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  • Doubts linger after latest Matusz start

    Doubts linger after latest Matusz start
    There's little debate to the notion that Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz has pitched well this spring training -- especially considering he's coming off an awful 2011 season -- but whether he's dazzled the team brass enough to earn a starting rotation...
  • Connolly's Bar: Which one player do you want the Orioles to acquire?

    Connolly's Bar: Which one player do you want the Orioles to acquire?
    We have less than a week now until the non-waiver trade deadline. As Buck Showalter says about trade talk, "[it's] good for the fans and that's the bottom line. They like it. It keeps them engaged." OK, so let's get engaged -- and no you don't have to...
  • Who doesn't deserve to be in All-Star Game?

    Beltran, not McCutchen? Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Among the biggest head-scratchers is how Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran made his sixth All-Star team at the expense of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen making his first. Beltran is...
  • Are Phillies leaving the door open for Nats?

    Are Phillies leaving the door open for Nats?
         There's no joy right now in Philadelphia, where Phillies fans have to be wondering just what will go wrong next.      The Phillies just announced that Chase Utley, who missed spring training and a chunk of last season with a sore knee, is headed...
  • Orioles and Phillies tie at 3 in 10 innings

    Orioles and Phillies tie at 3 in 10 innings
    Brian Matusz made easy work of the Phillies early Sunday afternoon at Bright House Field, but the end result left questions about whether the Orioles left-hander will make the team’s starting rotation. Matusz retired six of the first seven...
  • Who's best general manager in MLB?

    Rays' Andrew Friedman Steve Gould Baltimore Sun Baseball's most competitive division features perhaps its three best front office chiefs and one (the Blue Jays' Alex Anthopoulos) quickly on the rise. The Yankees' Brian Cashman and the Red Sox's Theo...
  • Statistically, Orioles don't look like contenders — but there are moves to be made

    Statistically, Orioles don't look like contenders — but there are moves to be made
    No sport lends itself more to comparative statistical analysis than major league baseball. Crunch the numbers in key areas, stack them up against the others in the league and simple conclusions can be made. Doing this with the Orioles' first half of the...
  • Orioles have had talks about corner infielders

    Orioles have had talks about corner infielders
    With roughly a week left before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, the Orioles are continuing to search for improvements. And it is becoming increasingly clear that adding a corner infield bat with the ability to get on base at a high clip is a major...
  • Your Turn: Should Orioles trade for bat or arm?

    Your Turn: Should Orioles trade for bat or arm?
    With next Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline looming, the Orioleshave a decision to make: bat or arm? Or neither? Dan Connolly reported that the O’s are considering adding a corner infield bat, potentially instead of dealing for a starting...
  • Can the Orioles and Phillies be a fit again?

    Can the Orioles and Phillies be a fit again?
    No one really anticipated in April, with the trade deadline looming in late July, that the Orioles would be looking to buy and the Philadelphia Phillies looking to sell. That’s the way it appears to be right now. The Orioles and Phillies have...
  • Say hello to Doug DeCinces

     
    The starting times for tomorrow and Thursday night's games against the Red Sox at Fenway Park have been changed to 6:05 p.m. to avoid a conflict with the Celtics-Lakers NBA finals.Former Orioles third baseman Doug DeCinces will appear at the Sports...
  • Walking off with one

     
    The club handed out Orioles Magic DVDs to its fans tonight. Nice timing. Luke Scott’s walk-off home run in the 10th inning, a 420-foot blast onto Eutaw St., gave the Orioles an 11-10 victory, after Ramon Hernandez led off the ninth......