Dan Connolly

Writer

Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 18 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 14 seasons, including the past 10 with The Baltimore Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Recent Articles

  • Who wins the World Series?

    Who wins the World Series?

    We’ll refrain from putting blue bunting in the bar to commemorate the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets in the World Series. This is a Baltimore baseball bar. There’s never been bunting around here. We’re all about three-run homers and not-so-subtle jokes. We’re also about predicting the...

  • Bundy expected to pitch in fall league Nov. 2

    Bundy expected to pitch in fall league Nov. 2

    Orioles top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy was scheduled to arrive in Arizona today and, if all goes well, is slated to make his 2015 Arizona Fall League debut next Monday, Nov. 2, for the Peoria Javelinas against the Mesa Solar Sox. That would be a promising step for the 22-year-old Bundy, who...

  • The World Series is looming, and free agency is right behind it

    The World Series is looming, and free agency is right behind it

    With the World Series starting Tuesday in Kansas City, the period for teams to speak exclusively with their own pending free agents is coming to a close.Baseball’s free agency officially begins after the completion of the World Series — which will occur at some point between Saturday (end of Game...

  • Orioles might hire new assistant hitting coach

    Orioles might hire new assistant hitting coach

    Although all seven members of Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s staff will be back for 2016, it looks like the club could hire another big league coach -- potentially one to help current hitting instructor Scott Coolbaugh. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Friday he has “made progress”...

  • David Price, Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles' need for lefty starters

    David Price, Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles' need for lefty starters

    The Toronto Blue Jays will try to stay alive in the playoffs tonight with Game 6 of the American League Championship Series being held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Left-hander David Price will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in a potential elimination game for Toronto, which trails...

  • Orioles should have the money to compete in free agency, but would they overpay?

    Orioles should have the money to compete in free agency, but would they overpay?

    Last week, the Orioles brass met to discuss the plan for this offseason. After those discussions, the sense coming out of the warehouse is that they’ll have the money needed to make this team competitive – or better – next year. The sense is that they should be in position to make a legitimate...

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