| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Orioles are stuck with a struggling Pedro Strop for now.
He is too much of a mess right now to be trusted in high-leverage relief situations. But he is also too talented, he throws too hard for them to slip him by 29 other teams if they tried to...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:01 PM
While most players don't acknowledge being affected when they're the target of fan angst, Orioles reliever Pedro Strop admitted Thursday that he was bothered by the loud chorus of boos he received as he walked off the mound during Wednesday's 9-5 loss...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:09 PM
HOUSTON -- With Steve Johnson going on the disabled list and right fielder Nick Markakis away from the team due to the death of his paternal grandmother, the Orioles decided to call up outfielder Xavier Avery to give the team some bench depth on Thursday....
| May 12, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The Orioles played one of their better all-around games of the young season Sunday, using three homers and strong pitching to shut out the Minnesota Twins, 6-0, while capturing their ninth series victory in 12 opportunities.
And yet the Orioles fly...
| May 11, 2013
| 1:00 PM
It was about this time last year — give or take a week — that it became apparent the Orioles had undergone some kind of karmic transformation.
The exact date was May 6, 2012 and the team was at Fenway Park. Nobody has to tell a real fan the...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:54 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Orioles exorcised plenty of their demons in 2012 when they finally achieved a winning record and a playoff berth for the first time in 15 years.
But not every lingering nightmare can be erased in one season — not after...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Throwing a game away — literally — doesn’t usually sit well with teams, especially when they are attempting to establish themselves as consistent winners.
So when the Orioles dropped a 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Oakland A’s...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:36 AM
The Orioles won three of four in Oakland, and most of the correspondence I received from fans Sunday was about how they blew the series finale.
That’s a good sign, I guess. You aren’t content with any loss. Been a long time since that was...
| May 5, 2013
| 6:49 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The first five weeks of the Orioles’ season has included more than its share of hotel rooms and plane rides, ending with a marathon 11-day, 11-game stretch to the West Coast.
And while it’s still early in the 2013...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:11 PM
For those of you who get all worked up about how Pedro Strop wears his cap — and I hear about this every time he takes the mound — you may want to start worrying about another Orioles pitcher right now.
Yes, I'm talking about Jake Arrieta,...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:40 AM
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Luis Ayala said he has never thought about giving up baseball, never imagined doing something else.
Could anyone blame the 34-year-old, though, if he did consider just saying enough is enough?
Like maybe back when he was a scared kid who went from the...