Mychal Givens walked two and allowed a sacrifice fly in Colorado's two-run ninth inning, making moot the Orioles' comeback from a 5-1, seventh-inning deficit.
Ian Desmond, who is headed to Colorado, would have been a nice addition for the Orioles, but that was never going to happen.
NATIONAL HARBOR — In forgoing the free agent frenzy and blockbuster trades of baseball's winter meetings over the years, the
Whomever it goes to, the $17-plus million the Orioles seem willing to spend will go a long way this offseason.
In some major league cities, the month of November is a time of optimism and rebirth, as rebuilding teams shop the free-agent market and ponder trades to improve themselves for a new season that is less than four months away. In Baltimore, we've gotten used to the more deliberate management style of baseball operations chief Dan Duquette and know not to expect a whole lot to happen before the new year.
Sophomore Gordon Wild scored a hat trick to lead No. 1 Maryland (14-0-2) to a 3-2 double-overtime win over visiting Delaware (10-6-1) in men's soccer Tuesday night.
One thing Buck Showalter hopes won’t be featured in the Orioles lineup again: center fielder Adam Jones batting leadoff.
The emergence of fast-rising minor league prospect Trey Mancini could prompt the Orioles to find out whether fellow first base prospect Christian Walker can play a corner outfield position
After being engaged in deep discussions with free-agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo over the past several weeks, the Orioles now appear closer than ever to finally landing the pitcher they've long been seeking to upgrade their starting rotation. The Orioles were nearing a deal Saturday with Gallardo on a three-year contract in the $35 million to $40 million range, according to an industry source. Details must still be ironed out and he must pass a club physical before a deal can be completed.
The "Moneyball" Oakland Athletics found their advantage by valuing on-base percentage. The Tampa Bay Rays sought a two-percent edge over opponents, and the Pittsburgh Pirates burst to relevancy via aggressive defensive shifting. While many other clubs are only making their final preparations for spring training, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is one swoop away from making the February free-agent coup his team's signature advantage.
How important is the 14th overall pick? And how much should the Orioles be committed to keeping that selection in the upcoming draft?
The Washington Nationals were eliminated from the playoffs when the New York Mets clinched the National League East title. Less than 24 hours after that the tension building in the Washington clubhouse was front and center for all to see. While the Orioles' possible struggles may be behind closed doors, it was hard to miss the action in the Nationals dugout on Sept. 27 when pitcher Jonathan Papelbon went for the throat of teammate and MVP candidate Bryce Harper.
The Orioles (50-41) have reached the 50-win mark in their 91st game, the earliest since their wire-to-wire division-winning season of 1997.
On Wednesday, Bud Norris struggled through his shortest outing of the season. He failed to get an out in the fifth inning, and Orioles pitchers gave up three homers in a 6-2 loss in front of an announced 35,575 at Camden Yards.
Anchored by eight scoreless innings from 36-year-old Freddy Garcia, the Orioles beat the Nationals 2-0 in front of an announced 30,655 at Camden Yards.
George Horton ran a college baseball powerhouse at Cal State-Fullerton, the kind of program that had no place for someone like Kurt Suzuki. Horton had never seen or heard of Suzuki before a scout pal mentioned the high schooler in Hawaii.
It¿s true that the Orioles have faced a fierce lineup of arms over the past seven games, but with another dreadful offensive performance Saturday night against the Washington Nationals, their bats have suddenly gone silent.
Orioles starter Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings on Friday night at Nationals Park, giving up just one run on a homer by Ian Desmond. He allowed six hits in all and struck out nine batters, but will have to settle for a no-decision because he was matched pitch for pitch by Nats starter Edwin Jackson.