| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:44 PM
After the Orioles again failed to take advantage of ample opportunities to score in their 4-2 loss Sunday to the reeling Chicago White Sox, there was a strange vibe in the home clubhouse.
Yes, the Orioles (76-66) had won three of four against the White...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:22 PM
CHICAGO — Jason Hammel isn't going to apologize for pitching aggressively. That's what's made him a pitcher the Orioles have learned to count on to give them a chance to win every time out.
Make no mistake, the fact that Hammel — who allowed...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Despite not making the playoffs this season, the Orioles can say they got the best of the American League East champion Boston Red Sox.
The Orioles’ 6-5 comeback win over Boston clinched a season-series win over the Red Sox, 10-8, making them...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Why is Dayan Viciedo still playing in the outfield? He should be sent to minors, fined or kicked off the team. Two fielding errors on easy outs and lousy attitude. He needs to go and so does Ventura and Hahn for allowing it to continue. Is this the majors...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Seems the Dodgers couldn’t beat the Diamondbacks forever. Or six consecutive times.
They went extra innings Friday night, only for what little remained of a Dodger Stadium crowd of 47,680 to see the Dodgers fall, 4-2, in 12 innings.
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Washington
2013 l 86-76, second place
Last year in playoffs l 2012
They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race.
In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If Kevin Youkilis leaves via free agency, what are the chances the Sox try Dan Johnson at third? He is patient and does have some pop. -- Kent Kimpel, Plymouth, Ind.
I think the chances are slim. I think they should bring him back, but I'm not sure how...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:20 AM
As Carlos Marmol rolled through this week with an earned-run average under 1.70 in his previous 12 outings, manager Dale Sveum said he expects Marmol to be the Cubs closer next year.
Nope. Sorry. Not buying it.
Granted, 1.70 is a nice number number, but...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 7:45 AM
For the longest time, it appeared that Adam Dunn was a lock for Comeback Player of the Year, and he still might win it as he heads to another 40-homer/100-RBI season after last year’s 11-homer/42-RBI disaster.
But I’d suggest Alex Rios...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:21 AM
There was no reason to mess with success.
But Robin Ventura did.
There was no reason to changes pitchers.
But Robin Ventura did.
There was no reason to lift rookie Jose Quintana after he threw a shockingly efficient 77 pitches in eight shutout...