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  • Joe Maddon sets lofty goals as new Cubs manager

    Joe Maddon sets lofty goals as new Cubs manager
    The marquee at Wrigley Field read "Welcome Joe Maddon," and the Chicago Cubs gave their new manager a robust greeting before Monday's news conference. Maddon, 60, will receive a five-year contract worth at least $25 million, a source confirmed. Cubs...
  • Marco Estrada traded from Milwaukee to Toronto

    Marco Estrada traded from Milwaukee to Toronto
    Following a 2014 season in which he was moved from the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation to the bullpen, Marco Estrada incurred an even greater transition in his Major League Baseball career Saturday when he was dealt from the Brewers to the...
  • Expectations for Cubs to rise upon Maddon's arrival

    Expectations for Cubs to rise upon Maddon's arrival
    The podium never will look so attractive to Cubs fans as it will when Joe Maddon is introduced Monday as the Cubs' manager at the Cubby Bear, where many supporters have drowned their sorrows after numerous disappointments of past decades. But for all...
  • What Koji Uehara's deal means for the Orioles and free-agent reliever Andrew Miller

    What Koji Uehara's deal means for the Orioles and free-agent reliever Andrew Miller
    One of the more intriguing free agents this offseason, as it pertained to the Orioles, was Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. Uehara and his family still live in Baltimore. He turns 40 in April and he struggled some toward the end of last season,...
  • What you need to know about how free agency affects the Orioles

    What you need to know about how free agency affects the Orioles
    The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years Wednesday night when they defeated the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7. But the important thing here is that the end of the series means the start of free agency. Players with no...
  • Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title

    Bold free-agent moves needed if Orioles want World Series title
    The Orioles didn't fall short of the World Series by much this year, and the obvious case can be made that the return of some key players will make them a stronger team in 2015. But this is no time to take the pedal off the metal. When the free-...
  • Angels' Jerry Dipoto won't copy Royals' blueprint

    Angels' Jerry Dipoto won't copy Royals' blueprint
    It wasn't just shrewd management in the front office and on the field that enabled Tampa Bay to overcome its small-market limitations to win two American League East titles and two wild-card berths from 2008 to 2013. "Part of our success is we came...
  • Orioles outright right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk

    Following an injury-plagued season, right-hander Steve Johnson has been removed from the Orioles’ 40-man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk, the club announced Friday. Johnson, a St. Paul’s graduate, did not pitch a major league...
  • In which year did Orioles manager Buck Showalter do a better job: 2012 or 2014?

    In which year did Orioles manager Buck Showalter do a better job: 2012 or 2014?
    There was plenty of disappointment from Orioles fans on Tuesday when Buck Showalter placed second for the annual Sporting News American League Manager of the Year Award. Showalter was edged by Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, whose team had the...
  • Ravens notes: Jacoby Jones muffs punt; James Hurst flagged three times for holding

    For the second time in three weeks, Ravens Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones muffed a punt. Jones' mishandled punt came the second quarter of the Ravens' 29-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons. The ball was recovered by Falcons special-teams ace Eric Weems...
  • Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to

    Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to
    Here's a happy thought while everyone tries to look into the future and figure out how the Orioles roster will look when spring training begins in February: Next year's starting lineup is going to look a lot like what this year's starting lineup...