| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Chicago Cubs have hired their manager, begun renovations on their historic ballpark and are restocking their Major League team with promising young talent and the expectation of free agents to come, leaving one major item on their off-season to-do...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
During spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter brought his coaches together and offered them a meticulous list of hypothetical situations, asking for solutions for overcoming possible losses of some of the team's most important players....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter hadn't called many team meetings over the course of this past season, but before the postseason, he gathered his squad and spoke from the heart.
Showalter usually downplays his importance as a manager. “The game is...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Baseball's awards season began Monday, when the rookies of the year came out (Page C2). The managers of the year will be announced Tuesday, followed by Cy Youngs Wednesday and MVPs Thursday. These are voted on before the postseason. Our forecast:...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:53 PM
No one should be surprised that center fielder Adam Jones, shortstop J.J. Hardy and right fielder Nick Markakis were honored with Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for their defensive excellence during the 2014 season. They all contributed mightily to the strong...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It was rush hour in the city of Baltimore, and on the first Thursday afternoon of October, the term had double meaning — the usual dreary one about cars and trucks and buses crawling along Pratt Street, but also a second one that describes what...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones glides through the home clubhouse in a T-shirt and basketball shorts, razzing everyone he passes with a bellowing voice and an even louder cackle.
On the other side of the room is right fielder Nick Markakis, sitting...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was narrowly edged for the Sporting News American League Manager of the Year award, finishing behind the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia by just one vote.
The award, which has been given out every year since 1936, is...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Buck Showalter does not believe he's changed. Let's get that out of the way right off.
In fact, he's suspicious of anyone applying a sweeping narrative of transformation to his current success as Orioles manager.
"I think I'm just perceived different,...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Joe Maddon was introduced Monday as the Chicago Cubs' new manager after the two sides agreed to a five-year deal through the 2019 season, and he didn't waste any time talking about the playoffs and the World Series.
Terms were not disclosed but...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Three Orioles players are finalists for American League Gold Glove Awards, which are scheduled to be announced Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, and they all have a good shot at winning.
If center fielder Adam Jones earns his fourth career Gold Glove,...