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  • Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success

    Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success
    Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen. And it might not matter. For the Angels...
  • Mike Trout's agent shoots back at industry critics

    Mike Trout's agent shoots back at industry critics
    Mike Trout and the Angels agreed on a six-year, $144.5-million contract extension Friday, and the critics immediately pounced. Baseball is so flush with cash that the criticism was directed not at the Angels -- for a third $100-million deal when the first...
  • Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi

    Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles added another player to their infield mix Monday, acquiring switch-hitting local product Steve Lombardozzi Jr. in a trade that sent veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers. Lombardozzi, 25, who is from...
  • Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer

    Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer
    Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood. And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
  • Vegas favors a Michigan-Louisville national championship game

     
    It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
  • Sox pitching coach copes

    Sox pitching coach copes
    What White Sox ace Chris Sale called a disgrace after his four-inning outing Tuesday, pitching coach Don Cooper brushed off as a bad day. What qualified as frustration Thursday for fellow Sox first-year starter Jose Quintana in a 5-3 loss to the Orioles,...
  • Down the Stretch (Sept. 26)

    Down the Stretch (Sept. 26)
    [Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.] About last night O's shut out for the first time in 49 games, lose to Jays...
  • Some random Orioles thoughts going into this weekend's series

    Some random Orioles thoughts going into this weekend's series
    This is about the fifth time I’ve uttered this phrase this season, but this upcoming stretch will be a good test. The Washington Nationals lead the NL East, the Cleveland Indians lead the AL Central and the Los Angeles Angels are the hottest team in...
  • With Orioles in playoff hunt, will fans pack Camden Yards for biggest homestand of the year?

    With Orioles in playoff hunt, will fans pack Camden Yards for biggest homestand of the year?
    TORONTO -- The Orioles return home Thursday for what could be regarded as the most important homestand in 15 years. They open a pivotal four-game series against the New York Yankees on Thursday, then host the Tampa Bay Rays, who are just behind them in...
  • Steady work begins for the Orioles down the stretch

    Steady work begins for the Orioles down the stretch
    On Sunday, the Orioles escaped Oakland – their house of horrors – and avoided a three-game sweep. Two of three would have been nice, but not getting swept was paramount. Now the Orioles step into a stretch in which they have to dominate....
  • Down the Stretch (Oct. 1)

    Down the Stretch (Oct. 1)
    [Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.] About last night Orioles clinch first playoff berth since 1997 Schmuck:...