| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Despite Friday’s announcement that the club declined right fielder Nick Markakis’ option for next season, discussions to keep the team’s longest-tenured player in an Orioles uniform are progressing.
The sides have yet to agree to...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
It’s open season on baseball’s free agents, but don’t expect the Angels to do any big-game hunting. It figures to be another winter of prudent spending for the club that lavished $317.5 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:27 PM
We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place.
But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him.
"You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The Major League Baseball Players Association has announced the 121 players who are XX B free agents, meaning they can sign with any team starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning. (I had always been told that former teams have exclusive rights until 11:59...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:24 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:28 PM
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-...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Still having trouble watching this World Series and not thinking, “The Dodgers have a better team!”
Except, of course, for that one little area. That bane of their 2014 existence — the bullpen.
Forget for a moment that Adrian...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Grateful Dead songs played over the p.a. system at AT&T Park during batting practice Friday in what may have been a devious plan to mellow out Royals' hitters before Game 3 of the World Series.
After the shaky performance of the...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:37 PM
As anyone who has been to Wrigley Field in the past five years can attest, the ballpark isn't the only thing the Cubs own that needs a radical makeover.
The club has constructed a plan to improve the stadium. But Wrigley is a live entertainment venue...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 11:00 AM
After the red-hot Kansas City Royals completed a four-game sweep of the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, I'm still flaunting my team colors. For the first time in my life I can say I'm proud to be an Orioles fan ("There's no joy in...