| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Baltimore is blessed with a bunch of talented sports bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. I often link up to these local writers in my morning Coffee Companion posts, but instead of just exchanging anti-social links with them,...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 9:15 AM
The fine folks over at Sports Illustrated gave me a sneak preview of their 2011 MLB preview, which hits newsstands tomorrow. The magazine predicts that two AL East teams will make the playoffs and that the Red Sox will beat the Giants in the World Series....
| Mar 31, 2011
| 8:30 AM
The Orioles improved their roster in the offseason with the acquisitions of Vladimir Guerrero, Mark Reynolds, Derrek Lee and J.J. Hardy and experienced their first spring training camp under new manager Buck Showalter. But the Orioles are still...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 3:34 PM
New Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has been working this week to bolster his front office, and now, at least theoretically, he'll have another hole to fill.
Matt Klentak, the club's 31-year-old director of baseball operations, accepted an...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Dan Duquette is continuing to staff his front office with veteran baseball men and former co-workers, announcing on Sunday that he has hired two 75-year-olds with a world of baseball experience.
In an attempt to revamp the organization's infrastructure,...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Buck Showalter just weighed in on the designated hitter rule and how the debate about it might change following the realignment that will require interleague series throughout the regular season starting in 2013.
“Whatever’s best for the...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:00 AM
We have made it to Christmas week, and I’ve made it to a few days off to be with the family.
But that doesn’t mean we are going to shut down the bar completely – not with two weeks left in the NFL season and an empty tip jar just...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter will take part in his second FanFest on Saturday, and he will be one of the first to say there's not as much buzz around the team's expectations as there was a year ago heading into the unofficial kickoff to the season....
| Jan 21, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Saturday was Dan Duquette's official welcome to Baltimore baseball fans.
Amid the hoopla and carnival atmosphere that filled the Baltimore Convention Center for the team's annual FanFest event, it was the executive vice president of baseball operation'...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:05 AM
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has been talking about one offensive statistic an awful lot lately: on-base percentage.
And in trying to make the Orioles competitive again, Duquette sees improving the team’s on-base productivity as...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Fred Ferreira learned back in the mid-80s to never leave any corner of the baseball world unscouted. Talent is everywhere, and when Ferreira was a scout for the Yankees in 1985, it was on the tiny untapped island of Curacao.
He heard of a hitter named...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
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....