| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been an advocate of expanded instant replay, and he has been pretty vocal about the topic -- both its benefits and downfalls.
Now that expanded replay will be enacted this season -- last Thursday, Major League Baseball...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Few players could maneuver their way around center field at old Memorial Stadium like former Orioles outfielder Paul Blair.
The eight Gold Gloves that Blair — who died on Thursday at the age of 69 — won during his time with the great Orioles...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:07 PM
In a couple days, that big ball will drop in Times Square and usher in 2014. In a few weeks, the Orioles will open spring training and we'll start to find out whether they dropped the ball this winter.
It's too early to say, of course. Dan Duquette...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:29 AM
While gathering reactions from former Orioles players on the death of Paul Blair, Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer shared an interesting story with me.
Palmer was quick to say how much Blair, who died Thursday at the age of 69, deserved a great deal...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:40 PM
The countdown to spring training continues and, with each passing day, it appears less and less likely that the Orioles are going to make a dynamic acquisition to upgrade their pitching staff or add some real on-base potential to their power-packed...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:31 AM
There's little arguing that on paper, the Orioles don't appear to be better now than they were last season, but they can still lay claim to having the best defense in baseball.
ESPN’s Buster Olney points this out, naming the Orioles as the best...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
A new year is here and it’s time to look forward to 2014. There are 43 days until pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., for spring training.
But first let’s look back to the past year. The Orioles had their share of successes and...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:53 AM
The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will broadcast six Orioles spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., the network announced Tuesday.
The six games that MASN will broadcast are:
* March 1 at 1 p.m. vs. Toronto Blue Jays
* March 7 at...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:04 PM
While the National Baseball Hall of Fame was announcing Wednesday that three players in their first year of eligibility — pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas — had been elected by the writers' association in the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:45 AM
For years I’ve heard the bellyaching about how the Orioles can’t compete financially with the big boys in the American League East, specifically the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Well, now it looks like everyone, including the Red...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:38 AM
Back in October, we asked how many of the Orioles' nine free agents were likely to return in 2014. Now, with less than five weeks until spring training, it could end up that none of them return to Baltimore.
The Orioles wanted to keep right-hander Scott...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
If you think, or are hoping, that the 162-game suspension imposed on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has brought an end to the Biogenesis saga or A-Rod’s controvery-laced career, think again.
The ruling by arbitrator Frederic...