in AL East
    Keith Law, the lead baseball writer for ESPN's Scouts Inc., has been critical of the Orioles' offseason moves, so I thought my readers might want to see what he had to say about the additions of Vladimir Guerrero and J.J. Hardy, the Matt Wieters debate...
  • Who will win the AL, NL wild-card races?

    Red Sox and Braves Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Forget the angst of Red Sox Nation. The Yankees are taking care of the Rays, and the Rangers will do the same with the Angels. Terry Francona's guys will march into October. It's the National League...
  • Your turn: What's your take on the proposed MLB realignment?

    Your turn: What's your take on the proposed MLB realignment?
    A proposal for realignment in Major League Baseball is reportedly gaining steam with the owners and the players, and though the structural changes might not be what some desperate Orioles fans are hoping for, the subtle switch being considered makes too...
  • Pirates might not jump ship

    Forget Paul Maholm's 3-7 record. He has compiled a 3.12 earned-run average over 89 innings, holding opponents to 70 hits. With limited options expected to become available on the trade market next month, Maholm is having the kind of season that could...
  • Orioles get good news on injury front

    Orioles get good news on injury front
    Perhaps it's just a small victory in a long season, but the Orioles left Nationals Park on Sunday without placing anyone on the disabled list. The Orioles lost two players to injury Saturday afternoon and their staff leader Thursday, but it looks like...
  • Is there an age limit for baseball managers?

    Is there an age limit  for baseball managers?
    New senior circuit Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Jack McKeon didn't get a four-year contract when the Marlins hired him to be their interim manager, so why not do what they're doing? McKeon is clearly a bridge guy to Ozzie Guillen, Bobby Valentine or...