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  • Looking at payrolls, O's spend money — just not wisely

    Looking at payrolls, O's spend money — just not wisely
    We’re back. Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and is getting ready for another one at week’s end. While I was taking a few days off, the Associated Press released its final payrolls for each Major League Baseball team’s 40-man roster....
  • Orioles sweat through 6-1 loss to Angels

    Orioles sweat through 6-1 loss to Angels
    On a night that was punctuated by sweltering heat and a scorching opposing pitcher, the Orioles lost not only a game but also one of their sluggers for the rest of the season. Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana took a no-hitter into the sixth,...
  • Bergesen, Orioles beat Angels 3-2

    Bergesen, Orioles beat Angels 3-2
    Brad Bergesen has had his share of struggles this season, so it would be hard to begrudge the young right-hander getting a little excited when something went his way. In the sixth inning Saturday, the usually stoic Bergesen pounded his fist in his...
  • Teens learning Ripken way

    When Cal Ripken Jr. built his youth baseball facility in Aberdeen, Md., he wanted kids to feel what it is like to play in big-league stadiums. He spent heavily to construct a 3,500-seat replica of Camden Yards, complete with a hotel that stands in for the...
  • Do stolen signs explain the Orioles' struggles in Toronto?

    Do stolen signs explain the Orioles' struggles in Toronto?
    The Orioles have struggled mightily when playing the Blue Jays in Toronto over the past five seasons. The Orioles are 12-42 at Rogers Center since 2006, including a 16-game losing streak they snapped this season. They aren't alone, though; the Blue Jays...
  • Orioles fail in every facet of game in 7-1 loss to Angels

    Orioles fail in every facet of game in 7-1 loss to Angels
    Over 13-plus years of losing baseball, the Orioles have seemingly hit rock bottom so many times that it's impossible to recount. They finished 4-32 in 2002 and started 2-16 in 2010. They went from first place to fourth in a little more than three...
  • Orioles strike early in 6-2 win over Angels

    Orioles strike early in 6-2 win over Angels
    For 14 seasons, Camden Yards has been devoid of playoff hopes in September. Now, that malaise is spreading to the visitors' dugout. With a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night, the Orioles (62-88) have won four consecutive games...
  • Whispers: Watch for Jays in free agency

    Whispers Keep an eye on the Blue Jays when teams start throwing around money this fall. After brilliantly ridding themselves of Vernon Wells and Alex Rios, the Blue Jays are expected to become major players in free agency within the next two years....
  • Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield

    Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield
    After 13 months of debate and discussion about how to fit four starting outfielders into three spots, the Dodgers finally have an answer. Yasiel Puig plays right field, Andre Ethier center, Matt Kemp left. Carl Crawford? Left out. The Dodgers flew...
  • Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract

    PHOENIX — Angels fans won't have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling and oft-criticized right-hander on Wednesday and ate the remaining $8.5 million on his contract, a move that was probably more difficult for...
  • Sports Line: A-Rod decision expected soon

    Alex Rodriguez is likely to find out in the next few days whether his drug suspension will be overturned. People familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz could issue his decision this weekend. The people...
  • Dodgers' final payroll cost: $248 million

    Dodgers' final payroll cost: $248 million
    What price glory, or return to glory? For the Dodgers, the price was a quarter-billion dollars. The Dodgers were assessed $11.4 million under baseball's luxury-tax system, a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it said Tuesday....