| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:24 AM
In talking to Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette on Thursday, I asked whether he had made any progress on the club’s pending free agents,a group that includes pitchers Scott Feldman and Jason Hammel, infielder Brian Roberts and outfielder...
| May 14, 2012
| 2:00 PM
The odyssey of Billy Rowell took another strange turn Monday when Major League Baseball announced that the Orioles' first-round pick in 2006 has been suspended for 50 games for his second violation of the minor league’s drug testing and prevention...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:23 PM
The disappointing career of former first-rounder Billy Rowell added another head-shaking twist Monday when Major League Baseball announced that Rowell had become the organization's third member to be suspended since March for violating the minor league...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
After six rocky years, which included a multi-million-dollar signing bonus, several position changes and a drug suspension, the Orioles will be cutting ties with former first-round pick Billy Rowell.
Rowell, the ninth overall selection in the 2006 draft,...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The same suspects
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...
| 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 2, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Oct 12, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Joe Jordan, who has overseen the Orioles' past seven drafts as director of amateur scouting, is leaving the organization to become the Philadelphia Phillies' director of player development.
The Phillies asked for and received permission from the...
| Jul 26, 2011
Beltran to Giants
Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Giants for prospects is one trade that can make a difference. This is by default. There is no Cliff Lee on the market, no one guy that transforms a contender into...
| Aug 14, 2011
Mark Buehrle rolls on. He's headed toward both the last turn in what has been one of his best seasons and a chance to go on the free-agent market this winter.
But Buehrle is only one of five elite left-handers who could control his fate in the next 16...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Former Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie suffered from chronic non-support when he was in Baltmore and led the major leagues in losses two of the past three seasons, but Jeremy showed again on Wednesday night at Coors Field why he sometimes was his own...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:12 PM
So many questions await Buster Posey this spring. They hover in the air like a series of foul pops, subject to the whims of wind and spin.
Will his repaired left ankle respond when he hops out of his crouch to throw? How will it feel when he wakes up the...