| Feb 24, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Nationally-known baseball blogger and numbers geek Rob Neyer joined SB Nation as its national baseball editor on Feb. 1 after 15 years at ESPN. He took time out of his busy schedule at his new gig to chat with me Wednesday about the 2011 Orioles, and I...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2011
Every team has its guy — a fringe candidate it believes should be recognized as an All-Star.
For the Rays, it's Kyle Farnsworth, the journeyman reliever manager Joe Maddon refuses to call his closer, even though he entered the weekend 15 of 16 in...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 5:50 PM
The inability of the Orioles' rotation to go deep into games claimed its first victim of 2011: left-handed reliever Clay Rapada.
The lefty specialist who was 0-0 with a 7.30 ERA in 22 appearances this season was designated for assignment Wednesday when...
| Jun 30, 2011
It was no thanks to Larry Jaster that the Dodgers made a second consecutive trip to the World Series in 1966.
The rookie left-hander from the St. Louis Cardinals pitched five shutouts in 1966 — all, remarkably, against the National League...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 4:51 AM
A Better Life
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part
Winnie the Pooh
Eureka (season premiere, 8 p.m. Monday, Syfy)
MLB Home Run Derby (special, 8 p.m. Monday, ESPN)
Warehouse 13 (season premiere, 9 p.m. Monday, Syfy)...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Two days after joining the 3,000-hit club in about the coolest way imaginable, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will reportedly skip Tuesday night’s All-Star Game because of "emotional and physical exhaustion."
Jeter went 5-for-5 on Saturday,...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:04 PM
After his final outing of the spring Tuesday, Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada said he felt physically ready to join the big league club for Opening Day in Baltimore on Friday.
But the Orioles brass believes Wada, who signed a two-year, $8.14 million...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 10:46 AM
OK, so in late October, the San Francisco Giants were shopping lefty Jonathan Sanchez and contacted the Orioles.
At the time, the Orioles were without a GM, so nothing materialized between the clubs. And in early November the Giants dealt Sanchez to...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Braun powers Brewers
Juan C. Rodriguez
Going from left to right, Justin Upton will carry the Diamondbacks to the NL West title. Even if Ian Kennedy regresses, the Diamondbacks' rotation will be solid.
The Central is wide open. You can...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Phillies will fight back
I know there are plenty of reasons to jump off the Phillies' bandwagon. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins, relievers Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge and starter Roy Oswalt all may sign elsewhere, and Ryan Howard...